Country Nr 30 – Uganda – exploring Kampala and relaxing at Lake Victoria

Country 30/196: Uganda
Destinations: Kampala, Entebbe

Due to the extremely popular gorilla tracking tours in Uganda, its lovely capital is often overlooked, which is a shame, since Kampala offers a lot of beautiful sites, including various tombs, parks, churches, and mosques. Besides, the lovely lakeside town of Entebbe is just an hour away from the capital. It’s located at the famous Lake Victoria, where one can find numerous beach restaurants, raw nature, and countless amazing sights. So, there you go, lots to do near Kampala. To unwind after a long day, make sure to stay at the wonderful Mestil Hotel. 😉

Thank you, Uganda! It was a real pleasure! 🙂 ♥

Environmental issues

Deforestation, overgrazing, poor agricultural practices (e.g. draining of wetlands), and consequently soil erosion are some of the most pressing environmental issues in Uganda. Forests and woodlands were reduced by two-thirds between 1962 and 1977. Uganda’s water supply is contaminated by toxic industrial pollutants and mercury from mining activity. Around 47% of the people living in rural areas have access to pure drinking water. Poaching of protected wildlife is also a major problem. Endangered or extinct species include the mountain gorilla, northern white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, and Nile crocodile. The water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria created a big environmental (and economic) problem in 1996. The weed invasion has affected wildlife, fishing, and water transportation.

Found lots of LOVE in Uganda. 😉 ♥

Honeymoon rating of the visited destinations: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡♡

Kampala and Entebbe are two picturesque laid-back lakeside cities. It’s a lovely place to experience Africa. 🙂

* Note: This is NOT a general rating of the country, it is merely our personal opinion of the mentioned site(s) as honeymoon destinations, based on the level of tourism development, the number and quality of romantic and adventurous activities and sites it offers, and safety. We strongly believe that every country is beautiful in its own way, they may simply be more or less honeymoon oriented/friendly.

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