Tourist Attractions to Visit in Uganda in 2023
Described as the ‘Pearl of Africa, ‘ Uganda is Africa’s popular destination known for its culture, nature, cuisine, and people. Visiting Uganda for the first time can sometimes be daunting as you are torn between destinations you should visit.
We have come up with a popular destination list you can visit while in Uganda.
1. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Over the decades, animal sanctuaries have played a central role in preserving wild and endangered animal species. The sanctuaries protect endangered animals from hunters and poachers.
The sanctuary is in the Nakasongola region, north of Kampala. Take your time to explore the Ziwa rhino sanctuary, home to the remaining wild rhinos.
Don’t be fooled; the park has other activities to look forward to. Guided trekking tours, canoeing, and scenic nature walks will reward you with a view of over 250 bird species, crocodiles, and large antelopes.
Remember to carry your camera and document this amazing experience.
2. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
The lush landscapes, animal sanctuaries, and breathtaking mountains are some reasons you should visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. To top it all, the park is home to some of the world’s mountain gorillas.
In the park, you can embark with a team of experienced tour guides searching for mountain gorillas. The mind-blowing experience lets you get up close and personal with nature as you enjoy the gorilla trekking tours in Uganda.
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3. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga National Park is another African gorilla trekking destination. Although the park is only home to one family of gorillas, it still has plenty to offer. You can undertake trekking tours to the Virunga mountains and the bamboo forests.
Also, explore the endangered golden monkeys that are popular in this park.
4. The Murchison Falls National Park
The Murchison falls is among popular African tourist destinations in Uganda. The park is famous for its amazing safari tours and boat cruises on the Victoria Nile Falls.
While on your safari game drive, you are bound to encounter the diverse animal population in this park, including the African lion, giraffes, buffaloes, and more.
The park is a haven for experiencing Mother Nature firsthand. Besides, there are several lodges in the pack that you can look forward to.
5. Lake Mutanda.
The lake is Uganda’s jewel owing to its rich activities. The lake is surrounded by lush vegetation and an island that is a gem to behold.
A walk to this park includes wildlife sightings, canoeing, and interacting with the local communities.
6.Ruwenzori National Park
Uganda’s top pristine and natural beauty park is a must-visit destination in Uganda in 2023.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site has striking scenery, including waterfalls, glaciers, lakes, and forests. The diverse vegetation is home to several bird species and animals.
For culture lovers, you can undertake cultural visits to the Ruboni village next to the park.
7. Kampala, Uganda’s Capital City
There is something about city tours that makes them breathtaking. Well, the Kampala city tour is no different. Explore the art galleries, beautiful temples, and Uganda’s national museum to learn a little about the country’s history.
If you are a food lover, try out the amazing Ugandan cuisine, such as matoke, luwombo, and roasted peanuts.
8. Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth is another national park on our list. In this park, you can have absolutely anything African Excursions offers. You will be mesmerized, from hot air balloons to safaris and lake cruises.
The park has diverse vegetation, including savanna grasslands, wildlife, and forests that are home to various animal species. Be looking for chimpanzees, tree-climbing lions, giraffes, and hippos.
9. Lake Victoria
Also known as Nam Lolwe. Some interesting facts about Lake Victoria make it unique. The African gem has a vast coastline covering three countries: Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. The park is also the source of the Nile River.
What makes the lake so special? The lake has several inhabited islands, such as Mfangano, with a rich history and culture.
Africa’s largest freshwater lake and the world's second-largest lake have much to offer. When you visit the lake, there are several activities you can partake in, such as boat riding, visiting the island, and viewing the various bird and animal species.
Uganda is the ‘Pearl of Africa‘ owing to its majestic and pristine nature. The country has a variety of activities that you can look out for. From the above destinations, which ones are on your bucket list? Let us know by asking across Africa tours for a quote on the above destinations.
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