Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

While Bwindi Impenetrable Forest steals the limelight, the smaller Mgahinga has arguably better views and is directly connected to the extended Virunga conservation area

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See the tree lions of Ishasha
Queen Elizabeth National Park

See the tree lions of Ishasha

For an incredible wildlife experience with second-to-none photo opportunities, head to Ishasha in Western Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you can see the area’s rare population of tree-climbing lions snoozing happily up above the ground in fig and acacia trees.

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Rafting in Jinja
Jinja

Rafting in Jinja

Uganda’s Jinja is the source of the Nile, making it a great place to kayak or raft on the rushing water. Try horseback rides or mountain biking if you’re feeling a bit tamer.

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Go chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest
Kibale Forest National Park

Go chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest

Grab yourself a guide and set off into the evergreen jungle of the Kibale National Park in Western Uganda in search of chimps. You shouldn't have too much trouble finding them, as this beautiful forest is famous for its thriving primate population.

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Visit mountain gorillas in Bwindi
Bwindi

Visit mountain gorillas in Bwindi

The dense forests of Bwindi in the south-west corner of Uganda are home to over half of the world’s small population of the endangered mountain gorilla. These creatures can’t survive in captivity, so trekking to their natural habitat is your only chance to view them.

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Visit the Ik people in Kidepo
Kidepo Valley

Visit the Ik people in Kidepo

Trek high up into the mountains of the Kidepo Valley in northeastern Uganda and get a fascinating insight into the lives of the small but authentic population of Ik tribespeople. Give something back to the area by hiring a porter to help with your travels here.

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Hike the Rwenzori mountains
Rwenzori mountains

Hike the Rwenzori mountains

Climb to the top of Africa’s third-highest mountain while avoiding the kind of crowds found at Kilimanjaro with a hike in the stunning Rwenzori mountains. Located on the western border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mount Stanley, at 5,109m, is Uganda’s highest point.

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Sample the craft villages of Kampala
Kampala

Sample the craft villages of Kampala

Take home a beautifully handmade piece of Africa as a reminder of your trip with a spot of shopping at the arts and crafts villages of Kampala. These bustling markets in Uganda’s capital are the best place to pick up authentic carvings, baskets and jewellery at bargain prices.

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Cool off in the pools around Sipi Falls
Sipi Falls

Cool off in the pools around Sipi Falls

Located in the foothills of Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda, Sipi Falls is made up of three stunningly beautiful waterfalls. With cool natural pools and fantastic views across the plains, it’s the perfect place to relax and cool down.

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Watch hippos and elephants in the Kazinga Channel
Kazinga Channel

Watch hippos and elephants in the Kazinga Channel

Visit the Kazinga Channel in western Uganda and see one of the world’s largest concentrations of hippos and elephants in their natural habitat. The channel is a wide, 20-mile long freshwater channel connecting Lake George and Lake Edward.

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