Why Go Backpacking in Uganda

Uganda, the land gifted by nature is located in the Eastern Region of Africa. Cris-crossed by the Equator, this relatively small but beautiful country is immersed in perfect good climate. It is supplemented with many exciting things such as undulating mountains, unique wildlife species, rivers and lakes.


There are lots of exciting tourist destinations in Uganda that are worthy visiting. From the popular national parks to less known ecotourism sites, there are a lot of exciting places to visit. Would you like to try out something different on your trip? Why not explore Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, one of the only four national parks that host the mountain gorillas in the world. Other exciting places include Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park etc.

Welcoming People:

The people in Uganda are friendly and welcoming to each and every one. Despite the fact that there are many different tribes of people, all the Ugandan people are welcoming and hospitable to visitors. The Ugandan people are willing to take you around the country and today Uganda is one of the most interesting destinations to backpackers who enjoy the safari in Uganda.

Low cost of Living:

Experience the fullest with the possible minimum budget while in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.  Kampala, the capital city of Uganda is one of the most affordable cities in the world. You can easily enjoy a meal at USD1 while in Uganda.

Cheap Accommodation:

Uganda attracts people of all kinds of lifestyle. There are lots of backpacker hostels and accommodation that offer good customer services to the clients. Usually there is also an arrangement of the sort to tour within and around Kampala’s nightlife. It’s a good idea to stay in the city to enjoy the nightlife, before embarking on another tour expedition.


Most backpacker travelers are high risk takers who go extra mile to explore the hidden treasures. One of the reason that make it a safe backpacker destination is the safety all around the country. Security is tight for both traveler and the locals that make it easier to visit and explore the country.

Cheap means of transport:

Less than 1$ you will be able to travel about 40kms in a public means, transport is cheap in Uganda and can easily connect well to the desired destinations, challenge is up country where most of the hidden treasure is. Available means of transport in the city include, special hire taxis, bodabodas the quickest means of transport especially during the rush hour when everyone is stuck in traffic jam.

Affordable Touristic Activities

The country has a blessing of abundant adventure activities that can be done on a Uganda Safari, name it from game drives among its four savanna national parks, and launch cruises, meeting the indigenous local people. This all can take place from a single tourist destination. Not   forgetting meeting one of the endangered world specie mountain gorillas in Bwindi national park and Mgahinga national park at a cheaper affordable price compared to the neighboring country Rwanda.

While backing in Uganda, there is no need to worry about food from the big malls street food is the way to go. In Uganda, you’ll find grilled chicken, kebabs on every street cornerThe most popular street snack is a Rolex which is made of a rolled fried egg in a chapatti with a tomato-onion-paprika. It’s cheap and affordable and you find it cost saving.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *