There are a plethora of adventure holiday activities you may want to indulge in once on holiday in Uganda. Below are the most interesting activities and events Uganda best offers to its holiday visitors.
Uganda has a rich cultural heritage evident in the tribes in Uganda. It is a unique cultural destination to tourists interested in cultural tourism. Uganda cultural tours entail visits to cultural, religious and historical sites distributed all over the country. Some of the best cultural sites include Baker’s Fort in Patiko; Bigo Bya Mugenyi in Ntusi; Karambi Tombs in Fort Portal; Naggalabi Buddo Coronation Site, Wamala Tombs; Mparo Tombs in Hoima; Nakayima Tree in Mubende; Nkokonjeru Tombs in Kakiika; and Nyero Rock Painting Ngora. Uganda cultural experiences grant the country tourists with an encounter that they would if not get somewhere else.
River Nile Rafting
One of the best things that you can do on holiday in Uganda is to plan to take a Nile River rafting. River cruising has become a very popular form of recreation in Uganda today. Your Uganda holidays can be the best of your boating experience. There are boat trips which last for half a day on the Nile.
This is another enthralling holiday activity prominent on the Nile River especially on the Bujagali Falls in Jinja.
There is chance to have a perfect feel of the wilderness on a long natural trail for instance in Mpanga, Maramagambo, Mabira, Kibale and Bwindi Forests. There are several species of birds, primates, butterflies, insects, large mammals, etc.
Tracking mountain gorillas through the world’s remaining equatorial forest of Bwindi impenetrable forest in Uganda is one of the best safaris in Africa. Gorilla tracking is a very captivating activity; it involves walking in the wilderness. Gorilla tracking is ranked as the most Adventurous Safari activities worldwide. Gorilla tracking in Uganda is a highly attractive venture for tourists. Many visitors tour the country purposely to see these primates who share 97% of their genes with humans. There are only about 700 gorillas remaining in the world and half the population is found in Uganda. These rare endangered animals are found in Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Climbing Mount Rwenzori
Uganda is one of the prime destinations of Mountain climbing in Africa. A trekking safari to the Rwenzori Ranges offers a superfluity of adventure experience. Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley is the highest point in the range.
Uganda ranks as on of the top world destinations for bird watchers. The lush ever green vegetation and the all year round climate make the country attain a ‘Must Visit’ choice. You are exposed to over 1040 birds in one spot including the rare shy shoebill stork.
There are few areas in Africa that can match the amazing diversity of wildlife habitats in Uganda. This is reflected in the special animal species in the Uganda national parks. It has over 10 national parks including Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Mt. Elgon, Bwindi Impenetrable, Lake Mburo, Kidepo Valley, Kibale Forest, Semliki, etc. Most game drives are actually tailor-made.
Sport Fishing is one of the holiday activities carried out in Uganda. River Nile, Lake Victoria and the Ssese Islands are the hotspots for fishing in the country.