Uganda, a place that shines like a pearl in the continent of Africa is finally coming out in the mainstream travel and tourism after being in the shadows. Uganda might seem small but it surely is packed with activities that have often reached out globally. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is one of the many activities that the travellers are fond of. If you are planning a trip to Uganda then do follow our list of activities that we have suggested. Obviously, there are activities other than Gorilla trekking. So, how about we dive into the list of fun-filled activities that you’d want to look out for!
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
As mentioned earlier, this is one of the most sought-after activities in Uganda. The trek is offered at the Bwindi Forest which is home to half the global population of mountain gorillas. If you are patient enough to look out for other animals then you’d find primates such as blue monkeys, grey-cheeked monkeys, and chimpanzees. This place is also the home for almost 350 species of birds. This landscapes that melt into the mountain ranges is a sight to behold apart from game watching. The trek is also interesting as you would have to traverse along the rugged peaks and valleys with the occasional intrusion of waterfalls.
Nalubale River Rafting
Who would’ve thought that river rafting is prevalent in Uganda since we have a generalized perception of how we know Uganda? To burst that bubble, give yourself the ultimate white-water rafting experience at Nalubale. Be sure to follow your instructor since they value your safety. The experience might be a bit rugged for the ones who have never done rafting, but you will definitely take this experience to your home.
Day Tour to Ssese Islands
If you are trying to escape the loud city, then Kampala might not be the ultimate choice for you to be. So, instead of taking the usual Kampala tour, take a detour to this slow-paced island while taking a long walk along the sandy shores. This place is not your usual touristy spot, so expect the clandestine ambience that you were searching for. This can also be great for romantic getaways. Travellers often restrict themselves to Buggala Island which is the most accessible one from the lot. But for the souls hungry for some adventure, they can venture to the other islands like Bukasa or Banda (only at their own risk).
Adventure-activities at Jinja
The source of the river Nile, Jinja has become the focal point for various adrenaline filled activities. For those who are looking for these kinds of adrenaline packed activities, it is advisable that they drop by Jinja. Activities may include river rafting, mountain climbing, mountain biking, bungee jumping et al.
Another activity in Uganda which you must look forward to is Chimpanzee trekking. Although their kind thrives in over 21 countries across Africa, it is here in Uganda that you are sure to spot them swarming all over emerald wildness. You can take a Chimpanzee safari through the twisting trails of the Kibale or in the Budongo forest. Kyambura Gorge also offers a good option here.
Uganda is a land which is culturally and biologically diverse and is packed with natural splendours that will baffle you at every passing moment.