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As a landlocked country in East Africa, Uganda shines out by its utterly significant and impressive national parks and unique cultural fabric. Although being shoreless, Uganda hosts many enthralling lakes, spectacular waterfalls and rainforests, as an ideal address for an adventurous holiday. The country therefore appeals to more travelers each passing day, promising an unforgettable vacation by its distinctive charms.
If you are also interested in exploring this colorful African destination, take a look at the flights to Uganda offered by Turkish Airlines now to enjoy a privileged journey and set your travel plan in advance.
Flights to Uganda with Turkish Airlines take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) and land at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) within eight hours and fifteen minutes in average. As a country with a tropical climate, Uganda has warm weather conditions, neither extreme hot nor cold. Therefore, the country can be visited all seasons throughout the year, as the temperature does not drop a lot seasonally. There are a large number of travelers wishing to spend their winter in this splendid country with warm climate.
In addition to its favorable weather conditions and natural marvels, this extraordinary country also hosts many attractive events and festivals all year round; especially the musical events are highly successful. Uganda’s top music festivals are remarkable for their wide range of types from jazz to hip hop. The largest and the most significant festival countrywide, Bamyimba International Music and Art Festival simply shows the country’s success in music, dance, visual arts and theater. Held in September every year, this festival would be a perfect opportunity to get to know the Ugandan culture better as well. The Nile Fest held in the city of Jinja in August every year, displays the rich and eclectical cultures of the people living along the Nile River. Nile Gold Jazz Safari Festival, which fills up the enthralling atmosphere of Nile by the performances of jazz singers all over the world, takes place in October every year at Kampala. B-Global Indigenous Hip Hop Festival, where Hip Hop, another music type popular in Uganda is praised, takes place in September. Aiming to expand the vision of the country’s young population by Hip Hop songs, this festival ranks among the noteworthy events where you can enjoy listening to pleasant music.
It would be recommendable to book your flight in advance to enjoy fully your stay at Uganda and experience the peerless festivals countrywide, keeping in mind that the air traffic in the country gets busier during the vigorous festival season.
The capital and the largest city, Kampala is also the most developed and touristic spot in the country. Uganda Museum generally serves as the first stop for the touristic tours in the capital, where the works of art from the cultural and historic background of the country are exhibited. During your visit to the capital, you may also see the Kasubi Tombs, the site of the burial grounds of Ugandan kings, together with Nommo Art Gallery, National Theatre Building, Rubaga and Namirembe Cathedrals and Gaddafi National Mosque, commissioned by Muammar Gaddafi, the former Libyan Leader.
Waiting to be discovered by its stunning rainforests, Entebbe, which is thirty minutes drive away from Kampala ranks among the top must-see spots in Uganda. Lake Victoria, the world's second largest fresh water lake by surface area, and Kitubulu Forest, where the movie Tarzan was shot, shine out as the most noteworthy attractions in the city. Entebbe Botanical Gardens in the north coast of Lake Victoria, attracts a considerable number of visitors, especially those fond of bird watching, thanks to its heavenly vegetation and exotic bird species. You may also visit the incredible Entebbe Zoo to see a wide range of species, including but not limited to lions, zebras, crocodiles and giraffes.
It would be recommendable to consider the option of car rental to freely visit these two significant Ugandan cities. It would be advantageous to have a car in Uganda, so as to witness all natural gems in its countless national parks.
The most popular national park in Uganda is Murchison Falls National Park. The largest national park countrywide extending over the Nile River hosts the glorious waterfall Murchison. As home to hundreds of bird species as well, it is anticipated that the park hosts unexplored bird species. Bwindi National Park, on the other hand, where many animal and plant species live in its untouched forests, covers a vast area of 331 square kilometers, where it is highly likely to encounter a gorilla family in its virgin forests. Queen Elizabeth National Park is another popular park in the country. Hosting a wide range of animal species from elephants to buffalos, leopards and antelopes to lions, this park also offers safari opportunities, attracting a considerable number of visitors every year.
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