Reasons to Visit
Many people assume Uganda doesn't have much large game and the only reason to visit is to see gorillas. This, however, would be a mistake as the various parks are home to many large mammal species, including lion, leopard, hyena jackal, buffalo and elephant. There are also numerous antelope and bird species.
It is home to the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. There are 13 primate species found within the forest including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkey, L'Hoest's monkey, blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus and black-and-white colobus.
Making your way through the bamboo forests and into the dense montane forest you will trek for between two and five hours to find your allocated group of mountain gorillas. The sometimes strenuous walk to find the gorillas is always made up for by this truly unique experience!
Something a bit different which you can enjoy at the Semliki Wildlife Reserve is a night game-drive. Setting off after dinner, you may catch a glimpse of a leopard in a tree; Serval cats, civets, Ugandan kob, mongoose, the strange triple-winged nightjars and nocturnal bush hogs are regularly spotted.
Few countries in Africa provide so many opportunities to view such colourful and vibrant village life. Driving through the lush rural countryside numerous villages are scattered along terraced hillsides. The interaction with the local people in these remote locations often generates some of the most memorable travel experiences.
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Africa and The Indian Ocean
With Audley, where you stay is very much part of the experience. Wherever possible we try to track down characterful accommodation. We regularly inspect the accommodation we use, updating our knowledge on existing properties and researching new alternatives
Here we feature some of our most interesting properties, although we recommend and use many others to suit all budgets and tastes.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
This is a great option for your stay for gorilla tracking, as it's only a stone's throw from the park headquarters where you start and end your trek.
This is a lovely small hotel in a peaceful location but within a short taxi ride of the numerous restaurants and bars in the city centre. This is a perfect place to spend a night or two if you want somewhere luxurious and stylish to start or end your visit to Uganda.
The service is excellent and the food is outstanding. There are some lovely views from the main lodge and overall it's an excellent camp within easy reach of the departure point for gorilla trekking.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
This is a lovely small lodge, and although it's not located inside the park, the views are superb and the staff here are friendly and attentive. It's a great base for exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park.
This is a lovely, luxurious lodge with great facilities, and is perfect for a one or two night stay at the start or end of your safari.
The food and service at Mweya is good and the views are fantastic. It is in the perfect position for the boat trips along the Kazinga Channel.
Kibale Forest National Park
Ndali is a charming, delightful lodge with magnificent views over one of the most beautiful areas of Uganda. It has the feel of a family home, and you'll be very well looked after by the friendly, cheerful staff during your stay.
This is a comfortable lodge, but without luxury frills. However, the location is fantastic - you will awake to the sound of the forests and could not be better positioned to track chimpanzees and enjoy the other walks on offer in Kibale.
Semliki Wildlife Reserve
This is probably the most luxurious camp in Uganda in a beautiful setting with comfortable rooms, excellent food and service. There is a really homely atmosphere, and plenty of activities on offer to keep you entertained.
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