What Uganda Has to Offer to Tourists / Uganda Safari Destination
What Uganda has to offer to tourists: Over all, Uganda ‘The pearl of Africa’ is endowed with variety of habitats corresponding flora and fauna with various attractions to act as the main tourist attractions thus making it top tourists attractions in the whole of East Africa.
Generally, Uganda offers the biggest tourist attractions one shouldn’t miss out on?
Below are the activities or tourist’s attractions Uganda has to offer to the tourists;
Gorilla trekking is the main tourist attraction that has impacted Uganda’s tourism industry today, as we see number of tourists flocking into Uganda’s safari to encounter our related cousins in their nature inhabitants. In Uganda Gorilla trekking takes place in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park a home to the remaining half population of mountain gorillas in the wild. Being the number one we see many yearn to come to achieve their future dream. More so, in Uganda gorilla trekking can be conducted in two protected national parks Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park located in south-western region of Uganda.
Chimpanzee Tracking Experience
Chimpanzee tracking is another interesting tourist activity to do in Uganda. Since are the man’s closest cousins with ‘’99%’’ DNA to human genes. Chimpanzees has unique communication such as drumming trees and screaming. The activity can take 30 to 6 hours while tracking and once are found you’re provided with one hour to observe them how they climb trees, play, mate, feed, looking after their young ones and responding to the presence of human beings. In Uganda can be conducted in Kibale Forest National Park, Murchison Falls national park at Kaniyo Papidi and Queen Elizabeth national park in Kyambura gorge. On visit to any of these safari destination, you need to spend a night in the midst of Kibale wilderness.
Rare Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha
Adventuring the tree climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth national park acts as one of the main tourist attraction, which can be adventured on game drive in Ishasha sector for two-hour drive as you enjoy the experience. Besides exploring the tree climbing lions, you will also be able to spot other wildlife species found in the park. Tree climbing lions are mysterious animal species which can be found few places of Lake Manyara national park –Tanzanian
In Queen Elizabeth national park where the tree climbing lions are explored but boosts with other abundant wildlife, scenic landscape and not forgetting the perfect lodging opportunities because to any safari destination sleeping in wilderness is made inclusive with one-night stay in.
However, Uganda has more than 1090 bird species recorded which are inhabitant of swamps, forest, water and open savannah grassland.
Eventually, Uganda is counted among the top African birding site and the commonly sought after bird species include; Red fronted anti pecker, Karamoja apalis, Hoe bill stork, Green-breasted pits, Great turaco Purcell’s illadopsis among others. Guides are available to explain whatever information about birds in East Africa.
This activity is very rare on Uganda’s safari destination but filled with a lot of excitements as you ride on motor bikes while exploring the destination of their choice. It can be done at Bujagali falls and they also do four wheeled bike and can ride on all terrains and the activity is suitable for all age groups.
While enjoying the experience of the Quad bike ,tourists are given hours to explore the beauty around the area .They provide free training to the visitors.
Visit Lake Mburo national park
The park is available for game drive viewing ,horse back riding ,cycling ,nature walk among others. During this activities ,you will be able to view game at a very close range .
Sipi Falls on Mount Elgon
This is another rewarding tourist attraction along Mount Elgon where you can visit and encounter a gainful splashing waterfall.
Uganda tourist attractions include; National park, wildlife reserves, forest reserve, cultural heritage sites. The nature features include mountain peaks like Rwenzori mountain peaks, gorges, crater lakes many more. Wildlife safari can be done in Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo and kidepo Valley national park.
Nature walk safari
While on nature walk tour expect to enjoy cool breeze blowing the leaves, view variety of bird life as you enjoy the sweet melodies of birds.
Mountain Climbing –Rwenzori Mountain
Rwenzori mountain once known as ‘’The Mountain of the Moon’’ and take hike to Mount Elgon which hosts the world’s largest mountain caldera and Volcano climbing in Mgahinga Gorilla national park.
If you’re want to adventure on Rwenzori Mountain, we recommend you to multi day trip to get involved in love with challenging activities.
White water Rafting
In Uganda white water rafting is best done on the powerful River Nile in Jinja as compared to any other place in Africa.
Other activities done along the Nile River include; Canoeing, Kayaking, Boat rides, bungee jumping and swimming on the Nike and the various lakes within the country. The river is awesome which is gifted with many waterfalls and rapids thus becoming a popular water rafting place in the world. The waters are free from bilharzia visitors can do swimming, relax around and watch the rich wildlife species such as the red-tailed monkeys, bird species like fish eagle, otters among others.
Uganda is the best place to enjoy the experience of the sport fishing in Murchison Falls national park where you can be able to caught fish species like Nile perch weighting an average of 60 kilograms and some time they weigh 100 kilograms ,other species include tilapia while the tiger fish is unique in Lake Albert.
City Tour /Kampala in Uganda
Not to all attractions in Uganda include nature and the outdoors. But to get a trip around the capital area such as adventuring Kampala Cultural Tour, Entebbe and Jinja tour.
Along Kampala city tour, there are great opportunities of encountering in many unforgettable life time experience such as a visit to Namirembe cathedrals, Uganda wildlife Education Center, Bahai Temple, Uganda Martyrs shrine, Rubaga and Namirembe Cathedrals, Entebbe Botanical and Zoological gardens, Cinemas like Cineplex cinema, Theater like Bat Valley Theater, National theater, Uganda Martyrs shrine, Rubaga and Namirembe cathedrals among others.
A visit to Entebbe, you can tour Zakke forest, Ngamba Island for Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Sezibwa Falls among others.
Cultural Tour Uganda
Uganda is blessed with different ethnic groups and cultural thus visitors have opportunity of getting excited with unique cultural dress, food, dances and norms. On visit to safari Uganda never leave without having a chance to visit the Batwa people ‘’Pygmies’’ who used to survive in the forest with mountain gorillas, they were feeding on wild fruit and raw meat, What Uganda Has to Offer to Tourists .
Imbalu dancer /real circumcision also another amazing Kadodi dance by the Bagisu people something that leave many with unforgettable story to tell the rest. On addition to that visit the Sipi falls and Nyero rock painting experience.
Ssese Island Tour
Lake Victoria sound as one of the tourist attraction in Uganda of which the Ssese Island covers all the lake. While on visit here, visitors can enjoy activities like eco-tourism, viewing of scenic nature, boat rides, sport fishing, diving and enjoying impressive sunset cruises.
Visit Lake Bunyonyi; Along here, tourists can engage in Boat ride, hiking, bird watching, cultural visits among others.
Camping Safaris in Uganda; Camping in Uganda is done under beautiful bright skies, as you enjoy your dinner on open camp fire and sleep in the midst of the roaring sound of lions , listen to laughing hyenas, nocturnal birds, insect many more.