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Uganda Safari

Discover Uganda: Meet mountain gorillas in misty forests and spot the Big Five across rolling savannas

About Uganda Safari

For a small country, Uganda packs a punch when it comes to safaris. The country boasts 10 national parks, over 1000 bird species, and 340 mammal species. The most popular national parks are Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Murchison Falls National Park is the largest park in Uganda and is home to the Nile River, which is the longest river in the world. Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its tree-climbing lions and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas.

Highlights

Gorilla Trekking

Spend an unforgettable hour with these endangered apes.

Chimpanzees

Come face-to-face with our closest relative.

Birds

Tanzania is home to 1075 species.

Tree-climbing lions

Visit Murchison Falls for this unique spectacle.

Mountains of the Moon

Take a surreal trek in the Rwenzori Mountains.

Most Popular Uganda Safari

Experience the thrill of a lifetime on a Uganda safari, where dreams of the wild come alive. Choose from our all time popular safari tours.

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Top Safari Destinations​​

Check out Uganda’s famous safari spots, where you’ll find a mix of wildlife and beautiful scenery. Explore parks like Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth for close encounters with amazing animals in their natural homes.

Murchison Falls National Park

Source of the Nile River and home to 4 of the Big 5, the park offers great game viewing and scenery.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to 40% of the remaining mountain gorilla population.

Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve

Renowned for the diversity of birds, some 460 species reside in the pristine lake and rainforest habitats.

Kibale National Park

Rated as the best place in Uganda to view wild chimpanzees, this forest habitat is home to thirteen primate species.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

A great alternative to Bwindi for gorilla trekking, this park straddles three freestanding volcanoes on the Rwandan border.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The most popular park for safaris in Uganda, it is home to 4 of the Big 5. Also offers chimpanzee trekking.

Lake Mburo National Park

Near to the capital, Kampala, this is a great place to see unique species such as Defassa waterbuck and Rothschild’s giraffe

Kidepo Valley National Park

This remote park promises intrepid travelers an authentic wilderness experience, with exceptional game viewing during the Dry Season.

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Best Time to Go

Best time for a Uganda safari is during dry seasons (December-February, June-August) for wildlife sightings and pleasant weather.
June to August and December to February (All parks)
High Season – June to September (Not busy, but permits should be booked well in advance)
Low Season – March, April, May, October, November (Several lodges in high rainfall areas close. Roads and trails deteriorate badly)
June to July and January to February (Low rainfall)
Worst Weather – March, April and May (Wet season)

What to do before or after the safari​

Explore supplementary destinations and activities to enrich your travel experience to the fullest extent possible.

Frequently Asked Questions About Uganda Safari

Get answers to common questions about traveling to Uganda Safari for a hassle-free experience.

What's the ideal time for a wildlife tour in Uganda?
Wildlife viewing is best during the dry seasons, June to August and December to February.
Most foreigners require a visa, which can be applied for online or obtained on arrival.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are prime spots for gorilla trekking.
Expect to encounter chimpanzees, lions, elephants, and a plethora of bird species across various parks.
Follow guide instructions and park rules closely for a safe experience.
Vaccinations for yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis are highly advised.
Essential items include hiking boots, rain gear, binoculars, sun protection, and insect repellent.
They’re accepted in major cities and lodges, but carrying some cash is recommended, especially in remote areas.
Cultural visits include interactions with indigenous communities like the Batwa Pygmies.
Uganda promotes eco-tourism through conservation programs and community-based tourism that benefits local people and wildlife.
Yes, Kibale National Park and Budongo Forest are renowned for chimpanzee trekking experiences.
Yes, it’s advisable to have comprehensive travel insurance covering medical emergencies and evacuation.
Tipping is appreciated for guides, porters, and service staff, reflecting satisfaction with their service.
Uganda offers rafting on the Nile, mountain climbing, and bungee jumping for adventure seekers.
Options range from luxury lodges and tented camps to more modest guesthouses and campsites, catering to all budgets.
Uganda is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 1,000 species, including the rare shoebill stork, found in wetland areas.

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