Uganda: the Pearl of Africa
Situated on the Equator, on the shores of Lake Victoria lies Uganda; one of the most ecologically diverse and fertile countries in Africa. Here you can trek the mighty mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, enjoy a safari by road or boat on the Kazinga Channel, raft down Grade 5 white water rapids at Jinja, or follow chimpanzees on foot in Kibale Forest and marvel at the vast array of birdlife and unforgettable scenery of Uganda’s remote forests and parks.
This land-locked country is bordered by Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Kenya. It packs a mighty punch with a bird checklist of over 1,000 species, an array of butterflies, over 160 different plant species, 120 different types of mammal and the highest primate density in the world. Chimpanzees make up one of 13 primate species including, Black & White colobus, baboons, Red Tailed monkey and the Grey Cheeked mangabey as well as the famous Golden Monkeys which can be seen in Mgahinga National Park.
Uganda is also home to the tallest mountain range in Africa (Rwenzori), one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls (Murchison) and amongst the most friendly and welcoming people you might ever encounter with over 30 different indigenous languages. Gorilla Trekking combines perfectly with a safari in Tanzania and Kenya.
Recommended Uganda itineraries
Whatever your specific interests, budget or travel dates, we will put together an unforgettable trip of a lifetime for you. The itineraries that you will find here are based on recent trips that our clients have taken to Uganda. But the options are limitless so if you do not find something to whet your appetite here, get in touch with us and one of our country specialists will design something just for you.
4 Day “Fly-in Special Offer”
Prices from $2,060 per person sharing, staying at Mahogany Springs Lodge (mid range accommodation).
8 Day “Scheduled Group Tour”
Prices from $2,835 per person sharing, staying in high quality mid range lodges. Gorillas, chimps and safari.
Popular places to visit in Uganda
Whatever your specific interests, budget or travel dates, we will put together an unforgettable trip of a lifetime for you. The itineraries that you will find here are recent trips that our clients have taken to either Rwanda or Uganda (sometimes both!). But the options are limitless so if you do not find something to whet your appetite here, get in touch with us and one of our country specialists will design something just for you.
The name Bwindi means ‘impenetrable’ in the local Runyakitara language and the forest itself is over 25,000 years old. It is certainly not a name given lightly!
The Kibale Forest National Park comprises a range of diverse ecosystems, the largest of these is a tropical rain forest incorporating over 200 different tree species.
Murchison Falls is the largest National Park in Uganda. It is home to an impressive waterfall of the same name and over 100 different species of animals.
With over 1978km² of terrain, the Queen Elizabeth National Park is well known in Uganda for its bountiful wildlife and is one of the country’s most popular destinations.