Have you been pondering about doing an adventurous African safari trip? Well, get your bags packed and take an odyssey journey to the pearl of Africa- Uganda. You don’t need to struggle to look out for adventure safari spots, here are some of the ultimate magical spots in Uganda where you, families, friends and groups can grab good memories during your Uganda safari tour.
What are the Adventure tours?
Adventure tours are travel activities that involve a certain degree of risk that in some cases requires special skills and physical activity. Many people refer to them as outdoor adventure tours. Adventure safaris and tours in Africa involve both hard and easy safari activities. Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd tailors adventure tours for solo travellers (single travellers), families, kids, group travellers, young adults, seniors or adults ranging between, 40s, 50s, 60s and more according to their choice.
Hard Adventure Safaris in Uganda – Activities
Hard adventure tours and safaris are one of the best adventure safaris in Uganda however, these are not for the faint-hearted since they are risky in nature. They in most cases require fit people, commitment and skills for example;
- Mountain Climbing Safaris
- Rock Climbing tours
- Gorilla Trekking safaris
Soft Adventure Safaris in Uganda – Activities
Soft adventure tours and travels involve activities with low levels of risk. These normally require minimal or no commitment and beginning skills. Most of these activities are led by experienced guides to guide you. Some of these activities include;
- Bird watching safaris
- Camping tours
- Canoeing trips
- Adventure biking safaris
- Fishing safaris
- Hiking tours
- Horseback riding
- Quad biking
- Whitewater rafting
- Balloon safaris
- Cultural safaris
- Chimpanzee trekking safaris
- Nature walks
Adventure Safari Spots | Destinations in Uganda
Where are Adventure tours done in Uganda?
Africa adventure safaris in Uganda are done in various destinations or spots around the country.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda
Enjoy a magical moment with the Mountain Gorillas.
Have you met the mountain gorillas? Now a Uganda Safari gives you a moment of a lifetime as you in a prime position to do a wild Uganda gorilla trekking safari. A visit to Bwindi impenetrable national park Uganda gives you the opportunity to enjoy gorilla adventure safaris. During your Uganda gorilla safari in Bwindi, you will be in a home of half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. At the moment, there are 18 habituated gorilla families. These well distributed in the four sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which are Ruhija with 3 families which are; Orozogo, Bitukura and Kyaguliro. In the Buhoma sector there are 4 families which are Habibanja, Rushegura, Mubare and Katwe. Rushaga sector has 6 families which are Nshongi, Bweza, Kahugye, Busigye, Mishaya and Bikiyingi. In Nkuringo sector there are 3 families which are Nkuringo family, Bishaho family and Christmas family.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda
“Where Silver Meets Gold!”
I am sure you’re already wondering what I mean by Gold and Silver! Wow!!!! They look so pretty together. Safari Uganda in the southwest, to encounter with giant silver gorillas and sparkling golden monkeys. This is the only park in Uganda that is blessed with golden monkeys. It is also home mountains gorilla though only one I habituated, a reason for the slogan “where gold meets silver”. The Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus Mitis Kandti) is a local subspecies of the widespread Sykes Monkey, also known as the “Blue Monkey” and is endemic to the high-altitude forests of the Virunga massif. Golden monkeys are a beautiful subspecies of monkeys from their golden coat, long tail to the playful and intrusive character. They spend most of their time leaping from bamboo branches or skipping on the forest floor in a manner that offers lasting memories to those who come to trek them during their safari to Uganda. Their amazing and impressive character has made golden monkey trekking one of the popular activity when many safari Uganda.
Murchison Falls National Park Uganda
Check out “The World’s Most Powerful Waterfall”
Did you know a boat ride on River Nile to the bottom of Murchison Falls is one of the best destinations to go during adventure vacation safaris in Uganda? On an interesting note, a tour in Uganda visit to Murchison Falls National Park puts you on a collision course with the dramatic and powerful water of the world Murchison falls. Murchison falls draws its power from the point where the river Nile wrestles through a space of only 7m or 2ft before tumbling 43m or 141ft. At this point, you will know the true definition of a roar, it is real! Enjoy splashes of the misty water and sights of the rainbow on a good sunny day while at the top of the falls.
Still within the Murchison falls national park enjoy a wild safari to Uganda game drive and get in position to sight African mammals like the majestic and tall Rothschild’s giraffes, spotted hyenas, and the leopards are always night stalking all over the park. For any birder Murchison falls should be a top of your must-visit destinations for birding in Uganda as it comes with over 400 bird species including the rare shoebill stork.
Kibale National Park Uganda
A Journey to “The Primate Capital of The World”?!!
Come and do either a short Uganda tour or long Uganda safari and pass by the Kibale National Park the remarkable primate capital of the world for the ultimate Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari and get close to a population of 5000 chimpanzee community which is the highest for one place in the entire world. Besides a truly remarkable Uganda chimpanzee trekking tour also immerse yourself a unique Uganda birding safari as Kibale National Park Uganda is home to close 300 bird species including endemic species like the green breasted pitta and the African pitta.
Jinja Source of the Nile
Have you seen the source of the longest river in the world?!!
Have you read about the longest river in the world? Yes, the longest river on the planet river Nile embarks on its 6,650km tremendous journey to the Mediterranean Sea from Uganda. So, when you do a 1-day jinja tour expect a visit to the source of river Nile and this is none other than Lake Victoria which is the biggest inland freshwater lake on the African continent and second largest in the world only behind Lake Superior in North America. The river starts its rather interesting African odyssey journey from the northern shores of Lake Victoria. Engage in a multitude of activities on your Jinja day excursion tour such as white water rafting Jinja source of the Nile at Itanda falls, a sunset boat cruise to the Jinja source of the Nile, horseback riding safaris in Jinja source of the Nile, Uganda cycling safaris in Jinja source of the Nile, quad biking safaris Jinja source of the Nile, Uganda birding safaris, or just a Jinja city tour.
Sipi Falls is a set of three beautiful waterfalls Falls situated in the foothills of Mount Elgon. Once you step your foot here, wow! It is a stunner. Situated in Kapchorwa, it is one of the destinations with Uganda’s most beautiful accommodations. These falls are a wonder to many visitors, both local and foreign, yearly. Sipi Falls is one of the most loving places in Uganda.
Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
Visit “The Medley of Wonders”
A Uganda tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park “The Medley Of Wonders”, is a visit to the paradise on earth as you get to encounter some of Africa’s finest wild mammals like the rare tree-climbing lions found only in queen Elizabeth Ishasha sector as well as Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania on the entire African savanna. Some of the highlight of your safari Uganda here is a sight of the biggest land mammals the African bush elephants in their herds, meet the cape buffaloes as well as numerous species. Take a wild boat cruise on the tranquil waters of the Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda On your safari to Uganda, this boat cruise draws you close with the dwellers of these murky waters like the gigantic hippos and the out of the ancient world Nile crocodiles and some of the 600 bird species that roam the skies above the waters of the Kazinga channel.
Mount Rwenzori National Park Uganda
Have you had of “The Mystical Challenge” while doing a tour in Uganda?
With an altitude of 5109m above sea level, Rwenzori mountain is Africa’s third-highest mountain only exceeded by mt Kenya and Kilimanjaro in Kenya and Tanzania respectively. Rwenzori is also home to Africa’s fourth and fifth highest peaks. On MT Stanley block, is peak Margherita which is the highest peak standing proud at an impressive height of 5109m above sea level, and is snowcapped throughout the year. Margherita peak was named by Duke Abruzzi after the Queen Margherita of Italy after his expedition to this splendid peak in 1906. Rwenzori mountain also has many glacial features such as lakes like Lac du Speke, lake bujuku and the kitandara lakes as you climb towards its peaks. These are formed as a result of glaciation and also the existence of massive valleys up in the mountain. On a clear day, these peaks can be spotted from as far as Kabarole giving you a one of kind and memorable view.
Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda
“The True African wilderness”
Kidepo Valley National Park, a top Africa safari destination gives travellers the best wildlife experience like no other wildlife National Park or reserve in Africa. It is a remote unique, beautiful & interesting park that wows travellers. Kidepo Valley National Park is situated miles away from the hustle and bustle of Kampala city and Jinja city, in the North-Eastern corner of Uganda. Though situated in the remote areas, a Visit Uganda or Uganda tour to this park is worth all the hours of travel. Kidepo National Park is one of the few safari destinations in Uganda and Africa that people think they don’t exist. This is one of the few parks where you can go on a wildlife safari game drive and see no other vehicle but only an abundance of wildlife, birds and the rugged and stunning scenic wonders that make up this adventurous destination.
Take a Day Tour around Kampala city.
Uganda not only has a rich biodiversity in its wildlife but also a rich cultural diversity as this pearl of Africa has over 56 tribes and Kampala city being the capital city is a conglomerate of all these people hence being a true reflection of Uganda’s cultural diversity. A Kampala city tour gives you an insight into the diverse attractions Kampala city has to offer to you. On 1-day Kampala city tour experience the Uganda public transport which is an adventure of its own with a visit to the old taxi park and witnesses the quite nervous wrecking public transport.
Old taxi park: For those of you who come from countries where you have cabs as taxis used as means of public transport and its only one individual or a pair of friends moving to a particular place that hail it to take them to their destination… well, you need to come to Uganda and a 1 day Kampala city excursion and see our version of taxis! Trust me, it will be worth your time. For starters let me try to shed light on what we Ugandans call a taxi. This is a fourteen-seater van which is used by the general public to commute from one place to another. These taxis are managed by two people i.e. a driver and a taxi tout who we normally call the conductor. The principle job of this conductor is to call for people going to a particular destination to board his taxi, he also solicits for the transport fares from the onboard passengers before they get to their destinations. While using Ugandan taxis, there are no fixed fares as the fares are determined by the demand and availability of passengers and travel hours…. You can easily board a taxi for 1000ugx as transport fare from one point to another and after just an hour the same taxi demands 2500ugx to take you still to the same destination. Now that’s where the old taxi park comes in, now imagine a swarm of these vans parked in one place with their conductors shouting all names of places within and outside the city, that’s the old taxi park right there… I tell you it’s an absolute frenzy and chaos when you come here, but don’t feel sorry for us because that’s the way we like it! This taxi park is located in the valley between Nakasero and Old Kampala hill.
Grab and bite a Rolex!!….
While on a Uganda trip, you will understand why Ugandans have never won a Rolex but rather can eat one. On your Uganda day excursions, if you are not a fussy feeder take a moment and enjoy Uganda’s biggest fast-food delight which is a nicely crafted Rolex. A Rolex is made of an omellete with fried onions, green pepper and cabbage and raw tomato slices rolled together with a freshly pan baked chapati. Trust me when I say that this roadside stall food delight gives KFC a run for its money in Uganda but you don’t have to take my word for it, you’ve just got to taste it to believe it.
With all this and more expect nothing else but a truly exciting and remarkable Uganda tour adventure as you get the see the best of Uganda.
Best Time to go for Africa Vacation Safaris in Uganda
- June – September
The months of June, July August and September form the long dry season in Uganda. The rains are low and therefore many refer to this as the best time for adventure vacation tours in Uganda. During this time, roads to those destinations are dry so they are easy to navigate. In the drier months, there are more sunny days to enjoy beautiful sunsets and have clear views as well as better chances of good photography.
- December – February
The months of December to February are the short dry months of Uganda. During this time the rains are less though these destinations remain open for visitors. However, tourists should note that rains can be expected at any time of the year.
What to carry for your Adventure Tours in Uganda
- Long pants (Jeans / Khaki)
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Hiking boots
- Some few light cotton clothes
- Jacket/ sweater in case it rains
- Waterproof bag pack
- Water bottle
- Insect repellant
Uganda safari packages
- 1 Day Ngamba Island day trip
- 2 Days Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari
- 2 Days Murchison Falls safari
- 3 Days Kidepo Uganda wildlife flying safari
- 6 Days Uganda gorilla tour
- 8 Days Uganda tour
- 13 Days Uganda Rwanda gorilla trekking safari