Unwind and let the oxygen-rich air of the Pearl of Africa invigorate your spirit as you hike to the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, raft or kayak the Nile passing via cascading waterfalls and intense rapids, enjoy game viewing on a wildlife safari, trek to the one of the highest peaks in Africa; the Rwenzori Mountains! Or breathe deeply at the edge of the Murchison Falls as the roaring waters of the Nile shout to you without words or go fishing in the waters of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in the world! With a lot of things to see and do, a Uganda safari is not an ordinary journey; it is a legendary journey that will take you back in time, show you the real Africa and get you back to nature. Travel from the small towns with unique culture and rich history to large cosmopolitan towns such as Kampala, Jinja and Entebbe. A Uganda safari is truly “a discovery trip of the Pearl of Africa.”
Things to Do
There are several things to do in Uganda.
- Visit the gorillas and meet them in the wild on a gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga National Park.
- Take a wildlife safari in the savanna national parks of Queen Elizabeth NP, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley NP, Semuliki National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.
- Hike various mountains including Mount Rwenzori, Mount Elgon, the Virunga Volcanoes in Mgahinga National Park etc.
- Visit the Source of the Nile River in Jinja, the adventure capital of Uganda.
- Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest, Kyambura Gorge, Budongo Forest and Kaniyo Pabidi
- Bird watching
- Ecotourism in the tropical rain forests like Mabira forest, Budongo and others,
- Visits to different cultural sites
- Day trip to the source of the Nile
- Bungee jumping
- White water rafting,
- Sightseeing and city tours
Featured Things to Do
Uganda is a birder’s paradise. Over half of all bird species in Africa can be found here, making it one of the richest birding destinations on the continent. Crammed into this diminutive country is an astonishingly rich diversity of habitats, from the scenic shores of Uganda’s many great lakes to the lush forests of the Albertine Rift and the banks of the mighty Nile River.
Though Uganda has only one endemic bird (Fox’s Weaver), 23 Albertine endemics occur here which are rarely observed elsewhere. These include the Handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Turaco, Rwenzori Nightjar, Dwarf Honeyguide, African Green Broadbill, Archer’s Robin-Chat, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Short-tailed Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Collared Apalis, Regal Sunbird, Strange Weaver, Dusky Crimsonwing, and Shelley’s Crimsonwing among others. The record for the number of species recorded in a three-week period is 665… pack your binoculars, some sturdy shoes and your checklist, and challenge yourself to spot even more! Visit our Birding page to book your place today!
Wildlife Research Trips
Want to be more than just a tourist? How would you like to go off-limits in the park, get up close to Uganda’s wildest species, and make a valuable contribution to wildlife research and conservation?
For the first time, Queen Elizabeth National Park is opening its gates to a new kind of tourism. Visitors can join researchers as they track lions using radio collars, and learn learn to identify these fabulous felines through their facial markings, calls and behavior.
If lions are a bit much – try monitoring the banded mongoose! You’ll have fun observing these sociable little creatures, as well as monitoring the weather and their surroundings.
All the valuable information you gather will be added to the research databases to support conservation efforts, and the tour fee goes directly to funding these important projects – making this an all-round worthwhile tour! Visit our Wildlife Research Trips page to book your place today!