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Top 6 Safest Places To Visit On a Uganda Road Trip

As it is every traveler’s question “How safe is Uganda”? What are the safest places for a Uganda Road trip? Uganda is one of the safest countries to visit worldwide at any time of the Year. Like any other country, Uganda faces some security instabilities but the government hs and it is doing a great job of ensuring that the country is safe at large. Uganda is remarkably a preferred destination thanks to its endowments. Every region in Uganda has something unique for visitors to explore and experience. But what leaves many always asking is; which is the safest place to visit?

Top 6 Safest Places to Visit in Uganda


bahai temple

Bahai Temple

Kampala is not only a commercial hub in Uganda, but also the safest place to start or end your Uganda safari holiday. Kampala is the capital city of Uganda and comes with several tourist sites worth exploring. These are excellently explored on a city tour and include the Gaddafi National Mosque, Kasubi tomb site, Namugongo Martyrs Shrines, Craft markets, Uganda Museum, Kabaka’s Palace, Baha’i temple, Rubaga cathedral, Buganda heritage, Namirembe Cathedral, Kabala Lake, Ndere cultural center and more.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Located in Western Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park is a favorite location for watching the tree-climbing lions. This is Uganda’s 2nd largest park spanning over and was gazetted in 1952.

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Tree Climbing Lion – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Within Queen Elizabeth National Park, there are over 620 species of birds to be identified, 95 mammal species, and others. The different faunal species to locate on Uganda wildlife tour in Queen Elizabeth Park include spotted hyenas, lions, Nile crocodiles, hippos, waterbucks, hippos, topis, elephants, warthogs, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, Leopards, and more.

The interesting birds to find on a birding tour in this vast savanna park include the martial eagle, grey crowned herons, saddle-billed storks, handsome francolins, swamp flycatchers, palm-nut vultures, shoebill, collared prancticles, and others.

Bwindi National Park

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Baby Mountain Gorilla – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Situated in Southwestern Uganda, Bwindi is one of the safest destinations that you should consider a must-visit for gorilla trekking. This park was officially gazetted as part of Uganda parks in 1991 and covers a compact area of Within Bwindi NP is a lush impenetrable forest, a major habitat to a diversity of species including the giant forest hogs, elephants, mountain gorillas, golden cats, clawless otters, black-fronted duikers, side-striped jackals, buffaloes, and;

Birds such as handsome francolins, black-billed turacos, Shelley’s crimson wings, Fraser’s eagles, Grauer’s broadbill, purple-breasted sunbirds, white-bellied robin chats, Chapin’s flycatchers, and more.

What not to miss while in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; gorilla trekking in Buhoma, Rushaga, Nkuringo and Ruhija; birding, nature walks, gorilla habituation experience, visit the Batwa community, and Mountain hiking/hiking.

Murchison Falls National Park

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Boat Cruise At The Bottom Of Murchison Falls

Visit Uganda’s largest park –Murchison Falls National Park, home to the world’s most powerful falls –Murchison Falls. This park is found in Northwestern Uganda, extending over, and holds huge concentrations of lions, buffaloes, elephants, leopards, giraffes, bushbucks, hartebeest, warthogs, oribis, and hyenas, etc.

Over 451 species of birds can also be identified in the various habitats of Murchison Falls NP. They include the giant heron, grey crown craned, Abyssinian hornbill, giant kingfisher, shoebill stork and more.

Kibale National Park

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Chimpanzee Tracking – Kibale Forest National Park

If you enjoy primate watching, then there is one place that can blow your mind away and that is Kibale National Park. 13 primate species survive in Kibale Forest including the Uganda mangabeys, L’hoest monkeys, galagos, mantled guereza, olive baboons, vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, 1500 chimpanzees, pottos, and bush babies. Kibale also protects animals such as bushbucks, blue and red duikers, forest hogs, bush pigs, sitatungas, and more.

Birds -375 species of birds exist in the scenic Kibale National Park. These include blue-breasted kingfishers, black bee-eaters, African pitta, Abyssinian ground thrush, white-napped pigeons, mourning-collared doves, lemon doves and others.

While in Kibale, the interesting experiences to consider a must-enjoy include chimpanzee tracking, forest walk, chimp habituation experience, bird watching, visiting Bigodi for a guided walk and also experiencing more about the unique cultures.


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White Water Rafting On The Nile River

In Eastern Uganda, a visit to Jinja is a must-do. Jinja offers all kinds of adventures and other experiences. Known as the adventure capital of East Africa, it is in Jinja where you can experience the most of white water rafting on the Nile River, bungee jumping, kayaking, jet boating, tubing, or go horseback riding, quad biking, or sunset boat cruise.

In conclusion, Uganda has many tourist sites or places and they are all safe year-round for holidaymakers to spend their vacation. With the above, you can have wilderness experiences with your favorite wildlife, and primates and also combine adrenaline adventures either guided or you can choose to hire a car and self drive in Uganda.

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Experiencing The Roller Coaster Roads, Kapchworwa, Eastern Uganda

If you are adrenalin junkies, a road trip along the meandering roads of the Kapchorwa region presents a shaky but total fun-roller-coaster-like ride. The hilly landscapes mean that the roads wind around with steep edges that leave one feeling like they riding on a roller coaster.

One minute you’ll be as high as 30 ft. above sea level upon the peaks of the hills, the next minute you’ll be flying down the foot of the hills only to be slapped hard in the face by awkwardly sharp corners that will stir in you motions from ranging from excitement to terror.

Every minute spent in the drive will feel like your last minute alive. The further you progress into the heart of the mountainous region, the more you will curse why you didn’t leave a written WILL before embarking on the journey.

The fright won’t get any worse as cars of various sizes appear to disappear to either end of the narrow roads. Watching them draw closer, you might think they are on an unstoppable mission to knock you off into the deepest valleys below. Nothing feels as exciting as knowing you have made it.

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