Ultimate Uganda Safari And Other Things To Do In Uganda

  • Gazelle Safari Africa

  • Uganda
  • Dec 08, 2022

There are a ton of things for anyone to do on a tour visit to Uganda although it is still the least popular of all the East African nations for a safari experience. There are many spectacular wildlife encounters and natural treasures in this country.

The majority of a typical wildlife Uganda Safari takes place in one of the country’s national parks, such as Queen Elizabeth, Kidepo Valley, Lake Mburo, or Murchison Falls. Other experiences in Uganda include going to fascinating historical sites, religious sites, and traditional and cultural landmarks.

Due to a large number of tribes, Uganda is a melting pot with diverse cultures and traditions making it a top attraction for cultural safaris and tours.

Anyone who manages to make their way into this African gem can go on an Uganda Safari and have the most incredible life experiences. Gorilla trekking tours in Uganda’s Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla national parks, which are home to more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world, have become a highlight of any safari.

These experiences are spiced up with a variety of beautiful flora and fauna as well as an intriguing encounter with warm people and culture, making them both educational and enjoyable.

While the dry Savannah national parks draw a wide range of safari activities like game drives, scenic viewing, birding tours, and many others, the exclusive primate safaris in Uganda like gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking vacations appear to be rainy virtually all the time throughout the year.

Other Things To Do In Uganda

If going on safari is not your cup of tea, no need to worry. There are still loads of things to do in Uganda for an unforgettable experience.

1.    Explore Kampala


Kampala, located to the northeast of Entebbe, is a vibrant city with a fascinating past. Visits to the capital city make your time in Uganda worthwhile and give you a chance to experience more of the true Africa!

Our local guide can take you to various sites within the city like The Kasubi Tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the final resting place of four Buganda kings. This place should definitely be visited if you have the time.

In addition, we suggest dining at the Ndere Cultural Center, where visitors are entertained by a traditional dance show.

2.    Enjoy yourself on Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria

Make the most of Lake Victoria while you’re in Entebbe! Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya all share this magnificent body of water. You can;

  • Go kayaking at dawn or dusk
  • A game of volleyball
  • Go swimming
  • Canoeing

3.    Observe Endangered Rhinos

Uganda Safaris

There are no rhinos to be found in Uganda’s national parks because of poaching. The good news is that numerous white rhinos can be found living contentedly in the vast Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

The rhino reintroduction project founded the refuge in 2005, and proceeds from admission go toward the breeding program and eventual release of the animals into the wild. On 7,000 acres of pasture, these gorgeous, endangered species are free to roam.

On a one- to two-hour hike, you may observe them up close as they forage in their natural environment. This is an incredible African experience that you must not miss!

4.    Go to the equator

Kayabwe in Mpigi District is where you’ll discover a scattering of gift shops and eateries. This is the greatest location in Uganda to cross the equator. The Queen Elizabeth National Park contains a marker that marks the equator as well.

5.    Adventure in Jinja

The tiny colonial town of Jinja is Uganda’s adventure capital, and it’s the ideal site to start your trip. The White Nile emerges from Lake Victoria at Jinja. Many people believe that this is the actual source of the Nile!

It’s a breathtaking location, so we advise staying at least a couple of nights there to stoke your adrenaline during the day and unwind by the shore at night. The town itself boasts stunning colonial-era buildings and a lively local neighborhood.

The following are some of the thrilling adventure activities available in or near Jinja;

  • Kayaking
  • White-water rafting
  • Tubing
  • Bungee jumping
  • Mountain biking

6.    Canoe on Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi

One of the nation’s greatest natural riches is Lake Bunyonyi, which is thought to be the second-deepest lake in Africa.

Although there are 29 islands of all sizes and forms spread across the lake, which is surrounded by lush, terraced hills, they are what give it its most enchanting appearance.

It’s the ideal location for relaxing, riding a quad bike around the neighborhood, or going bird-watching. In fact, you guessed correctly: the name “bunyonyi” comes from the fact that the lake is home to a huge variety of bird species in the local language. Be sure to check out those breathtaking views while getting your camera ready.

7.    Boat cruise on Kazinga channel

This canal, which connects Lake Edward and Lake George, is one of the most significant elements in Queen Elizabeth National Park and should not be overlooked!

The park is well-known for having the highest density of hippos in the world, who also happen to coexist with Nile crocodiles. Without a doubt, I wouldn’t want to fall into that water!

A fantastic option to keep your distance while still seeing these magnificent animals in their natural environment is to take a boat tour along the channel.

8.    Visit Lake Katwe

Traditional salt-mining Lake Katwe is renowned for its superior salt. On the lake’s side, a lovely pattern of tiny salt mines may be seen. We advise stopping over to watch how the locals mine salt on your way to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Just so you know, the lake was created during a powerful volcanic explosion.

9.    Visit the Source of the Nile

Did you know that the Nile River originates in Uganda? The majority of people are aware that it is the world’s longest river. You will be close to Jinja, where the great Nile begins, while you are in the vicinity of the Murchison Falls National Park.

The town of Jinja and its surroundings are referred to as the “adrenaline capital of East Africa” if that isn’t thrilling enough for you.

Extreme sports like bungee jumping, mountain biking, kayaking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and quad biking can get a thrilling rush.

10. Hike to Sipi Falls

Sipi Falls

Sipi Falls, located in Mount Elgon National Park not far from Kampala, is a collection of three large waterfalls that cascade in a 99 m drop down the mountain’s lower slopes.

From the little trading hub of Sipi, you can embark on a variety of hikes. A day trip from the main waterfall to the three smaller falls that are upstream is doable if you’re feeling bold. One of which has a lovely bathing hole at its base. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit!

Additionally, you may abseil down the cliff face next to the main waterfall, which is a must-do for adventure-seeking tourists!


Other interesting activities include visiting historical buildings, palaces, and temples in the nation’s capital. Uganda safari packages and more experiences are available from Gazelle Safaris in a variety of price ranges. What are you still holding out for? Join us as we set off on one of the most rewarding Uganda Safari Holidays.


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