Uganda is one of the most beautiful destinations on planet earth. According to the Lonely Planet, Uganda has the highest concentration of primates on earth, including the majestic mountain gorillas, one of the rarest animals on the planet. The scenery in Uganda is so striking that it looks like an oil painting, the beautiful national parks see far fewer visitors than in neighboring Kenya and Tanzania, so this is a virgin country where Eco-tourism has been thriving in the past few years.
Ecologically, Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle. Where else but in this impossibly lush country can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rain forest undergrowth the same afternoon, then the next navigate tropical channels teeming with hippo and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to stare deep into the eyes of the mountain gorilla?
Certainly, Uganda is the only safari destination whose range of forest primates is as impressive as its selection of plains antelope. And this verdant biodiversity is further attested to by Uganda’s status as by far the smallest of the four African countries whose bird checklist tops the 1,000 mark.
Top Tourism Attractions
Browse through our comprehensive list of top tourist attractions in Uganda. It’s simple – use our A-Z list of best places to visit below. Our top tourist attractions range from national parks, historical sites,botanical gardens, sightseeing tours, kids attractions, museums & galleries, world heritage sites and more.
Though Uganda is more known for wildlife there is more to see!
- Rivers – There is the mighty Nile, punctuated by the spectacular Murchison Falls, and the setting for some of the world’s most thrilling commercial white-water rafting.
- Mountains – There are the snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori, which provide a tantalizing challenge to the dedicated mountaineers, as well as the Virunga Volcanoes and Mount Elgon, both of which offer highly rewarding hiking opportunities through scintillating highland scenery.
- Lakes – More sedately , the myriad island of Lake Victoria and Bunyonyi are idyllic venues, as are the myriad forest- fringed crater Lakes that stud the rift valley floor and escarpment around Fort Portal .
- Savanna Parks – Whether you are a first time safari – goer or a seasoned African traveler , Uganda-with its unique blend of savannah forest creatures, its rare wealth of montane and lake habitats-is simply dazzling.