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Uganda Tourist Sites – The Ultimate Guide to Every Destination in Uganda

Welcome to Uganda Tourist Sites, the ultimate guide to every destination in Uganda.  Here are the best places where to go including national parks, game reserves, water falls, great attractions including lakes, rivers, islands, tropical beaches, etc. This destination guide also features the best places to stay, travel tips and best advice to help you plan a perfect holiday in Uganda.

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This online guide has hundreds of pages on the best destinations to visit, things to do, top things to see, and exclusive information on how to get around Uganda. From all of the major attractions such as the rare mountain gorillas to the hidden gems of the back country. Get to know about Uganda’s incredible wildlife including mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, birds and more in national parks, game reserves, forest reserves and sanctuaries. Are you interested in natural landmarks? Find beaches, historic sites, amusement parks, aquariums, sanctuaries, zoos and family destinations.

Plan Your Safari

Are you looking for where to stay in a particular national park? Uganda Tourist Sites is a resource for locals and visitors looking for fun and interesting places to visit while in Uganda. Learn about the different things to see while on a Uganda safari as well as tourist activities that you can include in your trip itinerary.

Top Things to Do in Uganda

The quality and the sheer number of holiday activities available to travelers enjoying Uganda Safaris is almost as diverse as the landscape of the country. You should be able to find enough interesting activities to keep any member of your family or group entertained, regardless of your destination. Your destination, of course, will determine the type of activities that are locally available. From gorilla trekking safaris to Bwindi Forest, game viewing, mountain trekking, sight seeing to beach holidays that offer entirely a leisure experience in tranquil nature, Uganda has everything to keep you entertained. The activities listed below do not take into account what many travelers consider to be activities.

Things to Do in Uganda

  • Gorilla Trekking: Meeting the Mountain gorillas in the wild is a must for Uganda travelers. You can enjoy this experience only in Uganda, Rwanda or DR Congo.
  • Wildlife Safaris: Uganda has 6 savanna national parks that offer game viewing with less crowds! This makes Uganda, the ultimate ecotourism destination for traditional African safaris.
  • Balloon Safaris: This is a new exciting adventure in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park.
  • Bird Watching: Uganda is home to more than 1065 bird species. It is among the top destinations for birding enthusiasts visiting Africa.
  • White Water Rafting: Raft the Nile, the world’s second longest river. The grade 5 rapids in Jinja offer the thrill you need if you love fighting against the waters!
  • Bungee Jumping: World class adrenaline adventure not to miss in Jinja, Eastern Uganda.
  • Mountaineering: Do you love hiking? The R (also known as legendary mountains of the moon) and Mount Elgon provide a challenge that will train you for a climb of Mount Everest!
  • Volcano Hiking: The Virunga Volcanoes are worthy climbing. Hike up and touch the clouds in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Planning for a Safari?

Would you like to explore Uganda and see its unique treasures? We are here to help you enjoy a great safari in Uganda.

  • We are a group of expert travelers who can help direct you to your perfect vacation.
  • We give objective advice for your specific vacation plans to ensure you have the greatest and most complete travel experience possible on a Uganda Safari.
  • We are able to provide detailed daily itinerary.
  • We are unbiased and not a travel agency. We book no travel, just make recommendations for your perfect trip. You can then book with a travel agency, on-line or your preferred method of booking.

Top Tourist Destinations to Visit in Uganda

There are many interesting places to visit in Uganda. These include national parks, game reserves, forest reserves, ecotourism sites, adventure parks, important landmarks etc. Here are some of the great places where you can enjoy a safari in Uganda. Here are some of the featured destinations you should not miss;

  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – A UNESCO world heritage site that is home to almost half of the world’s mountain gorillas.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park, the best place to enjoy experiential safaris and game viewing.
  • Kibale Forest National Park home to 13 different primate species
  • Murchison Falls National Park home to the scenic Murchison Falls. Lots of wildlife & beautiful scenery

Bwindi Forest National Park

Looking for a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda? Located in Western Uganda, Bwindi Forest is the most popular tourist site in Uganda, home to the extincting mountain gorillas. Read More

Queen Elizabeth National Park

This is the second most popular tourist destination taking Uganda Safaris. It is the most popular destination for holiday makers having a big population of tree climbing lions. Read More

Murchison Falls National Park

Renowned safari park with diverse fauna and flora, home the great scenic Murchison falls and a variety of animals, birds and plants. Read More

Kidepo National Park

Located in the extreme northern part of Uganda, Kidepo has an amazing array of wildlife and its indeed the best for game viewing.

Kibale Forest National Park

This is the best place for chimpanzee tracking while in Uganda. The forest has over 13 primates that thrive in the forest. Read More

Rwenzori National Park

Also known as the mountains of the moon, Rwenzori Mountain is one the best places for hiking to the glaciated peaks.

Uganda Travel Guide

Located astride the Equator, Uganda is one of the most captivating destinations in Africa. Also referred to as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is a destination that has been visited by many travelers including explorers who came around the mid 1880s, seeking to find the Source of the Nile River! Up to today, Uganda attracts thousands of visitors who take different adventures in its countryside with the most popular being gorilla tracking in the ancient tropical rainforests of Western Uganda. On this Exclusive Guide to Uganda’s tourist sites, we have provided a page with helpful travel / tourist related information that we feel you may find very useful! Visit out travel guide section for useful travel tips and information.

Adventure Guide

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park is a wonderful experience, that allows travelers see the endangered gorillas up close in the wild tropical rain forests of Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga National Park. On a gorilla safari you to get up close to these gentle giants of the jungle on a wild safari in their natural habitat. Find all the information you need to know about mountain gorillas, places to track these apes, gorilla permit costs, when to go and how to plan a gorilla tour in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.

You can also plan a combined tour to the neighboring destinations such as Rwanda and Congo. A Rwanda tour can involve several adventures including gorilla trekking, volcano hiking, cultural tours and more. From this website, start planning get highlights of the best things to see in Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Uganda is blessed with three amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These world known attractions include two spectacular National Parks and an endangered royal burial ground (cultural site). These UNESCO World Heritage Sites include;

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The popular Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the ancient forests is situated in the South-western part of Uganda, and covers an area of 331 square kilometers. This magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site was gazzeted in 1992 (the same year with Mgahinga National Park) and was inscribed to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1994. This Site characterized by different altitudes that range from 1160 meters to 2706 meters above sea level and is a biod8iversityy hotspot that prides itself as a home to over 120 mammal species, more than 350 bird species, 27 species of reptiles, over 200 butterfly species, more than 200 tree species and over 104 species of ferns. The most paramount attraction within this Park is the critically endangered Mountain gorillas, several endemic species and numerous tree species, but it is one of the strictly protected Forests with limited access granted to the local community members living around the National Park. In order to make the local community members benefit from the Park without necessarily entering it for firewood, the 20% revenue sharing scheme was introduced to make them benefit from different community development projects.

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

This Magnificent Park covering an area of 998 square kilometers is one of the most spectacular sites that Uganda prides herself in. Rwenzori Mountains National Park is situated in Western Uganda and is characterized by spectacular glaciers, crystal clear rivers, snow-capped Peaks, stunning Lakes, eye-popping waterfalls and boasts of interesting flora and fauna species such as several mammal species, over 250 bird species including bird species endemic to the Albertine Rift region and 17 species endemic to the Rwenzori Mountains, 15 butterfly species. This magnificent mountain is the third highest mountain in Africa with a height 5109 meters above sea level. Rwenzori Mountains National park was gazzeted in 1991 and in UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 it was inscribed. This national park is demarcated with clear boundaries to reduce on encroachment by the Local Communities and like other Parks in Uganda is managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Kasubi Royal Tombs

This incredible site is nestled on the hillsides outside Kampala City, in Kasubi. This Site was the burial ground for Buganda Kings, and four Kings (Kabaka in Luganda) and other members of the royal family were buried in this historical site. The intricate Architectural designs depict the ancient designs used in the 13th Century. This site declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001 is considered a religious and cultural site, but was mysteriously gutted by fire in 2010, but is currently undergoing construction supported by the Japanese Government to restore it back.

Latest News, Updates & Travel Tips

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11 New Bird Species Discovered in Uganda

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