A Business Trip to Uganda is a Unique Opportunity to see Wonders of the Modern World
If you plan on travelling to Uganda on a business trip, chances are you’ll want to make the most of your visit and see some of the fabulous attractions Uganda has to offer. Winston Churchill dubbed Uganda the “pearl of Africa” when he visited in 1907 after seeing the country’s stunning sights and even wrote a book about it, “My African Journey”.
Some of the most popular places to visit in Uganda are:
Bwindi Impenetrable Forests National Park
Right on the edge of the Rift Valley, the park’s hillsides are the scene of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests. The mist covered forest is more than 25,000 years old and is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa and home to around 320 mountain gorillas (half the world’s population of these gentle giants).
The Source of the Nile
It’s the longest river in the world and its source has been searched for throughout history, with expeditions organized by both the ancient Greeks and Romans. This came to the attention of Europeans in the 15th and 16th Centuries and intrepid explorers like John Speke, Richard Burton and David Livingstone travelled to Africa to try to find the source which was eventually discovered by Welsh-American explorer, Henry Morton Stanley.
This is Africa’s largest fresh water lake (beaten only by North America’s Lake Superior) and has its shores in three different African countries, with most of its area under Ugandan control. Named in honour of Britain’s Queen Victoria by John Speke in 1858, Lake Victoria feeds the River Nile. With a maximum depth of 276 ft., the lake is a favourite watering hole for hippos and has a large population of Nile crocodiles.
A business trip to Uganda is an ideal opportunity to visit some of these amazing places which have delighted explorers and travelers alike throughout history so, if you have some leisure time during your visit, be sure not to miss out on these natural wonders.