Uganda gained independence from Great Britain in the early 1960-s and has become a famous country in East Africa ever since. Initially, it was inhabited by the Pygmies, and later the representatives of other tribes came here. With the arrival of the Europeans, the age of enlightenment came, and the progress began. However, European missionaries and Islamic preachers acted simultaneously, and the attempts of the power to drive all of them out of the country led to decades of religious wars.

It is typical for most of the black continent that freedom did not bring prosperity and happiness. During the period of hostilities, the economy has dwindled down to a critical state, and more than a third of Uganda's population live below the poverty line. The attractions of Uganda are mainly natural objects that are not subjected to the devastating human impact.

One of the most interesting places in Uganda is Rwenzori Mountains National Park. The park grows a lot of unique plants and is known for beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, and mountains with snow-capped peaks. Tourists are offered a number of routes for travelling here.

A rather picturesque scene is offered to everyone, who visits the Sese Islands. The war has not affected them, so nature is preserved in its virginal state here. The local tribes comply with the ancient traditions, and tourists have a chance to take advantage of excellent fishing sites, trails for hiking, the pure sea water off the coast, and the wonderful ornaments drawn by the evening sun over the sea surface.

Kampala is a modern, bustling capital city, which managed to quickly restore its reputation as a thriving city after years of dictatorship and civil war. Today, it is the capital of one of the fastest developing countries in Africa. Kampala even has casinos, nightclubs and fancy restaurants that one fails to see in equatorial Africa. Moreover, the city is absolutely safe. It is said to have been built on seven hills, but the city center is just one of them. Here are most of the hotels, casinos, restaurants, shopping centers, offices of large companies and most beautiful buildings including the parliament. Request a guided tour around Kampala from your local Ugandian tour operator.

The architecture of the capital, built on the banks of Lake Victoria preserves traits of architecture of different cultures. Here one will see European Art Nouveau buildings, the towers of Indian temples, the minarets of mosques, and the domes of Christian churches. The main attraction of the capital is Kampala Museum with an extensive collection of exhibits from the fields of archeology, ethnography, music and science. The most interesting feature of the museum is its collection of traditional musical instruments.

Jinja town is located at the confluence of the Nile and Lake Victoria. The city draws the tourists with its old buildings, quite unexpected in these areas and reflecting the days when the city had a large Asian community and was one of the centers of Hinduism in Africa. In Entebbe there are quite extensive geological and zoological museums, botanical gardens and other attractions.

Lake Albert is a part of the East African Rift Valley, which stretches from the Middle East to Mozambique. The lake is a part of the border between Uganda and Congo. The best time to visit the lake is late morning, when the fishing catches are laid out on the shore and lively sales begin. One of the best places to observe this beautiful lake is Butiaba, located on the road, which connects Kampala with the lake area. The view from here to the shore is very exciting, and most of the visible area of the lake and the Blue Mountains creates a perfect landscape design.

Contact a professional Uganda travel agent to request more information about the country's current situation, visa and border regimes, better fares for airlines and better rates for local hotels.
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