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Places to visit in Uganda

When you travel to Uganda, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Uganda, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Uganda to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Uganda things to do can include exploring Uganda attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Attractions in uganda


Formed in the 1880s, the Kasubi Tombs were the site of the palace as well as the sacred burial grounds of the royal family of the Buganda tribe. This is an important religious and cultural site for the Buganda people and a historic monument of national importance. The place is located on a hill outside the city of Kampala in Uganda and is made of three major sections – the royal tombs, gravesites and other structures, and an agricultural area.


This is the renowned source of the Nile River and is situated almost 50 miles from Kampala at the largest fresh water lake in the world, Lake Victoria. The Nile flows into Egypt, the Mediterranean and Sudan from Jinja. The first European who discovered the source of the Nile was John Hanning Speke in 1862. An obelisk has been erected at the site to celebrate his discovery.


Uganda has a plethora of fun filled activities and lots of great destinations which are sure to hold the attention of your children. One great option is the Kabira Country Club, which boasts of expansive grounds, a children’s pool and plenty of lush green play space which is supervised at all times. There are colourful slides and climbing toys for kids.


A visit to the different religious places in the country of Uganda is a great way to pay homage to the traditions and culture of the land. Some of the most soul-stirring religious destinations in Uganda include the Baha’i Temple, the Gaddafi Mosque, the RubagaCathedreal and the various Hindu temples that are situated in the heart of the city. No matter where your destination in Uganda is, you should take some time to pay respects and soak in the local culture.


The Uganda Museum was founded in the year 1908 on the outskirts of the city of Kampala and boasts of an amazing anthropological collection. The museum houses a superb collection of musical instruments from East Africa as well as various archaeological specimens. The Zoological Museum at Makerere University contains a vast collection of birds, mammals and rock fossils which are indigenous to the country. The geology department of the university also has collections of natural history which are of great value. If you have time, you should definitely make it a point to visit the game and fisheries museum located in Entebbe.


Natural attractions in the country of Uganda include Mount Elgon National Park, Command Ridge, Kibele National Park, and the Bujagali Falls.

Activities in uganda

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The national sport in Uganda is football.

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The best spot for rest and relaxation in the whole of Uganda is Lake Bunyonyi.

Food in uganda


The best restaurants in Uganda, include Yujo Sushi Bar and Izakaya, Cafesserie Kampala, Il Patio, Faze 3, MotiMahal, and the Pearl Restaurant and Lounge.


The ethnic diversity in Uganda means that you can experience diverse food, including Kawunga, sim-sim, Luwombo, and Malewa.

Night Life in uganda


The culture of Uganda promotes live music and so it is not surprising that you will view amazing performances at the National Theatre, Musicians’ Club 1989, and New Club Obbligato.


The best pubs in Uganda include Capital Pub in Kampala, a lively and fun bar offering food, beer, sodas, soft drinks, television and a pool, and Miki’s Pub in the Munyonyo region outside Kampala.

Shopping in uganda


The most famous flea market in Uganda is held on an annual basis at the Makindye Country Club.


There are different street markets in Uganda, each with its own specialty and the most famous is Owino Market.

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