Top 5 Places to visit in Uganda

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Uganda also known as the pearl of Africa is a popular East African state historically for its former dictator Idi Amin Dada and viral Konny 2014 video. In 162 British Prime minister Winston Church Hill branded the this African state – Pearl of Africa after touring the country’s beautiful planes. Since then it has been the second largest tourist destination after Kenya and here are the top 5 places you must visit in Uganda.

1. Top 5 Places to visit in Uganda

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5. Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla forest
This is a unique African forest with some of the world’s oldest trees aging over 300yrs. The forest is the only global reserve for mountain gorillas and millions of tourists visit Western Uganda for an advanture in one of Africa’s dark forest. Like the movie avatar there's a strange coordination of trees from Bwindi to the great Congo forest where trees make a spectacular branch designs almost rolling into each other to create a dark surface beneath. Driving through the forest is one of the most unique experience as you barely sense the forest as a single creature or rather living.
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4. The Source of River Nile - Bujagaali
Over 6,853km long, discharging 99,940fts of water per second the legendary Nile is the longest river in Africa sourcing from Lake Victoria. Bujagaali located in Eastern Uganda is the actual point where the river starts its long journey to the Mediterranean Sea, and Uganda’s tourism ministry records over 1.5million tourist visits per year. The journey to the source is also a unique experience as you drive through Mabira forest – the Country’s largest natural forest to Bujagaali where you’ll meet some of the most powerful magicians in Africa most popular of these - the Bujagaali sorcerer who performs impossible stunts - sitting on water.
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3. Kasubi Tombs & Buganda Kingdom
To Her Majesty Queen Victoria(1840,John Speke), "We have discovered a civilization among the great lakes people with a political organization in like of Britain. Buganda Kingdom is one of the oldest kingdoms of Africa dating from 11century and the Kasubi tombs is one of the 700 global heritage sites protected by UNESCO and it is a meeting place for archeologists, historians and researchers all over the world trying to unfold the myths of the unique kingdom.
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2. The Mountains of the Moon
Fabled mountains of the moon because of their glaciated capes that are only visible by moonlight, Rwenzori ranges is the second largest tourist destination for mountaineers after Kirimanjaro in Africa. It is located in Western Uganda along Congo - Uganda Boarder with 3 summits the highest raising over 5,109m and roughly takes a treker 9 – 12 days to get to the peak of Margheriata. The unique part of the trek is the spectacular view of the great Congo forest and fizzing bliss of the great East African whirlwinds.
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1. Namugongo Shrine
In November 1885 & January 1887, The King of Buganda Mwanga II executed over 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts charging them with treason. However the place at which they were executed busted a fountain and created a remarkable a pool of water believed by catholic pilgrims to be holly. Over 800million pilgrims across the world visit the shrine on every 3rd of June to remember the Christian martyrs and in November 1993 Pope John Paul II was among the pilgrims.
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Conclusion

5. Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla forest
This is a unique African forest with some of the world’s oldest trees aging over 300yrs. The forest is the only global reserve for mountain gorillas and millions of tourists visit Western Uganda for an advanture in one of Africa’s dark forest. Like the movie avatar there's a strange coordination of trees from Bwindi to the great Congo forest where trees make a spectacular branch designs almost rolling into each other to create a dark surface beneath. Driving through the forest is one of the most unique experience as you barely sense the forest as a single creature or rather living.
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4. The Source of River Nile - Bujagaali
Over 6,853km long, discharging 99,940fts of water per second the legendary Nile is the longest river in Africa sourcing from Lake Victoria. Bujagaali located in Eastern Uganda is the actual point where the river starts its long journey to the Mediterranean Sea, and Uganda’s tourism ministry records over 1.5million tourist visits per year. The journey to the source is also a unique experience as you drive through Mabira forest – the Country’s largest natural forest to Bujagaali where you’ll meet some of the most powerful magicians in Africa most popular of these - the Bujagaali sorcerer who performs impossible stunts - sitting on water.
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3. Kasubi Tombs & Buganda Kingdom
To Her Majesty Queen Victoria(1840,John Speke), "We have discovered a civilization among the great lakes people with a political organization in like of Britain. Buganda Kingdom is one of the oldest kingdoms of Africa dating from 11century and the Kasubi tombs is one of the 700 global heritage sites protected by UNESCO and it is a meeting place for archeologists, historians and researchers all over the world trying to unfold the myths of the unique kingdom.
Kasubi Tombs

2. The Mountains of the Moon
Fabled mountains of the moon because of their glaciated capes that are only visible by moonlight, Rwenzori ranges is the second largest tourist destination for mountaineers after Kirimanjaro in Africa. It is located in Western Uganda along Congo - Uganda Boarder with 3 summits the highest raising over 5,109m and roughly takes a treker 9 – 12 days to get to the peak of Margheriata. The unique part of the trek is the spectacular view of the great Congo forest and fizzing bliss of the great East African whirlwinds.
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1. Namugongo Shrine
In November 1885 & January 1887, The King of Buganda Mwanga II executed over 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts charging them with treason. However the place at which they were executed busted a fountain and created a remarkable a pool of water believed by catholic pilgrims to be holly. Over 800million pilgrims across the world visit the shrine on every 3rd of June to remember the Christian martyrs and in November 1993 Pope John Paul II was among the pilgrims.
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