Uganda Safaris

Uganda is a must-visit East African destination, known as the "Pearl of Africa," offering stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and vibrant culture. From trekking to see endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to exploring Lake Victoria, Uganda offers a unique and authentic African experience

Uganda Safaris - Culture, gorillas, Chimps, and wildlife adventures

In 1908, Winston Churchill called Uganda the 'Pearl of Africa,' and it's easy to see why. The country bursts with vibrant colors, lush landscapes, and incredible wildlife. Today, Uganda is a top destination in Africa, offering a unique and untouched safari experience.

Going on a safari in Uganda is like no other. With more than 20% of the land dedicated to wildlife reserves, the country's natural beauty takes center stage. Uganda's wildlife is diverse and abundant, providing visitors with extraordinary experiences.

Famous destinations like Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Park offer classic big game viewing, chimpanzee trekking, river cruises, and the rare chance to see tree-climbing lions. Kibale Forest National Park gives a peek into tropical rainforest life with guided chimpanzee treks. 

And Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park, protect over half of the world's mountain gorilla population, making them ideal for life-changing gorilla treks.

Uganda Tour Packages

Be inspired by a selection of our favorite Uganda safari packages. From primate trekking adventures to family-friendly holidays – all completely flexible and arranged to your travel needs.

 

Why You Must Visit Uganda

For the best primate adventures in Africa, gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking
Perfect combination of forest adventures with savannah wildlife, lions, buffalos, elephants, giraffes, hippos, leopards, and more.
Breathtaking scenery; from landscape vistas of the Rift Valley to the mountains of the Moon, the Nile and beautiful lakes.
Private and unterupted experiences: Uganda is still unknown to large crowds of travelers, offering intimate adventures.
Uganda is celebrated for its people; happy, generous, friendly, and welcoming, embodying a spirit of sociability.
Easily combine your safari in Uganda with neighboring destinations like Masai Mara, Serengeti, and Rwanda.

Where to go

Uganda may not be on everyone's travel radar, given its smaller size and landlocked location, but it's a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Despite lacking an ocean coastline, Uganda boasts 25% of its land covered by lakes and rivers, offering a diverse range of beautiful places that leave a lasting impression on those who explore the country.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, with its mountainous and forested landscape, is counted among the top places to visit in Uganda for gorilla trekking. However, Uganda has more to offer as a tourist spot, such as vast savannah reserves, lowland rainforests, and captivating lakes. The combination of these natural wonders makes for an unforgettable wildlife experience in Africa. Let's explore the 6 best places to visit in Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi is a prime destination for gorilla trekking adventures and rainforest experiences. This wild gem is one of the most beautiful places in Africa, making it a top attraction for tourists in Uganda.

Other places worth visiting

Best Time To Go

The most suitable time to go on safari in Uganda is during the dry season, spanning from December to February and June to September. This is because the weather is sunny and dry, and the wildlife is more visible around water sources. Gorilla trekking is also best during this time as the trails are drier and easier to navigate. Birdwatching is ideal from December to February and June to July since migratory birds flock to Uganda's national parks during these months.

The wet season from March to May and October to November may have lesser crowds and lower prices, but the roads may be difficult to navigate in some areas. It's worth noting that Uganda's national parks are open year-round, and each season offers a unique adventure. Please see the month-by-month analysis in the boxes below for further details.

Dry Season

December to February
June to September

Rainy Season

March to May
October to November