Best Sites for Photography in Uganda : 4x4Uganda.com

Uganda is the pearl of Africa with favorable climate for man, animals and birds. Not only suitable climate, Uganda also has the best sight for photographs and among these include;

Lake Victoria

It is the largest fresh water Lake in East Africa. The lake is endowed with many sand beaches, Islands, tributaries, birds, water Lizards and so on. Ngamba Island is among the best birding site on Lake Victoria with over 50 bird species alongside orphaned Chimpanzees. Visit the Island to take a life time photographs!! There are also beautiful Ssese Islands with fine sandy beaches, perfect for honeymoon tours and beach activities.

Ssese Islands Kalangala

Kazinga Channel

It connects Lake Gorge and Edward- it is a haven for water loving birds and animals such as crocodiles, Hippos, Elephants, Buffaloes and more than 49 bird species. Kazinga Channel is situated in Mweya Peninsular of Queen Elizabeth National Park, it is well known for hosting a variety of wildlife. Take photos from the entry of the park to Kazinga Channel… Expect to take photos you won’t take anywhere else.

Lake Bunyonyi

It is a birds’ sanctuary where we find foreign migrant and indigenous birds. Hire a canoe to explore the hidden treasure on this Lake. Lake Bunyonyi is a must visit to all birders who visit Uganda!! Lake Bunyonyi its self is beautiful dotted with more than five small Islands. Go visit this lake and enjoy picnic lunch on the Island with breath taking view of a variety of birds, nearby small Islands among others.

Rwenzori Mountains

It is also known as the Mountains of the moon and the highest in Uganda. On most times especially early morning, you can’t see the peaks of the mountain due to moisture that hinders visibility. Photographers are advised to take photos when the mountain is covered by moisture and when it is clear.

On clear days, you can clearly see the foothills of Mountain Rwenzori and some peaks. The equatorial snow peaks include the third highest point in Africa, while the lower slopes are blanketed in moorland, bamboo and rich, moist montane forest. Huge tree-heathers and colorful mosses are draped across the mountainside with giant lobelias and “everlasting flowers”, creating an enchanting, fairy tale scene.

Kampala city

Kampala is the capital city of Uganda with many wonderful sites for clear and memorable Photos. The best sites for photos in Kampala include Kabaka’s Lake – the largest Man Made Lake In Africa, Kasubi Tombs– the burial place for former Buganda Kings, Uganda Museum – contains a well-captioned ethnographic collection covering clothing, hunting, agriculture, medicine, religion and recreation, as well as archaeological and natural-history displays. More sites include market places, Theaters, night clubs and worshiping centers among others.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

It is a home of Mountain Gorillas. It is situated in far south western Uganda and well known for protecting almost half of the world remaining Mountain Gorillas. Currently, Bwindi park conducts daily gorilla trekking and 14 habituated Gorilla Groups are visited. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a must visit for all primatologists on study tour and bloggers on business trips. The park is among the world heritage sites and everyone is welcome to Bwindi.

Kibale National Park

It is a home of Chimpanzees. It is situated in Kibale District (5-6 hours drive from Kampala/ Entebbe Airport). The park offers the best Chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda. Other chimpanzee trekking destinations include Budongo Forest, Kyambura Gorge and Toro- Semliki Game reserve. The park is also a home to about 350 forest bird species, making it one of the Important Birding Areas in Uganda. The visit will not only reward you the view of chimpanzees but also take memorable photos.

Mountain Elgon

It is the largest Volcanic Mountain Uganda. It is situated at Uganda – Kenya Border and believed to be the oldest extinct Volcano in East Africa. The mountain’s highest point, named “Wagagai”, is located entirely within Uganda.

Murchison Falls National Park

This is the largest and oldest National Park in Uganda, derives its name from the Magnificent Murchison Falls (One of the perfect places for photographing in Uganda). A boat cruise to the bottom of the falls rewards you with perfect photographs. Expect an encounter with water birds, Nile crocodiles, Hippos, Elephants and Buffaloes basking along the shores. Taking a game drive through the park rewards you with encounter with many animals such as Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Warthogs, lion and Leopard among others.

Kidepo Valley National Park

Ranked among the top tourist destinations in Africa, located in north eastern part of Uganda. A visit to Kidepo valley national park rewards you with fantastic photos of the beautiful scenery, wild animals and birds as well as the Ike people in Morungole mountains.