Uganda - uncover unique wildlife

It's time to get off the beaten track, lace up those hiking boots and experience Uganda - incomparable in its offering of truly unique adventure, culture and wildlife.

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Uganda Safari Highlights

  • Gorilla and chimp tracking
  • Some of the richest birding in Africa
  • A chance to combine a 'primate' safari with a conventional savannah safari
  • Friendly Ugandan people
  • Dense misty forests, snow-peaked mountains, glassy lakes and sprawling savannahs
  • Safari adventure activities
  • 'Off the beaten track' safari honeymoon destination

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.

Quick Facts

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

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When to visit Uganda?
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Selected Uganda Safaris

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Read what our previous clients thought of their Uganda Holiday

Holiday to Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda & Zimbabwe

Tony Ehlers

Everything was taken care of Exceeded my expectations

03/11/2019 Read full trip review

Holiday to Uganda

Sandra Skinner

Everything was perfect

14/10/2019 Read full trip review

Holiday to Uganda

Debbie Mccallum & Terry Cartee

Family Holiday to Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda


Great holiday, so many memorable sights and experiences.

10/10/2018 Read full trip review

Honeymoon to Kenya, Seychelles & Uganda

Linda Knight & Adam King

The trip was amazing! We really enjoyed it and it was good mix of safari and beach. We stayed in some very luxurious places, which was perfect for our honeymoon.

04/08/2018 Read full trip review

Holiday to Uganda

Paul & Karys Wilson

Our whole experience and trip was incredible. Getting to meet my friend Davids family where they live was just incredible. We were treated like royalty. Having a dedicated driver and 4x4 vehicle was brilliant and would strongly recommend this. It made me much more relaxed.

29/07/2018 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Uganda

Wendy Bedrosian

Moses, our guide was beyond expectations! Brian was also fantastic!

11/07/2018 Read full trip review

Holiday to Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda

Richard Moore & Sally Ann Britton-Moore

Travelling to such a security obsessed part of the world was a little unnerving at first but we got the hang of it! We were also plagued by health issues for the second half of our travels which limited our involvement with organised activities especially the last week which required almost daily medical attention and an inability to do any water based activities! On the other hand we received first class…

18/11/2017 Read full trip review

Holiday to Uganda

Robert & Katharine McClenathan

While this score is a bit low, please understand that I am comparing it to our many other African experiences through Mahlatini. The low score, I believe, stems from Uganda's relatively unsophisticated or underdeveloped system of ecotourism. Paraa Lodge is woefully outdated and more "motel-like" than the lodges to which we are accustomed. However, I recognize it has an advantageous location on the "proper" side of the Nile to avoid…

06/04/2017 Read full trip review

Holiday to Uganda

Miss Amy Sullivan & Mr Daniel Goodheart

Truly amazing experience and well organised. Great to have the opportunity to visit lots of different places. We were very well looked after and saw some unforgettable things!

27/08/2016 Read full trip review

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