Top Activities to Do While on a Uganda Safari

by | Jan 27, 2019 | 0 comments

A landlocked country whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos. This makes Uganda one of the most thrilling African safari destinations!

River Nile Rafting
One of the best things that you can do on holiday in Uganda is to plan to take a Nile River rafting. River cruising has become a very popular form of recreation in Uganda today. Your Uganda holidays can be the best of your boating experience. There are boat trips that last for half a day on the Nile.

This is another enthralling holiday activity prominent on the Nile River especially on the Bujagali Falls in Jinja.

Forest Walks
There is a chance to have a perfect feel of the wilderness on a long natural trail for instance in Mpanga, Maramagambo, Mabira, Kibale and Bwindi Forests. There are several species of birds, primates, butterflies, insects, large mammals, etc.

Gorilla Tracking
Tracking mountain gorillas through Bwindi impenetrable forest in Uganda is one of the best safaris in Africa. Gorilla tracking is a very captivating activity; it involves walking in the wilderness. Gorilla tracking is ranked as the most Adventurous Safari activities worldwide. Gorilla tracking in Uganda is a highly attractive venture for tourists. Many visitors tour the country purposely to see these primates who share 97% of their genes with humans. There are only about 1000 gorillas remaining in the world and half the population is found in Uganda. These are endangered animals are found in Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Mount Rwenzori Climbing
Uganda is one of the prime destinations of Mountain climbing in Africa. A trekking safari to the Rwenzori Ranges offers a superfluity of adventure experience. Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley is the highest point in the range.

Sport Fishing
Sport Fishing is one of the holiday activities carried out in Uganda. River Nile, Lake Victoria, and the Ssese Islands are the hotspots for fishing in the country.

Uganda ranks as one of the top world destinations for bird watchers. The lush evergreen vegetation and the all year round climate make the country attain a ‘Must Visit’ choice. You are exposed to over 1040 birds in one spot including the rare shy shoebill stork.

Game Drives
There are few areas in Africa that can match the amazing diversity of wildlife habitats in Uganda. This is reflected in the special animal species in the Uganda national parks. It has over 10 national parks including Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Mt. Elgon, Bwindi Impenetrable, Lake Mburo, Kidepo Valley, Kibale Forest, Semliki, etc. Most game drives are actually tailor-made.

Cultural Tours
Uganda has a rich cultural heritage evident in the tribes in Uganda. It is a unique cultural destination for tourists interested in cultural tourism. Uganda’s cultural tours entail visits to cultural, religious and historical sites distributed all over the country. Some of the best cultural sites include Baker’s Fort in Patiko; Bigo Bya Mugenyi in Ntusi; Karambi Tombs in Fort Portal; Naggalabi Buddo Coronation Site, Wamala Tombs; Mparo Tombs in Hoima; Nakayima Tree in Mubende; Nkokonjeru Tombs in Kakiika; and Nyero Rock Painting Ngora. Uganda’s cultural experiences grant the country tourists with an encounter that they would if not get somewhere else.

Sport Fishing
Sport Fishing is one of the holiday activities carried out in Uganda. River Nile, Lake Victoria, and the Ssese Islands are the hotspots for fishing in the country.

Featured Uganda Gorilla Safaris

Recommended Safaris


Get expert advice regarding planning your next adventure.

About the Author

Anthony Nata

Adventure lover with unrivalled love for primates. Anthony is an intentional writer with keen interest in sharing about his travel experiences.

Learn more on this topic

Related Blog Posts