Attractions

There is so much to see and do in East Africa and so it can be hard to decide where to go. We’ve compiled a detailed list of parks, reserves, water bodies, mountains, and historical sites that can be found throughout Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya. See what catches your eye by scrolling down the list, and clicking on what takes your fancy. It might just help you narrow down what country (or country’s) to go to.

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  • The River Nile

    Few names conjure up images of exotic mystery quite as much as the River Nile. Commonly associated with Egypt, the Nile actually finds its birth here in Uganda - wi...

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda's premier game drive destination, and is famed across Africa for its rolling plains and its wildlife diversity. Home to four...

  • Mount Elgon National Park

    Mount Elgon is a popular climbing destination in Uganda, while also offering limited game-viewing opportunities....

  • Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

    Like neighbouring Bwindi Impenetrable, Mgahinga is most known for its gorilla trekking, and is an alternative to those who perhaps cannot get a permit for Bwindi Impenetrab...

  • Lake Mburo National Park

    Located close to Kampala as well as Bwindi Impenetrable and Queen Elizabeth National Parks, Lake Mburo is a popular playground where activities that are often forbidden wit...

  • Kidepo Valley National Park

    Isolated in Uganda’s north-eastern corner, the Kidepo Valley National Park offers world-class game-viewing enhanced by the fact it’s so far from the tourist cro...

  • Kibale National Park

    Kibale  National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee trekking. It is the most reliable spot to see chimpanzees in their natural habita...

  • Lake Kivu

    Lake Kivu is among the Great lakes of Africa. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, and is in the Albertine (western) Rift, a part of t...

  • Olduvai Gorge

    Located roughly halfway between Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge is one of the most significant palaeontological sites in the world – showing evidence of inhab...

  • Lake Tanganyika

    The oldest of the African Rift lakes was formed around twenty million years ago with tectonic movements of the East African Rift Valley. Lake Tanganyika is fed by different ri...

  • Lake Eyasi

    Home to the Hadzabe bushmen, Lake Eyasi is one of the few places remaining in Africa where tribal life is still maintained relatively untouched by the development of the regio...

  • Lake Victoria

    Lake Victoria has three island shores which are worth a visit, Ukrewe, Rubondo and Ukara island. The lake and the surrounding offers several tourist activities such as, fishin...

  • Lake Natron

    Lake Natron is situated in northern Tanzania on the border with Kenya, close to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The lake is in the vicinity o...

  • Rwenzori Mountains National Park

    Situated on the Uganda-Congo border, Rwenzori Mountains National Park is believed to be home to the fabled ‘Mountains of the Moon’. Whether there’s truth ...

  • Semuliki National Park

    One of the richest areas of floral and faunal diversity in all of Africa, tiny Semuliki National Park packs a lot into a small package. ...

  • Uganda National Parks

    Uganda’s National Parks cover a broad variety of climates and landscapes, making it possible to see the very best Africa has to offer without having to leave the country....

  • Jinja

    Jinja has two claims to fame, as it is both the source of the River Nile and the adventure travel capital of East Africa. Whether you're looking to see where the Ni...

  • Lake Bisina

    Located between Mount Elgon National Park and the Pian Upe Game Reserve, Lake Bisina is a small freshwater lake in eastern Uganda....

  • Lake Kwania

    Connected to Lake Kyoga, Lake Kwania is a popular fishing destination for Nile Tilapia and Nile Perch....

  • Lake Kyoga

    Lake Kyoga is a large, shallow lake to the north of Jinja. Fed by water from Lake Victoria and the nearby Mount Elgon National Park, Kyoga is home to a large number of fish an...

  • Lake Edward

    The smallest of Africa’s Great Lakes, Lake Edward and nearby Lake George are most famous for their role in the popular Kazinga Channel – where thousands take pleasure crui...

  • Rwenzori Mountains

    Believed by many to be the legendary Mountains of the Moon as spoken of in ancient texts, the Rwenzori Mountains in Rwenzori National Park is one of the most beautiful climbin...

  • Mount Elgon

    The oldest extinct volcano in Africa, towering Mount Elgon is located within the national park that shares its name, and is a popular hiking destination....

  • Fort Portal

    Located just north of the sprawling Kibale National Park, Fort Portal is a popular pit stop along the way to the chimpanzee trekking haven....

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