What to see and do in Uganda
What to see and do in Uganda? Uganda is blessed with various tourist attractions that one can see and do in the pearl of Africa. On your vacation or holiday plan a tour to Uganda and enjoy unforgettable experiences which cannot be found elsewhere in Africa. Many things to see and do on your Uganda tour that cannot be found in any other East Africa countries nearby to Uganda. From primate safari, the big five wildlife, and amazing cultures.
Uganda is the number one primate destination not only in Africa but the whole world, different cultural encounters in all parts of the country, wildlife such as the biggest population of the majestic Rothschild giraffes, an increasing number of elephants, the best areas for birding, with endemic bird species which are rare in other parts of Africa, various white waters like Lake Victoria, Lake Kyoga, river Nile where one can go for boat cruise and rafting. In addition to that, things one can do on his/her Uganda tours like climbing mountain Mgahinga, mountain Rwenzori and many more make Uganda be the most attractive with natural habitat for primates, Uganda is also known as the center of tourism on the continent of Africa.
Top things to do and see in Uganda.
Uganda is naturally endowed and the following is a list of top things to do and see in the Pearl of Africa;
Uganda is the number one destination in Africa where you can go for 1 or 4 hours with habituated gorilla families in either Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park and they are both found in the southwestern sides of Uganda. A visit to Uganda without seeing half of the world’s mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is incomplete.
Visiting mountain gorillas is the one of tourist attractions that you should not miss out and Uganda is the best destination, where you can make your dream complete in one hour or you can do a gorilla habituation experience which allows you to spend 4 hours in meter with endangered mountain gorillas. In Uganda, gorilla permits are available at any time of the year which goes at $700 for one hour per person per trek and is carried out by only 8 people per family or you can buy a gorilla habituation experience which costs 1500 for four hours with 4 people.
Uganda also offers chimpanzee trekking and Kibale forest national park is the best destination to do this activity. On your Uganda tour, go to Kibale forest national park for one-hour 0r fours habituation experience where you will enjoy an amazing experience that cannot be found elsewhere in the natural habitats of East Africa due to its high concentration of chimpanzees. Kibale forest is also known as the primate capital.
Kidepo valley national park.
The distant and virgin Kidepo valley has been talked about as a number one destination by most travelers. CNN Travel has listed this park as the 3rd best national park in entire Africa. It is also called the lost Eden, while at Kidepo national park, you have an opportunity to see lions, buffaloes, leopards, and others.
Tree Climbing lions
Tree-climbing lions at Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park is the best place not only in Uganda but entire East Africa. Spotting the tree climbing lions during game drives is among of the best experiences one should not miss out on his / her safari in Queen Elizabeth national park.
Visit the River Nile
Uganda is also blessed with large lakes like a source of river Nile in Jinja, Lake Victoria, which are the best places for white water rafting, kayaking, and bungee jumping. You will see the White Nile flows north into Uganda to the Mediterranean Sea, you should not also miss out to the Nile while pouring its water into the western rift escarpment in Murchison falls national park which is among the most waterfalls in the world as well as hiking the most amazing waterfall.
The golden monkey trekking
Golden monkey tracking in Uganda is carried out in Mgahinga gorilla national park which has several groups that are already open for tourists. You can also do a golden monkey habituation experience and explore more of these creatures in a bamboo forest. Golden monkeys are unique to other primates. They live in a group of about 10-100 individuals and it is among the endangered species but this is due to slow reproduction hence reduces non the number.
The unique endangered shoebills.
The shoebill natural habitat is in danger, legends and myths have gotten killed, their eggs are taken for international trade but Uganda still has various destinations where one can go and enjoy the unique bird on earth. Areas to find the shoebills in Uganda are the Mabamba wetlands, Lugogo swamp, River Nile along Murchison falls national park, and others.
Visiting the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Encountering the Rhinos in Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, along the way to Murchison falls, is Zziwa rhino sanctuary and a large wildlife game reserve. While here, you will be able to have trek rhinos by foot and you will also have an unforgettable experience as you are guided by a ranger who will take you through this amazing trek.
Sempaya hot springs are among the tourist attractions which attract most tourists in Uganda. These hot springs are found in Semuliki national park. At these hot springs, people used to boil their materials like eggs and plantations and it is the most trending activity in the Semuliki national park. Other activities in the park are bird watching, nature walks, and sport fishing, and many more.
Hiking Sipi falls.
Sipi falls are the most amazing passionate falls. The falls also give Uganda stunning scenery, many people say that Sipi falls are the ‘most romantic falls’ in Uganda with the evidence of beautiful falls. The area is also where most hikes to Elgon start. Hiking up to the falls gives attractive scenic views such as Lake Kyoga, Coffee plantations, Karamoja lowlands, plus other surrounding areas.
Uganda has many tourist attractions; you can climb the highest peak in Rwenzori mountain national park of the country or hike mountain Elgon. In Uganda, things to see and to do are endless therefore, for more information about what to do and see in this destination contact Africa Adventure Vacations now to organize for you a tour in Uganda where you will enjoy a memorable experience.