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Enroute Attractions

Enroute Attractions

Enroute Attractions, Uganda is one of the best safari destinations in Africa with several attractions, beautiful and friendly people, mind-blowing views and unique amazing cultures.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch located in Nakasongola district is a proud home to the only white rhinos in Uganda. You can visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary as you are heading to Murchison Falls National park, the largest National Park in Uganda.  Currently, the sanctuary is home to 22 Southern white rhinos. The sanctuary has become increasingly popular with tourists coming for Rhino Trekking, Bird Watching, Nature Walk, Night Walk and also Relaxation.


Ssezibwa Falls and Mabira Forest

Ssezibwa Falls one of the powerful Uganda waters situated in Buikwe district. The falls attached to spiritual beliefs so different cultural rituals performed there. Visited as an enroute attraction from Kampala to Mount Elgon National park.

Also, Mabira Forest is the largest Tropical Forest in Uganda with tall and evergreen trees.  Here, you can fine different primate species, bird species, water bodies and many others.

The activities that can enjoyed here include; butterfly Identification, Forest hikes, Nature walk, Mangabey tracking, birding and Zip-lining. You can continue with the journey to Jinja and visit the source of the Nile, the longest river in the world and then drive to Mountain Elgon National park.


Sipi Falls

You can also visit the amazing Sipi falls. These waterfalls lie on the edge of Mount Elgon National Park near the Kenyan border. Hiking to the falls offer stunning views of the Karamoja plains, Lake Kyoga and the slopes of Mountain Elgon. The falls also have clean waters flowing downwards from the rocks which are so amazing.


Uganda Wildlife & Education Centre (UWEC)

Located on the shores of Lake Victoria, Uganda Wildlife & Education Centre is a must visit for anyone coming to Entebbe for a Leisure or Educational tour. This area boasts of a wide variety of indigenous wildlife numbering well into the thousands and housed in natural settings which depict 3 of Uganda’s Ecosystems.

The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre established in 1952 by the Colonial Government and as an animal orphanage. It offered sanctuary to young animals found abandoned in protected areas due to the death or poaching of parent animals.

In the early 1960s, it became a traditional zoo until 1994 and renamed the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre.


Mpambire Drum Village

Mpambire Drum Village is located a bit outside Kampala on the way to Masaka and on to Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Parks. It makes for a nice stopover along the way for anyone interested in buying drums or seeing how they are made. On the road side, you can see the drum maker’s shops selling handmade drums of different shapes and sizes. In the Ugandan culture the drum plays a big role both for rituals and celebrations.


Equator Line at Kayabwe

The equator is an imaginary line that sub-divides the earth into two parts; the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Located at Kayabwe town, the equator is an interesting en route along the Kampala – Masaka highway in Mpigi district.

The Uganda Equator is one of the famous landmarks in Uganda. Visiting the equator is a mind-blowing venture rewarding you the opportunity to take pictures while on a road safari to western Uganda. While at the Equator, a number of experiments are demonstrated to show the evidence that the location is crossed by the imaginary line. Travelers get the chance to learn about how the sun rises and falls. Discover the interesting facts of being 4% lighter than your normal weight and also the difficulty to tell seasons since it is always warm throughout the year around the equator.

It is no doubt a memorable experience having to stand one foot in the northern hemisphere and the other in the southern hemisphere. Order coffee from a barista standing in another hemisphere at this photogenic geographical oddity and have a subjective experience that words cannot deliver.

A yellow line painted across a busy village road chock full of motorcycles, taxis, thundering buses and trucks. The line passes through a pair of bright white circular structures bearing the words “Uganda Equator.” This simple line marks the globally significant parallel at zero degrees latitude. The Line passes through the center of these large, selfie-hotspot hoops on either sides of the busy thoroughfare and goes straight through the main entrance of the Equator Line Restaurant.

The equatorial establishment offers visitors a great chance to undertake a series of “water experiments,” one in each hemisphere and a third directly on the equator itself after which they are awarded an “equatorial certificate.”


Igongo Cultural Centre

Igongo cultural center is located along Mbarara- Masaka road in Mbarara district. It is the next ideal stopover while on a road trip in western Uganda. The center is the ultimate destination for lovers of history, art, culture and comfort in the region. It is as well an awesome spot for travelers who need a stopover for lunch or an overnight stay. Igongo cultural center is the biggest cultural center in the west and southwestern region of Uganda, it is endowed with a number of attractions that depict the customs and traditions of the Ankole People.

Among the attractions include; a museum that showcases the most traditional aspects of the Ankole people. The displayed artifacts at Nkwanzi crafts for any interested visitor to have a look at the bookshops having books about Ankole traditions and also Uganda traditional costumes among others. In addition, Igongo cultural center rewards visitors the taste of the Ankole culture through traditional foods served at the restaurants and the displays which travelers can explore as they proceed to their next destination.


Fort Portal Tourism City

Situated in one of the most attractive parts of Uganda, Fort Portal is largely famous for its scenic views, culture and primate species. A stopover in Fort Portal while on your road trip to western Uganda is a worthwhile venture for every traveler in Uganda.

The town is endowed with impressive sites like crater sites such as Ndali Kasenda crater which offers rewarding hiking experiences. Cultural heritage sites like the Karambi tombs where the Tooro kings are buried, the Magnificent Royal Palace, Amabere ga’ Nyinamwiiru caves that show the Chwezi era and also the beautiful lush tea estates for example the Mpanga tea plantation. Enjoy festivities and celebrations like the naming ceremony ‘Empango’ ritual, King Coronation, and many others as you proceed to the next destination.


Karuma Hydroelectric Power Station

On the way still, you can stop over at Karuma dam, The Karuma Hydro-electric Power Station is a 600 MW hydro-electric power project under construction in Uganda. When completed, it will be the largest power-generating installation in the country. View the waters as it flows at the point where the dam is being constructed, thereafter, proceed to the largest national Park in Uganda; Murchison Falls.


Lake Mutanda

It’s a small beautiful lake in south western Uganda. The area known as “little Switzerland,” the lake  visited from Kisoro. And resides in the African Great Lakes area at the foot of the Virunga Mountains. The lake has different Islands and drained by the Rutshuru River. The forests provide home to a number of animals and plants including the mountain gorillas. The golden monkeys and the gorillas live in the nearby Mgahinga national park.

The forest here is also home to different chameleons, monitors and many frog species. You can enjoy a visit to Kyangushu Island and village trips to see how the locals live their lives. Therefore visit the Mutanda Island, which is the largest of the inhabited islands where you can enjoy views of the Congo border, Bwindi National Park, and Lake Mulehe