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Book a safari holiday to Uganda and experience its most famous inhabitants - its mountain gorillas. In addition, there is also an enormous diversity of ecosystems and game.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is thought to be one of the most biologically diverse forests in Africa. It is home to more than half the world's population of mountain gorillas.
Entebbe lies on the shore of Lake Victoria, which provides an attractive introduction to Uganda, plus has a much more laid back feel than the capital. A visit to the botanical gardens is highly recommended.
Located in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha Plains get few tourists. The area has plenty of large game to see, including its famous tree-climbing lions, which lounge in the low boughs of the fig trees.
The major attraction in Jinja is the River Nile itself and the series of grade five rapids popular for white water rafting. Explorer John Hanning Speke also visited Jinja in search of the source of the Nile.
Kampala is the largest city and capital of Uganda. It is a relatively safe city with a good range of accommodation options. You would use Kampala as a base for travelling further afield.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest is home to the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa (13 species in total). There is also larger game including lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo.
Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo rarely visited by tourists, but it does have many animals which you won't find anywhere else in Uganda, including striped hyena, aardwolf, wild dogs, beisa oryx and roan antelope.
Bunyonyi means 'place of small birds' due to the varied birdlife that lives along the shores and on the small islands. Visitors can enjoy canoeing, mountain-biking, hiking or kayaking in the area.
Lake Mburo National Park has a good range of large game to see. The 300 species of birds in the area make it ideal for birdspotting; it's probably the best place in Uganda for acacia-associated birds.
Mgahinga National Park
The smallest of Uganda’s National Parks, Mgahinga's main attraction is the large population of mountain gorillas which live within the park for part of the year.
Murchison Falls National Park
Located in western Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park is an unspoilt area famous for where the Nile is suddenly forced through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment producing a torrent of white water.
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Ngamba Island supports an array of larger game and birdlife, but is most well known for its sanctuary for orphaned chimpanzees, which was set up to resue chimpanzees from poachers and traders.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park comprises rolling open savannah with stands of dense wooded areas. The park is home to a wide variety of both large and small game plus more than 600 bird species.
Semliki Wildlife Reserve
Semiliki is Uganda's oldest wildlife reserve. The reserve is home to a variety of large and small game, as well as a number of different primate species, including chimpanzees.