If you’ve always dreamed of visiting Africa and are interested in planning a trip of a lifetime to Uganda, which is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa, simply reading to discover a few of the top experiences which Uganda has to offer.
5 Of the top experiences in Uganda:
- Take a trip to Murchison Falls
Murchison Falls in an impressive waterfall which can be viewed either by boat or by following a hiking trail to the top of the falls. The Murchison Falls is caused by the River Nile being forced through a narrow seven-meter gap, which forms a stunning waterfall.
As an added bonus, if you choose to visit the falls, it pays to keep your eyes peeled as you may be lucky enough to spot wild game such as elephants, leopards or lions. All of which are regularly spotted near Murchison Falls.
- Visit the Kibale Forest National Park
If you’d like the chance to see chimpanzees in their natural habitat, it’s well worth planning a trip to the Kibale Forest National Park, where you’ll be able to participate in a three-hour primate walk. Which involves hiking through the jungle with an experienced guide in order to view chimpanzees in their natural environment.
Alternatively, the national park also offers a day-long habituation experience, which you may be interested in booking. If you are travelling with your kids, be sure to bring lots of snacks as it is a full day experience.
- Lion tracking
If you hope to spot wild lions during your exciting trip to Uganda, your first stop should be the Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you’ll get a rare opportunity to track lions as part of the national park’s popular Uganda Carnivore Program.
Better yet, if you sign up to participate in the Uganda Carnivore Program, your guide will also be able to tell you about the park’s lion conservation program and the difficulties which the park’s staff face in their efforts to increase Uganda’s lion population.
- Meet members of the Batwa tribe
While your number one reason for traveling to Uganda may be to enjoy a variety of once of lifetime wildlife experiences that you can’t participate in, anywhere else in the world, whilst you’re in Uganda it’s also well worth interacting with local Ugandans.
If you’re interested in learning a bit about an authentic Ugandan tribe, you’ll be able to book a meet and greet experience with members of a traditional Batwa tribe. As the Batwa tribe are one of the oldest tribes in Uganda.
- Embark on an adventurous Gorilla trek
If you’d love to be able to view wild Gorillas in their own habitat from a safe, respectful distance, it’s well worth booking a Gorilla trek, which involves hiking into’s Uganda’s lush jungle in order to spot a family of mountain gorillas. If you’re lucky you may even spot a large male silverback gorilla!
Just be warned that the terrain which you’ll cover may be slightly challenging, however your guide will be able to clear paths for you using a machete. An example of a national park which offers daily Gorilla treks is the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
So if you’ve been contemplating planning a trip of a lifetime to Uganda, hopefully you’re now convinced that a Uganda tour would make the perfect vacation destination for your next overseas adventure.