Kisoro serves as a popular base for tourists, here primarily to see mountain gorillas in nearby Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (if they’re this side of the border, that is), track golden monkeys or climb volcanoes. It’s also a convenient base for those with gorilla permits in the southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or even Parc National des Virunga at Djomba, just over the border in the Democratic Republic of Congo. If you’re en-route to/from Rwanda it makes a pleasant place to spend the night.
Popularly known as the ‘Switzerland of Africa’ because of the mountainous and hilly terrain, the Kisoro region has various top sightseeing tours and tour packages in Uganda. The top best things to do in Kisoro include canoeing at Lake Mutanda and gorilla trekking at Bwindi national park.
Other attractions and sightseeing activities in Kisoro are golden monkey trekking at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, hiking the volcanoes of Muhabura, Gahinga, and Sabyinyo, and volcano hiking in Mgahinga gorilla national park. Other popular experiences in Kisoro include coffee making tours, Mabungo cultural tour, and a visit to the Batwa indigenous communities.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda’s small national park located in the border town of Kisoro, Uganda, and a top hiking destination with various sightseeing tours and tour packages, including hiking the famous Mount Sabyinyo volcano. Visiting Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the best thing to do in Kisoro.
Bwindi National Park, located in Kisoro Uganda, is home to more than half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. Bwindi National Park, one of the top sightseeing tours and tour packages in Uganda, is among the best things to do in Kisoro.
There are many other attractions and activities in Kisoro to add on after gorilla trekking safaris for instance.
The Virunga volcanoes are a chain of eight volcanoes shared across Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. For guests interested in adventurous tour packages and sightseeing tours, hiking the volcanoes of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the best things to do in Kisoro.
Lake Mutanda, located in Kisoro Uganda, is a freshwater body known for its stunning views of the Virunga Mountains and adventure tourism. Many sightseeing tours and tour packages are available at Lake Mutanda, including sunrise and sunset canoe cruise, bird watching, hiking, sport fishing, and cultural tourism. Spending a weekend getaway at Lake Mutanda is one of the best things to do in Kisoro.