What to See and Do in Uganda the Pearl of Africa

Posted by on August 15, 2019

What to See and Do in Uganda – Africa’s most Bio-Diverse Country

The Top Things to do and See in Uganda – Tourism Activities in the Pearl of Africa

“What to See and Do in Uganda” -The Things not to miss in Uganda, the Tourist Activities in the Pearl of Africa.  When it comes to Tourism Attractions, a Variety of Things to do and see. There is no other East-African Country that comes close to Uganda. The Pearl of Africa with its Big – 5 Wildlife, Gorillas, Chimpanzees.

What to See and Do in Uganda, the things you should not miss in when visiting the most Bio-Diverse Country in Africa.

The Pearl of Africa is Africa’s Premier Mountain Gorilla Destination, the Best Chimpanzee Destination in East Africa. It has the largest population of the majestic Rothschild Giraffes, and the Elephants are growing in number and not diminishing as in other countries, it is the best Birding Destination in Africa, the River Nile with it adrenaline rush activities such as White Water Rafting.

When it comes to things to see and do, when it comes to Tourist Attractions including Mountain and Volcano Climbing, Uganda comes out as the Winner.

Uganda – more than a Primate Destination – it is Truly the Pearl of Africa.

What to See and Do in Uganda – The Things not to be missed in Uganda

Here are the Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Uganda – Plus More

 1. Gorilla Trekking – Spend 1 or 4 hours with a Mountain Gorilla Family:

Not to be missed in Uganda is its Number 1 Attraction. The Mountain Gorillas, the largest primates in the world which are not found in any zoo. It is Uganda that is home to well over half of the Mountain Gorillas in the world In the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and in Mgahinga Gorilla Park.

Gorillas are on the bucket list for many.  In Uganda, you can make that dream come true on a Gorilla Trekking Safari where you are one hour with a Gorilla Family.  You can also spend 4 hours with a gorilla family on an all-day trek during the Gorilla Habituation Experience.

Uganda means stretching your Gorilla Permit Dollars with 600 USD ($700 July 1, 2020) for one hour with a Gorilla Family or 4 hours on the Gorilla Habituation for 1,500 USD – affordable Lodging and easy Access by Flying into Kigali, Rwanda and Trekking Gorillas in Uganda.

 2.  Chimpanzee Trekking – Spend 1 Hour or All-Day with a Group of Chimpanzees:

Uganda has more Chimpanzees than any other East African Country, and there are 5000 of them.  1,500 Chimpanzees are in Kibale Forest, the Primate Capital of East Africa with 12 species of Primates and the best Chimpanzee Trekking in the region.

You can either go on a one hour trek or spend all day with the chimpanzees on a Chimpanzee Habituation Experience.

More and more are choosing the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience (CHEX) over normal Chimpanzee Trekking.

Uganda is the Premier Chimpanzee Destination in East Africa. Kibale Forest is often referred to as the Primate Capital.

 3. The River Nile – with its many Adrenaline Pumping Adventurous Experiences:

Uganda is home of the Lake Victoria Source of the Nile in Jinja,  East Africa’s Adventure Capital where some of the best White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Bungee Jumping is found.

The White Nile flows north through Uganda to the Mediterranean Sea. Besides Jinja, you do not want to miss the sight of the Nile plunging down the Western Rift Escarpment in Murchison Falls Park. Which is, the most potent Waterfall in the world and as you take Hike up along the Falls, you will feel the ground trembling from the force of this mighty River.

The River Nile, one of the Top Things to do and see in Uganda.

 4.  Kidepo Valley – Africa’s Number 3 Wildlife Park – Africa as it used to be:

The remote and unvisited Kidepo Valley Park is always talked about, receives Accolades such as being named the number one destination by Wanderlust, CNN Travel called it the 3rd Best Park in Africa.  It also has been called a lost Eden, to us, it is African as it used to be, as you might imagine it.

Experience vast Buffalo herds, Giraffes, majestic Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Zebras, Rothschild Giraffes, Ostriches and more all without the crowds found in most African Wildlife Parks.

Remote Kidepo Valley Park is home to not just splendid scenery and wildlife but one of Cultural Discoveries such as one of the most ethnic groups in East Africa, the Ik People high on Mount Morungole where the only road is a footpath and the Karamojong Tribe, a fierce Warrior – Nomad Tribe where cattle is king.

Kidepo Valley Park – one of the Top Things to do and see in Uganda.

 5. Tree-Climbing Lions of Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth Park- Best Place in Africa to see them:

Ishasha Region in Queen Elizabeth Park is the best location in all of East Africa to see Tree-Climbing Lions.  There about 50 plus lions in four pride that daily climb up into the Fig-Trees

The Lions are best seen in the trees after 8 am and before 6 pm – they sleep the day away, up to 15 hours, in the comfort trees.

Scientists are still trying to figure out why and there various ideas such as avoiding insects on the ground or even something unique to these Lions.

The Tree-Climbing Lions of Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth Park- one of the Top Things to do and see in Uganda.

 6. Rhino Trekking on Foot in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary:

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a large sprawling wildlife reserve on the way to Murchison Falls National Park.  Here you can trek Rhinos on foot and get closeup for some great photo opportunities as you are accompanied by Rangers who only take you on this unique trek but give you insight into the daily lives of the Rhinos.

The Sanctuary is a conservation and Preservation Project with the intent of restocking Murchison Falls National Park with them.

The Rhino Trek is taken by most of our clients that we take in on Safari to Murchison Falls Park or it becomes an overnight stop with Rhino Trek for Clients that we bring to Kidepo Valley Park.

The Rhinos of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – one of the Top Things to do and see in Uganda.

 7. The largest Population of the Endangered Rothschild Giraffes in Africa:

The Rothschild Giraffes, also called the Baringo or Uganda Giraffes are an endangered species.  They are tallest and most majestic Giraffes, and the best place in Africa to see them in the Wild is in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park.

Here you can find herds exceeding 50 in number on the Savannah, a fantastic sight.  There are 1,000 Rothschild Giraffes in the park, a smaller amount in Kidepo Valley Park and Lake Mburo National Park.

Such numbers of Rothschild Giraffes are only found in Murchison Falls National Park and no other parks in East Africa.

The Rothschild Giraffes- one of the Top Things to do and see in Uganda.

 8.  The Elusive Endangered Shoebill Stork – see this Prehistoric Bird in Uganda:

The Shoebill Stork – its habitat is under threat, myths and legends have gotten killed, Eggs Stolen for International Trade.  In spite of all of that, you can see the Shoebill Stork throughout various parks and places in Uganda.

If the Shoebill Stork is the Bird that you would like to see on Safari with us, we will make sure that you do.

The Shoebill Storks can be found in Mabamba Swamp and Lugogo Swamp inside of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, on the River Nile in Murchison Falls Park.  Along Lake George in Queen Elizabeth Park and the Semliki Wildlife Reserve to name a few places.

The Prehistoric Shoebill Stork – one of the Top Things to do and see in Uganda.

 9. The Golden Monkeys found in Mgahinga Gorilla Park:

The Golden Monkeys are found only in the Virunga Volcanoes which are located in Uganda in Mgahinga Gorilla Park in the Southwest Corner of the country.

Uganda has the most Golden Monkeys, and several groups are open for visitation.  You can also go on a more extended Golden Monkey Habituation Experience.  The experience of being in their presence in the Bamboo Forest of the Volcanoes is fantastic.  They will be all around you, there are quite handsome and stand out from other primates.

This is an endangered species and of the issues is that they are not reproducing enough and their numbers are slowly declining.  They are also not to be confused with the Chinese Golden Monkeys, which are different.

The endangered Golden Monkeys – one of the Top Things to do and see in Uganda.

 10. The Batwa Pygmies – the First People of the Forest: 

The Batwa People where the first people to live in Southwest Uganda, neighboring Congo and Rwanda.  They lived in forests, they were hunters and gatherers and lived in harmony with nature, never taking more than they could use.

The Batwa People were evicted in 1991 from the forests to make room for tourism.  This was done without compensation when the parks were established. Their lives were reduced to begging, and they became squatters, a people without representation.  Today they are keeping the culture alive by taking tourists into the ancient forests and showing them about how the used to live, the medicines that they gathered, the berries that they ate and the small mammals that they hunted. You can do spend time with them n the Buhoma Area of Bwindi Forest, in Buniga Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park.

Authentic Cultural Encounters with the Batwa – one of the Top Things to do and see in Uganda.

 Uganda – Off- the Beaten Tourist Path

More and more want to discover Uganda off-the-Beaten Tourist Path – the Uganda that is beneath-the-Radar, the Uganda that is not in pre-packaged tours.

Uganda is filled with off-the-beaten Tourist path possibilities with authentic, unstaged experiences.

Let us know, and we will unlock that Uganda for you such as the remote, vast northeastern Karamoja region of Uganda, cultural experiences that are not even packaged as a tourist destination.

Let us know what you are looking for, and we will create for you, your personalized off-of the beaten path Safari to the under the radar of Uganda.

Wilderness Experiences, Primate offerings such as the one o a kind Gorilla Habituation Experience or even private Gorilla Treks where it is you, the Gorillas and the Rangers.  The list of possibilities is endless.

 Add To that – Uganda, one of Africa’s Friendliest Countries, which is Safe & Secure:

Uganda is not only home to the best Primates, Wildlife and Scenic Wonders, but you are hosted by some of the most welcoming and friendliest people in all of Africa.

Uganda is Safe and Secure for visitors, and it is a stable country where your Safari Vehicle will not be hijacked or its occupants robbed as in     South Africa.

Uganda is a country of incredible Beauty which can also be applied to its people.

Uganda is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world where you can still experience Authentic Africa as it used to be.

Enjoy Friendly, Safe, and Stable Uganda on a Safari – you will see why it is called the Pearl of Africa.

 Discover Our Uganda:

Experience the Uganda that we know, friendly, safe, secure, and stable.  The safest place to be in Uganda is on a Safari with Kabiza Wilderness Safaris.

We do one thing only, Create Memorable Safaris in the Pearl of Africa – Uganda. Something we have done for over a decade.  Moderately Priced and Luxury Safaris in the Heart of  Africa.

Uganda is more than Mountain Gorillas, a reality that many do not realize.  The most bio-diverse country in Africa, no wonder it is called the Pearl of Africa.

Discover Uganda we know on Safari. Allow us to assist you as you plan your time in Africa and introduce you to the most bio-diverse country on the continent.

There is only one thing we do, create memorable Safaris in the Pearl of Africa – Uganda.

There are more Top Things To Do and See in Uganda – You can Hike through Uganda, See and Do things on a Family Safari in Kid-Friendly Uganda, See the Romantic Side of Uganda on a Honeymoon – Uganda when it comes to Tourist Attractions, things to do and see is filled with endless Choices.