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Best Places to Visit in Uganda

Uganda The pearl of Africa has got tapestry landscapes, beautiful wildlife, friendly people; different historical and cultural attractions all packed in one small country. Uganda has some of the most unforgettable safari activities in different places.

What you can expect when you visit Uganda’s best places are the friendly people in each regional place you visit.

Here is a list of some of the top compiled Uganda tourist places that you must not miss during your next trip to the Pearl of Africa. Make sure you don’t let your favorite travel buddies to miss this!

Find best tourist places to visit in Uganda, attractions, sightseeing tours, & traveler for a perfect holiday.

1.         Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is so dense that visitors can only explore it on foot. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to hundreds of mountain gorillas.

Location: Southwestern Uganda.

What to See: Over 100 mammal species and over 300 species of birds.

What to Do: Gorilla tracking, hiking, nature walks, mountain biking, bird watching and cultural tours.

Some of the Accommodation: Silver Back safari lodge, Mahogany Safari Lodge(Luxury) Gorilla Forest Camp, Buhoma Haven (Midrange) Traveler’s Nest, Buhoma Community (Budget)

2.         Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most popular places to visit in Uganda. It spreads over several districts. It would take about 5 hours to drive from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Location: Western Uganda.

What to See: About 95 species of mammals and over 500 bird species.

What to Do: Cave exploration, chimp tracking, game viewing, boat rides on Kazinga Channel, hiking and nature walks in Maramagambo Forest.

Some of the Accommodations: Mweya Safari Lodge, Chameleon Safari Lodge (Luxury) Bush Lodge, Elephant Plains (Midrange) Enganzi River Lodge,Simba safari Camp

3.         Kibale National Park

This park spreads over a tropical forest. It borders Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Location: Southern Uganda.

What to see: 70 species of mammals including chimpanzees, and over 300 species of birds.

What to Do: Bird watching, chimp tracking, hiking and nature walks.

Some of the Accommodations: Kyaninga Safari Lodge, Ndali Lodge (Luxury) Primate Lodge, Kibale Forest Camp (Midrange) Kibale Guest House, Rwetere Safari Camp (Budget)

4.         Murchison Falls National Park

Visit one of Uganda’s top-notch national parks.  Murchison falls national park is a safari jewel in Uganda due to its different game views as well as the stunning Murchison falls from which the park’s name was derived. The park shelters a number of wildlife animals like four of the big five, which include Leopards, buffaloes, elephants and lions, which are among the 76 mammal species that are found in the park.

Location: Northwestern Uganda.

What to See: Murchison Falls, the big five, over 450 species of birds, hippos, giraffes and antelopes. It has the largest population of Nile crocodiles in Uganda.

What to Do: Explore the waterfalls, go fishing.

Some of the Accommodations: Paara Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge (Luxury) Nile River Lodge, Sambiya River Lodge (Midrange) Red Chilli, Tembo Safari Camp (Budget)

5.         Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

This wildlife protection area is home to rhinos and other wildlife species.

Location: Central Uganda.

What to See: Rhinos, monkeys, antelopes, hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds.

What to Do: Rhino trekking, bird watching, canoe riding and nature walks.

Some of the Accommodations:

6.         Entebbe Botanical Gardens

Location: Entebbe.

What to See: Birds, monkeys, plant life,

What to Do: Visit Uganda Wildlife Education Center, Botanical Gardens, Town tour

Some of the Accommodations: Botanica Beach Hotel, Imperial Royale Hotel (Luxury) 2Friends Hotel, Entebbe Inn (Midrange)

7.         Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

The 100 acre sanctuary is home to orphaned chimpanzees.

Location: Ngamba Island.

What to See: Chimpanzees.

What to Do: Viewing chimpanzees.

Some of the Accommodations:

8.         Sipi Falls

This breathtaking attraction is located on the edge of Mount Elgon’s national park.

Location: Eastern Uganda.

What to See: Waterfalls.

What to Do: Hiking up Mount Elgon.

Some of the Accommodations:

9.         Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

The enchanting dense forests of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are home to mountain gorillas.

Location: Southwestern Uganda.

What to See: Mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, elephants, bushbucks, forest buffalos and a variety of birds.

What to Do: Bird watching, gorilla tracking, hiking around Virunga Volcanoes and climbing the volcanoes.

Some of the Accommodations:

10.       Lake Mburo National Park

Location: Western Uganda.

What to See: About 300 species of birds and a range of mammals that include impalas, buffalos and zebras.

What to Do: Game viewing, birding, sport fishing, boat rides, horseback riding and hiking in Rubanga Forest.

Some of the Accommodations:

11.       Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake and the lifeline of regions around it, in the three East African countries. In Uganda, there are a number of luxury hotels around this lake.

Location: Southeastern Uganda.

What to See: The spectacular landscape and its islands.

What to Do: Island hopping, cultural tours.

Some of the Accommodations:

12.       Ssese Islands

This group of 84 islands is divided into the Bugala Group and Koome Group.

Location: Lake Victoria.

What to See: Wildlife including primates.

What to Do: Exploring the islands.

Some of the Accommodations:

13.       Kidepo National Park

Location: Northeastern Uganda.

What to See: Lions, cheetahs, leopards, giraffes, zebras and birds.

What to Do: Game drives, exploring the valleys of Kidepo and Narus rivers.

Some of the Accommodations:

14.       Lake Bunyonyi

It is one of the deepest lakes in Africa.

Location: Southwestern Uganda.

What to See: Islands, fascinating terraced hillsides.

What to Do: Exploring the islands, boat riding.

Some of the Accommodations:

15.       Rwenzori Mountains

The national park in Rwenzori Mountains is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Location: Southwestern Uganda.

What to see: waterfalls, mountain vegetation, lakes and glaciers.

What to Do: Mountain climbing.

Some of the Accommodations

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