Uganda > Uganda Introduction


  • Peter and Anne from Cambridgeshire travelled to UgandaRob, just a brief note to say a huge thank you for organising such a fantastic trip to Uganda for us. Everything was brilliant and the mountain gorilla trekking experience is one that will live with us both for the rest of our lives – amazing! Hassan was a fantastic guide and friend – and everyone seemed to know him wherever we went. His birding knowledge is sensational and we racked up 311 species during the trip but missed out on the Chocolate Kingfisher in the Royal Mile and the Shoebill in the Delta but did get some crackers…..Scenery everywhere was simply breath-taking – including the crater lakes; and of course Murchison Falls and the Nile. We saw an incredible array of primates including the chimps in Kibale and a L’Hoest’s monkey sitting on our bed in Buhoma; a lone gorilla crossing the road in front of us while we were birding in front of the lodge in Buhoma; plus a close encounter with a three metre long spitting cobra in Bigodi Swamp. Lodges and locations all so different that it is almost impossible to compare – however, the Masindi Hotel was interesting! Thanks again and look forward to our next African odyssey… guys have delivered yet again….!Peter and Anne from Cambridgeshire travelled to Uganda

    Peter and Anne from Cambridgeshire travelled to Uganda
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Introduction to the beautiful country of Uganda

Uganda is a country with wonderful natural scenery and very friendly people, and as most safaris tour the country by road, you are 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, either in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or in Mgahinga National Park on the northern slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes. However, Uganda offers a huge amount more.

Primate viewing 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 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 Ruwenzori ‘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 small group departures or tailor-made private safaris. We primarily specialise in the latter, but please see our ‘Group Tours’ page if you are looking to join a group. Many tours now combine both Uganda and Rwanda by starting in Kigali and ending in Kampala (or vice versa). Private safaris are tailored around your interests and requirements.

For more information read our Guide to Gorilla Trekking.

For advice call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our safari specialists.


Uganda Introduction