What should I do in Uganda? In this lovely land, there are innumerable attractions. In addition to a number of well-known locations, Uganda also offers a variety of off-the-beaten-path destinations. Here are a few of the top things to do in Uganda to get you started.
1. Lake Bunyonyi Hike and Canoe Tour
Simply put, Lake Bunyonyi is a dream. Imagine a serene, lovely lake that is bordered by lush hills, dotted with islands, and home to a variety of gorgeous birds. Lake Bunyonyi is that.
The lake is a fantastic area to stop before your hike or recover after it and is located just south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Lake Bunyonyi, which means “place of little birds,” is excellent for bird viewing, boating on the lake, getting to know the locals and hiking. Anywhere you go, the views are quite amazing, but for the greatest ones, get up high and go to Arcadia Lodge for lunch while taking in the scenery.
2. Trek with mountain gorillas.
Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, also known as gorilla tracking, is at the top of my list of things to do in Uganda.
The Virunga Mountains are home to mountain gorillas, which are found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Volcanoes National Park, and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
3. Rwenzori Mountain hiking
The Rwenzori Mountains, also referred to as the “Mountains of the Moon,” are located on Uganda’s border with Congo and are home to Mount Stanley, the tallest mountain in the country. At 5,109m, the snow-capped mountain is the third-tallest in Africa.
The majority of visitors base themselves in a hotel or guesthouse in Kasese before the journey, and the climb begins in Kilembe. There are many various trekking choices, from quick day walks to multi-day treks, but the strenuous 8 or 9-day journey required to reach Margherita Peak’s summit is the norm.
4. Visit Kidepo Valley National Park in the north.
The Kidepo Valley National Park is located near the Sudan-Uganda border. If you want to venture off the beaten road, check out this less popular park.
Adventure seekers can visit the Kidepo River, the Kanangorok Hot Springs, Mount Morungule, and the local Ik people in addition to viewing the fabled Rothschild’s giraffes.
5. Visit Crater Lakes
Crater lakes in Uganda are breathtakingly gorgeous. This region, which is close to Fort Portal, is wonderful for exploring on a car, foot, or bicycle.
The most beautiful of the lakes is thought to be Lake Nkuruba. Popular hiking trails lead to the Top of the World viewpoint, which offers views of Lake Nyamirima, and Lake Nyabikere is home to one lone hippo. So maybe don’t go swimming in that one!
6. Visit Murchison Falls on a safari
A fantastic national park is Murchison Falls National Park. It is called for the nearby waterfall, which you can also see on a boat journey on the Victoria Nile, both above and below.
There is a ton of wildlife in the park, including Rothchild’s giraffes, which are only found in Murchison Falls National Park and Kidepo National Park in the very far north, close to the Sudanese border, plus lions, elephants, hippos, crocodiles, hippos, and many different bird species.
7. On the Ssese Islands, unwind
Visit the stunning Ssese Islands on Uganda’s northwest shore of Lake Victoria if you’re searching for a truly relaxing retreat. There are 84 islands in all, with people residing on around half of them.
You have the option of travelling between islands or staying put. The primary tourist destination is Kalangala on the island of Bugala, which is easily reachable from Entebbe by boat or airplane. Once there, you can use lake taxis to get around.
In contrast to many other locations in Uganda, the Ssese Islands are virtually unexplored, making them an excellent location to truly experience the local culture.
8. Pose in front of the equator
The equator is yet another well-known landmark in Uganda. Even though there are only a few signposts, shops, and restaurants there, it makes for a good photo opportunity.
There is typically someone nearby who can demonstrate how the water swirls in the north one way and the south the other!
9. Take a look at the Ndere Cultural Center.
Visit the Ndere Cultural Centre, where there is a dinner show for a fun night out. The amazing entertainers will demonstrate traditional dances, drumming, and singing while you eat.
This is both a wonderfully enjoyable evening activity and an excellent introduction to Ugandan culture.
10. Kampala, Uganda’s capital city, is a fun place to party and embrace culture.
One of the busiest party cities in Africa is Kampala, the capital of Uganda. Ugandans are known for their wild parties, and the city attracts a sizable group of foreigners and travellers who are eager to join in.
But in addition to going out to clubs, you can also get a taste of Ugandan culture by visiting some incredible restaurants, museums, art galleries, and malls, where you can get anything you need.
Additionally, the internet is typically good, which is always appreciated after a few days in the bush. possibly not