Uganda features four major traditional and well organized kingdoms: Buganda, Toro, Bunyoro and Busoga. However, there are other several small communities and in total Uganda has over 64 tribes and they are all living together in harmony and these include pygmy Batwa in Bwindi, the Banyakole famed for their magnificent long horned cattle, as well as the nomadic Karamojong living in the remote, semi-arid North East bordering Kenya and South Sudan. Historical relics including the Kasubi tombs (burial grounds of ancient Baganda kings), the Uganda Martyrs Shrine(a much more modern religious shrine), all amongst reputedly the world’s most hospitable people definitely makes Uganda one of the most ideal cultural tourism destinations in the world. Each of these Kingdoms and chiefdoms has its unique lifestyle.
Adventure tours in Uganda
When it comes to adventure, nothing beats a coming face to face with a giant Mountain Gorilla silverback, eight times the power of a grown man and the intelligent Chimpanzee our closest relatives in their natural in habitants. Uganda is one of East African countries with variety of primates and Kibale forest National Park must be ranked as the truest definition of ‘a walk on the wild side’- it could stop your heart! To partake the wildest white water rafting amongst the rapids of the magnificent river Nile, the world’s longest, is the true epitome of an adrenaline pumping river adventure and we think that a bungee jumping thrill over the river Nile must be what real ‘dare-devilish’ is about.
You can climb Claudius Ptolemy’s fabled ‘Mountains of the moons’, the Ruwenzori and marvel at their ice capped peaks across the equator on a 7-days adventure tour with experienced guides; or hike the fringes of the famous Mount Elgon on the Uganda/Kenya border. If you take a launch boat on the Nile, in Murchison Falls National Park, come up close to the base of the glorious Murchison Falls itself where the mighty river forces its entire self through a narrow 7m cleft to tumble 43m down in a thunderous show of mighty power; without a doubt some of the most breathtaking sceneries imaginable. You could also take a hike up to the top of the falls and marvel at the falls from above, there just so many things you could do – Uganda must truly be the adventure capital of the world. Please contact us!
Recreation and leisure holidays in Uganda
Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest fresh water lake with many in habitants and numerous beach activities to refresh your minds on its edge in Entebbe, Jinja and Kampala as well as other islands inside the mighty Victoria and these include Ssese Islands and Bulago Island, and Ngamba island where one can enjoy feeding chimpanzee, nature walks on the beach, boat rides, lazy bird walks, some water sports, visits to the local fishing villages etc
Relax on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi the second Africa’s deepest lake, enjoy the peace, beauty and calmness at the source of the Nile in Jinja, and visit the Mahatma Gandhi Shrine, the universal apostle of peace and non-violence; his ashes were immersed in the river Nile in 1948, as he requested. Enjoy launch cruises on the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park or step out to mix and mingle with local Ugandans on a night outing in Kampala and feel the pulse of this buzzing capital city; Ugandans love to have a giant amount of fun – you’re more than welcome to join!
Special interest journeys in Ugandan
Besides the classical safaris, Happy Uganda travelling services offers theme-based packages and special offers, like golf tours, honeymoons, incentive group tours, tribal and homestead tours, charitable tours, school/colleges groups and many more.