Boasting rugged mountains, thick rainforests and gorgeous lake shores, Uganda is full of stunning scenery to explore. Heading out on any number of outdoor adventures is a great way to immerse yourself in the country’s incredible natural splendor.
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Best time to climb:
January to February and June to August
What’s the weather like?
During the dry season, average daily temperatures in Uganda range from 25 ºC to 29°C (77 ºF to 84 °F)
How to get there:
Any trip to Uganda begins with a flight into Entebbe International Airport (EBB), in Kampala, the capital. Most guides will opt to meet you here and provide transport to the start of the trip
Situated in eastern Africa, sandwiched between the rainforest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the high plateau of Kenya, Uganda is a veritable paradise for all types of outdoor adventures. Aside from hiking in the Ruwenzori Range, there are plenty of other great outdoor activities to experience as well. Other popular hiking destinations are Murchison Falls National Park, in the west of the country on the shores of Lake Albert, and Mount Elgon National Park, on the country’s eastern border with Kenya. Away from hiking, nature discovery trips are popular, including safaris, to see the country’s immense biodiversity and iconic wildlife. Kayaking on the various lakes of Uganda is also a scenic way to see the country from a different perspective and cool off on a hot day
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