Uganda Tourist Attractions: The best African Tours Destinations and Safari Activities
The are several Uganda Tourist Attractions and destinations that qualify it for the Pearl of Africa title. Found in East Africa, Uganda has several places and sites that are the basis for the success of its tourism industry.
Attractions in Uganda
Uganda has 10 National Parks in Uganda plus several games reserves and many tourist sites which when joined together can only be comprehensively toured for over a month. From beautiful national parks, rolling hills and mountain, magnificent lakes and rivers, Natural tropical forest to amazing cultures and hospitable people, they make Uganda one of the most marvelous holiday destinations in Africa.
National Parks of Uganda include Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Home of Mountain Gorillas in Uganda), Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Mount Moroto National Park and Semuliki National Park.
Others Tourist Sites in Uganda include Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, The Source of Rive Nile in Jinja, Sezibwa Falls in Mukono, Ssese Islands in Lake Victoria, Mabira Forest, Sempaya and Kitagata Hot springs in Semuliki and Bushenyi respectively plus Lake Bunyonyi among others.
Others are Kampala’s attractions which include the Uganda Museum, Kasubi Tombs, Namugongo Martyr’s’ Shrine, The Bahai Temple, Kabaka’s Palace in Mengo, The National Theatre, Ndere Centre and many more.
Tourist Activities in Uganda
With all the mentioned tourist destinations, activities include Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee Tracking, Game Drives Safaris, Mountain Climbing/Hiking, Community Tours, Picnicking, Nature Walks, Mountain Biking, Forest Walk, Chimpanzee Habituation and Bird Watching among the many. More are Bungee Jumping, Quad Biking, Horse Riding, Golfing and Hill climbing to mention.
There are several water activities like Launch Cruises/Boat Rides, White water rafting on the Nile, Kayaking, Jet Boat Cruise and sport Fishing.
Tourist Attractions in Rwanda
Rwanda on the other hand boast of reasonable tourist attraction including Volcanoes National Park, the home for mountain gorillas, Nyungwe Forest National Park, the habitat for chimpanzees, Akagera National Park, the only destination in Rwanda where wildlife game drives are undertaken. Other tourist attractions include the Genocide Memorial Centers, The National Museum in Butale, Lake Kivu, Musanze Volcanic Caves, Kigali City, Iby’wacu Ex-Poachers Village and several others.
Tourism Activities in Rwanda
Rwanda with its few National Parks and tour destinations has solid and amazing activities that pull hundreds of visitors every year to the country. The major items on the What to Do List of Rwanda include; Mountain Gorilla Trekking in the Volcanoes National Park and followed by Chimpanzee Safaris in Nyungwe Forest. In Rwanda, there are Gorilla Groups or families available for trekking by visitors daily. Eight tourists are allowed per group per tracking. Other tour undertakings are nature walks, boat cruise, Golden Monkey trekking and Hiking to the Dian Fossey grave at Karisoke, situated between Mount Visoke and Karisimbi. Visiting the Genocide Memorial Centre during the amazing Kigali Tour, touring of Musanze Caves and a wildlife safari to Akagera National Park, to mention are among the items among the Things to Do in Rwanda.