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Uganda is blessed with lots of attractions. From the rare mountain gorillas to incredible birds, there is a lot to see while on a safari in Uganda. Here are some of the unique attractions that you should not miss to see in Uganda;

Sipi falls– it’s one of the strongest waterfalls Uganda has. Sipi Falls is a series of three waterfalls in Eastern Uganda in the district of Kapchorwa. The falls lay on the edge of Mountain Elgon National Park situated at the boarder of Uganda and Kenya.

The Sipi Falls area is the starting point for many hikes up Mount Elgon. The most popular route starts in Budadiri and follows the Sasa trail to the summit and then descends down the Sipi trail back into the Sipi Falls. Hikes around the falls offer stunning views of the Karamoja plains, Lake Kyoga, and the slopes of Mt. Elgon. The strong water flowing from uplands of Mount Elgon down slope is among the unique tourist attractions in Uganda and situated 5hrs drive from Kampala to the falls. Mount Elgon Hikers should not mist the unique photos of the falls. Sipi falls trip should be part of the hiking tour to Mountain Elgon.

Solar eclipse Monuments – To mark eclipse in Uganda, two monuments have so far been constructed. One monument was built in Pakwatch district and another one in Mbarara district. Pakwatch’s Owiny Primary School was singled out as a prime viewing location in 2013- a monument was built at the best viewing point in Pakwatch and another one was built in 2014 in Mbarara district at Biharwe neighborhood near Igingo cultural centre.

The Smallest Church in Uganda– The smallest Ugandan chapel is situated on Biku Hill. Established in 1996, it was founded by now-retired Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Lordship Henry Luke Orombi in partnership with a Korean pastor known as Pastor Song. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the smallest chapel in the world can be found on the Niagara River close to Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada. Known as the Living Water Wayside Chapel, it was built in 1969 by the Christian Reformed Church and can contain only 6 people but the Ugandan chapel accommodates three people.

When I searched more, I landed on Cross Island Chapel found in Oneida New York. This one accommodates two people. It’s proves that the Guinness Book of World Records needs to be updated.

The Isasha sector in Uganda – It’s a world of wonders, gifted with the unique tree climbing specie, the olive baboon, birds, insects, flowers among others. Ishasha sector connects Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable National park so, you can enjoy game drive through but you can decide to stopover for overnight at Ishasha Jungle Lodge, Ishasha Wildness Camp, Tree climbing lions view Lodge, Enjojo Lodge among others.

Kagulu Hill – The hill is located in Bugabula sub-county, Buyende District, in Uganda’s Eastern Region. This is about 42 kilometres (26 mi) north-east of Kamuli, the nearest town. Kagulu is approximately 106 kilometres (66 mi) north of Jinja, the largest city in the Busoga sub-region. It’s also known as the Kaguru Rock rising at 10,000 feet above the sea level. According to history, the rock Marks the settlement of the Basoga as they migrated from Bunyoro during the reign of prince Mukama. If you are keen at climbing, add Kagulu hill to your Uganda safari.

Lake Mutanda – It’s situated in south western Uganda in Kisoro district. It’s one of the deepest Lakes Uganda has. It’s a crater lake hidden in the uplands of Kisoro. The area is surrounded by the Bakiga and the Bafumbira tribes. When you take boat cruise on Lake Mutanda, visit different island and among them is the punishment island where the girls who got pregnant before marriage where taken, abandoned and die of hunger. The poor men, who couldn’t afford dowry, used to go to the island to rescue some of the abandoned girls and took them for marriage. The ones who were not rescued died on the island. On Lake Mutanda, people carry out fishing to earn a living.

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