Uganda Travel Guide

Ultimate Travel Guide for Visiting Uganda

Planning to visit Uganda and wondering about places to visit and things to do? In our Uganda Travel Guide, we’ll walk you through everything from the top picks to hidden gems!

Covered in this Uganda Travel Guide 

1.Why visit Uganda 

2.How is the wildlife viewing in Uganda? 

3. Places to visit -Uganda is so much more than a safari destination. To help you get started, here’s our personal list of 10 best things to do in Uganda!

4. Most Beautiful National Parks of Uganda - the most popular national parks in Uganda are Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest and Lake Mburo National Park. We added a visit to Kidepo Valley to this list. Not among the most visited parks, but truly an off the beaten track recommendation. Check our blog on how to get to these national parks and what to see and do. 

5. Gorilla Trekking Experience -what's a day like? Trekking the mountain gorilla's in Uganda is an exclusive experience. Perhaps you are doubting whether to buy these expensive trekking permits, and like to have a better understanding of what to expect and whether this activity is something for you? Read on.

6.Hiking in Uganda - From stunning mountain landscapes to roaming the savannah, Uganda is a hiker’s paradise. Read our guide to the best hikes, treks, and even triathlons Uganda has to offer.

7.Best birding destinations - Uganda is a diverse wildlife-viewing destination, and bird watching is no exception. Learn about the most iconic birds of Uganda and best birding destinations.

8.Budget friendly travelling tips - It’s easy to spend thousands of dollars when you travel to Uganda – but you should know that visiting Uganda on a budget is possible. With a bit of planning and preparation, you can have a fun and comfortable road trip on a limited budget. Check our money saving tips! 

Why Visit Uganda?

Uganda is a country that’s filled with unforgettable landscapes, unique safari adventures, and friendly people. If you want an authentic, reasonable priced and easy-going destination in East Africa, look no further than.

Uganda is often nicknamed ‘Africa condensed’ because it has so much of what Africa has to offer in one location. On one driving loop, you can track the mountain gorillas, enjoy a safari game drive, get lost in the tropical rainforest, go white-water rafting, and see the big five. 

Besides wildlife and nature, Uganda also has diverse cultural experiences. At the Ndere Centre in Kampala, you can watch the famous Ndere dance troupe showcase the different dance, music, traditions of Uganda. In Karamoja, you can observe the cattle herding and farming of the Karamojong people. While you’re trekking in Mgahinga, explore the hillsides with the Batwa trail, where you can learn more about the pygmy people and their hunter-gatherer practices. We could keep going - there are countless cultural experiences you can organize for your Ugandan road trip. Check the Uganda Culture section of this destination guide for more tips and information. 

2. How is wildlife viewing in Uganda?

Uganda has a variety of game parks sprinkled throughout the country. These parks are home to a wide variety of savannah animals like antelope, giraffes, and spotted hyenas. You can also see lions, African elephants, leopards, and African buffalos.

If you’re crazy about primates, then a visit to Uganda should be on your bucket list. From the elusive mountain gorillas to chimpanzee trekking to golden monkeys hikes, there is much to explore when it comes to primates.

The famous tree climbing lions can be spotted in Ishasha, a remote corner of Queen Elizabeth Park

To see the majestic rhinos, you’ll need to visit them at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. It’s on the way to Murchison Falls National Park – so no detour necessary!

We hope you find this Uganda Travel Guide useful and that it sparked your interest to hit the road and explore this beautiful country. Get in touch in case you like to check car availability and start designing your own adventure.