Uganda, the country Winston Churchill called the ‘Pearl of Africa’, is an increasingly popular travel destination. With its vast lakes, majestic green valleys and picturesque mountain landscapes, the landlocked country is a place many travellers will hold dear to their hearts after their visit; however, a trip to Uganda does take a serious amount of preparation.
To visit a country such as Uganda, it is necessary to first enrich yourself in its culture: to inhale its history, its people and its way of life to ensure a memory that will never be forgotten. People are often misled by a great misunderstanding of the African country, believing it to be a nation of thugs, despots and homophobes. As the Voice of America illustrates, Uganda is as peaceful and tolerant a country as any other in the established corners of the world.
Read the media outlets
Any country’s press is a great reflection of its people. All media intrinsically abides by the social consciousness of the people it represents; therefore, educate yourself on the regional and national newspapers of Uganda, such as New Vision – Uganda’s biggest daily newspaper. Again, many travellers have a bleak image of African press organisations but the vast majority of media outlets throughout Africa feature the quality reporting that you can find in many established western countries.
Utilise the internet
The internet is essentially an encyclopaedia of human existence and our place within the world, so use it to your advantage. The world wide web can be used to plan almost every aspect of your trip to the country, from spending days scaling the nation’s mountains to partaking in one of the world-renowned Uganda gorilla trekking expeditions – the possibilities are endless. It is vital to ensure you know exactly what you wish to do before setting foot outside your home. To research activities available in Uganda, it is always best to visit specialist travel websites such as http://www.steppestravel.co.uk/uganda.
By thoroughly planning what is likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Uganda, you can rest assured that you won’t be disappointed. Gorge yourself with as much information as you can take in during your planning stages to enrich your experience, enabling you to enjoy the wonders that the country of Uganda has to offer.