What to do on a Uganda tour

Wildife in the Murchison Falls National Park

Uganda is one of the greatest destinations in Africa; warm sunny skies, moist evergreen landscape, vibrant culture and lots and lots of wildlife. We are talking a country oozing with clear free flowing streams, a rich history and amazing natural wonders such as “the mountains of the moon”. It is indeed the perfect place for you to let go and just be yourself!

When planning Uganda safari outdoor activities Uganda, it is imperative to know what is available to you and which safari activities best suit you. This is where our guide comes in handy! We have selected the best things to do for tours in Uganda when in the “pearl of Africa” for some of the best stories you will be telling and the best pictures you will be keeping.

Safari in Uganda things to do

  • Trek Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest

If you have heard about mountain gorillas, then you know that Bwindi is the real deal! The park is home to nearly half of the world’s mountain gorilla population that you must not miss out on as Uganda safari things to do. These gentle giants will, without a doubt, blow your mind as you stand in awe within their midst. Make it a point to carry a good camera for the most prized pictures.

  • Hike the Mountains of the Moon

It is impossible to make a list of things to do on Uganda safari tours and exclude the majestic Rwenzori Mountains. This gorgeous mountain range has its summit laced with snow and glaciers and rosy rainbows; believe it when we say you want to be apart of that! Cross some days off your schedule to hike Africa’s third highest peak and the highest point in Uganda.

  • Explore Murchison Falls National Park and the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

When it comes to safari tours Uganda things to do, Murchison Falls National Park is your ultimate destination. Set within the wake of River Nile and the verdant northwestern plains of Uganda, this park strikes the perfect balance between exhilarating and calm. Treat yourself to an assemblage of wildlife especially the Rhinos at Ziwa and the majestic Murchison Falls.

  • See the “tree climbing Lions” of Queen Elizabeth National Park
Tree Climbing Lions in the Ishasha

Perhaps what your Uganda safari tour to do list is missing is a big cat hanging from a tree; and at Ameera Africa safaris, we can totally fix that! A pride of Lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park has taken to spending their free time relaxing atop some tree branches. Ready your camera to capture such rare occurrences and the landscape as you sail upon the Kazinga Channel.

  • Track chimpanzees in Kibale National Park

Prepare for the best primate experience as part of things to do on tours to Uganda. Kibale National Park is home to 13 primate species including the widely chased after; Chimpanzees. Nothing beats an early morning hike through dark green vegetation as you track these primates in their natural habitat. Keep your eyes open for other primates that will cross your path.

  • Enjoy a canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi

Have you ever sailed upon a Lake in a dugout canoe? Then Lake Bunyonyi is perfect for this excursion. Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi is the ultimate safari in Uganda to do activity. Explore the 20 islands covering the lake’s surface and the undulating hills surrounding Lake Bunyonyi.

  • Go for a game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park

It is time to journey to the dry north for some of the best game viewing opportunities on the continent. Kidepo Valley National Park appears as an isolated wildlife haven covered in dry chalky soils with extreme temperatures but we guarantee that you will see some animals here that you will not find elsewhere in Uganda.

  • Journey to Jinja; the base of extreme water sports
White Water Rafting in Jinja

There isn’t a better destination for extreme things to do for a Uganda safari tour than the adventure city; Jinja. It is in Jinja that you get to see the source of River Nile as it flows from Lake Victoria and also experience thrilling water sports such as White water rafting, bungee jumping, Kayaking, Jet boating and Quad biking among others.

  • Retreat to the Ssese Islands of Lake Victoria:

Lake Victoria is the largest tropical fresh water lake in the world and thus worth exploring while you plan for What to do on a Uganda safari. The Ssese Islands are perfect for exploring Lake Victoria while at the same time enjoying the magic that comes with an Island. Taste some fresh tilapia dishes along with a cold drink with your friends.

  • Experience culture and cuisine in Kampala

When all is said and done, the adventure returns to Kampala; a city full of life and culture! We take you around phenomenal sites in Kampala such as the Uganda Museum, Uganda martyrs’ shrine, Kabaka’s palace and royal tombs. While you binge on Ugandan culture, save some room for the tastiest cuisines you have ever had.

Uganda is the definite destination with plenty of things to do on your safari tours Uganda and at Ameera Africa Safaris; we provide only the best trips to these top destinations. Contact us on info@ugandasafaritour.com  or call us directly on +256-393-194074.


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