For any holidaymaker planning to take a Safari in Uganda, there are a number of things you can do or get involved in while in the beautiful country also known as the Pearl of Africa. The country is blessed with so many different types of wild animals including the internationally renowned mountain gorillas, different birds and very hospitable people who are very welcoming. The beautiful capital Kampala is very lively with busy streets shopping malls with electronics, clothes and a number of markets dealing in fresh fruits and vegetables. Below are the top attractions and things to do within Uganda. This is the leading tourist activity in Uganda. With less than 900 mountain gorillas remaining in the world, Uganda receives thousands of guests from all parts of the world to come see these amazing hairy forest giants especially within the Bwindi Forest National Park home to the largest number of gorillas in the world. Kampala is the capital of Uganda as well as the main business hub as well as the center for opportunities in the country. You will find several restaurants were you can enjoy Uganda’s tasty cuisine, enjoy a boda-boda ride (also known as motorcycle taxi), and visit the different markets, museums, large cathedrals, universities as well as the Bahai Temple among other places of interest.
The southern part of Uganda is crossed through by the Equator, during your Uganda Safari, you will get a chance to visit the Equator and even take photographs. Uganda is holds the source of the longest river in the world – River Nile and it is on this river you will be able to do white water rafting on the Grade Five Rapids. This is a very thrilling activity in Jinja. Uganda is home to 10 different National parks that offer you a chance to go on the guided game drives during which you will see different wild animals including Africa’s Big Five animals: lions, leopards, elephants, different antelopes, giraffes, hyenas, among several others. Chimpanzees have been proven to be the closest living relative to man sharing 98% of their DNA with man. Uganda will offer you a chance to see chimpanzees within their natural habitat. You can see them in Kibale National Park, Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth as wells as in Budongo forest found in Murchison Falls Nation Park.