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Uganda holidays 2022 & 2023

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    Speak with a specialist for the latest advice on all your travel options. As soon as you're ready to plan, they'll create the trip you’re looking for.

  •  Full flexibility in your plans

    Book by 30th September and we'll give you the flexibility to change your plans for free if changing travel guidance or restrictions impact you. Full details

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    Your safety is our first priority. In your specialist, you have an expert advisor you can rely on before you travel and while you’re away.

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.

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Suggested tours for Uganda

These tours give you a starting point for what your holiday to Uganda could entail. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

Suggested activities for Uganda

  • Gorilla Tracking
    Mountain gorilla in the rain, Bwindi National Park

    Gorilla Tracking

    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

    Gorilla Tracking

    Tracking mountain gorilla is one of Africa's most superb wildlife experiences. It is difficult to describe the exhilaration attached to first setting eyes on a wild mountain gorilla.

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  • Hot air balloon flight
    Hot air ballooning, Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Hot air balloon flight

    Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Hot air balloon flight

    Ballooning has long been popular in East Africa for wildlife viewing and taking in the majesty of the environment. An early start is unavoidable but the morning wake-up call will soon be forgotten as you float over the bush below, spotting animals from the air.

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  • Chimpanzee Tracking
    Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Uganda

    Chimpanzee Tracking

    Kibale Forest National Park

    Chimpanzee Tracking

    You enter the forest and following signs and chimp calls your guide leads you to the chimpanzees. Chimpanzee sightings are not guaranteed, however the odds of encountering them have greatly increased in recent years, now standing at 90% or over.

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Best time to visit

Our specialists advise on the best months to visit Uganda, including information about climate, events and festivals.

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Travel advice

Practical tips for travelling to Uganda, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.

Africa Safari (inc. Indian Ocean)

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