Things to do in Uganda

Best Tourist Attractions in Uganda

Uganda is a great place for travelers, commonly known as “the Pearl of Africa.” With many things to do in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa is beautiful in every way. It has lush green jungles, huge lakes and rivers, a lot of wildlife, and breathtaking landscapes. Everyone can find something to do and see in Uganda, and the people there are the most welcoming I’ve ever met.

Here are some of the best tourist attractions in Uganda where you can have travel experiences that will feed your soul without spending much money.

Mabira Forest

The Mabira forest, the biggest natural lowland tropical forest in central Uganda, is a popular ecotourism location. Eco Tourists love to visit the Mabira forest in Uganda. Mabira is home to 219 species of butterflies, 316 species of birds, and 97 months. The forest is also home to blue duikers, fruit bats, baboons, bush pigs, the Tree Hyrax, red-tailed monkeys, squirrels, bushbuck, grey-cheeked mangabey, bush babies, leopards (which are very rare), and different kinds of snakes.

One of the best things to do in the forest is the Mabira forest nature walk, biking, birding, watching wildlife, Mabira forest zipline and hiking at Griffin falls fugazi, meeting people from other cultures, relaxing, camping, or having a picnic. With a lot of Mabira forest activities available there is something for everyone.

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Itanda Falls

Itanda Falls is a tall, roaring waterfall with a steep cascade on the beautiful River Nile. The water is about 100 meters deep. It has all six levels of whitewater rafting, which is why it is called the Paradise of Kayakers and Rafters. Itanda Falls is one of Uganda’s most beautiful and spectacular hidden gems that everyone should see. The falls are so beautiful and almost scary at the same time.

Whitewater rafting and kayaking are the best things to do at Itanda Falls. Some islands make a beautiful place to relax along the Nile in the middle of the falls.

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Sipi Falls

Sipi Falls, a triple waterfall at the base of Mt. Elgon, is thought to be Uganda’s most beautiful waterfall. In addition to these three big falls, more than 300 “smaller” falls are all over the area. You can see beautiful sights from the top, after taking a Sipi falls hike, and from the bottom of these three waterfalls. And everyone should look forward to the rainbow that forms when the morning sun hits the falls.

You can choose from a lot of Sipi Falls activities: abseiling, hiking, mountain biking, watching birds, and so much more.

Lake Victoria

To know what Uganda is all about, you should start with Lake Victoria, where the Nile River starts. Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the largest tropical lake in the world. It also has one of the largest ecosystems in the world. There is a lot of nature and wildlife to see here, from beautiful views from high hills to islands, beaches, fishing boats, and many kinds of birds and animals.

Some of the best ways to enjoy Lake Victoria are fishing, on a sunset boat cruise, bird watching in Mabamba, to the beach, or on an island.

The Nile River and Jinja

You might want to visit Jinja, a colonial town at the beginning of the Nile River Uganda, while you are in the area of Lake Victoria. The town is known as the “adrenaline capital” of East Africa and one of Uganda’s most beautiful places. When it comes to getting your heart rate up, Jinja is a great place because there are so many exciting things.

A boat trip on the Nile River, river rafting, jet paddling, skydiving, quad biking, horseback riding, kayaking and canoeing, tubing, and so much more are among the must-do vacation activities in Jinja.

Don’t forget to book your Uganda accommodation.

Sezibwa Falls Uganda

The Sezibwa Falls Uganda is a beautiful place to visit along the road from Kampala to Jinja. They are made when water rushes through rocks and falls quickly into a large pool. Tourists love the area because the water that falls from a cliff into a nearby forest is very clear. When you go there, you can see more than just the falls. There are also beautiful views and lush green forests that birds and small primates use as homes. Don’t forget to stop by the local snake cave while at the falls. This is where people still hold ceremonies to honor their ancestors.

At Sezibwa, the best things to do are rock climbing, taking nature walks and hikes, watching birds, camping, learning about the culture, and so much more.

Ssese Islands

The Ssese Islands are a group of about 84 islands spread out along Lake Victoria’s northwestern shores. They are popular places for tourists to visit in Uganda. Each island is different in size, shape, and plants and animals. But all islands have white sand beaches, palm trees, flowers, rare plants, lush forests, and blue water. These islands are great for taking pictures and are great places to relax. The Ssese Islands are perfect for people on their honeymoon or anyone who wants to be alone and have some peace.

Sport fishing, swimming, beach games, cycling, nature walks, wildlife watching, horseback riding, windsurfing, and cultural excursions can be enjoyed on the Ssese Islands.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

The Rhino Fund Uganda is in charge of the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a private sanctuary for endangered rhinos. This sanctuary is in Nakasongola, which is north of Kampala. Various animals live there, including the only wild rhinos in Uganda.