Uganda's top attractions
Top attractions in Uganda
Go gorilla trekking in misty Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Track chimpanzees in beautiful Kibale National Park Raft and tube the upper Nile from the colonial town of Jinja, East Africa's adventure capital See the thundering cascades of Murchison Falls on a boat safari, and then go an epic game drive Trek the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains on the Kilembe or Central Circuit Trail – and climb Africa's third highest peak if you want a challenge! Have close encounters with hippos, buffalos, elephants and crocodiles on a boat safari of the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park Take a boda boda (motorbike) tour of the capital city Kampala and take in a cultural show or two Go on a sunset safari bike ride (or walking safari) through Lake Mburo National Park Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to see endangered black rhinos Hike to Sipi Falls and abseil down the cliff face alongside it, then visit a nearby coffee farm for some yummy tastings
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What can I expect from Uganda's landscape?
What wildlife will I see in Uganda?
Gorillas and chimpanzees
Uganda is an incredibly beautiful country and the guides showed us some of its most stunning spots ... visiting the Bwindi gorillas was a very special and impressive experience, it’s tremendously fascinating to see these peaceful giants in their natural habitat.
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What do I need to do to prepare for a visit to Uganda?
Check that you have a passport valid for at least six more months. Apply for a visa to enter Uganda. This can be done online. If you'll also be visiting neighbouring countries then you can apply for an East African tourist visa which will be valid for 90 days and which will allow multiple entries into Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Most passport holders should now be able to apply for a visa online for around €50. But be sure to check visa requirements yourself on your Government's website. Get vaccinations recommended for visitors from your country to Uganda. It's recommended that you visit your GP at least five weeks prior to your trip to arrange everything. Check ahead what you might need online. Pack comfortable and light clothing as well as shoes suitable for gorilla trekking, safari and other outdoors pursuits. Shoes or boots with gaiters to protect your ankles are a good idea for rainforest exploration. Read more in our guide of what to pack for gorilla trekking. You may also wish to make arrangements for international roaming with your phone service provider. Uganda generally has good mobile coverage across the country and Wi-Fi is available in many hotels and other businesses in cities and tourist areas.
Follow Alice to Uganda
The Uganda gorilla trek adventure was absolutely incredible! I wasn't sure what to expect and the the itinerary completely surpassed my expectations. From doing a cycle safari to beautiful boat rides - it was simply amazing. Of course the main feature, gorilla trekking, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience I will never forget. Dan made the safari and the trip around it unforgettable. It didn't feel like travelling with a tour guide but more with a good friend who has invited you to his home country.