If you’re planning on heading out to Africa sometime in the coming months for an adventurous getaway, one country you really should consider visiting is Uganda. Uganda has experienced a bit of a tourism boom in recent years and it seems today that everyone and their dog are hitting the shores of Lake Victoria, climbing in the highlands or checking out the wildlife of this unique African country. But just what wonders lie within? Check out these top things to do while in this welcoming and unique African country.
Gorilla tracking in Uganda is, without a doubt, one of the most unique things to do in the country. Staying in highland lodges and hiking out into the jungle to spot some of the world’s most beautiful and magnificent gorilla specimens is an experience you won’t soon forget and is one that will stay with you forever. Joined by expert guides and rangers to help find the gorillas with high success rates, you and only a handful of others will trek into the jungle for the experience of a lifetime.
Water Sports On Lake Victoria
If you like any kind of boating, fishing, rafting, diving or swimming, the shores of Lake Victoria are for you. Boating is a hugely popular activity and day trips can be arranged to see various water dwellers such as crocodiles and hippos, all of whom make the lake their home. Many come to the lake to enjoy the cool breezes that whip across it along with the various sports that can be enjoyed. There are a number of rapids just outside Jinja as well, so day trips from the likes of Kampala can be arranged purely to enjoy this activity.
Uganda is absolutely brimming with national parks with one of the best being Murchison Falls National Park in the northern part of the country. With waterfalls, rivers and safari lodges dotting the area, this is the perfect place for those looking to spend some time away from the towns and cities, getting up close and personal with Ugandan nature. Stay for a day or two and head out on safari to try to spot some of the regional wildlife such as zebras, giraffes and lions.
Speaking of safaris, Uganda is awash with great safari options. The aforementioned Murchison Falls National Park is just one of the great safari spots, but they’re all around the country, dotted around parks, bushland and reserves. A safari isn’t just something that upper middle class people embark on, and if you do some research you can find a safari for your budget and time frame. From luxury, lodge-based safaris all the way down to bringing your own tent to a bush camp, safaris are becoming more widely accessible for everyone. This is a great thing as seeing these majestic, wild creatures in their natural habitats is something you won’t ever forget!
So if you’re on the hunt for a truly unique and fantastic travel experience, consider heading to Uganda. With such a collection of beautiful scenery, exciting day trips and activities galore to engage in, it’s no wonder it’s become such a hot spot for tourists these days!