Top 10 Places to visit in Uganda

Top 10 Places to visit in Uganda : Are you visiting Uganda for the first time and confused about what to keep in your bucket list? Well, we are here with the perfect answer for you, top 10 Places to visit in Uganda.

Uganda is well known as the pearl of Africa due to its breath-taking beauty is a small corner of the continent attracting the eyes of visitors worldwide. More than 1.2 million people are planning their Uganda Safaris trip every year. However, many of them are confused about what to explore during their visit. Gorillas are the prime attraction for sure but apart from that, the country has to offer a lot.

places to visit in Uganda

To help you explore best of Uganda here we present the top 10 places to visit in Uganda;

Top places to visit in Uganda List:

Top 10 Places to visit in Uganda – Kampala, Capital of Uganda –

Kampala (1)

While coming for Uganda Safaris, don’t forget to keep this city at the top of your bucket list. The largest and the capital city of the country is Kampala. The city offers opportunities to explore numerous things to do and see.

The beautiful temples, cathedrals, art galleries, museums, and vibrant markets with smiling warm local vendors. The city offers a good range of high-quality restaurants and bars to explore. Explore the city and don’t forget to buy some souvenirs to keep a piece of Uganda with you as a memory of the trip.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park –

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Situated on the edge of the Rift Valley is another must-visit place during your Uganda Safari trip. The national park is the oldest national park in Uganda with the richest eco-system of the African Continent.

Since 25,000 years back the biologically diverse rainforests of the national park have been home for wildlife. It hosts more than 400 species of plants. The prime reason that drives tourists crazy is the iconic Mountain Gorillas of the national park. The national park holds approximately 320 mountain gorillas which are estimated half of the mountain gorillas alive in the world.

Not only the Mountain Gorillas, but a trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park will introduce you with more than 350 bird species along with 120 mammals.

Top 10 Places to visit in Uganda – Queen Elizabeth National Park –

Top 10 Places to visit in Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The most visited national park in the country is Queen Elizabeth National Park. Acquiring 3rd spot in our top places to Visit In Uganda the national park is the only place you can spot the big cats and other mammals of Arica. Established in 1954 the national park is named after Queen Elizabeth II.

However, Mountain Gorillas are missing in the national park. But we assure you will get the chance to meet some of the large concentration of animals including the unique tree-climbing lions. In the whole of Uganda, the national park is the only place to spot such activities of lions.

The diverse eco-system including savannah lands, sparkling lakes, misty and humid lush forest, and breath-holding vistas make it unique. Except for Gorillas, you can meet various primates in the national park.

Murchison Falls –

Top 10 Places to visit in Uganda

Murchison Falls National park

The breathtaking fall is on the Northwest of Uganda. As you enter the place having the breath-taking view of water falling at its utmost force from a height can make you fall with the fall instantly. It can be the most joyous view of your Uganda Safaris trip as well as the area adjacent to it is enough to captivate your senses.

Take a boat ride and explore the beauty of the fall. The Murchison National Park is also waiting for you to surprise with its size, zoological wonder, and wildlife. The national park is the largest national park in the country covering 3,840 square kilometers. It is home to 76 diverse wild species along with 451 bird species.

Top 10 Places to visit in Uganda – Lake Victoria

Top 10 Places to visit in Uganda

Lake Victoria

Stretched between Western and Eastern Rift Valleys Lake Victoria is the largest Lake of Africa and a great source of Nile water. The lake was first sighted in 1858 by the British explorer John Speke. The lake was known as Ukerewe which was later renamed Lake Victoria in the honor of Queen Victoria of England.

The lake offers various activities for the tourists. While you are in your Uganda Safaris trip don’t forget to explore the mighty lake and few activities like;

  • Visiting the Ssese islands
  • Feeding the chimpanzees at Ngamba Island
  • A fishing trip
  • Or just relaxing by the lakeside

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park –

Located in the southwest of Uganda the national park is a great attraction for the tourists coming to Uganda especially to meet Mountain Gorillas. The national park was established in 1991 covering up 33.9 km2 area. Encompassing the volcanoes of scenic Virunga Mountain the national park offers a great view for travelers too.

While visiting the national park apart from meeting the Mountain Gorillas you can also discover the following;

  • Garama Cave
  • Mount Gahinga
  • Mount Muhavura
  • Mount Sabinyo
  • Virunga Volcanoes
  • Wildlife
  • Golden Monkeys
  • Mountain Gorillas

Top 10 Places to visit in Uganda – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Top 10 Places to visit in Uganda

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Located in Nakasongola district, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is home to wild Rhinos. Covering 176km the sanctuary is dedicated to Rhinos only. It was founded especially to give protection to these critically endangered species. Currently, 22 wild rhinos are residing in the sanctuary. Take a chance to meet these vanishing species during your Uganda Safaris tour.

Apart from meeting the Rhinos the sanctuary also offers a great opportunity for bird watching, shoebill trek, night walk, nature walk, and canoe ride.

The Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Top 10 Places to visit in Uganda

The Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Located in Rwenzori Mountain the national park is a World Heritage Site protected by UNESCO. The national park was established in 1991 and declared as a protected site by UNESCO in 1994. Residing in south-western Uganda it covers 998 square kilometers and governed by the Ugandan wildlife authority.

The national park has various species residing that are endemic as well as it is home to few endangered species. Travelers can also spot diversified plants and trees. The vegetation zone is distinct that is home to forest elephant, chimpanzee, hyrax, black-and-white colobus, L’Hoest’s monkeys, duiker, and Rwenzori turaco.

Top 10 Places to visit in Uganda -Mount Elgon National Park –

Top 10 Places to visit in Uganda

Mount Elgon National Park

It is believed that Mt. Elgon used o be the highest point of Africa, even exceeding Mt. Kilimanjaro. It started erupting 24 million years ago, and due to erosions, the mountain gets reduced to 4,321m height. It is the 4th highest peak in East Africa and 8th on the continent.

Spread across 4,000km² Mt. Elgon is located on the Uganda-Kenya boarder. The national park is a great place to spot birds as it holds more than 300 bird species. The Moorland of the mountain host magnificent and uncluttered wildlife. The place is also a great place to plan a cultural visit as there are 2 tribal communities namely Bagisu and Sabiny are residing in.

Lake Bunyonyi

Top 10 Places to visit in Uganda

Lake Bunyonyi

It is unarguably the loveliest lake in Uganda. It is a magical place that is with a surface area of 46 kilometers with 29 small islands. You can take a boat trip to the lake area especially with a morning mist rising from the tranquil water spot.  The lake is also home to some bilharzia, hippos, and crocodiles.

Apart from the list we have presented there are tons of places to visit during your Uganda Safaris, we can surely say the list is uncountable. So, if you are planning your visit to this iconic piece of earth in 2020, list out your favorite places to visit. Get more information about this iconic country as well its brother and sister countries “Rwanda” and “DRC Congo” from us. Just pay a visit to Lakeside Tours and Travel Ltd and get to know all about Uganda.