Top Uganda safaris activities : Uganda is a fun-filled tourist destination with exciting things to do while on safari. Travelers can participate in different things of their interest on excursions, short tours or have as many days as required to do all their activities. Planning for a Uganda safari this season and perhaps looking for safari activities to add on your bucket list? Here are some of the best Uganda safari activities not to miss out on.

Gorilla trekking

The trek of the largest living primate in the only two gorilla destinations of Uganda; Bwindi impenetrable national parks and Mgahinga national park. Offer a lifetime encounter with the gentle eastern mountain gorilla species. This is one of the most booked in activities for most travelers, due to the unique and famous gorilla exposure. Encountering the gorillas of Uganda should be every traveler’s bucket list when you plan to visit the Pearl of Africa.

Gorilla trekking is a fascinating jungle activity, where get to meet the gorilla families in the gorilla destinations of the pearl. Having a one on one encounter of these primates feeding, wrestling, playing, resting, and expressing many human-like gestures.

Wildlife viewing

The abundant wildlife in the savannah parks of the pearl is a great attraction to explore on Uganda’s safari. The national parks, game reserves, and wildlife recreation centers offer a perfect home to the various wildlife species of the pearl. Game drives, horse riding safaris, boat launches. Air balloon safaris, biking safaris, and more are a great way to sight the great wildlife of Uganda, on an Uganda wildlife safari.

The big five game includes; lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and the Rhinos, together with the antelopes, hyenas, giraffes, duikers, buffaloes, waterbucks, tigers, hippos, and more. All make the vast wildlife family of Uganda, encounter in the Uganda wildlife sites.

Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo national park, Kidepo valley national park, Murchison falls national park, Entebbe recreational center, matheniko wildlife reserve, Pian upe game reserve among others. These are the major wildlife sites, to offer time life game viewing activities.

However, the wildlife sites of Uganda, offer more than just wildlife viewing. Other activities to explore in these sites include, bird watching, sightseeing, and more.

Bird watching

Bird watching is another fascinating activity to enjoy on a Uganda safari expedition. Enjoy the cocktail of resident birds, migratory birds, swamp-dwelling birds, semi-endemic species, which are the major birding sites in the pearl. In the birding sites of Uganda, over 1000 bird species have been recorded dwelling in the forest marshes and swamps of Uganda.

Bird watching in Uganda is a great chance to sight bird species such as the papyrus gonolek, Black bee-eater, Saddle-billed stork, African fish eagle, African jacana, Fox’s weaver, Rock pratincole, Swamp flycatcher, Shinning –blue kingfisher, malachite king fisher, regal sunbird, Purple Crimsonwing, Old world flycatcher, Pittas, Trogon, Karamoja Apalis, handsome spurfowl, Double toothed barbet, African spoonbill, Goliath heron, and more bird.

Birding safaris are carried out the whole year round in Uganda, with favorable weather conditions and open year accessibility to the birding sites.  Mabamba bay wetland sanctuary is one of Uganda’s top birding destinations, that offer exquisite birding experiences to all avers lovers. The famous Shoebill stock in this swamp is a major bird highlight not to miss out on while birding in Uganda.

Other birding destinations in Uganda include Kibale national park “the true birder’s haven”, semuliki national park, Kyambura wildlife reserve, sango bay area, musambwa islands, Budongo forest reserve, Lake Bisina, and many others.

Primate tracking

Primate tracking in Uganda, expands furthermore to gorilla trekking, spreading to tracking of man’s closest cousins; the chimpanzee and other primates.  Kibale national park in western Uganda is the primate capital of the world, with over 13 primate species worth tracking and exploring. Chimpanzee tracking is the number one activity that tourists enjoy with the visit to this park, on a Uganda primate adventure.

The endangered golden monkeys in Mgahinga national park can be tracked aside from the mountain gorillas. On a primate tour in Uganda, trackers can enjoy the view of other primates that include: L’hoest monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed monkeys, Vervet monkeys, blue monkeys, Olive baboons, white and black colobus monkeys.


The adventure thrill of the pearl has one of the exciting and fulfilling expeditions that all thrill lovers should take on. The new emerging adventure activities such as tubing the Nile, abseiling the sipi falls other with the re-known Bungee jumping, white water rafting, zip-lining, quad biking, and more. Offer a lifetime exciting adventure experience worth encountering.

Jinja the adventure of the pearl, is the number one hub for all adventure activities of Uganda.

Mountaineering and hiking

The Rwenzori ranges in western Uganda, circuiting the Virunga ranges in Mgahinga national park to the largest caldera of Mountain Elgon in Eastern Uganda. The rewarding views and thrilling hiking experience of the various mountains in Uganda is such a worth experience for every mountain lover. Hiking of the various mountain slopes that are home to interesting fauna and flora found while encountering these

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