Why visit Uganda?

Uganda is one of the best safari destinations in Africa, the home to the mountain gorillas as well as the source of the Nile. Recently featured a top destination in National Geographic and Lonely Planet, Uganda safari tours cover more than 10 separate destinations. Every day in Uganda genuinely is an African Adventure. Visit the 400 mountain gorillas in Bwindi. Experience what is termed as “the gorilla trekking experience”, climb the ice capped Rwenzori mountains, take on a chimpanzee tracking tour, enjoy white water rafting on the Nile, see the Murchison falls and so much more as you observe Uganda’s scenic wonders- savannahs, wildlife, lakes and rivers; and also personally interact with the local people of Uganda! The options are endless!

What to see on safari in Uganda?

Wildlife – Amazing views of Mountain Gorillas and chimpanzees in addition to other wildlife living in their natural habitat all in a secure environment. Uganda presents the Big 5 animals worth seeing on your safari in Uganda. Out of the 330 mammal list to see on Uganda tours, there is no critically endangered species, while 7 are endangered, 2 vulnerable and 17 near threatened.

Besides the wild animals such as the lions, zebras, giraffe, rhino, buffalo and others, you can decide to visit the Murchison Falls, or take on white water rafting on the Nile, visit cultural and historic sites or take on bungee jumping and so much more on your adventure trails. There is so much to see and do while on Uganda safaris. 

This is probably the most abundant countries across Africa, in a number of areas it’s possible to harvest as many as 3 crops every year. In the south eastern corner close to Rwanda, the recently cultivated apple trees are producing 2 crops every year. Coffee in plenty and the best mountain cultivated Arabica beans, as well plenty of Robusta beans offer the basis for the majority of instantaneous coffee plus cola drinks in the western world.

 

Places to visit while on a safari in Uganda;

Murchison Falls Safari

This is the largest conservation area in Uganda covering an area of over 3,840km deriving its name from its famous waterfall; the Murchison falls. These falls are formed when the Victoria Nile powerfully forces its way through a narrow cleft as it thrusts 43m down with a thunderous roar. These falls form the centre piece and this is the most visited.

Chimpanzee Trekking Uganda Safari

Man’s closest living relatives are Chimpanzees which share 98% of human genes. Throughout Africa they are found in 21 countries however they are better sighted in Uganda due to their dense populations. Kibale forest is very good for chimpanzee tracking trips however Uganda safari chimps can also be sighted in Budongo forest in Murchison Falls national park and also in Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

This is by far Uganda’s most scenic and visited game reserve. A massive variety of habitats including the savanna grassland mixed with various kinds of trees and grassy plains as well as different swamps and volcanic features which include volcanic cones and deep craters and tropical rainforest give the park its distinctive look. Queen Elizabeth National park is an ideal place to sight large game, go bird watching on the Kazinga channel, and track chimpanzees in the Kyambura Gorge as well as the famous tree climbing lions in Ishasha.

Kidepo Valley national park

Though remote, Kidepo valley national park is a true nugget of Uganda’s nature with great savanna landscapes and rising mountains in its background. It covers an area of 1,442km2 with an altitude of 900-2750m. The population of visitors here per day (an average of six visitors daily) is not high and it is likely to be the only park left in the continent where you can have the opportunity to have the park to yourself.

Lake Mburo national park.

This is one of Uganda’s smallest wildlife parks although very rich in wild game. Plentiful of bird life flourishes here with more than 315 different bird species, a rich animal life including 68 different mammals like impala, leopards, buffalo, jackals and hyenas to see on a Uganda safari. Aside all this, it is only here that you will find zebras.

Sipi falls Uganda safari

Sipi falls is arguably the most gorgeous chain of waterfalls in Uganda sitting in the foothills of Mt. Elgon as they overlook a vast plain. The falls have three levels all with unspeakable beauty although the 95m main drop attracts more visitors to this place and more to that, Sipi’s lodging looks out over it. Spending a night or two in this spectacular but peaceful place is an encounter you cannot afford to miss.

Lake Bunyonyi

This is at most the loveliest lake in Uganda. The lake contains 29 islands and most of these are inhabited and terraced for agriculture. Enjoy seeing school children paddle dug-out canoes through the misty morning as crested cranes fly overhead in the wake of the morning.

Lake Mutanda

Lying just north of Kisoro, this scenic lake makes a relaxing base from which you can explore the area as well as track the famous mountain gorillas in the nearby Bwindi Impenetrable forest. The misty Virunga ranges in the background, papyrus swamp with plentiful opportunities of Uganda safari hikes, bird watching and a range of water activities all to yourself leave you envying the inhabitants of this place.

Bwindi Impenetrable forest

Arguably the most biologically diverse area on earth, with half of only surviving population of endangered mountain gorillas in the world, Bwindi impenetrable forest is a must go destination once in Africa. This Africa’s treasure was recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site mainly for its biological significance.

Kibale Forest national park

Located near the town of Fort Portal in the Western part of Uganda, east of the Rwenzori Mountains. The evergreen rain forest covers 766km2 and an altitude ranging between 110 and 1600m. This forest is one of the few remaining expanses that contain both montane and lowland forests forming a never ending forest with Queen Elizabeth national park.

Rwenzori Mountains

This impressive range of mountains is located on the border between Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Its highest snowcapped peak Margherita stands at a height of 5109m. It stretches to about 110km in length. This UNESCO world heritage site includes an astonishing range of landscapes, from the bizarre afro-alpine moorland to the thick tropical rainforest on the lower slopes and lastly the glaciers at the highest reaches.

Mt Elgon national park

This park lies on the border between Kenya and Uganda. Mountain Elgon by far has the largest surface area any extinct volcano in the world has with a caldera that covers over 40km2 at its top. This is the second highest mountain in Uganda after mountain Rwenzori and its highest peak Wagagai sits at a height of 4,321m.

Ssese islands

This is a lush archipelago of 84 islands sitting along the north-western shore of Lake Victoria. The stunning white sand beaches make Ssese Islands a great place to kick back, relax to a good book read after your Uganda safari. You can enjoy a good canoe ride but you are advised against swimming due to the risks of biharzia and the occasional visits of hippos or crocodiles.

Semuliki national park

The parks spans to a 220sqkm of valley floor that constitute a link between the heights of the huge steaming jungles of central Africa and EastAfrica. Intriguing wildlife as well as sulphur hot springs that can be spotted on a short day walk all call this home.

Lake Victoria Uganda safari

Aside being the chief reservoir of the Nile, it is also the largest lake in Africa and the second world largest fresh water lake. In the centre; great plateau there is a shallow depression in which Lake Victoria fills with its waters and this stretches between the Eastern and western rift valleys.

 

Top Gorilla Tour Packages


3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Adventure

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Enjoy Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Uganda by taking on the 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Adventure at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to experience the best safari Adventures. Experience these remarkable primate creatures on the 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Adventure to enjoy the best.

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3 days
 Airport:
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3 Days Wildlife Tour in Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

The park has an array of birds and animals inclusive of the big cuts, rhinos, elephants, buffalos and so on. You will have a chance to enjoy both our game drives, boat cruise and a visit to the top of he falls.

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3 days
 Airport:
Entebbe Airport
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4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour-Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National park and Mgahinga National park

Trek the majestic Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National park and Mgahinga National park as you book the 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari to enjoy the best Gorilla Trekking Adventures. The 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari in Uganda offers you an opportunity to trek the intelligent species of Mountain Gorillas in their habitat.

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3 days
 Airport:
Entebbe Airport
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5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour-Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Our 5 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari suggests that you will be picked up from your Guest house in Kampala/Entebbe, and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for your Gorilla trekking activity from there you will connect to Kibale Forest National Park for the Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Community walk an initiative started to give back to the community for development.

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5 days
 Airport:
Entebbe Airport
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7 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Tour,

Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Forest National Park.

The 7 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Safari Tour takes you on remarkable Wildlife Adventure in Uganda at Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Forest National Park.

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7 days
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Entebbe Airport
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10 Days Gorilla & Wildlife Tour - Uganda

Murchison Falls National park, Kibale Forest National park, Queen Elizabeth National park, Bwindi Forest National park and Lake Mburo National park

The 10 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Tour starts and ends in Kampala. It will take you to Uganda’s un-spoilt wildlife destinations to experience Nature at its best. Explore all the best Uganda has to offer to tourists in the tropic Africa.

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Entebbe Airport
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10 Days Uganda Tour, Wildlife Safari Adventure Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National park, Murchison Falls National park, Kibale Forest National Park and Bwindi Forest National park

Major tour activities in this tour include White water rafting, game drives in hunt for some of the “Big 5” (African Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, and Elephant), birding, gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, Cultural tours, nature walks and fantastic launch cruise among others.

 Duration:
10 days
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Entebbe Airport
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