Located in East Africa along the Equator, Uganda is a country bursting with wildlife and natural wonders, and is one of the best destinations in the continent to hike through the jungle and go on a safari. The tourism industry has enjoyed a rebirth in recent years, and as a result there are many great Uganda hotels to choose from.
Uganda is a vast nation that is mostly grassland plateau broken up by massive lakes and swamp lands. Lake Victoria is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, and is the source of the Nile River. The Rwenzori Mountains in the southwest are home to thousands of endangered and exotic species of plants and animals, as well as stunning waterfalls and waterways. Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the few places that gorillas call home. If you're looking for adventure and want to get up close with nature, you can even book a gorilla trekking tour. The cost of the permit needed to visit the animals in their natural habitat goes directly into funding conservation efforts.
With Uganda's lush rain forests, stunning waterfalls, and sprawling green plantations, it's easy to see why Winston Churchill gave the country the nickname 'The Pearl of Africa.' Uganda's capital, Kampala, is a modern city located next to Lake Victoria. There are many great hotels in Kampala to stay at during your trip. For tasty food and a vibrant nightlife, check out the Kampala neighborhood of Kololo. There, you can find a great selection of restaurants serving Ethiopian, Asian, Indian, and fusion food. You can search for great deals on hotels in Uganda and Kampala vacation packages on Travelocity. Use the Travelocity mobile app to find exclusive deals on the best hotels in Uganda and book your East African vacation today.