Uganda is a welcome splash of green in a predominantly arid continent. Its dense forests give shelter to some of the last remaining mountain gorillas on Earth. People travel from far and wide to spend an hour in their presence, watching them graze, groom, sleep and play. Our safari specialists, having experienced the country beyond its prized wildlife attraction, will arrange your gorilla encounter and recommend how to spend your holiday in Uganda before or after.
We can arrange a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, giving you a chance to see the Big Five, including tree-climbing lion. On boat trips along the Ishasha River, you can look for water-dwelling birdlife, hippo pods and elephant herds lining the banks. Or, trek with a guide through Kibale Forest National Park for a chance to see its 13 species of primate, including chimpanzees, red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkeys, and grey-cheeked mangabeys.
Suggested itineraries for Uganda
These itineraries give you a starting point for what your trip to Uganda could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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Our expert guides to travelling in Uganda
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Uganda. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Uganda at its best.
My travels in Uganda, 2018
Getting close to buffalo, elephant and birdlife on boat trips, watching cave-dwelling Egyptian fruit bats, and getting to know the traditions of rural tribes — a trip to Uganda can take you beyond gorilla tracking. Safari specialist Mark shares footage from his latest visit.
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