Uganda Travel Guide
Many travellers visit Uganda for two reasons – the gorillas and whitewater rafting. Neither is particularly cheap, with gorilla permits costing US$500 per person (with a proposed increase to US$750) and whitewater rafting costing around US$125 per person. Both, however, are unforgettable experiences.
The capital, Kampala, is a handsome city, set among seven hills, with a range of comfortable hotels, al fresco eating places, lively nightlife and a fine public garden.
There is not a huge amount to see in the towns outside of Kampala. Typically they will have a modest colonial centre, bustling markets and historical and cultural interest provided by the burial grounds of the kings.
Otherwise, the main attractions include game-viewing in Uganda’s parks, particularly chimpanzees and monkeys as well as the gorillas; birdwatching and butterfly-viewing; trekking and climbing in the Rwenzoris and Mount Elgon; fishing, cruising and canoeing on the many lakes; and spectacular scenery on the route to Kisoro in the southwest. It is a compact country with good road links.