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Things To Do in Uganda on Safari, What to Do in Uganda, Tourist Activities in Uganda

There are numerous things to do in Uganda on safari by tourists while on their safaris in Uganda. Gorilla trekking in Uganda ranks among the best things to do in Uganda since the country holds over 50% of gorillas out of the 1063 mountain gorillas on earth making it a perfect place for gorilla safaris in the world.

Other tourism activities in Uganda that are worth exploring while on your Uganda safaris include chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and chimp habituation experience since over 5000 chimpanzees have been recorded in Uganda.

Top Amazing Tourist Activities in Uganda/Things To Do In Uganda On Safari

  • Birding
  • Bungee jumping
  • White water rafting
  • Hiking and mountaineering
  • Boat cruises
  • Game drives
  • Quad biking
  • Kayaking
  • Cultural encounters, etc.

Here Are The Unique Things to do in Uganda in Detail.

1. Gorilla Trekking In Uganda/Mountain Gorilla Trekking In Uganda

Gorilla trekking in Uganda (Uganda gorilla safari tours) is one of the best things to do in Uganda, as it offers a great chance to see the endangered mountain gorillas – our close cousins. Mountain Gorillas in Uganda are among the world’s rarest primates and about 1063 individuals are left on the planet. More than half of them live in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. The rest live in Rwanda and Congo.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda involves a guided hike into the dense rainforest to encounter habituated gorilla families. It starts with a briefing at 7 am from an expert ranger guide at the park headquarters. Then at 8 am, you’re accompanied by guides into the forest in a search for the gentle giants.

Gorilla Trekking takes between 2 – 8 hours but you’re limited to one magical hour with them as you enjoy them feeding, grooming, playing, breastfeeding, etc.  You’re free to take photos for remembrance. After, you trek back to the park headquarters where you’re awarded a Uganda gorilla trekking certificate.

Fees For Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permit

  • Foreign Non-Residents: 700 US dollars
  • Foreign Residents: 600 US dollars
  • East African Citizens: 250,000 UG shilling

2. Gorilla Habituation Experience In Uganda

Gorilla habituation experience is among the lifetime things to do in Uganda, as it offers a whole day visiting a semi habituated gorilla family by accompanying researchers, doctors, trackers, and rangers to the dense rainforest thus, giving you a chance to have more time with mountain gorillas.

In the whole world, gorilla habituation experience can only be done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park of Uganda in the Rushaga sector of the Bikingi gorilla family. The activity starts around 6:00 am with a briefing of participants after your trek to a place where the gorillas spent their last night and participants can see their nests.

On encountering the gentle giants, you will spend 4 magical hours with them enjoying them living in their nests, feeding, kissing and grooming each other, playing, coupling, and how the silverback behaves in its family and you will take incredible photographs without being rushed.

The best time for gorilla habituation experience in Uganda is during the dry seasons of June-August and also in December-February when rainfall is little in the dense forest, thus easy trekking and mud-free trails.

Fees For Gorilla Habituation Experience In Uganda

  • Foreign Non Residents: 1,500 US dollars
  • Foreign Residents: 1000 US dollars
  • East African Citizens: 750,000 UG shillings

3. Chimpanzee Trekking In Uganda

Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda is one of the top 10 things to do in Uganda, as it gives a memorable encounter with the chimpanzees­­­­­- man’s closest living relatives sharing over 98.7% of DNA in their natural environment.

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is mainly done in Kibale National Park since it is home to over 1500 chimpanzees. It starts at 8 am and 2 pm however, the morning shifts give the best experience as chimpanzees are so active. All the shifts start with a briefing and are assured of a 90% chance of spotting chimps.

After, with the help of trackers and park rangers, you will trek into the rainforest in search of the habituated chimpanzee community for about 2-5hrs. After an encounter, you are limited to one magical hour with chimps enjoying them feeding, grooming, kissing, playing, coupling, noticing their amazing vocal communications, etc.

The best time for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is during the dry seasons in the months of JuneAugust and also in DecemberFebruary when rainfall is minimal and mud-free trails.

While on the trail, you will spot other features of the forest such as numerous tree species, birds, monkeys such as Black and white colobus monkey, blue monkeys, etc.

Other places for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda are:

  • Kalinzu forest which holds over 300 chimpanzees
  • Budongo forest which is home to over 600 chimpanzees
  • Kyambura gorge of Queen Elizabeth national park

Fees For Chimpanzee Trekking In Uganda

  • The permit for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is between 50 and 200 USD.
  • Chimpanzee Habituation Experience In Uganda

Chimpanzee habituation experience is one of the unique things to do in Uganda, as it involves spending a half or a full day with the chimps– man’s cousins (share about 98.7 DNA) in their natural habitat.

In Uganda, chimpanzee habituation experience Kibale gives the best experience as it’s home to over 1500 chimpanzees however, possible also in Budongo Forest. It is only limited to 4 participants that join a group of researchers, doctors, rangers, and trackers around 6-6:30 am to visit the chimp community undergoing the habituation process.

The activity starts with the briefing after you embark on the trail to the forest to encounter the chimpanzees. You will watch them leaving their nests, breastfeeding, kissing, grooming, and feeding, and notice their amazing vocal calls till they build up their overnight nests around 7 pm.

The experience runs for about 4hrs thus, giving you a great experience with the man’s closest living relatives, unlike chimpanzee trekking. The best time for chimpanzee habituation experience is during the dry months of JuneAugust and DecemberFebruary when rain is minimal to inconvenience.

Fees For Chimpanzee Habituation Experience In Uganda

  • It ranges from 230-250 USD.

4. Birding In Uganda

Birding is one of the thrilling tourist activities in Uganda, especially for international birders. Over 1085 Uganda birds have been recorded in Uganda which is almost 51% of the bird species of Africa and 11% of the world’s total birds thus, making it a prime destination for birding tours.

While on your Uganda birding safaris, the most sought after Uganda in birds by most of the birders include the shoebill stocks, African green broadbill, the great blue turaco, Doherty’s bush shrike, Shelley’s Crimson wing, African pitta, Green-breasted Pitta, Black-breasted barbet, etc.

Bird watching in Uganda is made either by having a birding nature walk for example in forests, savannahs, and wetlands, or on a birding boat cruise. In Uganda, the prominent birding spots include:

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park which has over 600 bird species
  • Kibale National Park has over 375 bird species
  • Murchison Falls National Park which is home to over 451 bird species
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to over 350 birds including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.
  • Semuliki National Park is home to about 441 bird species including over 35 Central African bird species.
  • Kidepo Valley National Park holds almost 500 bird species.

Birding tours in Uganda are mostly done in the morning hours when birds are getting out to feed however, it is also possible in the evening hours. The best time for birding in Uganda is during the dry season in the months of JuneAugust and also from December– to February.

In those dry months, there is little rainfall to inconvenience you while birding in the field. It takes about 3-4 hours.

The Fees For Birding In Uganda

  • Foreign Non-Residents: 30 US dollars
  • Foreign Residents: 25 US dollars
  • East African Citizens: 20,000 UG shillings

5. Game Drives In Uganda

Game drives are among the best things to do in Uganda while on your wildlife safari in the amazing parks of Uganda.

Game driving in Uganda involves visiting game animals in their amazing natural habitat using a 4×4 safari vehicle. The drives are done specifically in the  savannah national parks in Uganda such as:

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park which holds over 95 mammal species
  • Murchison Falls National Park with over 76 mammal species
  • Kidepo Valley National Park which has over 77 mammal species
  • Lake Mburo National Park with 68 mammal species

The drives are done in the morning, afternoon, evening, or nighttime. Morning game drives (starting at about 6 am) give the best experience as many animals are so activities such as hippos are seen going back in the water, leopards and lions hunting, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, zebras, antelopes among others are seen grazing.

Night game drives (starting around 6:30-7 pm) are intended to spot nocturnal animals such as leopards, lions, hippos, hyenas, etc. All the drives run for about 3-4 hours where you will also encounter numerous birds, and monkeys, and enjoy the spectacular scenery of Uganda parks.

The best time for game drives in Uganda is during the dry season in JuneAugust and also DecemberFebruary. During this time, there are no rainfall inconveniences, mud-free trails and also animals can easily be spotted around water points.

Fees For Game Drives In Uganda

  • It ranges from 10-40 USD.

6. Boat Cruise In Uganda

A boat cruise is one of the most amazing things to do in Uganda Africa. It involves having wonderful voyages on either lakes or rivers while enjoying the beautiful scenery and the amazing wildlife while on your safari in Uganda.

Having a boat cruise on your Uganda safari will expose you to numerous water birds including the shoebill stocks, game animals such as hippos, giant crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, and numerous antelopes along the water.  Boat cruises in Uganda are done in the morning and also in the afternoon and they give a different experience.

Boat cruise experience on your Uganda wildlife safari can be experienced best in:

  • Murchison falls national park boat cruise to the giant Murchison falls and a boat cruise to lake Albert Nile delta.
  • Queen Elizabeth national park boat cruise on Kazinga channel.
  • Lake Mburo national park boat cruise on Lake Mburo.

The best time for a boat cruise in Uganda is during the dry months of JuneAugust and also in DecemberFebruary when there is little rainfall to inconvenience your cruising. In this season, game animals tend to gather around water points thus, easy spotting them.

The Fees For Boat Cruise In Uganda

  • Foreign Non-Residents: 30 US dollars
  • Foreign Residents: 25 US dollars
  • East African Citizens: 30,000 UG shillings

7. Adventure Tours In Uganda

Adventure tours are among the top fun things to do in Uganda. They involve undertaking amazing experiences that typically require being bold and sometimes risky which leads to adrenaline rising in your body. Adventure safaris in Uganda include the following:

a) White Water Rafting

White water rafting in Uganda is among the top fun activities to experience while on your adventure safari in Uganda. It is done on the River Nile Itanda falls grade 5 rapids.

Rafting on the Nile gives the highest experience in white water trips in the world because it has several grades ranging from 3, 4, and 5 rapids.

The best time for white water rafting in Uganda is during the dry months of JuneAugust and DecemberFebruary when there are low rainfall inconveniences. The adventure experience takes about 4-5hrs.

The Fees For White Water Rafting In Uganda

  • It is charged between 95 and 120 USD.

b) Jet Boating

Jet boating is one of the amazing tourism activities in Uganda while on your adventure safaris in Jinja Uganda. It involves conquering powerful Nile rapids using a high-speed boat that runs about 100km/hr on the legendary Nile River  (the longest river in the world).

It can be experienced while on your Uganda safari to the source of the Nile. The best time for jet boating in Uganda is during the dry months of JuneAugust and also in DecemberFebruary when rains are minimal and it takes about 2-3hrs.

The Fees For Jet Boating In Uganda

  • It is charged about 75 USD.

c) Kayaking

Kayaking is one of the amazing fun things to do in Uganda. It is an adventure safari activity only done in Jinja Uganda on the legendary Nile River by cruising Kayaks on flat waters or along the white waters giving you great scenic views of the Nile river.

Tourists who have experienced kayaking on the Nile recommend it as a great place for kayaking in the world. The fees for kayaking on the Nile range between 115 and 160 USD and lasts for about 4-5hrs. It is the best done during the dry seasons in the months of June-August and December-February when there are minimal rain inconveniences.

d) Bungee Jumping Uganda

Bungee jumping is one of the fun things to do in Uganda, especially for travelers on adventure Uganda safaris in Jinja town. This activity is rare and only done in a few African countries like South Africa, Kenya, and Zimbabwe on Victoria’s fall however, jumping in the world’s longest River cannot be compared to any other place on Earth.

Bungee jumping is one of the scariest things to do on your adventure involving you jumping in the world’s longest river from a 44m height platform with a bungee cord connected to two tied legs. It is done from 9 am- 5 pm.

The best time for bungee jumping in Uganda is during the dry season in the months of JuneAugust and DecemberFebruary when there are limited rainfall inconveniences. Bungee jumping is charged about 115 USD pp.

c) Tubing On The Nile

Tubing is among the fun things to do in Uganda while on your adventure safaris in Jinja town Uganda. Tubing involves floating on the waters of the River Nile (the longest river in the world) using air-pressured tubes while enjoying a sunbath and beautiful sceneries around the Nile.

Tubing on the Nile is divided into flat water tubing, white water tubing, and extreme tubing. It can run between about 2-5 hours and is charged between 25-75USD starting from 8:00 am-6:00 pm.

The best time for tubing on the Nile is during the dry season in the months of June-August and December-February when there is minimal rainfall inconvenience for your voyaging.

e) Ziplining In Uganda

Ziplining is one of the top things to do in Uganda by tourists while on their adventure in the pearl of Africa. In Uganda, Zip lining in Mabira Forest is famously done by tourists to Jinja source of the Nile tour which gives great views of forest canopies, numerous birds, monkeys, Griffin falls, etc. Ziplining on Lake Bunyoyi in the southwest is also possible.

Ziplining in Mabira is done in two sessions that are from 8 am and also at 2 pm running for about 4hrs each. It is charged about 50 USD.

The best time for zip lining in Uganda is during the dry season in the months of JuneAugust and also DecemberFebruary when rainfall chances are minimal to inconvenience your ziplining experience in Uganda.

f) Hiking And Mountaineering In Uganda

Hiking and mountaineering are one of the amazing adventure tourism activities in Uganda a must not miss especially for international mountain climbers.

Hiking Safaris in Uganda Include:-

  • Hiking the snow-capped Rwenzori mountains-5109m high
  • Hiking the 3 Mgahiga volcanoes.
  • Hiking Mountain Elgon 4321m high.

While on your hiking trail, you will spot numerous wildlife such as monkeys, numerous birds, spectacular vegetation, etc. The best time for hiking and mountaineering in Uganda is during the dry season in the months of JuneAugust and DecemberFebruary.

The Fees For Hiking And Mountaineering In Uganda

  • It ranges from 50-1,580 USD.

g) Hot Air Balloon Experience

Having a hot air balloon experience is one of the amazing tourism activities in Uganda. It allows travelers to explore diverse wildlife and the nature of the park in the air with a bird’s view. On your Uganda safaris, this experience can only be got in Murchison Falls National Park.

You will get scenic views of the park, the giant Murchison falls, Victoria Nile, diversity of wildlife like herds of elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, lions, numerous antelopes, etc. Each ride is limited to 8 people and takes about one hour flying at an altitude of 1000ft.

It is charged 380 US dollars per person and children of 12 years and below are given a 50% discount. The best time for a hot air balloon experience is during the dry season when rainfall is minimal to inconvenience the rides.

h) Horseback Riding In Uganda

Horseback riding is one of the fun things to do in Uganda on top of your adventure safari. While on your safari in Uganda,  horseback riding adventures include:

  • Horseback riding in Jinga town where you will explore the banks of the Nile river, local villages, etc. Takes about 1-2hrs.
  • Horseback riding in Mburo national park where numerous wildlife such as zebras, elands, buffaloes, bushbucks, topis, impalas, etc are spotted and takes about 3-4hrs.

The best time for horseback riding in Uganda is during the dry season of JuneAugust and also in DecemberFebruary when there is no rainfall to inconvenience your rides.

i) Quad Biking In Uganda

Quad biking is one of the amazing things to do in Uganda while on your adventure safari. It is such a superb experience on your Uganda safari riding a 4-wheeled motorbike “ATV Quad bike” to explore wildlife and remote unreachable parts of the town using different trails.

Quad biking in Jinja gives the best experience of quad biking while on your safari in Uganda. It is done on the banks of the Nile river, in rural villages, remote parts of the town, and sugar cane plantations, using different routes like easy, picturesque routes, challenging, and technical ones.

Quad biking takes about 1-4hrs and no previous experience is needed to ride the motorbike. The best time for quading in Uganda is during the dry season in the months of JuneAugust and also in DecemberFebruary.

Fees For Quad Biking In Jinja

  • The fees for quad biking in Jinja range from 15-105 USD depending on the hours you are to take quading.

j) Mountain Biking/Cycling Tours In Uganda

Mountain biking is among the amazing adventure tourism activities in Uganda. It involves riding/cycling mountain bikes and exploring the wildlife of Uganda for example cycling in forests, parks, farms, and also in villages thus, a great experience on top of your safari in Uganda.

While on your Uganda tour, the cycling tours prominently made include:

  • Cycling in the Mabira Forest
  • Cycling in Lake Mburo national park
  • Cycling in Mpanga tea estate
  • Cycling in Bwindi impenetrable national bike
  • Cycling around Lake Bunyonyi
  • Mountain biking in Mount Elgon National Park etc.

The best time for cycling in Uganda is during the dry months of JuneAugust and also in DecemberFebruary when rainfall is minimal to inconvenience your cycling adventure.

k) Rock Climbing In Uganda

Rock climbing is among the unique things to do in Uganda on top of your adventure safaris, as it involves climbing up rock walls up to the summit giving you picturesque views of the surrounding areas.

While on your Uganda tours, places for the experience include:

  • Rock climbing at Sipi Falls in eastern Uganda
  • Tororo rock climbing in eastern Uganda
  • Rock climbing inside Mountain Elgon national park in eastern Uganda

The best time for rock climbing in Uganda is during the dry season in the months of JuneAugust and also in December-February when rainfall is minimal to inconvenience your climbing.

l) Rock Abseiling In Uganda

Rock abseiling is one of the amazing and unique adventure tourist activities in Uganda, as it involves the controlled use of a rope to descend (abseil) on the rock face.

While on your Uganda tours, rock abseiling is done on the main Sipi Falls in eastern Uganda which is a 100m high rock surface. While abseiling you will have great views of Sipi falls and the beautiful plunge pool around.

Rock abseiling in Uganda is best done during the dry season in JuneAugust and also in DecemberFebruary when rainfall is little to inconvenience the activity.

8. Guided Nature Walks In Uganda

Guided nature walks are one of the amazing things to do in Uganda by tourists on a safari in Uganda, as it gives an opportunity of encountering the wonderful wildlife of Uganda on foot in parks, forests, and wetlands where numerous plant species, beautiful birds, monkeys, primates, game animals spotted plus the spectacular views of nature.

The walks are done in day time however, there are also night walks which are intended to spot the nocturnal features in nature. Nature walks in Uganda are mostly done in :

  • Queen Elizabeth national park for example the Kyambura gorge walks.
  • Murchison falls national park for example Kalinzu forest walks and nature walks to the top of the falls.
  • Kibale national park in Kanyanchu, Sebitoli sector, and also in Bigodi wetland
  • Bwindi impenetrable forest for example the Ivi-River walk, Munyanga waterfall walk, etc.
  • Kidepo valley national park in Kidepo and Narus valley region.

Nature walks in Uganda run for about 3-4hrs and are best done during the dry season in the months of JuneAugust and also in DecemberFebruary when rainfall is minimal to inconvenience the hikes.

Fees For Nature Walks In Uganda

  • It ranges from 15-40 USD

9. Cultural Encounters In Uganda

Cultural encounters are among the unique things to do in Uganda by tourists on top of their Uganda tours, as it involves getting an encounter with some of the unique cultures in Uganda and you get to know much about their fascinating way of living, and customs, beliefs, and traditions.

Uganda has a great diversity of tribes making about 56 in total. While on your safari in Uganda, the prominent cultural encounters are:

  • Batwa trail experience in Mgahinga national park.
  • Ik people cultural experience in Kidepo valley national park.
  • Karamajong people cultural experience around Kidepo valley national park.

The activity takes more than 5 hours and it is the best dune during the dry season of JuneAugust and also in FebruaryDecember when there are minimal rainfall inconveniences since it’s an outdoor activity.

Fees For Cultural Encounters In Uganda

  • It ranges from 10-80USD

10. Watching Tree Climbing Lions

Watching tree climbing lions is one of the amazing and unique things to do in Uganda while on your wildlife safaris in Uganda, as it involves spotting the mysterious tree lions lying in the big fig tree branches.

While on your Uganda tours, tree climbing can only be seen in Ishasha plains of Queen Elizabeth national park as you head to Bwindi impenetrable national park. The morning game drive and also the afternoon drive in the area give the best spotting.

It is suspected that Ishasha lions climb trees to get great views of the Uganda kobs feeding in the grasslands, to runway from biting insects down, and also the great heat on the ground, especially in the afternoon. Other animals spotted include buffaloes, elephants, leopards, warthogs, and numerous bird species.

The best time for watching tree climbing lions in Uganda is during the dry season in the months of JuneAugust and also DecemberFebruary when rainfall is limited in the area thus mud-free trails and the drives take about           3-4hrs.

11. Rhino Tracking On Foot

Rhino tracking on foot is among the amazing tourist activities in Uganda, as it involves getting into an encounter with the magnificent southern white rhinos in Uganda on foot in their natural habitat with the help of well-trained rangers.

While on your Uganda tour, rhino trekking can only be done in Ziwa Rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola district en route to Murchison falls national park which is home to over 32 rhinos

Rhino tracking in Uganda starts at 8 am and also at 4 pm taking about 1-2hrs. and while trekking, you will spot other numerous game animals of Uganda such as Uganda Kobs, oribis, bushbucks, waterbucks among others, and several bird species.

The best time for  Rhino tracking on foot in Uganda is during the dry season in the months of JuneAugust and also in DecemberFebruary when rainfall is minimal to inconvenience the trekking.

Fees For Rhino Tracking On Foot

  • Foreign Non-Residents: 50 USD
  • Foreign Residents: 40 USD
  • East African Citizens: 30,000 UG shillings

12. Sport Fishing In Uganda

Sportfishing is one of the amazing tourist activities in Uganda, especially for Anglers having a holiday in Uganda. It involves fishing for fun, hobbies, and even as a competition normally catching and release of fish.

While on your Uganda wildlife safaris, sport fishing can be done in:

  • Murchison Falls National Park-charged 50 UDS per day.
  • Lake Mburo National Park charged-15 USD per day.
  • Lake Victoria
  • Sipi Falls
  • Ssese Islands

Nile perch is the biggest fish in Uganda and the most sought-after by anglers however other fish include tilapia, catfish, tiger fish, Lungfish, and the rainbow trout fish at Sipi Falls.

The best time for sport fishing in Uganda is during the dry season in the months of JuneAugust and also in DecemberFebruary when rainfall is minimum thus, stable water and the high catches are always in the morning time.

13. Canoeing Experience In Uganda

The canoeing experience is one of the amazing tourism activities in Uganda, as it involves paddling on water using a traditional dugout canoe. While on your Uganda tour, this experience can be got on the magnificent Lake Bunyonyi (the deepest lake in Uganda).

You will explore the 29 islands of the lake including the punishment island where unmarried pregnant girls could be abandoned to die and also enjoy the dazzling scenery of the lake plus the picturesque views of the adjacent terraced hills.

Canoeing can run for a full day or a few hours (2hrs) depending on the choice of the client. The best time for canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi is during the dry season of JuneAugust and also in DecemberFebruary when rainfall is minimal in the area.

Fees For Canoeing On Lake Bunyonyi

  • Canoes can be rented from individuals at the shores for a fee of 60,000 shillings. The ones with engines can go for 120,000 shillings.

14. City Tours In Uganda

City tours are one of the amazing tourism activities in Uganda always done by tourists before or after their wildlife safaris in Uganda. It involves visiting the towns of Uganda and getting to know the various economic activities done by the people of Uganda.

While on your Uganda tour, the prominent city tours done by tourists include:

  • Kampala city tour where local markets, taxi parks, cultural and religious sites are visited
  • Entebbe city tour where the reptile village, Entebbe zoo, etc are visited
  • Jinja city tour where the source of the Nile, old Indian buildings, etc are visited.

City tours in Uganda are best done during the dry season in the months of JuneAugust and also DecemberFebruary when rainfall is minimal to inconvenience your tour.

15. Agro Tours In Uganda

Agro tours are among the tourist activities in Uganda commonly done by travelers on top of their wildlife Uganda tours. Agro tourism in Uganda involves a combination of tourism with Agriculture where tourists do visit some Agro farms after their wildlife tours.

While on your safari in Uganda, the most prominent Agro tours made are:

  • Coffee tours for example around Queen Elizabeth national park and also around the foothills of Mountain Elgon national park.
  • Banana plantation tours in the Mbarara district
  • Tea plantation tours in Kabarole district in Mpanga tea estate

The best time for Agro tours in Uganda is during the dry season in the months of JuneAugust and also in DecemberFebruary when rainfall is minimal to inconvenience your tour in the field.

16. Lion Tracking In Uganda

Lion tracking is one of the amazing tourist activities in Uganda, as it involves following lions closely to learn about their behaviors, natural habitat, and feeding habits.

While on your Uganda tour, this experience can only be got in Queen Elizabeth national park in Kasenyi plains. It is limited to 4 participants who accompany trackers and researchers to the jungle in the early morning or the late afternoon.

Lion tracking is done using radio collars attached to the lions and takes about 1-3hrs. The best time for lion tracking in Uganda is during the dry season in the months of JuneAugust and also DecemberFebruary when rainfall is minimal to inconvenience your tracking in the field.

Fees For Lion Tracking In Uganda

  • Foreign Non-Residents: 100 USD
  • Foreign Residents: 80 USD
  • East African Citizens: 100,000 UG shillings

17. Mongoose Tracking In Uganda

Mongoose tracking is one of the amazing tourism activities in Uganda, only experienced in Queen Elizabeth national park Mweya peninsular. Mangoose are small animals that fall under the rodent group of animals.

Mongoose tracking is an adventure safari done on foot with the tour guide leading the walk through the tracks in search of mongoose. The activity will help you learn about mongoose behavior and you will spot numerous birds and warthogs. The tracking takes about 3hrs.

The best time for mongoose tracking is during the dry season in the months of June-August and also December-February when rainfall inconveniences are minimal.

Fees For Mangoose Tracking In Uganda

  • Foreign Non-Residents: 30 USD
  • Foreign Residents: 25 USD
  • East African Citizens: 30,000 UG shillings

FAQS On Things To Do In Uganda On Safari in Uganda/What To Do In Uganda On A Uganda Tour 

What to do in Uganda? /What to do in Uganda Kampala? / What to do in Uganda Africa?

Uganda is among the African countries with a wide range of amazing tourist activities and these include:

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Gorilla habituation experience
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Game drives
  • White water rafting
  • Bungee jumping
  • Kayaking
  • Tubing
  • Ziplining
  • Mountain hiking
  • Cultural encounters
  • Agro tours
  • Lion tracking
  • Mangoose tracking
  1. What to do in Kampala?

There are numerous tourist activities in Kampala City for tourists on top of their wildlife safaris in Uganda. These include:

  • Visiting the Gadaffi mosque
  • Visiting the local markets
  • Visiting the taxi parks
  • Visiting the Uganda national museum
  • Visiting the beautiful craft shops in Kampala etc.

Conclusions

Uganda the Pearl of Africa holds a basket of memorable tourism activities/things to do in Uganda that suits your safari in Africa. To mention but a few, it offers the best experience for gorilla safaris, chimpanzee trekking, white water rafting, bungee jumping, ziplining, mountain hiking, cultural encounters, etc.

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