The National Botanical Garden

In 1898, the National Botanical Garden was laid out on the shore of Lake Victoria with over 300 tree species. It nurtured  the  first tea tree seedlings from India, in 1923 the beginning of Uganda’s tea industry. It is worth visiting its variety of enormous trees, the sighting of several monkey species and many birds, including the African grey parrot, which can be heard calling as you walk around. To make the most of your visit, it is worthwhile paying for a guide.