There are several tourist attractions in Uganda. From the endangered mountain gorillas to wildlife in savanna national parks, there are a lot of things to see while on holiday in Uganda.
- Mountain Gorillas
Mountain gorillas are Uganda’s main treasure.
Uganda is the best place in the world to watch birds in the world. Though the country is much renowned for large animals that are more abundant, diverse and visible than anywhere else in the world, Uganda is also one of the best places in the world for bird watching. The country is a birders haven in Africa and the best place in the world to see The Rare Shoe Bill Stork. It’s not unusual for birdwatchers to see 500 or more species in one trip.
There are over a thousand bird species, which makes Uganda a birder’s paradise. Species include: Shoebill Stork, Saddle Billed Stork, Pelicans, Herons, African Fish Eagle, Bateleur, Long Crested Eagle, Vultures, Owls, Grey Crowned Crane, Great Blue Turaco, Rwenzori Turaco, Hornbills, Honey birds, Sunbirds, Weavers and the African Finfoot
3. Wildlife in Uganda’s Parks
There are more then 100 mammal species in Uganda: Elephants, Rhinos, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Lions, Leopards, Monkeys, Zebras, Warthogs, Bushpigs, Giant Forest Hogs, Hippos and more then 40 antelope species, such as Kudus, Topis, Waterbucks, Hartebeests, Uganda Kobs, Oribis, Bushbucks, Elands, Impalas, Roan Antelopes, and Gazelles. Other species include Nile Crocodiles, Nile Monitors, other lizards and snakes.
4. The Source of the Nile
The Nile River is the world’s second longest river originating from Lake Victoria, the third largest lake in the world. The Nile is about 6400Km long and it was its banks from where world civilization began. The average discharge of the river is 3.1 million litres (680,000 gallons) per second and its high grade rapids make it a world class attraction where white water rafting and kayaking can be taken in Africa.
Exploring the Nile in Uganda isn’t just about white water rafting, when it comes to Jinja and the Source of the Nile, there is so much more. In addition to rafting and kayaking, we offer a wide range of river and riverbank adventure activities as well as accommodation in Jinja and safaris in Uganda.