Explore the revamped centre of Uganda’s hilly capital Kampala or go gorilla tracking in Bwindi. Then get your binoculars at the ready to spot dazzling birds or a tree-climbing lion. If you’re into adventure sports, go white-water rafting down the River Nile.


Defined by its famous red earth, lush green hills and the dominating Lake Victoria. Put one foot either side of the Equator on the Kampala-Masaka highway, or kayak down the mighty River Nile near Jinja. See primates in the national parks of western Uganda, or remote mountainous tribal areas in the east. Visit its capital Kampala for mashed matoke plantain with tilapia fish.

Stay in five-star hotels in modernised capital Kampala and visit Kampala’s mosques and the bustling Indian Quarter. In neighboring Entebbe on Lake Victoria, stroll the peaceful forested Entebbe Botanical Gardens, famed for their birdlife and monkeys. Enjoy the charming colonial houses of quiet Jinja at the source of the River Nile and call into the Nile Breweries where Uganda’s favorite beers are made.

If you’ve never seen a tree-climbing lion before, head to the south-eastern Ishasha Plains during rainy season. Or hear the hooting of chimpanzees in Kibale. Try white-water rafting down the River Nile, from Bujagali Falls to Itanda. Then island-hop around the Ssese Islands on Lake Victoria to discover remote lush forests or go trekking around the steep crater lakes of Kasenda.