10 Unforgettable Attractions of Uganda Safari that Everyone Wants To Know!

10 Unforgettable Attractions of Uganda Safari that Everyone Wants To Know!

Pearl of Africa- the most appropriate name given by Sir Winston Churchill to Uganda. The country offers amazing and rarest things of the planet to explore and lost your senses in its natural beauty.

 Uganda is a country that can make you wonder and let you explore everything that you can relate to. The reasons that make Uganda Safaris are more unique;

  • The great weather, where the sun blazes most of the time around the year makes the climate the most enjoyable.
  • The warm people on the street and the friendliest smile will welcome you at first glance.
  • A high style visit in a decent budget, if you are thinking about affordability Uganda is quite reasonable
  • The never-ending natural views with stunning rainforest, mountains, and water spots
  • A cultural diverse that celebrates 50 languages spoken people living inside the country
  • The rich cuisine, mouth-watering authentic Ugandan dishes
  • Exploring the water adventures and meeting enormous birdlife 

Apart from these, the country offers some of the iconic destinations that make Uganda Safari Tours, a masterpiece in the safari world. Here are our hand-picked 10 best Uganda Destinations.   

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Located in south-western Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the largest national parks of Uganda. Covering 331 km², the national park has the oldest and largest biologically diverse rainforests that are approximately dating 25,000 years back. The national park hosts half of the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas i.e. estimated 400 numbers.

Best attraction:

  • Mountain Gorillas
  • Dense rain forest
  • 120 mammals, including several primate species
  • 350 species of birds

Kampala City

Kampala City

Kampala is the largest and the capital city of Uganda that occupies a series of the hill. The elevation is about 3,900 feet. The city is the 13th fastest growing cities of the planet and ranked as the best city to live in East Africa. If you are planning For Uganda Safaris then don’t forget to take a day break to explore Uganda’s blistering city.

Here are few interesting things to do in Kampala:

  • Explore Uganda National Cultural Centre or National Theatre
  • The Kasubi Tombs; the burial site of the royal family of Buganda Kingdom
  • The dotted craft market with ranges of colorful crafts
  • The Uganda Museum; displaying Uganda’s cultural heritage
  • Some finest Restaurants of the country
  • Bulange houses Buganda Kingdom’s administration and parliament

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

Formerly known to the Arabs as Ukerewe, Lake Victoria is the largest lake in the African Continent With a surface area of approximately 59,947 square kilometers. The lake is the world’s 9th largest continental lake with a maximum depth of between 80 and 84 meters.

Things to do in Lake Victoria:

  • Wildlife watching
  • Fishing safari
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Ndere Center
  • Kampala Fair
  • Boat cruises on Lake Victoria

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the country. Those who are interested to view more than primates and looking forward to meeting some of the predators in action Queen Elizabeth National Park is a great place for them to take a tour. Queen Elizabeth safari is mostly combined with the Gorilla trekking safari in the country. Queen Elizabeth safari is mostly combined with the Gorilla trekking safari in the country.

Things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park:

  • Game Drives in the Park
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Tree Climbing Lions
  • Birding in Uganda
  • Launch Cruise/Boat Ride
  • Wildlife Research Tours

Murchison Falls

Murchison Falls, that is widely known as Kabalega Falls is a mesmerizing waterfall located between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert on the Victoria Nile River. The Murchison falls has dense vegetation alongside that is characterized by savannah, riverine forest and woodland.

Things to do in Murchison Falls:

  • A day game drive in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Night game drives
  • Launch Cruise on Nile River
  • Hike to the top of the fall
  • Boat ride

Namirembe Cathedral

Saint Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe, that is commonly referred to as Namirembe Cathedral is one of the iconic landmarks of Uganda. This is a spot must-visit for the religious and faithful visitors. The church is the oldest cathedral in Uganda serves as the provincial cathedral of the Church of Uganda. The cathedral of the church is located on Namirembe Hill, in Kampala city.

Things to know:

  • The cathedral was constructed in 1890
  • The church has a capacity of holding 800 people at a time
  • A great architecture combined with a traditional and western touch
  • The church offers a very scenic and serene place

Baha’i Temple

The Baha’i Temple of Africa is also known as the Mashriqu’l-Adhkar, are the only Bahá’í temple of Africa and one of the 9 Bahá’í temples of the World. This temple is located about just 3 km away from Kampala. After half a century the temple was founded the temple opened its gate for the travelers to visit both the believers and non-believers.  

Things to know:

  • It stands at nearly 38 metres
  • At the time of construction, it was the tallest building in East Africa
  • Its seating capacity is just over 400

Nile River

Nile River

Nile River is the largest river of African continent Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Republic of the Sudan and Egypt and is an important water source of the continent. Not only the largest river of Africa but also the largest in the world (however, Brazilian govt. claims Amazon is the largest), the Nile River is a prime water body that gives birth to many waterfalls in Uganda. The river is about 6696km long and pours its water to over nine countries.

Few activities to explore in the Nile:

  • Jet boating
  • Bungee jumping
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Horse riding
  • Squad biking

Sempaya Hot Spring

Sempaya Hot springs are entangled in the escarpments of Bundibugyo town between two places and are known as male and female springs. Both of the springs have 100 degree Celsius temperature. A nice trek will take you to discover this hot spring; the hike can further lead you to meet some of the amazing wildlife in the Semuliki National Park where the hot spring lies.

Things to know:

  • Female hot spring is located just 30 minutes away from male spring
  • The water of the spring is so hot that sometimes travelers use it to boil banana or egg
  • The hot spring area offers a wide variety of birdlife
  • On both sides of the road, layers of rocks were piled up

Lake Bunyonyi

Located in south-western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale, Lake Bunyonyi is a natural wonder of the earth. The lake is one of the deepest lakes of the African Continent as well as the most beautiful lake of the continent. The lake is surrounded by numerous little islands and is a marvelous place to unwind and chill.

Things to explore:

  • The Lake offers 29 islands
  • The weather is really suitable and offers delicious culinary delights
  • Take a hike through the surrounding small hill offering a spectacular view
  • Go on a motorized boat cruise from one to other islands
  • The lake is home to over 200 bird species.

Uganda Safari Tours is one of the most awaiting trips for a lot of travelers, so if you are one of them then we would suggest planning your trip well. Visit the top Uganda Destinations within a pocket-friendly budget with SASO Uganda Safaris; one of the front-liner safari operators in Uganda. 

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