to visit in Uganda
There is much
to see and do in Uganda and you might want to look at options
and excursions to do after the congress. Following are a list
of places recommended to visit. If you wish to tour the country
before or after the congress we recommend you use one of the
tour operators listed the tourism services page of this site.
– the Source of the Nile.
Its a short drive from Kampala with lots of places to stay,
and for those of you brave enough, white water rafting.
(just in case you haven’t had enough of living on an
island!) – camping, site seeing and relaxing.
Mburo National Park
This park covers 256 sq kms and is the only National Park
to contain an entire lake. It has the largest number of impala
and is only one of two parks that has zebra. (It is also the
closest national park to Kampala.)
Gorilla National Park
Situated near the beautiful Kisoro Town, overlooking Lakes
Butunda and Bunyonyi. Mgahinga is one of two places in Uganda
for gorilla viewing, however, this particular group move between
DRC and Uganda so are not always viewable from this side.
If they are around, gorilla permits are cheaper than Bwindi
(the other site) a much less strenuous walk and quite often
only a short walk away.
For camping, relaxing, canoe rides on the lake and a good
place to stay either on the way, or on the way back, to/from
Impenetrable National Park
It is 10 hours drive from Kampala and famous for gorilla trekking.
As it’s name suggests “impenetrable”, a
little harder trekking and gorilla permits are more expensive
but well worth the visit. Permits available only through the
Forest National Park
Home to the largest community of wild chimpanzees, Kanyanchu
Tourist Centre is the flagship site for wild chimpanzee trekking.
Kibale Forest has over 13 species of primate including the
chimpanzee. A must!
The town you drive through before getting to Kibale. Lots
of lovely places to stay and wonderful views of the Rwenzori
Mountain range (or “Mountains of the Moon” as
they are also known).
Mountains National Park
Located on Mt Rwenzori, the second highest mountain in Africa.
Recently re-opened to visitors, for those of you brave enough
to climb the mountains, we hear that it is an amazing experience.
Elizabeth National Park
One of Uganda’s oldest national parks, home to a large
array of wildlife (elephants, lions, hyaenas, hippos, etc.),
with the famous “Kazinga Channel” trip, where
you will see the largest number of hippos and birdlife in
Falls National Park
W ith the stunning falls and views, another great place to
We work in collaboration with the Budongo Forest Project (BFP)
who are researching and habituating chimpanzees. The birdlife
is rich and the forest is magical.
Elgon National Park.
F or the adventurous climber, Mt Elgon is an extinct volcano
and the 4th highest mountain in Africa and the 2nd highest
peak in Uganda (4321m). The parks has magnificent waterfalls,
caves, gorges and hot springs. Excellent for hiking with incredible
views of Karamoja andenya.
Falls (not far from Mount Elgon)
The stunning falls with amazing views of the Karamoja plains.
The Crows Nest offers tented camping or log cabin accommodation,
with great food (salsa and guacamole!) and the best views
of the falls from their camp.
Valley National Park
Its not so accessible without a vehicle, and extremely remote
in the very north of the Uganda, bordering Sudan, has a wonderful
array of unhabituated wildlife, set in the picturesque Karamoja