Best tour destinations in Eastern Uganda
Best tour destinations in Eastern Uganda : Visiting Uganda is a delight to everyone, the pearl of Uganda is simply scenic destination for all nature lovers. With a diversity of nature, wildlife and culture, Uganda is one destination in East Africa you cannot miss. A safari in Uganda will take you either to the west or the East, North or the South as you experience the land’s beauty and uniqueness. Most visitors to the country usually visit the western part of the country because of the famous mountain gorillas and chimpanzees plus huge number of wildlife found in that part of the country; however other parts of the country are also magnificent and if given a chance will give a traveller the best safari experience they could have in Uganda. So to help gear you up for a safari in other parts of Uganda, here are the best safari destinations in Eastern Uganda from which you can choose to have a safari whenever you are in Uganda.
Jinja source of the Nile
Everyone knows that the longest river in Africa River Nile has its origin in Uganda. The Nile River originates from Lake Victoria at a stop in Jinja – which spot is called the source of the Nile. A visit to the source of the Nile will give you a chance to come close to the source of Niles, take a boat ride on the Nile River to the source of the Nile, enjoy the diverse flora on the banks of Nile and tour the community around the source of the Nile. This is usually a one day trip so you are able to enjoy the source of the Nile and then go back to your routine.
Mabira forest, one of the longest surviving forests in the country is a bio diverse forest with a wide variety of trees, primates and over 1000 bird species living in the forest. The forest is about 2 to 3 hours from Kampala and a visit to the forest to will give you a chance to tour the forest on forest walks, have a bird watching spree to see the numerous birds in the forest, primate trekking some of the rare monkeys in the region and zip line among other things. This like the source of the Nile is a one day trip and you can do it and head back to your work after wards.
The Itanda falls on the Nile River is one adventurous destination you can go to in Eastern Uganda. The activities done on the Itanda falls include white water rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking and several other water adventures. People that visit the Itanda falls are quite adventurous and love water because most of the activities there involve water.
The Sipi falls are magnificent falls; amazing to look at and explore. These falls are on the slope of Mt Elgon but are accessed through Kapachorwa. When you visit the Sipi Falls you will engage in hiking experiences to the falls and have a beautiful time just viewing the falls and the surrounding areas that are purely beautiful.
Mt Elgon hikes
Mt Elgon is the fourth highest mountain in East African and most of the people that visit the mountain are eager to try out the 7 day hike on the trails of this mountain. The hiking of this mountain greatly delights hikers and offers them great sceneries of the surrounding to see even as they hike up the mountain summit.
Mt Elgon National Park
The mountain Elgon National Park is home to a number of wildlife including leopards, zebras, hartebeest, antelopes, impalas, topis and many more.
A visit to this park gives you a chance to have game drives in the park to view these animals on top of viewing the amazing scenery that the park offers.