Uganda is an emerging destination; journey times are variable, the scenery is ever-changing and the wildlife density continues to grow and surprise. If you travel to Uganda with an open mind and a relaxed attitude you’ll be well prepared for this remarkable country. Our knowledge and first-hand experience here have helped us devise a series of informed travel suggestions that include cruises on Lake Victoria, treks to see mountain gorillas and options to combine your time in Uganda with a visit to Zanzibar’s spice farms.
Ideas for your trip to Uganda
These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Uganda, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.
Track mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Snorkel in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
Relax on the palm-fringed beaches of Zanzibar.
Track mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Forest.
Search for chimpanzees at Kibale Forest.
Take a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel.
Enjoy the birdlife at the Bigodi Wetlands.
Enjoy game drives in Murchison Falls National Park.
Take a boat trip to the foot of the thundering Murchsion Falls.
Go chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest.
Search for rhino at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Experience a river cruise on the original African Queen, restored from the famous film of the 1950s.
View the powerful Murchison Falls by boat and on foot.
Search for mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Explore the Kibale Forest looking for chimpanzees.
See wildlife such as tree-climbing lions, eland, buffalo, elephant and more on safari.
Some of our favourite travel guides
Uganda is famed for its mountain gorillas, and tracking them through the forest with a guide is one of the world’s greatest wildlife experiences. Africa specialist Toby describes how to encounter Uganda’s gorillas and more of its wildlife, from chimpanzees to tree-climbing lion.View this travel guide