If you have dreamed of a face-to-face encounter with two tonnes of mountain gorilla then get to western Uganda. At the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, deep in the southwest you can track these magnificent creatures and hopefully get up close. If chimpanzees are your favorite close relative, then head due west of Kampala to the Kibale National Park, and make like Tarzan. This whole part of Uganda is a series of beautiful landscapes just waiting to be explored; the fabled Mountains of the Moon in the Rwenzori National Park, the stunning views and Pygmy villages of the Semuliki National Park and the zebra-filled savannah of Lake Mburo National Park. All these parks offer great camping and hiking opportunities but come prepared, and remember, especially in the mountains, they don't call it rainforest for nothing, these places get wet.
Why not recover from all the trekking on the palm-fringed Ssese Islands off the northwestern shore of Lake Victoria, just the spot to soak your blisters.