Uganda Tour Overview

Tourist Activities in the Pearl of Africa.  When it comes to  Tourism Attractions, a Variety of Things to do and see there is no other East-African Country that comes close to Uganda which is the Pearl of Africa with its Big 5 Wildlife, Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Volcanoes, the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon and the lost Eden of East Africa, Kidepo Valley Park.

What to See and Do in Uganda, the things you should not miss in when visiting the most Bio-Diverse Country in Africa.

The Pearl of Africa is Africa’s Premier Mountain Gorilla Destination, the Best Chimpanzee Destination in East Africa. It has the largest Population of the majestic Rothschild Giraffes, the Elephants are growing in number and not diminishing as in other countries, it is the best Birding Destination in Africa, the River Nile with it adrenaline rush activities such as White Water Rafting.

When it comes to things to see and do, when it comes to Tourist Attractions including Mountain and Volcano Climbing Uganda clearly comes out as the Winner.

Uganda more than a Primate Destination, it is Truly the Pearl of Africa.

Beautiful Sights, tours no to miss in Uganda

Murchison Falls

Whether you visit by a boat cruise on the Victoria Nile or a safari tour, you don’t want to miss Murchison Falls in northwest Uganda. Here, you can witness enormous waters bursting through a narrow gorge before crashing in powerful, roaring cascades.

While you are visiting this breathtaking sight, you may also want to explore the surrounding protected area that makes up Murchison Falls Conservative Area to spot some of Africa’s icons such as African lions, elephants, leopards, giraffes, buffalo and more.

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Ndere Cultural Centre

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Ndere Centre tries to promote a sense efficacy and pride among the local tribes of Uganda and strives to put them on the world map as contributing members of the human community. It is one of the best places to learn more about the culture of Uganda and is particularly famous for its rich and elaborate music and dance shows and traditions. The barbecues are also worth becoming a part of.

Kampala Walking Tour

Other cities might have negative vibes, but Kampala doesn’t damage Uganda’s reputation at all. In fact, if anything, Kampala ensures that visitors get a proper introduction to the country. Kampala is quite safe (unlike its eastern neighbor) and presents a number of sights and attractions that are good enough to keep visitors occupied right through the acclimation period. The ideal way to explore Kampala is through a walking tour. These tours let you take a glimpse into the local lifestyle as you wander around those lively streets, marvel at the unique architecture and spend time in those busy markets. Some of the top attractions you’re likely to come across in your walking tours include Kampala Hindu Temple, Lubiri Palace, Uganda National Mosque and the Nakasero Market.

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Tree-Climbing Lions of Ishasha - Queen Elizabeth Park

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Ishasha Region in Queen Elizabeth Park is the best location in all of East Africa to see Tree-Climbing Lions.  There about 50 plus lions in four prides that daily climb up into the Fig-Trees

The Lions are best seen in the trees after 8 am and before 6 pm they sleep the day away, up to 15 hours, in the comfort trees.

Scientists are still trying to figure out why and there various ideas such as avoiding insects on the ground or even something unique to these Lions.

Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi translates to the ‘place of many little birds’ and that is as good a description as you can expect. This beautiful lake is by far the prettiest lake in Uganda. Its shore presents terraced hillsides and 29 islands, reminding travelers of certain parts in Nepal. Lake Bunyonyi is truly a magical destination, particularly during the morning hours as you see the mist rising off its serene waters.

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The Batwa Pygmies – The First People of the Forest

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The Batwa People where the first people to live in Southwest Uganda, neighboring Congo and Rwanda.  They lived in forests, they were hunters and gatherers and lived in harmony with nature, never taking more than they could use.

The Batwa People were evicted in 1991 from the forests to make room for tourism.  This was done without compensation when the parks were established. Their lives were reduced to begging, they became squatters, a people without representation.  Today they are keeping the culture alive by taking tourists into the ancient forests and showing them about how the used to live, the medicines that they gathered, the berries that they ate and the small mammals that they hunted. You can do spend time with them n the Buhoma Area of Bwindi Forest, in Buniga Forest and in Mgahinga Gorilla Park.