Is Uganda Safe for Americans, Indians and other Tourists?
Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) tells visitors and tourists, that the tourist facilities across the country are very safe and secure.
The Uganda Tourism Board stresses that the level of tourist visitations and activities over the past years has been on an increasing level because of the peace that prevails nationwide. To protect and maintain security and safety of all tourists, the Uganda Tourism Police was formed as a unit of the Central Police Force with the responsibility of maintaining a safe atmosphere around the nation.
UTB goes further on make assurance of the safety of hotels in Uganda.
Security and safety is guaranteed all through the country and or tourists who want to explore the Uganda, you can start by visiting Kidepo Valley National Park in the far north Eastern part of Uganda. Most people feared this region given that there were insecurities caused by the Karamojong tribe.
However today the park is safe to visit and its currently the best national park with hidden treasure of flora and fauna. You can combine this tour proceeding to the North western part of Uganda to visit Murchison Falls National Park, the largest national park divided by River Nile forming the Northern and Southern parts, in the park is where you find the mighty Murchison falls where the Nile River squeezes itself through a narrow gorge about 7 meters (23ft) wide before lunching 43 meters (14ft) deep in the rocks. Tourists interested in fishing, the Nile is a great spot for sports fishing.
In the western part of Uganda where its more safe given a good number of national parks to protect. You can start by exploring Kibale National Park, the best destination for Chimpanzees in East Africa, then proceed to Kasese district to Queen Elizabeth National Park, a home to the tree climbing lions, its the second largest national park that is a must not miss in your visit ton Uganda, its also the best destination for birding with over 640 different bird species recorded. Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorilla, then to the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, the second deepest lake in Africa. Finalise the western region with a night in Lake Mburo National Park which is the newest national park where you can only find the Zebras and the Impalas hence the origin of naming Kampala city.
Far from the wildlife, you can also explore the dynamic life of Kampala city– the most interesting city in East Africa that never goes to rest 24/7. Along with other towns, staring from the East, explore Jinja town, its the most adventurous town where Lake Victoria ends and where River Nile starts its flow Egypt pouring its waters in Mediterranean Sea.
Its on this River in Jinja where the ashes of Gandhi, the great Indian leader were sprinkled and on your visit, you will find a, monument in remembrance. Its also in Jinja where you find the highest number of foreign residents especially the Indians and other nationalities given a good number of water activities in the area including white water rafting, kayaking, horse back riding to mention a few, other exciting town to explore include Mbale town for hiking on Mount Elgon, Mbarara town, Fort portal town and Gulu town.
Clearer to Kampala city, Entebbe town has a lot to offer, you can explore the only zoo which is the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) and get an the opportunity to feed animals like chimpanzees, giraffes Elephants and birds. While here you can also enjoy the water activities like the beaches around or take a cruise on lake Victoria or take a cruise to Ngamba Island and visit the habituated orphaned chimpanzees on a 100 acre island and make donations. If you are interested in birding, you can take a canoe ride to Mabamba Island for search for most wanted but rare bird called the Shoebill stock and other birds or visit the Botanical garden for a great experience of bird life. After all this adventure, you can easily connect to the airport for your flight back home.
On all these visits in Uganda, be rest assured of the best hospitality from the Uganda people. Uganda has over 56 tribes in all its regions all with their our unique traditions and cultures in terms of Entertainment, lifestyle and food, while on your tours, you will surely explore all the different cultures. Ugandans always welcome their fellows.
Uganda is a nation that implies great reconciliation and this is why Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were sent to the whole world through the source of the Nile.