There are so many awesome things to see and do on a Uganda safari that it can be difficult to plan a trip, there is so much to pack in!
This is why I have compiled these 10 recommendations for anyone visiting Uganda for a safari. The following is the result, and it is an interesting and varied list that would make a memorable holiday.
Often described as the most popular tourist attraction in Uganda, gorilla tracking is a spectacular experience that entails you to walk through Bwindi impenetrable forest, and Mgahinga Gorilla Park searching for mountain gorillas and watching them for one hour.
The tracking is done by a group of people with a tour guide who helps to locate the gorillas.
Popular spots for tracking chimpanzees and monkeys include; Kibale Forest national park, Ngamba Island and Semliki national park.
Catch the MV Kalangala vessel from Entebbe over to the Ssese Island called Kalangala which boasts of a number of white sand beaches.
Sip your drink overlooking the shore of Lake Victoria while enjoying the peace and quiet except for the sound of the water.
Look around you and enjoy this old-fashioned, sleepy town as it is. This is the perfect place to while away a stress-free holiday.
The best way to experience the park is to hire a Kayak and allow a guide to take you out onto the clear waters, this way you will experience and see all the amazing creatures of the land and Nile.
The Nile is a haven for walkers, kayakers, rafters, bungee jumpers and those looking to chill out.
Uganda has got wonderful wildlife which is amazing to see from their natural habitat. Uganda is immensely gifted with a variety of wildlife, these can be spotted on Uganda safari tours in the National Parks including; Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Kidepo Valley, Lake Mburo and many more.
Seeing the animals from the yet-untouched and unpolluted habitats can be the most rewarding experience that can be got any time of year.
Kampala is the country’s commercial center with many business companies, an Industrial center, political center, educational center with many schools and colleges, Transport center with many roads connecting to different parts of the country.
There are various tourist attractions in Kampala city including the national museum, National Theater, Kasubi tombs, St Paul’s and Rubaga cathedrals, the Bahai Temple, the crafts village, Uganda Martyrs Shrine, Kabaka’s Lake and many others.
Visit the second deepest lake in Africa, Lake Bunyonyi which is located in Kabale in the southwest of Uganda.
The islands on Lake Bunyonyi have some quite interesting tales that will leave you in awe. The lake is bilharzia free meaning it is safe for swimming, and there is an opportunity to see birds while taking a cruise on the lake.
The spectacular scenery of Lake Bunyonyi makes an overnight experience more desirable than staying in Kabale.
Birding spots in Uganda include the following; Entebbe, Kampala localities, Lake Mburo, Bwindi rainforest and Queen Elizabeth national park with an emphasis on the Mweya peninsula and Kazinga channel
Uganda has a very rich cultural heritage exhibited by the various tribes in Uganda some of who formed kingdoms before the coming of the British.
These Kingdoms present a rich cultural heritage that Uganda proudly boasts of. On a cultural safari, you can take tours to the King’s Palaces, royal tombs, royal councils as well as other historical sites valued by the local people.
The Rwenzori mountain also known as the mountains of the moon located in western Uganda is the third highest mountain in Africa and offers one of the greatest hiking experiences you ever wished for.
Together with mount Elgon in the east whichever your pick is, or you decide to hike both, the safari will not only offer you the challenges of hiking, it will also present the opportunity to view fabulous wildlife as you hiker.