What makes Uganda a Unique Safari Destination in Africa

Africa is filled with various tourists destination each offering a wide range of local and international attractions that have marveled tourists over the years. From the beautiful landscapes, diverse cultures to the iconic wild animals and birds , any nature lover and animal enthusiast will enjoy their holiday in Africa. If you still haven’t decided which African country to visit for safari adventure, you should consider Uganda; the ‘Pearl of Africa’. A Uganda safari offers you chance to encounter the incredible mountain gorillas, hike the Rwenzori mountains, raft on the Nile and experience several cultures and traditions in a short space of time.

Below are some attractions and activities that make Uganda and unique African safari destination..


The mountain gorilla
Currently the mountain gorilla can only be found in protected habitats in Africa, with some of the gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest and the other potion scattered on the Virunga slopes.
Tracking these beautiful creatures is a highlight of most safaris to Uganda and necessitates the acquisition of a gorilla tracking permit.

The big five

The big five are well distributed in most Uganda’s national parks though chances of spotting all of them in one park are minimal. Never the less, you can locate all the big five in Murchison falls national park.

Adventure sports

If you are in for an adrenaline rush, on visiting Uganda, you will be spoiled for choice with Bungee jumping, horse rides in the national park, white water rafting, kayaking, zip lining, hot air balloon rides and many more

Diverse tribes

Uganda has diverse tribes with rich cultures carrying out different cultural practices. As a result cultural trails and tours are chief attractions with royal tombs like Kasubi and Mparo being key attractions visits to Bakiga museum, Sempaya hot springs, Nyero rock paintings, cultural practices like Gishu circumcision, cultural performances like the one at Ndere center and the Batwa trail are cultural attractions.

Water bodies

Though landlocked, Uganda has access to lots of water bodies making water sports one of its key attractions. Sundowners, boat cruises, kayaking, white water rafting, sport fishing are key attractions in most Ugandan national parks or tourist destinations. Launch cruises for instance are highlights to any trip to Murchison falls or Queen Elizabeth national park. A sun downer is always in order on a honeymoon trip to Murchison falls or on Lake Victoria. Beach activities are part of a honeymoon package to Pineapple bay or Ssese islands.


With so much to do and see on a Uganda safari , its easy to see why most tourists have chosen this destination over others over the past few years. To inquire or book a safari in Uganda, simply send us an email to info@debiansafaris.com or call us now on +256 703 337590 to speak with the reservations team.