Places in Uganda
If Uganda is the ‘pearl of Africa’, then southwestern Uganda is the mother of pearl. Easily the most beautiful part of the country, it’s a lush region of lakes, islands and mountains. And whether you’re here for adventure or respite, the southwest has got you covered in spades.
Unlike what Nairobi’s unfortunate reputation does for Kenya, Kampala makes a good introduction to Uganda. It’s a dynamic and engaging city, with few of the hassles of its eastern neighbour and several worthy attractions to keep you occupied for a couple of days. Today’s forward-looking capital is vastly different from the battered city to which it was reduced in the 1980s.
Famous as the historic source of the Nile River, Jinja has emerged as the adrenaline capital of East Africa. Here you can get your fix of white-water rafting, kayaking, quad biking, mountain biking, horseback riding and bungee jumping. The town itself is a buzzing little place with some wonderful, crumbling colonial architecture.
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Tips and articles
Where to hang out with Uganda’s chimpanzees
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Why Uganda should be on your must-see list
Travel alert: Lonely Planet refers would-be travellers to Uganda to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advice on the country: "There is very little social tolerance of homosexuality, which is illegal...