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Five Best Nature Photography Destinations in Uganda

Uganda is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places to live in because of its happy people and above all its astonishing, unspoiled and uncontaminated natural wonders that will leave you in awe.

Here are the top five places in Uganda where nature will truly astound you.

Lake Bunyonyi

A central feature on the Shs5,000 note, Lake Bunyonyi is found in the Southwestern part of Uganda near the border of Rwanda, 7 Kms away from Kabale town.

Formed 8,000 years ago, the lake is described by many as “Uganda’s most popular water front chill-out venue”, boasting of a thick manifestation of culture and tradition.

Lake Bunyonyi

It is also home to a Pygmy tribe.

Dotted with 29 serpentine islands, the spectacular water body will leave you with a memorable experience and thanking the almighty for this piece of aesthetic creation.

Kidepo Valley National Park

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Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged semi-arid valley between Uganda’s borders with South Sudan and Kenya.

It is at a distance of some 700Kms from Kampala.

Kidepo National Park

Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species.

One of Uganda’s popular travelers Jonathan Benaiah alias the Ugandan Tourist – refers to Kidepo as the most stunning protected scenery in Uganda.

Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park

The Ishasha sector is particularly recognized for its resident tree climbing lions that are a brilliant attraction and among the highlights on all safaris taken within Queen Elizabeth National park.

The Lions are now and again spotted hanging on braches of huge fig trees whereas the Uganda Kobs, which are the major food to these lions, graze in the plains of the Ishasha sector.

Ishasha sector Queen Elizabeth NP

The Ishasha sector is located near the far most south-western rim of Queen Elizabeth National Park which is not only the most well liked park but also the most traveled to national park within Uganda.

As for the land scape in this section, it is significantly different from that found in other parts of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Murchison Falls National Park

Located in Northwestern Uganda, Murchison falls is the largest and oldest conserved area, measuring about 3,900Km2.

The park spreads inland from the shores of Lake Albert, around the Victoria Nile up to the Karuma Falls.

It is home to a diversity of vegetation and wildlife, giving justification to the late Winston Church Hills view that Uganda is the pearl of Africa.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in the Southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley.

Famously known as a home to more than 400 Mountain Gorillas it’s also home to several habituates like chimpanzees, elephants and antelopes.

Gorillas of Bwindi

The forest’s dark inland can be very complex, no flash is allowed so very high ISO and a few exposure tricks are necessary to capture the scene correctly.

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