Uganda is a country with wonderful natural scenery and very friendly people.
As most safaris in Uganda include at least a section of touring the country by road, you will usually be able to really take in the atmosphere and beauty of this land.
The highlight of embarking on a Uganda safari is usually seeing the incredible mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. However, Uganda offers a huge amount more.
Primate viewing beyond the gorillas is exceptional with around 19 species recorded including chimpanzee which are found in numerous areas such as Kibale and Budongo forests and the Kyambura Gorge and Kalinzu Forest in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Ngamba Island off Entebbe offers the chance to see rescued chimps close up.
Big game viewing is very good in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Kidepo and Lake Mburo National Parks, whilst the Rwenzori ‘Mountains of the Moon’, and Mount Elgon provide some spectacular mountain trekking.
Uganda is also an incredible birding destination, with well over 1000 species found, including the rare shoebill and many Albertine Rift endemics.
Overland safaris are generally undertaken in the form of tailor-made private safaris. It is also possible to combine both Uganda and Rwanda by starting in Kigali and ending in Entebbe/Kampala (or vice versa). Private safaris can be tailored around your interests and requirements.
For more detailed information on seeing the gorillas, please see our Gorillas & Other Primates page. Please call us on +44 (0) 1787 888590 to begin planning your Uganda adventure, or email us via out Contact Us.