Termed as the “Pearl of Africa,” this east African country Uganda is home of beautiful lakes, amazing wildlife, and friendly people.
With warm tropical climate, you’ll remain stimulated and engaged throughout your stay. If you’re up for adding spice to your vacation while interacting with the natural wonders of the world, Uganda is your place to be.
Here are the top 5 things to do in Uganda:
1. Go Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
Uganda is home to nearly half of the mountain gorillas across the world. You can spend time watching gorillas in their natural habitat. It’s not free though, you need to apply for a gorilla trekking permit, which costs around $600. If you want to go with a tour, it may cost you from $1,000 to $6,000 per person, which includes a chunk of change, but absolutely worth it if you can manage.
2. Watch Lions and Elephants at Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second biggest in Uganda located in the western region of Uganda about 250 miles south west of Kampala. It is packed with savanna, humid forests, stunning lakes, and wetlands – all combine together to create a dramatic atmosphere suitable for all kinds of flora and fauna.
You can go on game drives, take nature walks and hikes, watch chimps, and ride a boat through the Kazinga Channel. You can also go for hot air balloon and try African Adventure Travellers for a two-day tour.
3. Explore Culture at the Uganda Museum
Uganda Museum is located on Kira Road in Kampala, which is the capital and largest city of Uganda. In this museum, you would listen to traditional music and check out the traditional instruments, get to see tools from the Stone Age, also visit their ethnohistory, palaeontology, and ethnography departments, and get a glimpse of their culture and heritage.
4. Go Whitewater Rafting on the Nile
Your trip to Uganda is incomplete without making a trip to Jinja. It is also known as the adventure capital of East Africa, where rafting is some of the best in the world and also some of the scariest. You can raft up to Class V rapids, and happen to tossed out, several kayakers are cruising around to help you get back in your boat.
5. Bungee Jump Into the Nile
The Lake Victoria flows through Uganda all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. This river has deep historical and religious significance. You can try out the bungee jump from a platform as high as 150 feet in the air straight down toward the Nile and you will splash right into it.
If you’re a person who love thrilling and adventurous expeditions, chances are you’d love to visit Uganda due to its sporty attractions and incredible natural beauties.