Top 10 things to do in Uganda

1. Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: arguably the most powerful wildlife experience on Earth. Hike through thick forests and hang out with some of the last remaining Mountain Gorillas in the wild. 

2. Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park: visit our closest living ancestors in the wild. You can't help but notice the similarities between them and us - and they have a dark side that's even more captivating. 

3. Uganda Safaris across the country: game drives, boat safaris, and all the wildlife you could dream to find on safari.

Things to do in Uganda

Uganda is home to half the world's mountain gorillas.

4. Trekking snow-capped peaks in the Rwenzori Mountains: verdant shrubbery and forest passes morph into an alpine dreamscape as you ascend. Surrounded by snow and ice, it's hard to believe you're still in Central Africa. 

5. White-water Rafting in the rapids of the Nile River: as the Nile flow upland from Lake Victoria, a 20km stretch of river near the town of Jinja is the country's adrenaline capital. 

6. Trekking and Hiking in the national parks: from the summit hikes in the Rwenzoris to light forest walks, Uganda's national parks offer plenty of hiking opportunities.

Things to do in Uganda

Hiking the snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains.

7. Visit the tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park: Uganda's most bio-diverse national park, the Ishasha sector of Queens is home to a group of big cats found overhead in their tree-top outposts. 

8. Visit the wild, untamed vastness of Kidepo Valley National Park: in the far north of the country, to visit Kidepo is to journey into a remote pocket of Africa, totally secluded, far from civilisation. 

9. Take some R&R at Bunyonyi and Mutanda: the two lakes in the deep south-west are perfect for relaxation and some light adventuring after a gorilla trek or safari. 

10. Mountain biking, quad biking, and horse-riding at Lake Mburo National Park: typically the final stop along the south-west safari circuit, Mburo is a great place for adventure activities, and has a good diversity of wildlife. 

Things to do in Uganda

Afternoon walk around Lake Mutanda

Extraordinary Experiences in Uganda

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Uganda is home to half the world's Mountain Gorilla population. Seeing these animals up close in their natural habitat is one of the most impressive wildlife encounters in Africa. …

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Uganda Safaris

Uganda Safaris

Uganda’s savannah safari destinations are beautiful, immensely valuable, and extraordinary wildlife encounters that complement a forest adventure or mountain hike perfectly. Each…

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Adrenaline Activities

Adrenaline Activities

If you think that exploring Uganda ties you to a vehicle, think again. White water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, quad biking, hiking, horse riding and much more are possible …

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Extraordinary Destinations in Uganda

Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanzee staring into the distance in Kibale Forest on Kibale habituation experience.

When a chimp whoops, you don’t really hear it. You feel it, somewhere deep within you. Some old part of you. Suddenly, you are no longer a detached observer; you are part of the …

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Lake Mutanda & Bunyonyi

Canoeing at Lake Mutanda.

Water like liquid silver, unrestrained by a circular shoreline, free to flow around small families of islands. An almost perfect mirror reflecting the sun, volcanoes and treelines …

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Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is one of Uganda’s most surprising national parks. Often dropped into an itinerary to break the journey from Bwindi, it has a tendency to over-deliver. …

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Semliki Valley

Semliki Valley

There is something wonderful about sensing a country change, finding your way through yet another of the Earth’s folds down into a different world, subtly different from the one …

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Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park

Wide grass plains, broken only by distant, soft, blue mountains. Gazing at distant horizons punctuated by the smudge of scattered buffalo, not the ant-crawl of safari vehicles.…

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