Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s ecosystem which includes sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 bird species.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of Kampala and experience the thrill of adventure in Jinja. What better way to spend the weekend than two days of endless thrills. We’ll party at the Nile, explore the best of Jinja town, zip-line in Mabira, trek through the forest, and return to the city fresh, enlivened, and ready to take on the work.
Located 44km East of Kampala, outside Lugazi Town, Mabira Forest hides one of this region’s best kept secrets— the opportunity to shed off your city skin and soar from tree to tree in one of Uganda’s few surviving natural rainforests. Being on this aerial runway in Mabira’s high canopy makes you feel like a monkey in the trees! Mabira is among Uganda’s oldest rainforests but is constantly under threat of encroachment by communities and corporations eyeing its rich soils for agricultural activity, or its large trees for timber. The activities on this walking safari take a minimum of 6 hours and will contribute significantly to the preservation of this aged forest. If you need adventure outside the city, doing the Mabira Excursion is the way to go.
Concealed in the north-eastern most end of Uganda, at the border between South Sudan and Kenya, Kidepo Valley National Park is a gem among gems. Of all the parks in Uganda, Kidepo presents the biggest feast of game-viewing. This award-winning conservation area is the furthest park from the capital city but a trip worth every mile. The wildlife is abundant, the terrain is picturesque, the birdlife plentiful, and the air something of a magic charm. Get a taste of exquisite wildlife safaris where you track animals with tricks as old as the soil itself, and interact with one of the best preserved cultures within Uganda’s borders. It’s a trip to keep in your memories for years to come.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a true rainforest thought to be the most biologically diverse forest in all of Africa, owing to its antiquity. Located at the edge of the Albertine Rift in western Uganda, Bwindi is best known for Gorilla Tracking: an estimated population of 408 individuals, more than half the total population of Mountain Gorilla in the world, live in Bwindi. But there’s more to Bwindi than just Gorillas; it hosts a total of 11 primate types and 120 mammal species, rivaling the wildlife count in other national parks.
A quick two day getaway to the beautiful Murchison Falls National Park. Visit the rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary before heading to the Albert Nile for a scenic boat cruise into the sunset. Take an early morning safari drive and later visit to the roaring falls from which the park gets it’s name.