DESTINATIONS

Tourist Destinations

There are many interesting places to visit in East Africa. These include national parks, game reserves, forest reserves, ecotourism sites, adventure parks, important landmarks and more. Here are some of the top great places where you can enjoy a safari. The quality and the sheer number of holiday activities available to travelers enjoying Uganda Safaris is almost as diverse as the landscape of the country. You should be able to find enough interesting activities to keep any member of your family or group entertained, regardless of your destination.

Things to do in Uganda

Your destination, of course, will determine the type of activities that are locally available. From gorilla trekking safaris to Bwindi Forest, game viewing, mountain trekking, sight seeing to beach holidays that offer entirely a leisure experience in tranquil nature, Uganda has everything to keep you entertained. The activities listed below do not take into account what many travelers consider to be activities. Hot air balloon safaris in Murchison You won't regret casting your fate to the wind in this sightseeing tour of Uganda's biggest National Park. From the comfort of a spacious basket which can accommodate six likeminded people, you will behold a birds’ view of contrasting wild landscape and watch thousands of wildlife roaming in the plains. From start to fish, you will be in the safe hands of a friendly captain/pilot. He is well experienced having flown hundreds of times here before. He will take the adventure to the next level with his wealth of information about how the different geological features were formed; canyons, rift valleys, lakes and different rock formations. You will float silently above lush savannahs and thunderous waterfalls. Cycling in tea plantations Uganda is renowned to produce some of Africa's most tasty tea, and nowhere else does tea growing excel better than Toro. It is a peaceful kingdom in the shadows of Mountain Rwenzori, Uganda’s highest landmark-standing at 5,109meters above sea level. Siting at an altitude of 1,200m above sea level, Fort Portal has some of the oldest tea plantations established during British occupation. Here, you will have an informative experience on what happens behind the scenes of tea growing during this half day tour. It partly entails riding through a beautiful sight to see loads of hills around Kibale National Park covered in tea trees. Gorilla Trekking Meeting the Mountain gorillas in the wild is a must for Uganda travelers. You can enjoy this experience only in Uganda, Rwanda or DR Congo. Wildlife Safaris Uganda has 6 savanna national parks that offer game viewing with less crowds! This makes Uganda, the ultimate ecotourism destination for traditional African safaris. Bird Watching Uganda is home to more than 1065 bird species. It is among the top destinations for birding enthusiasts visiting Africa. Swimming in beautiful natural ponds of Bwindi Bwindi has lots of beautiful natural pools where you can cool off after a gorilla trekking adventure. They are awe-inspiring and crystal clear, like a scene taken out of a story. The jungle surrounding them is refreshing, lush, and well maintained by Mother Nature. They are in a kind of environment you would want to dwell in forever, and there is no better way of doing so than by swimming in them. This experience will offer you an impressive contact with nature—in an environment that is not crowded. The temperature of the water is perfect for all age brackets. You don't have to worry about succumbing to hypothermia as it is not so cold. No, you won’t drown even if you don’t know how to swim. The pools are spacious but shallow. White Water Rafting Raft the Nile, the world’s second longest river. The grade 5 rapids in Jinja offer the thrill you need if you love fighting against the waters! Bungee Jumping World class adrenaline adventure not to miss in Jinja, Eastern Uganda. Mountaineering Do you love hiking? The R (also known as legendary mountains of the moon) and Mount Elgon provide a challenge that will train you for a climb of Mount Everest! Volcano Hiking The Virunga Volcanoes are worthy climbing. Hike up and touch the clouds in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Destinations

Uganda offers some of the most breathtaking wildlife terrain in the world. Uganda’s most famous tourist places include the Ajai Game Reserve, the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, the Kidepo Valley National Park, the Murchison Falls National Park, the Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Kibale Forest National Park, the Rwenzori National Park and the serene Ssese Islands among others.

Murchison Falls National Park

North western Uganda
The Murchison Falls National Park also known as the Kabarega National Park is located in north-western Uganda.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Western Uganda
The Queen Elizabeth National Park spread over an area of 1,978 square kilometers is Uganda’s most visited National Park.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

South western Uganda
The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the top 10 best tourist places in Uganda is located in south-western Uganda.

Lake Mburo National Park

Western Uganda
A popular tourism spot of Uganda; the Lake Mburo National Park is located in the Western side of the country in Kiruhura District. The park is at a distance of just thirty kilometers from the city of Mbarara.

Kidepo Valley National Park

Karamoja region, Uganda
The Kidepo Valley National Park is located in North east Uganda. The park was opened in 1958 and is managed by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority. The nearest town to the park is that of Moroto.

Kibale National Park

Western Uganda
What a majestic piece of heaven this forest is. It is the only park in Africa known to have up to 13 primate species; chimpanzees, L’hoest monkeys, bushbabies, olive baboons and more.

Mount Rwenzori National Park

South west Uganda
The Rwenzori Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated in the Rwenzori Mountains in southwest Uganda. The park is famous for its amazing plant life.

Kampala

Uganda's Capital City
Kampala is Uganda’s largest city and the country’s capital. People here are very friendly and it is very peaceful city; you’ll get to see tourists walking around in the city even in the early hours of the day.