White water rafting at the “Bad Place”; The Nile River is the longest river in the whole and it originates in Uganda! Rafting is an activity best for adrenaline junkies and water sports lovers. The River Nile at Jinja is one of the 7-Natural Wonders found in Africa – Rafting here is a one-of-a-kind Experience in all of Africa. This is not any River, but the longest River in the World – the Ancient River Nile. It is the perfect add on to your tour in Uganda or can be done as a day excursion.
Gorilla tracking; 53% of the world’s mountain gorillas reside within Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable forest and Mgahinga national park with over 10 habituated Gorilla families. Both places are about 8-10 hours drive from Entebbe or Kampala city however there are scheduled aircraft that have reduced this travel time to one hour and thus you get to spend more time within the forest rather than on the road. The Gorilla tracking experience is one that is impossible to forget.
Boat trip on the Kazinga; Connecting Lake George to Lake Edward, Kazinga channel is a 32km long natural channel and is perhaps the most beautiful feature in queen Elizabeth National park. The shores of the channel draws a big number of wildlife, reptiles and birds providing one of the best viewing platforms in the whole world. The boat cruise is taken from Mweya and goes for 2 hours into the heart of the channel exposing you to different species of life. This activity is much more worthwhile when experienced with friends.
Kampala Pub Crawl; many people have named Kampala the craziest city to hang out in the night. The people are very friendly and the booze is cheap. There are very many clubs and themed bars to choose from and there aren’t any rules against drinking (literally) except of course for drinking and driving. Other excellent towns to enjoy the night life include Mbarara town, Jinja town and fort portal town.
Game Drives on the Savannah plains of Kidepo National Park; Remotely located in northern Uganda about 12 hours of a bumpy ride from Kampala city lies the most remote but also most beautiful national park in Uganda (in my opinion). It is the most expensive park to access but an absolute treat for birders with a total of 475 bird species, second to Queen Elizabeth National park. This safari is better experienced with a buddy.