Safari

Overview

A safari in Uganda is undoubtedly one of the most unique adventures you’ll experience on the continent. With over 20% of its land dedicated to wildlife reserves, the country remains largely untouched, leaving the country’s gorgeous landscape to take centre stage on Uganda safaris.

The wildlife in Uganda is immense and diverse, affording visitors unique experiences that can be found in few other places in the world. Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda are the country’s premier wildlife destinations, offering classic big game viewing, chimpanzee trekking and river cruises, as well as a chance at seeing the famous tree-climbing lions. While Kibale Forest National Park provides accessible and enlightening insight into life in a tropical rainforest when on guided chimpanzee treks. And we can’t forget the wonders that lie in Uganda’s rainforests. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park protect more than half of the world’s total population of mountain gorillas – making them two of the best locations to enjoy a life-changing gorilla trek.

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ganda is home to the highest density of primates and gorillas in the world. The expansive rainforest jungles of this landlocked country in East Africa are home to 20 species of primates, including mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and golden monkeys.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda has become one of Africa’s most powerful wildlife experiences and because of its success, the endangered gorilla population is on the incline. Trekking for great apes in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts a 90% success rate at finding habituated family groups. Meaning, you have an all-but-guaranteed opportunity to spend an hour face-to-face with these majestic creatures as they interact with each other in their natural habitat. December to February and between June and August are considered the best time to visit Uganda for trekking for mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.

Although Uganda is renowned for its great ape treks, the country is also a fantastic wildlife destination. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the country’s premier destination for classic game viewing. Being one of the most biologically diverse parks in the world, the national park offers potential sightings of elephants, hippo, crocodile, buffalo and a variety of antelope species, to name a few.

Compared to its neighbours in East Africa (such as Tanzania and Kenya), Uganda sees fewer visitors. One of the first questions we are asked is: Where is Uganda? A true hidden gem, Uganda is relatively unknown to many outside of Africa. However, this is fantastic news for safari-goers seeking a crowd-free trip. A safari in Uganda affords a more private, personalised and exclusive experience, where there are little to no other guests around during your stay.

In addition to the rich, diverse wildlife and natural landscape, Uganda is also renowned for its people. Happy, generous, friendly and welcoming are the words closely associated with the Ugandan people. They are known as sociable, exuberant extroverts who are more than willing to welcome and help every visitor to their country.

Beyond the friendliness and warmth of the population, the people of Uganda are also some of the most fascinating individuals you’ll ever meet. Over 50 tribes with different cultures call Uganda home, making it a cultural melting pot of various indigenous people. One of the highlights of visiting Uganda is immersing yourself in the culture and learning from the Ugandans as they share their colourful dress, music, dance, food and languages with you.

Tour details

  • Tour Type Safari
  • Price 500$ - 5000$
  • Capital Kampala
  • Language English, Baganda
  • Currency Uganda Shillings
  • Time Zone EAT
  • Drives on the Right
  • Calling code +256