Five reasons why you should visit Uganda

Five reasons why you should visit Uganda

Uganda is the place we call home. It’s a stunning country, full of amazing wildlife, friendly people and unforgettable experiences. We think it’s no wonder that Winston Churchill affectionately dubbed it the ‘Pearl of Africa’ – a name which has stuck to this day – and although it’s difficult to pinpoint only five reasons why you should visit Uganda, we’ve picked out some of our highlights.

The friendliness of the people

Visit Uganda and you’ll be welcomed with a smile. After all, there’s a reason why Ugandans have a reputation for being some of the friendliest people in the region.

What’s more, if you choose to travel with Venture Uganda, our fully escorted tours are supported by a network of knowledgeable local guides who will make you feel right at home and are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Africa’s Big Five

Lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo? Check. Uganda is home to Africa’s Big Five animals, alongside half of the world’s mountain gorilla population. It’s also one of the best places on the planet to go birdwatching and its rich biodiversity never ceases to enthral our visitors.

Forget overcrowded, overly sanitised safaris (although our safaris are fully escorted, well planned and safe). Because Uganda is largely unspoiled by tourism, it’s still possible to appreciate wildlife as it should be – in a completely wild natural habitat which offers a more authentic experience.

Beautiful scenery

If gorilla tracking in Uganda is high on your to-do list, then Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the place to go – and to us, it’s no surprise that it was recently named one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Meanwhile, Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Park offer plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities in stunning surroundings.

Did you know that, even as a landlocked country, guests can enjoy a beach holiday? Visit the soft white sands of the Ssese Islands, an archipelago off the shores of Lake Victoria, for a picture-perfect backdrop.

Here’s another reason why you should visit Uganda – it’s easy to get around

Whether you choose to fly or drive, Uganda is easy to get around. It is also well served by a large number of airlines which fly into Entebbe International Airport.

Plus, if you choose to holiday with us, we’ll take care of all your internal travel arrangements and drive you to your chosen destinations in one of our own specialist safari vehicles.

Choice of activities to suit every taste

From safari adventures to cultural activities, and road trips to birdwatching tours, Uganda really does have it all.

Not forgetting Kampala itself. As a vibrant, cosmopolitan and modern city, it is home to museums, galleries, shops and international restaurants.

Why choose Venture Uganda?

  • Fully escorted tours
  • Bespoke itineraries to suit your interests and budget (we’re on the ground and based in Kampala so we can create a holiday that’s perfect for you)
  • A range of accommodation – from budget-friendly camping to luxury stays
  • Honeymoon and corporate incentive packages

If you are interested in one of our tailor-made holidays, complete our enquiry form or email us on