Traveling in Uganda
Uganda is not one of Africa’s most top traveled destination, but it certainly should be! The country is home to all the wonders you could expect from Africa and more. First off its capital Kampala has been voted one of the best cities to live in East Africa. Uganda is a relatively small country but is still home to ten national parks. Each of these is unique from the savannah regions in the far north, to mountains in the west and east. Uganda also is home to the famous Mountains of the Moon; the continent’s most glaciated mountain.
Densely populated and often locked up with traffic, Kampala can be a headache to visit for some. Otherwise it’s the country’s largest city by far, and is where you’ll find the national museum, largest mosque and church, and a wide selection of restaurants and business districts. Kampala is also home to the only Baha’i temple in all of Africa.
Also called Mountains of the Moon, the Rwenzoris are among the most spectacular mountain range in Africa. The Rwenzoris are the only mountain range in Africa that boasts several snowy peaks all year around. The mountains are home to countless species of flora and fauna that change dramatically in the five different elevation zones.
Mt. Stanley is arguably Africa’s most difficult mountain. Although it’s 700 meters lower than Kilimanjaro, Mt. Stanley’s approach through bogs and difficult terrain is much more demanding. Mt. Stanley is also Africa’s most glaciated peak. It’s perhaps the only peak in Africa that requires glacier rope travel and vertical climbing to reach the summit.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
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Located just a few hours north of Kampala, the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary holds the only rhinos in Uganda. After years of war and poaching all rhinos had gone extinct in Uganda by the early 1980’s. The rhino sanctuary started off a breeding program with six rhinos, and has tripled their population since. This is the only place in the country to be able to see these animals.