Tourism Attractions and Potentials in Uganda

The following are the major tourist attractions that make Uganda, a holiday paradise for the tourists;

  • Wild animals (Fauna) in national parks, wildlife reserves, sanctuaries and the wild life educational centre at Entebbe like elephants in Murchison falls, antelopes in Lake Mburo in Kiruhura, gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable in Kanungu, chimpanzees in Mgahinga in Kisoro, etc.
  • Relief features such as mountains like Mt. Rwenzori, snowcapped horst in Kasese, Mufumbiro in Kisoro; Western Rift Valley in western border; craters like Wagagai on top of volcanoes of Mt. Elgon in Mbale, and Lake Katwe in Kasese; etc
  • Drainage features such as Waterfalls and rapids like Bujagali falls in Jinja, Karuma falls in Kiryadongo and Murchison falls in Buliisa all along Victoria Nile; Kisizi falls in Rukungiri; Sippi falls in Kapchorwa and Ssezibwa falls in Mukono; hot springs like Kitagata in Bushenyi, Sempaya in Bundibugyo, Kichumbi in Kabale, Kisizi in Rukungiri and Kibiro in Hoima; beaches like resort beach Entebbe in Wakiso, K.K beach at Ggaba in Kampala, imperial resort beach and Lutembe beach on shores of lake Victoria in Wakiso, etc; lakes like Mutanda in Kisoro, Bunyonyi in Kabale, Katwe in Kasese, etc and rivers like Victoria Nile in Jinja, Albert Nile in Arua, Ssezibwa in Kayunga, Kazinga channel in Kasese, …
  • Vegetation / Flora such as forests like Budongo in Masindi, Bugoma in Hoima, Kibaale in Kamwenge, Semliki in Bundibugyo, Mabira in Buyikwe, Mt. Elgon in Mbale, Mt. Rwenzori in Kabarole; dry savanna in Queen Elizabeth in Kasese etc.
  • Historical sites such as Speke memorial in Jinja, Bigobyomugenyi in Masaka, Baker’s Fort in Gulu, Namugongo martyrs shrine in Kampala, Kasubi tombs in Kampala, Uganda museum in Kampala, Nyero rock paintings in Kumi, Fort Lugard at Old Kampala, Nommo Gallery in Kampala, etc.
  • Traditional culture such as Kasubi tomb in Kampala for the Kabakas in Buganda, male circumcision / Imbalu among the Bagishu in Mbale, Nkokonjeru tombs in Mbarara, etc.
  • Hotels and lodges / accommodation centres such as Sheraton, Imperial, Equatorial, Serena and Triangle in Kampala; Mweya safari in Kasese, etc.
  • Political climate such as the areas affected by the political instabilities / war – torn areas like Northern areas in Gulu, Pader, etc.
  • Tropical climate of hot and warm conditions in Kampala, Entebbe, etc
  • Transport network such as Entebbe international airport in Wakiso, Source of Nile Bridge in Jinja, Kampala-Entebbe Expressway and Northern by pass in Kampala.
  • Urban centres / towns such as Kampala, Mbale, Busia, Jinja, Mbarara, etc.
  • Equator as an imaginary line at Kayabwe near Masaka and at Bwera in Kasese.
  • New and recent developments such as Albertine oil wells in Buliisa, Industrial parks at Namanve in Kampala, Source of Nile Bridge in Jinja, Kampala-Entebbe Expressway, etc.