Uganda

Uganda Travel Guide

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Many travellers visit Uganda for two reasons – the gorillas and whitewater rafting. Neither is particularly cheap, with gorilla permits costing US$500 per person (with a proposed increase to US$750) and whitewater rafting costing around US$125 per person. Both, however, are unforgettable experiences. 


The capital, Kampala, is a handsome city, set among seven hills, with a range of comfortable hotels, al fresco eating places, lively nightlife and a fine public garden. 


There is not a huge amount to see in the towns outside of Kampala. Typically they will have a modest colonial centre, bustling markets and historical and cultural interest provided by the burial grounds of the kings. 


Otherwise, the main attractions include game-viewing in Uganda’s parks, particularly chimpanzees and monkeys as well as the gorillas; birdwatching and butterfly-viewing; trekking and climbing in the Rwenzoris and Mount Elgon; fishing, cruising and canoeing on the many lakes; and spectacular scenery on the route to Kisoro in the southwest. It is a compact country with good road links.
This is edited copy from Footprint Handbooks. For comprehensive details (incl address, tel no, directions, opening times and prices) please refer to book or individual chapter PDF
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