Best Things To Do in Uganda: Tourist Attractions

The things to do in Uganda are some of the most unique things to do in world.  Gorilla Trekking, which Uganda is mostly known for, can only be found in three countries, all of which are found in Eastern Africa.  There are also hidden gems in Uganda that most people don’t know about including Africa safaris and a great lake region which is one of the reasons why people say that Uganda is the Pearl Of Africa.

The country is blessed with all kinds of wildlife and many people don’t realize all there is to see.  The capital of Kampala will make you feel like your an Asia  with electronics shops on every corner and the people Uganda are extremely friendly.  The new integration of Uganda into into the Eastern Africa Community is great for tourism as well.  While I was living overseas in Africa I was able to spend a great week in Uganda.

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Gorilla Trekking

The tourist attractions in Uganda wouldn’t be complete without Gorilla Trekking.  Uganda is actually the best place to go as they have the largest number of gorilla families in the Biwindi National Forrest.  I have a personal contact of the tourist company I used which have tours as low as $400 that I offer via my travel guides, sign up for my email list to receive the contact.


The city feels like Africa with an Asian flare and is the center of everything to do in the country.  There are a variety of restaurants to try, new things to experience like a ride on a boda boda (motorcycle taxi), or even just get to know what life is like in the capital city in Uganda.  Don’t forget to check out the churches, Bahai Temple, and museums in the city.

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Uganda Equator

Straddle The Equator

You doesn’t like to do this with every country that sits on the equator?   One of the best travel tips I can give you!

White Water Rafting

The Nile River is the longest river in the world and it starts in Uganda.  Make sure to check out rafting opportunities which last anywhere from an afternoon to 3 days.  You can find tours with many companies and they are often very affordable.  I would love to add more details to this travel blog about the rafting in Uganda, if you have been let me know!

Lake Victoria

The things to do in Uganda wouldn’t be complete with a little rest and relaxation.  Lake Victoria is a very picturesque and also provides secluded beaches that rest on islands that take 8 hours to get to! Definitely check it out.

Chimpanzee Trekking

In addition to the gorilla trekking you can get up close and personal to chimpanzees which can be found in the region.  There are many other natural forests as well where you can find plenty more animals.