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Uganda

Discover Uganda, from the mist-covered mountains of Bwindi to the thundering Murchison Falls and the vibrant streets of Kampala.

About Uganda​

Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa,” boasts diverse landscapes, from the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains to the vast savannahs of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Home to half the world’s mountain gorillas, the country offers unparalleled wildlife experiences. The serene waters of Lake Victoria and the lush rainforests of Bwindi National Park contribute to Uganda’s ecological richness. Cultural encounters with the welcoming Ugandan people, along with thrilling safaris and gorilla trekking adventures, make Uganda a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

Highlights

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Encounter endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, forging a profound connection with these gentle giants.

Murchison Falls

Witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Nile River plunging through a narrow gorge at Murchison Falls National Park.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Explore the diverse ecosystems of this park, known for tree-climbing lions, abundant wildlife, and the scenic Kazinga Channel.

Lake Victoria Islands

Experience the tranquility of Lake Victoria's islands, such as Ssese, offering a peaceful retreat amidst stunning landscapes.

Jinja and the Source of the Nile

Embark on adventures in Jinja, the adventure capital, and visit the source of the mighty Nile River.

Top Uganda Tours

Our tours feature Uganda’s highlights: gorilla treks, beautiful waterfalls, and vibrant culture for a memorable adventure

Uganda Destinations

Welcome to Uganda, a land of unparalleled natural beauty and cultural richness. From the misty peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains to the untamed savannas of Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda beckons travelers with its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant traditions.

Uganda Experience

Embarking on a safari in Uganda is an immersive experience that promises unforgettable encounters with some of the world’s most magnificent wildlife and landscapes. From tracking endangered mountain gorillas in the misty jungles to witnessing the thunderous spectacle of Murchison Falls, Uganda offers a safari adventure unlike any other.

Gorilla Trekking

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey through the dense rainforests of Bwindi, immersing yourself in the mystical world of mountain gorillas. Trekking alongside experienced guides, you’ll witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, forging an unforgettable connection and contributing to the conservation of this endangered species.

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale

So named by early hunters as the most dangerous species to encounter, the legendary Big 5 live on in the modern photographic safari. The regal lion, secretive leopard, sentient elephant, moody Cape buffalo and prehistoric rhino are the most sought-after species of the African savanna. Expert professional guides know just where to look, sharing the latest information about these species and the challenges to their future survival.

Boat Safari on the Nile

Embark on a captivating boat safari along the legendary Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park. Glide through the tranquil waters, encountering an array of wildlife, including hippos basking along the riverbanks, crocodiles sunning themselves, and a diverse selection of bird species. This serene journey provides a unique perspective on the park’s remarkable biodiversity.

Cultural Encounters in Kidepo

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the Karamojong people in the remote landscapes of Kidepo Valley National Park. Engage with local communities, experiencing traditional dances, rituals, and daily life. Gain profound insights into the nomadic lifestyle of the Karamojong, fostering cross-cultural u

Hot Springs in Semuliki

Embark on a journey to the heart of Semuliki National Park, where natural wonders abound. Discover the geothermal marvels of the hot springs, surrounded by lush jungle vegetation and exotic wildlife. Experience the therapeutic allure of the springs, set against the backdrop of the park’s diverse ecosystems, creating a harmonious blend of relaxation and nature exploration.

When To Go​

Uganda offers diverse experiences throughout the year. The optimal time to visit depends on activities and regions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Uganda

Get insights into traveling to Uganda, ensuring a smooth and memorable journey.
What is the climate and weather like in Uganda?
Uganda enjoys a tropical climate with temperatures averaging between 21°C to 25°C (70°F to 77°F) year-round. There are two rainy seasons: March to May and September to November, with the rest of the year being relatively dry.
Most international visitors require a visa, which can be obtained online via the Uganda Electronic Visa/Permit Application System or upon arrival. It’s recommended to verify the latest visa requirements specific to your nationality.
Vaccinations for Yellow Fever are mandatory for entry into Uganda. It’s also recommended to have vaccinations for Typhoid, Hepatitis A and B, and Diphtheria, along with taking malaria prophylaxis. Consult with a healthcare provider well in advance of your trip.
The Ugandan Shilling (UGX) is the official currency. Money can be exchanged at banks, forex bureaus, and some hotels. ATMs are accessible in major cities and towns.
Uganda is not just about safaris; it’s home to the source of the Nile, offering thrilling white-water rafting experiences. The country’s diverse landscapes are perfect for hiking, including the Rwenzori Mountains and Mount Elgon. Kampala, the capital, offers a lively mix of restaurants, nightlife, and cultural sites, and Lake Victoria provides beautiful spots for relaxation and water sports.
Pack lightweight, breathable clothes for the warm days, and don’t forget a raincoat or umbrella for the rainy season. For trekking and safari, opt for long sleeves and neutral colors. Include a hat, sunscreen, and sturdy shoes.
Drinking bottled or boiled water is advisable. Protect against mosquito bites to prevent malaria and practice good hygiene to avoid common travel illnesses. Securing comprehensive travel insurance that includes medical evacuation is also recommended.
Uganda is renowned for its gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park. The country also boasts diverse wildlife in Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks, making it a unique destination for primate and safari enthusiasts.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking and Kibale National Park for chimpanzee tracking are highly recommended for those looking to experience Uganda’s famous primate encounters.
Uganda offers various family-friendly activities, but it’s important to choose accommodations and tours that cater to all ages. Ensure everyone is up to date with vaccinations, and plan for a pace that accommodates the whole family.
Celebrate with a unique gorilla trekking experience, a scenic hot air balloon ride over the national parks, or a romantic dinner overlooking the stunning landscapes of Uganda.
While Kenya and Tanzania are celebrated for their vast savannahs and the Great Migration, Uganda offers a different appeal with its lush forests, home to the world’s remaining mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Its more intimate safari experiences, coupled with the opportunity for primate trekking, make Uganda a unique destination for those looking to diversify their African adventure.

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