Welcome to Uganda!

Uganda is located in eastern Africa, on the northern shore of Lake Victoria – the largest lake in Africa. Here are some of the highlights of visiting Uganda:

Birds of Uganda

17 Birds of Uganda (8 Top Birding Sites)

Heading to Uganda? Here are 17 birds of Uganda, ranging from the tiny black bee-eater to the large and weirdly-cute shoebill stork. Uganda is a top birding destination – and for good reason. Uganda is a bird lover’s paradise, boasting more than 1,000 different bird species.

Read more about the birds of Uganda.

Things to do in Uganda

15 Incredible Things to Do in Uganda

Here are 15 things to do in Uganda. They include gorilla trekking and animal safari, adventure sports, cultural events and much more. Uganda offers a smorgasbord of impressive attractions and unique things that you can’t see or do anywhere else.

Read more about the best things to do in Uganda.

Best camera for safari

Guide to Best Camera for African Safari

Heading on a safari? Here's how to choose the best camera for safari and trekking adventures. We also include a detailed Buyers Guide that breaks down the 9 primary considerations when deciding on a camera for your upcoming safari.

Learn about choosing the best camera for African safari

Uganda food

Uganda Food Guide: 16 Must-Try Dishes for Your Visit

Curious about what Ugandan food is like? In this Uganda food guide, you'll learn about breakfast, lunch, and dinner – and sauces, desserts, and beverages from around the country – with 10 videos that include recipes and tips for preparing your own. You'll also learn about the three places to try local food.

Read more about Ugandan food.

Safari packing list

African Safari Packing List (Checklist + Guide)

Just what do you need to pack for your upcoming safari? In this guide, you'll get the complete African safari packing list – including 4 factors when packing, how to pack minimalist, and just what to include with specific recommendations.

Check our our full Safari Packing List (With Checklist and Guide)

Uganda National ParksGuide to Uganda's National Parks & Wildlife Game Reserves

Planning your Uganda trip? In this post about Uganda's 10 National Parks and 4 Wildlife Game Reserves, you'll learn about their topography, animals you can see, where they are located. And we include 7 travel videos to give you a true picture about each Uganda National Park.

Read more about Uganda's National Parks and Game Reserves.

Murchison Falls Uganda

Guide to Murchison Falls Uganda: 16 Things You Need to Know

As you plan your Uganda trip, Murchison Falls is not to be overlooked. In this post, you'll learn 16 things about visiting Murchison Falls Uganda: including accommodations, how to get there, the best time to visit, cruises, hot air balloon safaris and more.

Check out our Guide to Murchison Falls

Saddle-billed stork

15 Facts About Africa’s Saddle-billed Stork

The saddle-billed stork is a very tall wading bird found in sub-Saharan Africa. In this post, you'll learn 15 saddle-billed stork facts, including where it gets its name, differences between males and females, habitat, why they don't make a call, population, diet, lifespan, tallest bird status, and adaptations.

Learn more about the Saddle-billed Stork.

Best sun protection hats11 Best Sun Protection Hats [Travelers Guide for Men, Women, Children]

In this post, you'll learn how to choose the best sun protection hats for your trip to Africa. Uganda is located on the equator and has a harsh sun. We also cover the UV Index for Uganda, answer common questions about sun protection, and include 7 tips for staying safe.

Read more about the best sun protection hats for Africa.

Uganda mountain gorilla facts

19 Amazing Facts About Uganda Mountain Gorillas

Uganda is home to more than half of the world's population of mountain gorillas. The largest concentration of these are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The only way to see these critically endangered animals is on a gorilla trek. Here's how to choose a Uganda gorilla trek.

Read more about mountain gorillas in Uganda.

Best binoculars for the money

Guide to the Best Safari Binoculars

Are you going on a gorilla trek or safari in Uganda? In this post, you'll learn all about choosing the best binoculars for a safari – including 10 factors that you need to know about in our detailed buyers guide.

Read more about finding the best binoculars for the money.

Guide to Uganda animals

Animals in Uganda

Uganda is full of mountains, rivers and lakes – making the ideal habitat for an abundance of wildlife. You'll find elephants, 29 species of antelope, rock python, mountain gorillas, Cape buffalo, lions, chimpanzees, and more than 1000 species of birds.

Read more about animals in Uganda.

Golden Monkey

12 Facts About the Golden Monkey of Central Africa

In this post, you’ll learn all about Central Africa’s golden monkey. You’ll learn facts, including range, diet, population, social life, communication, and more.

Learn about one of Africa's cutest monkeys.

Things to do in Kampala Uganda

14 Things to Do in Kampala Uganda

Thinking about visiting Kampala while in Uganda? In this post, you’ll learn all about Uganda’s capital city – interesting facts and many things to do in Kampala.

Here are 14 things to do in Kampala Uganda.

Uganda language

Uganda Language: Ultimate Travelers Guide

In this post, you'll learn all about Uganda language, including English, Swahili, and Uglish. Learn about road signs, useful Swahili words, and how to learn the basics.

Check it out: Travelers Guide to Uganda Language

Hippo facts

57 Huge Hippo Facts

Hippos are huge, docile mammals. Or are they? In this post, you'll learn 57 hippo facts about one of Africa's most dangerous animals. You'll learn about their size, habits, physical traits. And we also cover pink hippo milk and poop sprinklers. Plus tons of photos and videos.

Read the full post.

Places to visit in Uganda

26 Beautiful Places to Visit in Uganda

Often called the “Pearl of Africa,” Uganda is a country jam-packed with breathtaking scenery, natural wonders, exotic wildlife and fascinating culture.

See all 26 of the best places to visit in Uganda.

Uganda gorilla trek

How to Choose a Uganda Gorilla Trek

Planning your Uganda gorilla trek? Perfect! In this post, you’ll learn what to expect, the best time to go, prices, and how to choose. You'll also learn about the three best gorilla safaris in Uganda.

Read more: How to choose your Uganda gorilla trek

Crested crane facts

16 Facts About Uganda's Crested Crane

Learn about the crested crane of Uganda. Facts include population, diet, threats, dancing habits, lifespan, and more. The Crested Crane is a subspecies of the east African Grey-Crowned Crane.

Learn more about the Crested Crane.

Lake Victoria Uganda

What is the Largest Lake in Africa?

Africa has so much to offer a western traveler including world-renowned lakes. Second only to the Great Lakes of North America, the Great Lakes of the East African Rift Valley offer stunning vistas and unique wildlife.

Here are Africa's 9 largest lakes compared.

African rock python facts

29 African Rock Python Facts

In this post, you'll learn 29 facts about African rock python. It is the largest snake in Africa – and one to be careful about. You'll learn about its habitat, size, lifespan, diet, range, threats, and much more. Plus lots of photos and an amazing video!

Learn more about African Rock Python

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