Things to Do in Uganda
The diverse topography across Uganda provides an endless choice of activities and wildlife viewing with over 1000 species of birds and 338 recorded mammals. Join game safaris through Queen Elizabeth National Park and search for tree climbing lion within the Ishasha Region. Photograph exotic birds as you sail on the Kazinga Channel or hike along the Murchison Falls.
For an unforgettable encounter trek in Bwindi Impenetrable forest and Mt Gahinga National Park in search of some of the last remaining mountain gorillas or look for the chimpanzees that call Kibale Forest and Kyambura Gorge home. Thrill seekers will find an exciting opportunity in Jinja where you can white water raft on the White Nile. Many itineraries involve driving throughout the country where you can experience the culture and ways of local life along your journey. Let our expert team of guides show you the best things to do in Uganda.
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Chimp trekking in Budongo Forest
Murchison Falls, Uganda
Best for: Adventure, Wildlife, Couples, Off the beaten track
To the south of Murchison Falls National Park is Budongo Forest, home to around 80 habituated chimpanzee, and the perfect location for adventurous and exciting chimpanzee trekking in a tropical rainforest.
Chimp trekking in Kibale Forest
Kibale Forest, Uganda
Best for: Wildlife, Adventure, Couples
Kibale Forest in western Uganda is home to 13 different species of primate, and is the main area for chimpanzee trekking in the country. Sighting rates are high, and you will have the incredible opportunity to get up close to these fascinating animals.
Chimpanzee close up
Best for: Wildlife, Couples, Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism
Discover the fascinating world of chimpanzee at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe, and have the unique opportunity to interact with the young chimpanzee. Meet your closest relatives in this once in a lifetime experience!
Kibale Forest and Semliki Wildlife Reserve, Uganda
Best for: Adventure, Wildlife, Off the beaten track
Spend a day in Kibale Forest observing the resident chimpanzee population. Step off the beaten track and enjoy the company of a chimpanzee family in the process of habituation, alongside expert guides and researchers.
Game Drives - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
Best for: Wildlife, Adventure
Embark on game drives through Queen Elizabeth National Park, understandably Uganda's most popular tourist destination, set against the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains, with the Kazinga Channel flowing through the park.
Game drives in Kidepo National Park
Kidepo National Park, Uganda
Best for: Wildlife, Couples, Adventure
As one of Uganda's most remote national parks, Kidepo offers one of the most exclusive safari experiences. Head out on a game drive to see which animals you can find in this unspoilt Ugandan wilderness.