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.

Just Gorillas!

  • Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
  • Starts and ends in Rwanda

Gorillas & Community Homestay

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Community Homestay
  • Light aircraft flights
  • Unique cultural activities
  • BATWA tribal community

Classic Gorilla Trekking

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Culture & Community
***SPECIAL OFFER***

Best of Both Countries

  • Gorilla Trekking (Uganda)
  • Golden Monkey Trek (Rwanda)
  • Kigali City Tour
  • Cultural Visits

Gorilla Habituation Trek

  • 4 Hour Gorilla Habituation Trek in Uganda
  • Kigali City Tour

Double Trekker

  • 2 x Gorilla Treks in Uganda
  • Private Canoe Excursion
  • Scenic Hiking (optional)
  • Kigali City Tour

Gorillas & Chimpanzees

  • Kibale Forest National Park
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
  • Gorilla Trekking

Perfect Primates

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Golden Monkey Trekking in Rwanda
  • Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda

Gorillas & Wildlife

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Canoe on Lake Mutanda
  • Hiking Trail in Bwindi Forest
  • Ishasha Game Drives (Tree Lions)
  • Safari Boat Cruise
***ACTIVE PACKAGE***

Gorillas & Safari

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Cultural Tours
  • Ishasha Game Drive (Tree Lions)
  • Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth NP

Gorillas & Mountains

  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Climb Mount Sabyinyo
  • Canoe on Lake Mutanda
  • Optional Hiking
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Batwa Pygmies & Forest Walk
***ACTIVE PACKAGE***

Gorillas & Masai Mara

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
  • Lake Mutanda Canoe Trip
  • Masai Mara Safari

Great Apes & Murchison Falls

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Community Tours
  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Boat Cruise

Highlights of Uganda Group Tour

  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Game Drives & Boat Cruise
  • Chimpanzee Trekking

Gorillas, Lake Kivu & Akagera

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Visit Lake Kivu
  • Kigali City & Cultural Tour
  • Akagera National Park

Great Apes & Wildlife

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Game drives & boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth
  • Predator tracking (lions)
  • Bigodi Wetland nature trail

Uganda, Victoria Falls & Zimbabwe

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Victoria Falls
  • Sunset Cruise & Vic Falls Tour
  • Hwange National Park
  • Game Drives & Bush Walks

Best of Uganda

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Ishasha Game Drive (Tree Lions)
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Game Drives & Boat Cruise
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Murchison Falls National Park

Big 5 & Great Apes Group Tour

  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Game Drives & Boat Cruise
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Murchison Falls National Park

Ultimate Apes Safari

  • Kigali City Tour
  • Golden Monkey Trek (Rwanda)
  • Gorilla Trek (Uganda)
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Murchison Falls & Ziwa Rhinos

Gorillas & Tanzania Highlights

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Lake Manyara
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Tarangire National Park

Uganda & Kenya Safari

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
  • Giraffe Centre in Nairobi
  • David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Masai Mara Safari
  • Lake Nakuru & Lake Naivasha
  • Amboseli National Park

Gorillas, Safari & Beach

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Lake Mutanda
  • Ruaha National Park
  • Selous Game Reserve
  • Zanzibar

Ultimate Gorillas & Game Viewing

  • Kayaking the River Nile rapids
  • Murchison Falls game drives & boat cruise
  • Kidepo National Park
  • 2 x Gorilla Treks in Bwindi
  • Chimpanzee Trekking

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.