Sights in Kampala

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While visiting Uganda there is no shortage of sights to see close to Kampala. Kampala sightsare extrodinary sights and the number of things you can do is almost endless. Uganda is a land locked country that is home to Lake Victoria, one of the largest bodys of water. Uganda is also home to the longest river in the world, The Nile River. The people in Uganda are very friendly and welcoming of tourists. Keep in mind that Uganda is a very poor country and you will also run across people trying to sell you various items while sightseeing.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an incredibe park and home to some of Africa's most endangered animals. You will find the endangered mountain gorilla at the park. There are also more than 150 species of trees and over a 100 different ferns. The park is also considered a sanctuary for several different monkeys and chimpanzees.

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

The Rwenzori Mountains National Park is one of the most beautiful areas in Uganda. The mountains are also the third highest in all of Africa. You can find glaciers, waterfalls and lakes in the National Park. The park is known for having some of the most beautiful flowers in the world. The park is home to the forest elephant, chimpanzee, hyrax and several other animals.

Uganda Museum

The Uganda Museum is a great place to get to know the Uganda culture. The museum hosts pictures, materials and musical instruments from the past. Visiting the museum will give you a good idea of life in Uganda over the last few decades.

The Nile River

Visiting the Nile River is a major tourist attraction. There are several different activities you can engage in at the Nile River. Several tour companies offer boat rides along the Nile River. You can also take a guided tour in search of artifacts. Bungee jumping and white water rafting are also very popular activities at the Nile. Whatever type of adventure you are seeking you are sure to find it at the Nile River.

Ssese Islands

The Ssese Islands are eighty-four islands located in the northwestern part of Lake Victoria. The Ssese islands are a very popular tourist destination in Uganda. The islands offer plenty of activities and lots of scenic views. Taking nature walks, fishing and volleyball are popular activities on the islands. Most tourist spend at least a weekend on the Ssese Islands.

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National Museum

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The National Museum has an excellent historical and cultural displays. The Uganda Museum's most interesting feature is its collection of traditional musical instruments, which you're allowed to play.

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Zoo

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The Entebbe Zoo run by a chimp-loving British zoologist has become a ramshackle orphanage for animals rescued after being illegally taken from the wild.

The zoo is making diligent efforts to improve their quality and variety of wildlife. It's possible to watch feeding of lions and crocodiles, and the zoo has also added two rhinos to their collection of other animals. It has several bird observatories and a large collection of African grey parrots, a particulary popular bird to be captured illegally because of it's ability to mimick almost any sound.

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Botanical Gardens

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The Botanical Gardens are beautiful botanical grounds reserved along the shoreline of Lake Victoria, located in Entebbe, about 25 minutes by car from the capital city of Kampala. They include mutliple kinds of trees, flowers and make for beautiful picnic grounds.

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Kasubi Tombs

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The Kasubi Tombs are on Kasubi Hill, a royal palace enclosure first built in 1881. This is where you'll find the huge traditional reed and bark-cloth buildings of the kabakas (kings) of the Baganda people.

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