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Ugandan Wildlife is Therapy for the Lockdown-stressed.

Image by Graham Hobster from Pixabay


By Eddie Ssemakula

It’s hard to imagine what a whirlwind it has been, the last two years have swept away all semblance of normalcy. Even in the tourism sector, let alone Uganda’s. 

Yet the pearl of Africa’s variety attractions continue to confound. Ask those who have travelled here in this pandemic recovery days. They would probably summarize their experience in two phrases, “fresher sites, less stress” – why?

On her South western routes, in the vicinity of Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth for example, free-rolling tourism vehicles can be spotted carrying nature lovers from the region’s eco-rich districts of Mbarara, Isingiro, Rubale, Fort Portal, Bushenyi and surrounding areas.

These areas are renowned for their famous attractions from the 53 crater lakes in Fort, to Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale’s rolling hills, to the premium Queen Elizabeth national park and her Ishasha tree-climbing lions, to mention but a few. 

There’s no doubt therefore that the world’s post-pandemic psychological relief may come from where we all never expected. Gazing at the less crowded Gorilla populations in Bwindi, or canoeing in Lake Bunyonyi, climbing Mountain Rwenzori with locals or birdwatching in Kidepo. It would require us more time and space indeed to talk about other budding sites you wouldn’t easily locate online.

Will you go?

The beauty of travelling to Uganda post-pandemic is that these gazetted areas seem to have got a break from over-tourism, the hotels in these locales are most likely smelling fresher, what else?

Well, maybe we are exaggerating a little, but all that to say is that Uganda is ready to come around you as you recover from the hardest thing that has hit us in the last two years, COVID-19, and the greatest possible natural relief there maybe – travelling to Uganda after two stressful pandemic years!

Plan your trip now, talk to our travel advisor today, will you?

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