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Top 5 Least Known attractions in Uganda

Top 5 Least Known attractions in Uganda

Top 5 Least Known attractions in Uganda, Nestled in the Heart of East Africa, Uganda  a country blessed with awe-inspiring landscapes, rich and vibrant cultures as well as un-matched wildlife encounters. Apart from its World famous gorilla trekking and stunning national parks. There’s a wealth of hidden gems in Uganda waiting to be explored by adventurous travelers. Get ready for off the beaten path travel experiences that will leave you fulfilled as you unveil the hidden charms of Uganda!


Sipi Falls

If you are a nature enthusiast, Sipi Falls is a must visit destination during your Uganda safari. Hidden away in the eastern region of Uganda, the three-tiered waterfalls cascades down the lush green cliffs creating another Worldly sight. For a taste of adventure, embark on guided hikes and witness this natural wonder up close, even better, you can try abseiling down the falls.

The surrounding landscapes also offer sweeping views of Mountain Elgon which will offer a picture-perfect backdrop for the memories you’ll capture.

While in Sipi Falls, you don’t have to worry about accommodations as there are numerous options from Luxury to affordable Lodges to select from. If you would love to experience nature at its best, you can also opt for a campsite.


Kidepo Valley National Park

For those who seek an authentic and immersive Wildlife experience away from the crowd, Kidepo Valley National Park is a must-visit destination for you. Nestled in the remote Karamoja region, Kidepo boasts incredible biodiversity and un-matched landscapes but largely remains unknown.

The park offers a chance to see the 4 members of the Big Five in their natural habitat and also several other mammal species like cheetahs, giraffes, elephants and buffaloes among others.

Kidepo Valley National Park offers an exciting buffet of safaris, right from flying safaris to driving safaris. The best time to visit the park is in July and August when the animals converge near water points during the dry season.

You also get to learn and experience the fascinating culture of the indigenous and hospitable Karamojong people and also enjoy their music and vibrant dances.


Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary one hidden gem in Uganda you have to visit, it is located in Nakasongola district along Gulu highway. Safaris are fun and exciting but there’s nothing more impactful like a safari to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the Ziwa project has successfully re-introduced the near-extinct white rhino species to Uganda’s wilderness. You can join guided walks to track these majestic creatures and also see a variety of birds like the shoebill stork, take nature walks in the calm of the night and also ride canoes.


Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru Caves

Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru caves a great historical and cultural site for the Batoro people in Fort portal city in western Uganda. These caves situated in Nyakasura about 10km from Fort Portal the Tourism City in Kabarole District, off Bundibugyo road.

The Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru caves a unique Tourist attraction made of stalactites and stalagmites. Visiting the Amabere caves is so rewarding especially to the cultural and historical tourists, there are many other tourist attractions around the caves which visitors can see and they include; explosion crater lakes for example, Lake Kigere, Lake Nyabikyere and the waterfalls that locals call the natural shower.

The Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru caves in Fort Portal added to a Trip to Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking, or a Tour to Semuliki National Park to see the Sempaya hot springs. Alternatively,  added on a tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park for the tree climbing lions and boat cruise on Kazinga channel.

Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru Caves can be visited at any time of the year and for nature lovers this is the place to be.


Aruu Falls

Aruu Falls are beautiful waterfalls located in Pader district in Northern Uganda along the Gulu-Kitgum highway. The falls are approximately 386km from Uganda’s Capital City Kampala, 47km from Gulu and 57km from Kitgum. It takes about 4 to 6 hours to reach Aruu falls from Kampala City via the Gulu-Kitgum highway.

Aruu falls are one of the most interesting waterfalls to visit, they are cascading streams of roaring waterfalls that offer a thrilling, Adventurous and Unforgettable experience. These waterfalls are a must- visit destination for a breathtaking experience while on a Uganda safari to Kidepo Valley National Park. This magnificent falls looks incredible as the waters fall over the rocks.

Aruu falls are some of Uganda’s hidden treasures and beauties, visitors are in awe of how spectacular the Aruu falls are. The visitors to the falls enjoy several water adventures and hiking through jagged rocks to reach the falls’ apex.

The stunning Aruu Falls is a sight to behold with each section of the waterfall improving as you hike around it. Visitors to Aruu Falls however, should keep in mind that the rocks are slippery as one descends and they should be prepared to put off their shoes to cross the river barefoot. In addition, it’s best to be cautious with phones and cameras if you must bring them.

Please Note: This activity is not suitable for the elderly, the disabled or very young children.