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20 Unmissable Attractions in Uganda

Zebras sighted during a game drive, Uganda © Olive Nakiyemba
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Culture Trip Writer
Updated: 1 May 2018
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From mountains to national parks, hot springs, crater lakes, and everything in between, we’ve rounded up 20 attractions you should definitely check out while in Uganda.

Kidepo Valley National Park

Hiking Trail, Natural Feature, Park
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Kidepo National Park
Elephants on a stroll in Kidepo National Park | © Timothy Latim
Kidepo Valley National Park is Uganda’s most remote national park located in the semi-arid valleys bordering Sudan and Kenya. Go off the beaten track and discover the best of Africa’s wilderness.
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Mon - Sun:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Atmosphere:

Outdoors, Instagrammable, Peaceful, Photo Opportunity

Lake Victoria

Natural Feature
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Lake Victoria
Serenity at Lake Victoria | © Timothy Latim
The perfect place for those that find serenity in looking at the water, enjoy boat cruises and fishing excursions, and want to catch the sun drown into the vast water body.
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Fort Patiko

Ruins
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The rocks at Fort Patiko | © Kreativ Adikt
Fort Patiko is in a place that was initially a slave trade center established by the Arabs to sell slaves to Iran, Iraq, and Kuwait, among others.
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Mon - Sat:
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Atmosphere:

Outdoors, Historical Landmark, Instagrammable, Photo Opportunity

Mount Elgon National Park

Hiking Trail, Natural Feature, Park
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Mt. Elgon boasts of the largest volcanic base in the world | Olive Nakiyemba / © Culture Trip
Mount Elgon has the largest caldera in the world, resulting in some of the most unique vegetation you will ever see on a hike.
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Mon - Sun:
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Atmosphere:

Outdoors, Instagrammable, Photo Opportunity, Peaceful, Quiet

Kasubi Tombs

Archaeological site, Memorial
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Buganda Royal tombs at Kampala, Uganda
Buganda Royal tombs at Kampala, Uganda | © Attila JANDI / Shutterstock
Kasubi Tombs is the burial site of four of Buganda’s past Kabakas. Make a stop here to learn the rich history of this great Kingdom.
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Mon:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Atmosphere:

Touristy, Historical Landmark, Local

Semuliki National Park

Natural Feature, Park
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Semliki National Park
A traveler enjoying the steamy hot springs | © Timothy Latim
Explore this steamy jungle and its intriguing wildlife. Semuliki National Park is famed for its hot springs, which are used for traditional rituals by the locals in the community.
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Mon - Sat:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Atmosphere:

Outdoors, Instagrammable, Photo Opportunity

Uganda Martyrs' Catholic Shrine Namugongo

Church, Memorial, Shrine
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Uganda Martyrs Catholic Shrine
Uganda Martyrs' Catholic Shrine | © Uganda Martyrs' Catholic Shrine
Uganda Martyrs’ Catholic Shrine Namugongo is a Catholic Parish and Shrine established in the honor of the Martyrs of Uganda by the Mill Hill Missionaries in 1935.
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Mon - Fri:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Atmosphere:

Historical Landmark
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