Trek Mountain Gorillas in the Bwindi Forest National Park
The number one bucket list item in Uganda is trekking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Uganda is one of only three countries in the world where you can trek gorillas in the wild, and Bwindi is home to half of the world’s mountain gorillas.
Trekking through the dense forest in search of a troop of gorillas is one of the best bucket list experiences in the world. Spending an hour with these magnificent animals will be one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.
The mountain gorillas of Bwindi are perhaps Uganda’s biggest tourism draw.
Trek Chimpanzees in Kibale National Forest
Uganda’s wildlife isn’t just about gorillas. Trekking chimpanzees in Kibale National Forest is another must for your Uganda bucket list.
Uganda is one of the only places in the world to see chimpanzees in the wild, and Kibale National Park boasts the highest concentration of primates in all of Africa.
Kibale is home to more than 1200 East African chimpanzees, and five chimpanzee communities have been fully or partly habituated to humans for research or tourism.
Explore the Vast Expanse of Queen Elizabeth National Park
One of the best places to see Uganda’s wildlife is Queen Elizabeth National Park. It’s home to four of the Big 5 safari animals: leopards, lions, buffalo, and elephants. It’s also home to the Ugandan kob, an antelope featuring a stunning set of striped horns.
In the interesting tree-climbing lions of Uganda can only be found in the Ishasha Sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The Kazinga Channel is part of Queen Elizabeth National Park where you can expect to see hippos by the hundreds as well as herds of buffalo and elephants. You can also encounter crocodiles and Nile monitor lizards.
Witness the Stunningly Powerful Murchison Falls
For a more off the beaten track safari experience, Murchison Falls is Uganda’s largest national park.
Although the park is renowned for the stunningly powerful Murchison Falls, it is an amazing place to take a safari and see some of Africa’s incredible wildlife. The park is home to the largest population of Nile crocodiles.
In addition to the large population of crocodiles, there are around 75 species of mammals. Some of the larger and more popular wildlife species include lions, leopards, giraffes, elephants, buffalo, hippopotamus, and chimpanzee. There are about 800 chimpanzees living across the national park boundaries.
Rhino Sightings in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and the only place where you’ll be able to experience a rhino sighting in all of Uganda. The rhino sanctuary is dedicated to restoring the population of rhinos by offering the animals a safe place to live. Rhinos can breed here and expand without the worry of outside influences.
Straddle the Equator in Uganda
The Uganda Equator allows you to stand with one leg in the northern hemisphere and the other leg in the south hemisphere.
Of course, you’ll need the obligatory photo proof as well.
The Equator only passes through 13 countries in the world: Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Sao Tome & Principe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Maldives, Indonesia and Kiribati.
Don’t miss your chance for this Uganda bucket list opportunity.
Best Safari Option in Uganda to Complete Your Uganda Bucket List
Now that you’re dreaming about your Uganda bucket list, I’m sure you’re ready to back your bags and experience the Pearl of Africa. One of the best safari options in Uganda is the 14 Days Uganda-Rwanda Safari with Gorilla Trek Africa.
The major highlight of this safari package is gorilla tracking in Volcanoes or Bwindi National Parks. Other activities include golden monkeys and chimpanzee tracking, game drives, birding, cultural performances, and nature walks. It includes all of the 5 reasons to add Uganda to your bucket list, including a great price.