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Top Choice National Park in Southwestern Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Home to almost half of the world’s surviving mountain gorillas, the World Heritage–listed Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of East Africa’s most famous national parks. Set over 331 sq km of improbably steep …
Top Choice Waterfall in Murchison Falls National Park

Top of the Falls

Once described as the most spectacular thing to happen to the Nile along its 6700km length, the 50m wide Victoria Nile is squeezed here through a 6m gap in the rock and crashes through this narrow gorge with unbelie…
Top Choice National Park in Northwestern Uganda

Murchison Falls National Park

Uganda’s largest national park is one of its very best; animals are in plentiful supply and the raging Murchison Falls, where the Victoria Nile crashes through the rock and descends dramatically towards Lake Albert,…
Top Choice Historic Site in Kampala

Mengo Palace

Built in 1922, this small palace is the former home of the king of Buganda, though it has remained empty since 1966 when Prime Minister Milton Obote ordered a dramatic attack to oust Kabaka Mutesa II, then president…
Top Choice Tex-Mex in Kibale Forest National Park

EcoBurrito

This brilliant and highly unexpected roadside find is likely to elicit squeals of glee from even the most seasoned Africa hands. An American doctoral student studying the chimps in the park trained locals in the way…
Top Choice National Park in Northeastern Uganda

Kidepo Valley National Park

Offering some of the most stunning scenery of any protected area in Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park is hidden away in a lost valley in the extreme northeast of Uganda. The rolling, short-grass savannah of the 14…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Entebbe

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

This sanctuary in Lake Victoria is home to around 50 orphaned chimps that have been rescued from elsewhere in Uganda and are being rehabilitated as much as possible on this thickly forested island. Day trips to see …
Top Choice Italian in Kampala

Mediterraneo

This classy, open-air Italian restaurant in atmospheric surrounds features wood decking in a tropical garden setting, lit at night with kerosene lamps. The Italian chef creates fantastic dishes including thin-crust …
Top Choice Cafe in Entebbe

Anna's Corner

This wonderful expat institution has recently moved location but is going from strength to strength. Its woodfired pizzas and coffee are the best in town, while proceeds from its home-baked cakes go to a local orpha…
Top Choice International in Fort Portal

Dutchess

Easily Fort Portal's best place to eat (if not the entire country's), Dutchess has a creative menu featuring crocodile burgers, Flemish beef stew with Guinness and mash, and a selection of 46 excellent woodfired piz…