Holidays in Uganda

Safari Holidays in Uganda

There is no other country in Africa – like Uganda – the “Pearl of Africa”. In 1908, in his book My African Journey, Sir Winston Churchill wrote, “For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale — Uganda is truly “the Pearl of Africa”. The Kingdom of Uganda is a fairy tale. The scenery is different, the climate is different and most of all, the people are different from anything elsewhere to be seen in the whole range of Africa.”

From its source in Lake Victoria, the River Nile crosses the Rift Valley to give Uganda a dazzling range of unique habitats. Uganda’s resulting beauty, natural wonders and biodiversity have impressed generations of travelers. Visitors return for Uganda’s welcoming people and temperate climate. Uganda’s most coveted natural attractions include the endangered Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzees and over 1,000 species of birds. Uganda’s diverse habitats have enthralled wildlife-watchers, and seasoned African Safari-goers, for decades.

Hikers and mountain climbers congregate in the Rwenzori Mountains as well as in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, which also boasts three major peaks. Game and bird viewing is particularly popular in Uganda’s many national parks, and one of the special attractions is the tree climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Yet there is so much more to Uganda: walking or quad bike safaris, mountain climbing and grade 5 white water rafting are a few of the adventure activities. Her culture of 52 tribes and their languages and dance set the country apart. A comparatively small country, Uganda has won many accolades including Lonely Planet number one destination to visit in 2012.

Tailor-made Uganda Safaris

Uganda Safaris are popular with gorilla trekking adventurers. Unlike other East African destinations, Africa safari holidays in Uganda feature both the Savannah Wildlife Plains and the Rainforest Jungles that make Uganda a top primate destination in the whole of Africa. Our listed Uganda safaris are just an example of what a tailor-made safari looks like but when you enquire about any of these trips, a safari consultant will work with you to create an African safari that fits within your likes and plans. We’ll take care of all the ground handling including getting the permits on your behalf. So take the first step right away and request for a chat or quote right now.

Murchison Falls Safari

3 Days Murchison Falls Safari

Short savanna safari to see the BIG 5 game animals.

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gorilla trekking in Bwindi

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari

Short gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest

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3 Days Fly-in Bwindi Gorilla Safari

Fly-in from Entebbe to Bwindi and avoid the road.

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Queen Elizabeth National Park

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Safari

Classic savanna wildlife game drive and boat safari.

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Sipi Falls Mount Elgon National Park

3 Days Sipi Falls Eastern Tour

Hiking in the eastern countryside to the foot of the falls.

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Golden Monkey Trekking in Uganda

5 Days Gorillas Golden Monkey & Sabinyo Hike Experience

Mountain hike the rare primates of Mgahinga.

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Kibale Forest Chimpanzee trekking Experience in Uganda

6 Days Kibale & Queen Elizabeth Parks Tour

Track the elusive chimps and take a classic game drive & boat safari

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7 Days Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari

7 Days Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari

Murchison Falls, Kibale Chimps, and Queen Elizabeth National Parks

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Bwindi Gorillas & Sabinyo Hiking Tour

8 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Sabinyo Hiking Tour

Trekking gorillas in Uganda and hiking the moderate Sabinyo mountain.

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9 Days Gorillas, Chimpanzees & Wildlife Safari

9 Days Gorillas, Chimpanzees & Wildlife Safari

Primate Safari Experience and Savannah game drives.

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lake bunyonyi uganda, 12 Days Chimpanzees, Wildlife & Lake Bunyonyi Tour

12 Days Chimpanzees, Wildlife & Lake Bunyonyi Tour

See wildlife and primates of Uganda .

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Explore Uganda & Uganda Safari

14 Day Explore Uganda & Uganda Safari

Starting in Entebbe and ending in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Best of Uganda Safari Holiday

15 Day Best of Uganda Safari Holiday

Explore Uganda’s top destinations

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14 Day Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Safari

16 Day Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Safari

Starts in Entebbe and ends in Kigali capital.

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Classic Uganda Rwanda Holiday Safari

20 Day Classic Uganda Rwanda Holiday Safari

Gorillas, Chimps, Wildlife & Culture

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What to expect in Uganda

The large mammals vary from park to park. In general, a safari including two or more parks, will include Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo, Lion, Crocodiles, Uganda Kob, Bush buck, Water buck, Reed buck, Warthogs, Hyena, to name a few. Leopard sightings are rare, although they do live in most parks in the country. Rhinos can be seen in Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary near Masindi, and Impala, Zebra – and occasionally Eland – may be seen in Lake Mburo. Giraffes in Murchison Falls NP, L.Mburo and Kidepo valley NP. Cheetah can be seen in Kidepo in northern Uganda, a fabulously beautiful several virgin parts of the country.

Uganda is one of the best places in the world to view Chimpanzees with trekking available in Kibale Forest, Kyambura and many other forested areas in Uganda. Gorilla tracking safaris are at Mgahinga and Bwindi National Parks in the far southwest of the country, with access also available in Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire). Fourteen other species of primates can be seen in Uganda.

Uganda’s strategic position on the Albertine Rift Valley makes it home to an incredible variety of flora and fauna. More than 1,060 species of birds can be viewed, including many migrating birds. Unique species of butterflies are also found. The l.victoria the worlds’ largest fresh water basin, L.bunyonyi the deepest Lava dammed lake in the world. The varied climatic zones of the Uganda intersecting each other with clear disparity.

Uganda’s attractions we love

Gorillas in the mist, gorilla tracking in Uganda on Africa safari

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Montane rainforest that is home to the mountain gorilla.

Kibale Forest Chimpanzee trekking Experiences

Kibale National Park

Walk among the playful chimps in Africa’s primate capital.

Africa safari wildlife game drives in savannah plains

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Reward yourself with African savanna games in this park.

Africa Big five in Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

See the Africa Safari BIG Five on a game drive and Nile boat.

lake mburo national park

Lake Mburo National Park

The easiest of all the Uganda savannah parks to access.

Kidepo Valley safari game drive

Kidepo Valley National Park

Located in the the far north-western corner of Uganda.

Climbing rwenzori mountains in Uganda

Rwenzori National Park

Climb the second highest peak on the continent.

Sipi Falls Mount Elgon National Park

Mount Elgon

See some of the most beautiful landscapes..

Semliki National Park Hot Springs

Semliki National Park

Hotsprings, nature walks and bird watching experiences.

Jinja town, Source of the nile

Jinja, Source of the Nile

See the source of the Nile and take adventures on the Nile.

Kampala city tour

Kampala City

Uganda’s capital city and cultural hub.

gamba island chimpanzee sanctuary in Uganda

Ngamba Chimps Island

Meet Jane Goodall’s orphaned and rescued chimps.

Local Time

EAT

EAT = +3GMT

Language

English + Swahili

Currency

Uganda Shillings

Official Currency of Uganda

Flight Information

Entebbe International Airport (EBB), the only international airport in the country where you’re likely to land.

Flight schedule

Please check with www.flighttime-calculator.com to estimate your flight time from your airport to Entebbe International Airport.

Do I need a VISA?

Foreign citizens require a visa for Uganda which can be obtained prior to travel or easily on arrival. Current cost is approx US$50. Please visit visas.immigration.go.ug for more information.

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