Uganda - uncover unique wildlife

Uganda is known for its diversity of habitats, from lust rainforests to flat savannah plains, vast lake lands to elevated, mountainous terrain, each bringing experiences as unique as the landscapes themselves. A Uganda adventure wouldn't be complete without trekking through the Bwindi National Park to witness majestic mountain gorilla families, and this iconic African experience is easily combined with a classic Big 5 safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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Uganda Safari Highlights

  • Mountain gorilla treks
  • Primate & classic safaris
  • Indigenous culture, like Batwa
  • Diverse landscapes & experiences
  • Authentic & off-the-beaten-track
  • A birding paradise
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

Scenery in Uganda is jaw dropping from lush, green forests, to snow-capped mountains, crater lakes and savannah grasslands but the real draw card is the wildlife - the star of the show being the primates.

Whilst the term 'adventure of a lifetime' is often a cliché, it is certainly true when tracking endangered mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Meeting these gentle creatures eye to eye is an emotional experience, one never forgotten.

For pure fun and unforgettable entertainment, trek the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest with our expert guides who will bring to life the complexities of their social structure. Get those cameras ready to capture the chimps' humorous hand gestures and facial expressions, their deafening screeches and their death-defying leaps through the trees.

Uganda is often unfairly overlooked as a safari destination. Tree-climbing lions, massive pods of hippos, elephant herds and some of the richest birding in Africa are all within an easy distance of the primates. Uganda is one of the few places to see the threatened, pre-historic shoebill stork and its 10 foot wing span!

Whether you are climbing the Mountains of the Moon, white water rafting on the River Nile or tracking gorillas, Uganda is an adventure holiday or honeymoon that also supplies plenty of depth and meaning.

But what makes us so passionate about safari holidays to Uganda is the Ugandan people. Utterly charming and genuinely warm, you will leave Uganda with a heavy heart and a plan for your next trip!

Uganda is worthy of anyone's bucket list. Tick it off and experience something new by contacting one of our Uganda safari specialists today.

  • Arrival airport: Entebbe and Kampala
  • Time difference: EST +7 hours
  • Travel time: approx. 16 hours from New York
  • Visas: Required for United States citizens

When to visit Uganda?

When to visit Uganda?
Month Rating
Jan Best Hot with limited rain. Good for Gorilla trekking
Feb Best Hot with limited rain. Good for Gorilla trekking
Mar Good Rains are more common, still warm
Apr Mixed 'Wet'season. Difficult to Gorilla trek
May Good End of 'wet' season. Less rains
Jun Best Dryer month but still some rain. Good for Gorilla trekking
Jul Best Dryer month but still some rain. Good for Gorilla trekking
Aug Best Dryer month but still some rain. Good for Gorilla trekking
Sep Best Warm weather with rain being more common
Oct Good Warm weather with rain being more common
Nov Mixed Warm weather with rain being more common
Dec Good Still some rain and hot days
Best Good Mixed

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Read what our previous clients thought of their Uganda Holiday

Holiday to Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda

Steve Beck

Totally awesome trip. No trip will ever be as good.

17/02/2020 Read full trip review

Holiday to Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda

Anke Korthauer

It was a great Trip, one of the best I ever made. Uganda is very impressive, the People all over very nice and helpful. I have seen all Animals I wanted to see, 2 Gorilla Trips (very short Tracking, what was much appreciated), Tree Lions and Chimpanzees.

10/02/2020 Read full trip review

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