Uganda Travel Guide to Things to do in Uganda
Visit Uganda, famously known as the pearl of Africa, for a thrilling experience. The main activities that are a must try are
- Mountain gorilla tracking and chimpanzee trekking
- Hike Virunga Volcanoes and the tallest mountain (Rwenzori mountains of the moon).
- See the amazing big 5
- Island hopping
- Birding watching
Interesting places to visit in Uganda
Some impressive places that are a must visit in Uganda include these national parks, museums and islands.
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
This is one of the most famous national parks in Uganda. See wildlife such as crocodiles, leopards, chimpanzees and Congo lions among others. Some activities to enjoy there include chimpanzee trekking, bird watching and boat trip at Kazinga channel.
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Explore a spectacular national park that hosts many wild animals like elephants, antelopes, more than 300 mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.
Other national parks include Mount Elgon National Park, Murchison National Park, Kibale National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.
- Kasubi Tombs
Explore Kasubi Tombs and see the burial grounds of four Baganda kings (Kabakas). The tombs are the most remarkable heritage sites in Sub-Saharan Africa with their amazing traditional architecture.
- Ssese Islands
Discover the eighty four Ssese Islands. Some of the islands with easy access are Buggala, Bugalo, Bukasa, Banda, Bukeke and Bufumira.
- Uganda Museum
Visit Uganda Museum, which is situated in Kampala and learn Uganda’s rich cultural heritage.
Towns to visit in Uganda
Explore Kampala, which is the capital city of Uganda with luxurious accommodation. The city nightlife is vibrant as it has more people during the night than during the day.
An amazing town to visit in Uganda with many markets to enjoy and learn Ugandans’ culture. The town is home to Entebbe International Airport making it easily accessible by air.
Visit Jinja town in Uganda and enjoy the warm weather, friendly atmosphere, affordable accommodation as well as the famous Bujagali Falls in its vicinity.
Best times to visit Uganda
The best time to visit Uganda is in January and February, and June to September as these are the dry seasons of the year thus best time to carry out gorilla trekking in the forest.