Easter or Paschal as known in Greek language is a festival holiday for Christians commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Easter period is one of the most celebrated and longest holidays in the world and most people utilise the four day holiday by travelling to various destinations.
Jinja is often known as the adventure capital of East Africa and this can be one of your top safari destinations while in Uganda for Easter holidays, there are several activities to engage in like white water rafting, kayaking on the Nile, Bungee jumping, boat cruise to the source of the Nile, biking, visit Bujagali falls horse riding and so much more. Jinja city is the best option especially for those travelling in a family and its 1-2 hours drive from Kampala.
Trekking mountain gorillas can be one of the best packages for your Easter holiday while in Uganda you can trek mountain gorillas at Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park. To utilise your Easter holiday well, you have to fly to Kigali and drive to Bwindi or Mgahinga then trek gorillas the next day and travel back to fly out of Kigali after gorilla trekking.
The best place for trekking chimpanzees in Uganda is Kibale forest national park but you can also do chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest in Murchison falls, Kyambura gorge in Queen or at Kalinzu forest. Chimpanzee trekking can be combined with wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth national park to make your Easter holiday memorable.
Uganda is home to 10 national parks and 12 game reserves, the top destinations to enjoy your Easter holiday from are; Kidepo valley national park, Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Kibale forest national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. You can combine wildlife viewing with gorilla trekking or chimpanzee trekking while in Uganda for Easter holidays.
Uganda is a birders paradise boasting with over 1000 species of birds some endemic to the country, bird enthusiasts can go birding in different parts of the country for Easter weekend getaway. Most birding can be done in national parks giving you an opportunity to see other wildlife.
Ssese island is composed of 84 islands found on Lake Victoria the second largest water lake in the world, this is the perfect weekend getaway while in Uganda with your country. The tropical sandy beaches are the best places to relax from at Ssese and you can also visit the Chimpanzee sanctuary, biking, nature walks, quad biking, beach fires, hikes, fishing, sun set cruises and so much more.
Lake Bunyonyi also known as Place of little birds is found in the south western part of Uganda. It’s one of the perfect destinations to visit in Uganda after hectic mountain gorilla trekking, you can enjoy boat canoeing, boat cruises, nature walks, mountain biking, birding, island explorations and cultural experiences among the rest.
Visit Mount Elgon
Mount Elgon is the oldest extinct shield volcano found in the Eastern part of Uganda rising at 4321 meters above sea level boasting with one of the largest intact calderas in the world. You might not do the climbing to the peak during Easter but you can just hike to the three spectacular Sipi falls found on the mountain.Tags: Travel Blog