Top 10 Things to Do in Uganda

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Uganda is the pearl of Africa. This beautiful East African country is endowed with a lot of amazing things; food, birds,  gorillas and more. There are lots of amazing places to visit on a safari in Uganda including Kampala, Lake Victoria, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, River Nile! There are lots of things to do in Uganda. Here are the most popular 10 adventures that you will enjoy in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.

Go Birding in Uganda

Birds, birds, birds. I LOVE BIRDS! And Uganda has more than 1000 species: pretty, beautiful, stunning, huge, noisy, elegant, comical, graceful, they’re all here.

Wildlife Safaris

Elephants brought me to Uganda. (Yeah I know, most people would just get on a plane!)

Go Gorilla Trekking

Uganda is one of the only three countries in the world that host the endangered mountain gorillas. You can enjoy a gorilla trek through the tropical rain forest and the Uganda’s Gentle Giants within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. A gorilla permit goes for US$700 per person [per trek] and during the off-peak season, there are discounted prices of up to USD450 per person.

Adventures in Jinja

Jinja, Source of the Nile, interesting colonial architecture, a market that is less congested than Kampala’s – and location for some memorable weekends at Nile River Camp.

Raft the Mighty River Nile

The River Nile in Jinja is quite a big deal for Uganda visitors – “Bring it on!” I screamed on my first Grade 5 white water rafting expedition. Second time around, I invited a friend to take my place; third time rafting, and I bailed out as the biggest rapids approached! Feeling nervous, learning to trust your guide, screaming with laughter as you successfully (or not!) negotiate the rapids, you’ll certainly never forget a day on the Nile.

Cruises Along Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria – The world’s second largest freshwater lake – and the largest on the African continent – is where we taught our dogs to swim. Even as my feet crunched onto the tiny snails on the lake bed, I seem to have so far avoided Bilharzia! Can dogs catch it too?

Search for the Tree Climbing Lions

The search for the famed tree climbing lions in the Ishasha Sector is quite a breathtaking adventure – and a lot bigger in real life!

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