Top 10 things to do in Uganda

1. Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. 

2. Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park. 

3. Uganda Safaris across the country. 

4. White-water Rafting in the rapids of the Nile River. 

5. Mountain and Quad Biking at Lake Mburo National Park. 

6. Kayaking and Canoeing in Jinja. 

7. Horse Riding at Lake Mburo National Park. 

8. Trekking and Hiking in the Rwenzori Mountains. 

9. Meet the amazing people of Uganda

10. Adventure Camping in the Rwenzori Mountains. 

Things to do in Uganda

Activities in Uganda

1. Gorilla Tracking

Arguably the most impressive wildlife encounter available in Africa, the chance to trek to see the mountain gorillas up close in their natural habitat is admittedly one of the main reasons that people visit Uganda. 

2. Chimpanzee Tracking

By no means a support act to the gorillas, Uganda’s chimps are a draw in their own right. Occupying different habitats to the gorillas and living within distinct social structures, the chimps are close to us - not just in terms of DNA. They have a dark side that enthralls just as much as their more charming characteristics.

3. Uganda Safaris

Uganda’s savannah safari destinations may not enjoy the same fame as other African destinations like the Serengeti or the Masai Mara, but they are beautiful, immensely valuable, will provide memorable wildlife encounters and complement a forest adventure or mountain hike perfectly. Each of Uganda’s savannah safari destinations are distinctly different and will bring a unique experience to an itinerary.

4. White-water Rafting

Get wet. Scare yourself. Have an immense amount of fun. The rapids of the Nile river as it surges north from Lake Victoria have become one of Africa’s premier white water rafting destinations. Even the construction of hydro-electric dams can’t change this.

5. Mountain and Quad Biking

After a few hours cooped up in a vehicle on the road, there is little better than getting on your mountain bike as the sun is just starting to drop and heading off with your guide to explore the savannah on two wheels. Mountain biking is available in the lands bordering Lake Mburo National Park and is a wonderful way to get close to plains wildlife like zebra and antelope without concerning them. You also work up an appetite for dinner.

Jinja isn't all about the water - you can also explore the riverside on half day quad bike excursions as part of your pre or post safari stay.

6. Kayaking and Canoeing

The waters of the Nile at Jinja don't have to be experienced in the turbulence of a rafting excursion, it is also possible to kayak the white waters (experienced kayakers only please) or explore the calmer waters by canoe. This contrasts the excitement of white water rafting perfectly

7. Horse Riding

Lake Mburo National Park has one solitary lion, but it does have an excellent stable and beautiful horses based at Mihingo Lodge. This is the only place in Uganda that you can ride horses and it provides a lovely way to experience the woodlands and grasslands of Lake Mburo National Park.

8. Trekking and Hiking

There are so many ways to explore Uganda on foot; it is one of the attributes that makes it such an amazing country to visit.  Trusting in your guide as you pace along a trail, leaving the road far behind; searching for rare sightings and discovering stunning viewpoints stimulates an ancient joy - however tired you get.

9. Cultural experiences

To really understand a country, you have to meet the people. And for conservation to be sustainable, the people also have to benefit from the protection of wildlife and habitats. Happily, this is not a worthy experience, it is fun, enlightening and inspiring and is easy to build into an itinerary.

10. Adventure Camping

The highlands of Uganda offer some of the best trekking routes in the world. The routes along the Rwenzori Mountains are exceptional, with terrains shifting from jungle thickets to snow and ice as you head higher and higher into the skies.