Uganda Experiences

 

Uganda offers its visitors a wide variety of exciting experiences. Click on a link below to find out more about each type of experience, and for accommodation listings of the destinations offering that experience. Alternatively, you can jump straight to the Dropbox folders. Uganda Experiences gives access to all of the individual Experiences folders which contain further information about each Experience.

GORILLAS

Time spent in the company of an awesome male silverback, accompanised by his harem of females and youngsters is understandably the highlight of most trips to Uganda. It remains firmly as the No.1 “Most Desirable Wildlife Moment” for many travellers, as our major UK research programme in 2016 showed.

CHIMPS

Often heard long before they are sighted, over 5000 of man’s closest relatives are believed to live within Uganda’s forests. There are habituated communities in a number of parks and reserves, where clients are able to spend an hour in their company.

PRIMATES

Uganda has a greater diversity of primates than anywhere in Africa, with 13 species to be found. Some are fairly widespread, others more localised.

BIRDING

Uganda is arguably Africa’s richest birding destination, with an impress 1063 species identified. Each of the country’s national parks provides an impressive list of both residents and visitors, with most life-lists capable of being increased by 100 or more species in each.

GAME VIEWING

Many clients visit East Africa primarily to see wildlife and within Uganda there are 10 national parks, eight of which offer excellent game experiences.

TREKKING & HIKING

Uganda is the perfect destination for Trekking & Hiking. With beautiful scenery and the variety of mountainous regions.

CULTURE

Uganda has 30-plus different indigenous languages belonging to five distinct linguistic groups, and an equally diverse mosaic of music, art and handicrafts.

ADVENTURE

For many people, simply visiting Uganda is adventurous enough, but for adrenalin-fuelled activities designed to set the pulses racing them Uganda has them in abundance!

RELIGIOUS

Launched in 2014, The Uganda Martyrs Trail travels through places where the first Christian missionaries preached, and where in 1886, 45 were killed and later burnt, on the orders of King Mwanga II.

COFFEE & TEA

This niche activity is a growing tourism sector, with the option to do an entire trip dedicated to visiting plantations and processing plants, or on a more standard itinerary, simply making a short detour for an hour or two’s entertainment.

LAKES & RIVERS

Uganda is made up of many lakes and rivers. Most famously bordering the largest lake in Africa – Lake Victoria, just south of capital city Entebbe.