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Information on the best Uganda safari tours, tour packages to visit the mountain gorillas, Queen Elizabeth national park, Kibale forest national park, Lake mburo and other wildlife safari destinations in Uganda. Safari activities include gorilla tracking, chimpanzee trekking , find tree climbing lions, visiting the golden monkeys and a trip to Ziwa rhino sanctuary.

Tour Packages

Queen Elizabeth National Park

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This park is located in the south western part of Uganda approximately 400 kilometers from Kampala; it is separated by the Kazinga channel which connects Lakes George and Albert, it derived its name from the Queen of England, “Elizabeth”. It is endowed with various numbers of wildlife and the beautiful landscape, while in this park a various number of activities can be done such as Game drives giving you opportunity to see animals like elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, warthogs, leopards, and different bird species, crocodiles, hippos, especially while on a boat cruise on the kazinga channel.

Other activities at Queen Elizabeth National Park include, include balloon safaris, chimpanzee tracking in kyambura gorge, a game drive in the ishasha sector for tree climbing lions, cultural heritage and nature trail such as seeing cultural performances in music dance, and drama and seeing workers harvest salt on in Lake Katwe. There are a number of lodges in and outside this park which are Luxury, Midrange and budget like Mweya Safari lodge, Bush lodge, Katara lodge, Ishasha wilderness camp. This park can also be accessed by air from Entebbe to Kasese airstrip.

Murchison Falls National Park

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See various wild life such as Buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, antelopes, lions, leopards, various bird species and also plant species like the sausage trees. There are also other things to do while in Murchison like a boat cruise on the Nile, hiking to the top of the falls, sport fishing, chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest, boat cruise to the delta, balloon safaris, most activities are enjoyable basing on where your accommodation is.

There are several lodges in and outside the park such as Paraa safari lodge, Murchison Falls River lodge, Baker’s lodge, Fort Murchison, Chobe safari lodge and many others. This park also can be accessed by Road/Air.

On the way to the park, one can visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary which is located in Nakasongola district, a home of around 19 rhinos, apart from rhino trekking, other activities can be bird watching and nature walks.

Murchison Falls park is vast and beautiful. Predominantly wooded savannah, at 4,000km² it is home to giraffe, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, hartebeest and many more.

Kibale Forest National Park

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This park is located in the heart of Tooro kingdom near Fortportal and contains one of the loveliest tropical forest in Uganda, it harbors the 13 primate species such as the L’Hoest’s, red colobus monkeys, its major attraction is the Chimpanzees, the delightful apes, most closest to human beings than any other living creature, these can be seen swinging in the tree branches as one treks through the forest tails.

There is also an opportunity to see over 300 bird species like white-winged warbler, papyrus canopy and other animals like the Forest elephants, buffaloes, antelopes and the forest hogs.

Other activities that can be done in the park are Chimpanzee habituation which is an all day experience seeing chimpanzees, feed, rest, hunt, build new nests etc, day hikes/nature walks, cultural encounters to meet local people.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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This National park lies in the South western of Uganda. It harbors a various number of Mountain Gorillas roughly half of the world’s remaining population. It has other species like the Chimpanzees, baboons, elephants and antelopes. Birders still encounter at least 350 bird species. Concerning cultures in Bwindi there is an opportunity to discover the local Bakiga and Batwa pygmy cultures through performances and village walks an amazing experience.

Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi National Park can be tracked in various sectors in the park which include; Buhoma, Rushaga, Nkuringo, and Ruhija and to track in these areas it’s based on accommodation like Buhoma community camp, Chameleon hill lodge, etc.

Note: In order to track mountain gorillas, one needs a permit which costs USD 700, and if the option is Gorilla habituation the permit costs USD 1500 per person, all issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Lake Mburo National Park

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Lake Mburo is one of the closest parks to Kampala city. It takes about 3 hours to get there. Visitors to lake mburo enjoy the Zebras, Uganda kob, lions, giraffe, Hogs and other wildlife animals.


Tree Climbing Lions

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Within the well-known Queen Elizabeth National Park is an area known as that Ishasha sector where you will find a population of the unique tree-climbing lions. The biggest percentage of tourists that visit the park also engage in this amazing activity. Generally lions are known for their inability to climb trees however these unique lions are commonly seen resting up in the tree branches of the giant fig trees.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa rhino sanctuary

During your visit led by the well experience ranger guides you will head on foot and track these land Giants. The guides will also offer you detailed information about the white rhinos as well offer you the best conservation guideline. Visit Murchison Falls after your Ziwa Rhino trip.

Chimpanzee Tracking

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Uganda has a population of over 5,000 chimpanzees living within its verdant forests. Today chimpanzee tracking is among the most popular tourist activities in this country. During the tour visitors get an opportunity to meet the chimps which can be seen in different natural sanctuaries across the country, but looking at just Kibale Forest National Park there are about 1500 chimpanzees living there. Chimpanzee tracking can be done in Kibale national park, Kyambura gorge found in Queen Elizabeth National park, and Budongo forest found in Murchison Falls national park.

Mountain Gorillas (Uganda Gorilla Trekking)

gorilla trekking in Uganda

Every year Uganda receives thousands and thousands of tourists who visit to see the mountain gorillas. These amazing creatures are considered to be an endangered species with approximately 900 of them remaining in the whole world. These can only be seen in three countries Uganda, Rwanda and Congo with Uganda holding the largest population of them all.

Lake Victoria

lake victoria uganda

In Lake Victoria is the beautiful Ssesse islands that surrounded by white sand beaches and beautiful accommodation. The Ssesse is a good place for holidaymakers seeking a romantic getaway or on a honeymoon vacation. Besides enjoying the quite Beaches, you will also be able to meet the local people who are mainly fishermen that live on these islands.

Ngamba Island is home to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. The boat trip to the island is lots of fun and by visiting the island your entrance and activity fees help cover the costs of the island sanctuary and the well being of the chimpanzees. Fishing is another fascination on the lake.

Golden Monkey Experience

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Just as a number of other wildlife species such as mountain gorillas, these golden monkeys are also considered to be endangered worldwide and can only be seen in Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. Golden monkey tracking is conducted in the Mgahinga Forest National Park during which the travelers will be given a detailed briefing about this unique species. You will visit the golden monkeys and observe then go about their day-to-day activities and if Lucky capture a number of photographs of these highly elusive monkeys.

Water Rafting

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The River Nile is the longest river in the world and offers a number of adrenaline filling water sports among which is White Water Rafting. The Nile offers one of the best rafting experiences in the world. Its rapids range from the Grade I to Grade V making it a perfect destination for both novices and experienced rafters. Rafting is one of the most adventurous outdoor water sport activities you can enjoy in Uganda.

Big Five Animals

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Great opportunities to see the big five animals which include lions, Buffaloes, rhinos, leopard, buffalo and elephants. In addition you won’t miss out on interesting species like zebras, giraffes, different antelopes and the unique tree-climbing lions. The country has ten (10) different national parks which offer holidaymakers the great diversity to choose from where to see these amazing animals. Among the most popular wildlife savanna parks is the Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Kidepo valley National Park.

Nile Cruise

river nile cruise

Many people wonder why a boat ride to the bottom of Murchison falls is always talked about as a Uganda Safari Special. The reason is because of the experience the whole ride brings.

This unique water adventure takes you all the way to the bottom of the powerful Murchison falls which make a 43 meter drop to as plunge poll below on the River Nile. You will enjoy uninterrupted views of these falls. In addition, as the boat sails down the course of the Nile you will sail past large numbers of giant Nile crocodiles, several hippos and different types of water birds relaxing on river banks. This is a good place to see the rare Shoebill stock.

Cultural Experience

cultural tours in Uganda

The Batwa who are pygmy people that lived within the impenetrable forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga currently stay on the outer fringes of these National Parks. They are a people who entirely depend on this forest for survival and a visit to their villages will give you an opportunity to learn how they managed to survive for several years in these parts of the East Africa jungle. You will be entertained by their traditional songs and dances, as well as visit some of the village elders who will narrate to you interesting stories about the history of these people. You can also visit the Gishu in Eastern Uganda.

Birding in Uganda

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Uganda boasts of more than 1000 different types of birds that have been recorded here in Uganda. Irrespective of which part of the country you visit you will definitely be rewarded the amazing views and sounds of birds that will wake you up in the morning singing sweetly from the high trees. Among the special species found in Uganda are the shoebill storks the blue turaco, blue headed sunbird and the Ibis.

Some of the best places to view birds in this country include Semiliki National Park, Bwindi National Park, kidepo National Park –  home of several rare species, Lake Bunyonyi and Queen Elizabeth National Park which has more than 600 different species.

Other Uganda Tours To Consider

Mount Elgon National Park Climbing

Mount Elgon is located on Uganda’s border with Kenya and being an extinct volcano is estimated to have last erupted 24 million years ago. it offers a uniquely challenging mountaineering experience and at the top of its caldera which is considered to be one of the largest in the world is a nice camping site.

Explore the Nyero Rock paintings

These paintings are dated back to 1250 CE and are found in the East of Uganda within, Kumi district. It’s alleged that they could have been drawn by the local batwa what people who lived in this area at the time. They show quite an interesting insight of the way of life that the people who stayed in this area centuries ago lived.

Visit the Baha’i Temple

This is the only Temple belonging to the Baha’i faith found on the African continent it was opened in 1962 in the month of February and it is found within Kampala City a visit here will give you an insight of different societal religions and traditions. The site also has very beautiful gardens worth exploring.

Visit the Uganda equator

Have you ever imagined yourself standing one foot in the southern hemisphere and the other in the northern hemisphere, then visit the Uganda equator? You will get an opportunity to take very memorable pictures carry out a number of interesting experiments and visit the souvenir shop where you will be able to purchase a number of interesting take home gifts for the people you left home.

Enjoy a hot air balloon ride

Uganda offers hot air balloon rides its different national parks during which holidaymakers are able to enjoy views of the beautiful landscapes and see the large wildlife numbers from an aerial view. Photographers normally engage in this exciting adventure that is mainly conducted in Murchison falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Engage in sports fishing

Uganda has a number of different lakes within its boundaries with approximately 90 different species of fish recorded there. it offers holidaymakers interested in fishing opportunities to make a number of remarkable catches like the Nile Perch from the big freshwater lake – the Lake Victoria. Catch the Nile perch at Murchison Falls National Park.

Set out Quad biking

One of the unique ways to explore the unique terrain and have an up-close view of different wildlife is by taking a quad bike adventure. This is mainly done in Lake Mburo National park because the park has a very small number of predators that might put the lives of participants at risk.  The park has a very large number of grazers such as zebras, the Uganda kobs, elands plus several other types of antelopes and with a very minimal number of leopards and the lions.

Game viewing on a cycling tour

In Uganda it is possible to enjoy game viewing while riding a mountain bike. This kind of adventure brings you closer to Mother Nature and the different birds and animals found in the country. Today this activity is currently conducted mainly in Lake Mburo National park because the park has several grazers like different antelopes and zebras with very few predators such as lions which can put the riders at risk.

Climb Rwenzori Mountains

Mount Rwenzori is Uganda’s highest mountain and offers a very challenging mountaineering experience as compared to some of the soaring mountains on the continent like Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya. Unique about this beautiful mountain is that its peak is covered with snow despite Uganda’s location on the equator. The ascent on the rwenzori mountains takes about nine days to make a round trip and reaching the Margherita Peak is a dream comes true for adventurers particularly interested in mountain climbing in the western Uganda.

Enjoy Bungee jumping in Jinja

Jinja is among the tourist capitals found in Uganda especially for water sort activities.  Among the other adrenaline –rushing activities you can enjoy here is bungee jumping. There are a number of fascinating sites where this activity is conducted so imagine yourself dropping off a cliff of approximately 40 meters high and plugging down towards the river Nile! Participants will be offered with world-class protective gear and proper safety measures have been perfectly put in place to guarantee the safety of the participants.

Zip lining in Mabira forest

This verdant natural rain forest is located a couple of Kilometers from Uganda’s capital city – Kampala. This is among the activities that can be enjoyed by travelers with limited safari time while visiting Uganda. During this activity, you will move through the towering tree and see various primates and bird species and other wildlife. The zip-line is comprised of a network of five zip lines that cover a distance of 250 meters and comply with the global safety-standards.

Explore the Sipi Falls

Sipi falls are a series of three waterfalls, found in Kapchorwa in Eastern Uganda approximately 194 km from Jinja; Activities to do while here include hiking which is done around the falls offering a stunning view of the Karamoja plains, Lake Kyoga, and the slopes of Mt. Elgon, Coffee tours can also be done which are organized through guides with knowledge of coffee farming, processing and roasting. Accommodation around include sipi river lodge, Noah’s ark cottages, Lacam lodge, sipi falls resort. Basically Sipi Falls is a nice place to unwind, relax and literally chill out away from the hustle and bustle of the towns and cities!

FAQs on Uganda

Is Uganda good for safari?

Uganda is a good safari destination beautiful landscapes, enormous water bodies,  wide variety of amazing wildlife species and friendly people make Uganda safaris  the most thrilling and unforgettable adventures in the heart of Africa. Uganda is blessed with over 10 national parks & wildlife reserves offering a wide range of activities that suit all types of travelers including adventure seekers, mountain climbers, families, cultural enthusiasts , students as well as solo travelers. Whether your interested in Big Five , mountain gorilla tracking, white water rafting, bird watching,hiking or to track chimpanzees, the Pearl of Africa has something to offer for everyone.

From walking safaris to guided & unguided game drives , private journeys, a  safari will always leave long lasting safari memories about East Africa.

How much does a safari in Uganda cost?

Average Uganda safari cost is US$ 200 per day if you are to visit general wildlife places like Queen Elizabeth National Park. To see the mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest, you shall part with US$ 700 per person.

How much does it cost to go gorilla trekking in Uganda?

Currently a Uganda gorilla trekking permit costs six hundred US Dollars (US $700). Gorilla Habituation permit that allows you four hours will remain at one thousand five hundred US Dollars (US $1,500)

What is the best month to visit Uganda?

The best months to visit is during June, July and August. Uganda generally experiences a warm temperature and it one of those destinations that can be visited all year round in Africa

December to January is another good time to Safari in Uganda as it is dry and the temperatures are conducive.  Generally, the country experiences a tropical climate what is based on its altitude. The hottest month of the year is February whereas July is considered to be the coldest month. The country experiences the rainy season from March to May and some of roads especially within the remote parks are inaccessible and some of the accommodations have shut down.

How to get to Uganda?

There are a number of airlines that fly into Uganda’s Entebbe International airport some offering flights to Uganda including KLM, Turkish Airlines, Emirates and more. Most visitors to Africa use these airways.

What means of transport are used in Uganda while on Safari?

Majority of the tour companies offer well serviced four-wheel safari vehicle having pop-up roofs to take their clients around the country. However there are also charter flights to major tourist parks which can be used by tourist particularly those having a large budget. We encourage a private tour instead of a group safari.

What is that one activity that I should not miss on my visit in Uganda?

Gorilla trekking conducted in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga mountain gorilla national park is considered a very memorable experience you can enjoy on your visit in Uganda. Considering that there are less than 900 mountain gorillas on in the world today this is something you should look forward to doing in southern Uganda. Gorilla trekking is now the number one activity in Africa safari tours.

What is the time zone in Uganda?

Uganda is part of the East African time zone GMT + 0300 and doesn’t recognize the day light savings-time

Is tap water safe to drink?

No. It is not safe to drink tap water in Uganda, however during your safari you will be provided with bottled drinking water in your Safari vehicles especially during the game drives. the lodges and hotels also offer bottled water in the bathrooms to be used for brushing your teeth. in case you are thirsty you are always advised to drink only bottled water.

What is the local currency in Uganda?

The local currency used in Uganda is the Ugandan shilling UGX and this comes in forms of coins that include 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 shillings. The paper notes vary from 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, 20000 and 50000 thousand shillings.

Can I use the U.S dollar while on safari in Uganda?

Lodge and hotel accommodation can be paid using the US Dollars and even the big restaurants may allow payment done on dollars, however for day-to-day purchases you are recommend to exchange your foreign currency and get some local currency for daily transactions. As you visit Uganda, note that the US dollar notes that will be accepted in Uganda should be in good condition with no tear or stains.

Is English widely spoken in Uganda?

Yes English is the official language in this country; there you should expect to use English even in the remote parts of the country. All local guides are fluent in English.

How are the accommodation facilities in Uganda?

Uganda offers a variety of accommodation facilities ranging from the budget facilities which are ideal for travelers on a limited budget, the mid-range and then the luxury that offer the ultimate comfort and all inclusive amenities. There are also camping facilities available for those interested in spending the night out in the wilderness under the open starlit sky. Queen elizabeth national park booast of Mweya safari Lodge. Murchison Falls National Park has Chobe lodge, Lake Mburo National Park has Mihingo Lodge, Kibale National Park has Primates Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has Clouds Lodge…the list goes on.

How is the food in Uganda?

It is very good. Most of the dishes prepared in Uganda have a good influence of the English, Arab and Asia cuisines. Less than US$ 10 is the cost of a meal. Majority of the nice restaurants have specific chefs in place to prepare you whatever meal that you will want. None the less some of the commonly eaten foods in Uganda include matooke, rice, Ugali and potatoes. Expect to eat a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits especially if in season because Uganda is generally considered to be a food basket

Do I need special vaccinations while visiting Uganda?

Yes you will be required to present proof (a vaccination certificate) of receiving the yellow fever immunization. You will also need a covid 19 vaccination proof of CPR test in the last 72 hours. It is also recommended that you take anti-malaria tablets prior to your Safaris.

How much should be given as tip?

At camps or lodges US$3 to 5 per guest for a stay of 1-3 days; baggage porters at hotels or lodges US$1 to 2 per client for every stay; for guides or drivers US$5 to 10 each day per client; the Head Ranger during gorilla trekking US$10 per day per client; Forest walk guides US$5 per client; porters in game parks US$20 to 25 per day each person; and in restaurants 3 to 5%.

What to Pack on your Uganda Safari

  • Casual clothes
  • Sweater or Jacket
  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • light clothes, shoot sleeved
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscreen

Other East Africa Destinations ?

Visit Kenya for Masai Mara safaris experience, Tanzania for the wildebeest migration safaris and Rwanda tours for gorilla trips and primates watching.


Uganda Safari & Tours 2023, African Safari Package

Where to go while on a safari in Uganda ?

A safari in Uganda is one of the most exciting and spectacular ways to experience this incredible African country. There are a number of places you can visit while on your safari, including the famous mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you can take part in a gorilla trek. Murchison Falls National Park is also a great destination for a safari tour, offering breathtaking views of the mighty falls and wildlife such as lions, hippos, elephants, and more. The western part of Uganda is also home to Lake Mburo National Park, which has an abundance of wild animals such as zebras, giraffes, and impala. For those seeking an even more thrilling experience on their safari in Uganda, head to Kidepo Valley National Park located in the remote northeast part of the country. With its stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife species such as buffaloes, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas – it’s sure to be one of the highlights of your safari adventure!

Best Time To Visit Uganda For Safaris ?

Visiting Uganda for a safari is an experience like no other. The best time to visit Uganda for safaris is during the dry season, which runs from June to August and December to February. During this period, the weather is pleasant and trekking activities are easier due to the dry terrain. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a popular activity, with both Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest offering incredible experiences. Trekking in Uganda can also be done in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, and Murchison Falls National Park. With its diverse range of landscapes and array of wildlife species, Uganda offers visitors a unique experience that you will never forget.

How Much Does a Uganda Safari Cost in 2023?

A Uganda Safari in 2023 can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 depending on the length and type of safari you choose. Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most popular national parks for a Uganda Safari. It offers a variety of activities such as game viewing, bird watching, and cultural visits. Murchison Falls National Park is also an excellent choice for a safari in Uganda; it is home to the majestic falls and some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. For those looking for an unforgettable adventure, a gorilla safari to see the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is definitely worth considering. A good Ugandan safari itinerary should include stops at both Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks, as well as visits to other national parks such as Kibale Forest and Semuliki National Park. When planning your best safari in Uganda, be sure to factor in accommodation costs, transportation costs, park entrance fees, guide fees, and food expenses.

Where to go while on a safari in Uganda ?

Uganda is the perfect place to go on a safari. There are so many places to explore and things to see! A Uganda Safari is the ultimate African experience with its amazing wildlife, stunning landscapes, and incredible culture. Whether you’re looking for an exciting adventure or a relaxing getaway, you can find it in Uganda! The Mountain Gorilla is one of the most iconic reasons to visit Uganda, and a gorilla trekking safari tour in the western part of the country is an unforgettable experience. For those who want to see more of what Uganda has to offer, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park are two of the most popular destinations. Both parks offer plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities as well as activities like boat cruises, game drives, and guided hikes. With all these options available, there’s something for everyone on a safari in Uganda!

Why visit Uganda?

Uganda is an amazing destination for any traveler looking for a unique African safari experience. It boasts some of the most spectacular wildlife, landscapes and cultural experiences in the world. One of the major attractions to visit Uganda is Murchison Falls National Park, one of Africa’s oldest and largest national parks. Here you can view big game animals such as lions, elephants, buffaloes and hippos, as well as witnessing one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls -Murchison Falls. Another major attraction to visit Uganda is tracking mountain gorillas in their natural habitat at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Gorilla trekking has become a popular tourist activity and offers visitors the chance to observe these majestic creatures up close and personal. Finally, Queen Elizabeth National Park is a great place to explore while on your visit to Uganda – with its diverse range of fauna and flora, it makes an ideal spot for game viewing from open-topped safari vehicles. With all these amazing attractions, there’s no doubt that visiting Uganda will be an unforgettable experience!

What does Uganda gorilla trekking cost?

Trekking in Uganda to see the mountain gorillas is a breathtaking experience that no traveler should miss. The cost of gorilla trekking in Uganda varies depending on the park you choose, but typically ranges from USD 600-1500 per person, plus park fees and other associated costs. A gorilla trekking permit alone costs USD 600. When you consider transport and accommodation with other services, a typical 3 day Uganda safari with gorillas costs USD 1300 and more. The most popular parks for gorilla trekking in Uganda are Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. These parks are home to over half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population and provide visitors with an unforgettable experience. In addition to the cost of gorilla trekking, visitors should budget for accommodations, meals, transportation and permits. Once you have your permit, you can join a ranger-led tour into the jungle to observe these majestic creatures up close. Uganda offers some of the best opportunities for trekking mountain gorillas, so don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

What type of accommodation can I expect on a safari?

A safari is a wonderful way to explore the wild and see some of nature’s most incredible creatures up close. Depending on the type of safari destination you choose, you can expect to stay in a variety of accommodation types. Generally, when you go on a gorilla trek, you will spend your nights camping in simple tents that are provided by the safari company. These tents are often set up near rivers or lakes where animals come to drink water, so you can get an even closer look at the wildlife. If you’re looking for something more luxurious, there are some safaris that offer five-star accommodations such as private lodges with swimming pools and spas. Whether it’s camping or luxury lodging, going on safari is an unforgettable experience that will make for lasting memories.

What should I pack when heading for gorilla trekking?

When heading for gorilla trekking, it is essential to pack the right items. The most important item is a sturdy pair of hiking boots. These should be well broken in and comfortable, as you will be walking on rough terrain. Additionally, bring plenty of water and snacks to keep you hydrated and energized during your trek. A light rain jacket is also a must-have in case of unexpected rain showers. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are also important for protection from sunlight. You will want lightweight clothing that can easily be layered depending on the temperature. Insect repellent is another must-have item to repel any insects you may encounter while trekking through the bush. Finally, don’t forget to bring your camera or phone so you can capture all the amazing sights along the way!

How much should I budget for a safari to Uganda?

When planning a safari to Uganda, it is important to consider your budget. Depending on the length of your safari and the types of activities you plan to participate in, costs can vary greatly. Generally, a safari to Uganda can cost anywhere from $2,500 – $10,000 per person. If you are considering a walking safari, you will likely need more money than if you are just doing an animal or game drive. Lodging and equipment can add up quickly so it is important to plan accordingly and set aside enough money for food and supplies. All in all, when budgeting for a safari to Uganda it is best to overestimate how much money you will need as unexpected costs may arise.

List of Best Animals To See On Uganda Safari

Uganda Safari offers some of the best animals to see on an African safari. The Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park are two of the most popular safari destinations in Uganda. These parks offer a variety of safari activities such as game drives, boat cruises, and nature walks. In addition, they are home to some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife including lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo. One of the highlights of a Uganda Safari is gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Here visitors can get up close and personal with mountain gorillas while observing their behavior in their natural habitat. Murchison Falls is also home to a variety of birds and other wildlife species such as giraffe, hippo, antelope and more. A Uganda safari is sure to be memorable as you explore these amazing landscapes filled with incredible wildlife!

Ways to Experience Luxury Travel to Uganda

Uganda is a beautiful country offering luxury travel experiences. Travellers can indulge in the abundant natural beauty of the country with chartered flights to national parks such as Kibale, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls. There are high end lodges costing over USD 1500 that provide excellent services and amenities to their guests. The lodges offer guided tours, game viewing drives and boat rides to experience the fantastic wildlife of Uganda. Other activities include bird watching, gorilla tracking, white water rafting and fishing in the many rivers of Uganda. Travellers can also enjoy shopping for souvenirs or exploring nearby villages or towns for a deeper cultural experience. A visit to Uganda will be an unforgettable experience of luxury travel!

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is a national park in Uganda, the largest in the country. It is situated in the western part of Uganda and stretches from Lake George to Lake Edward. The park covers an area of 1,978 square kilometers, making it one of the biggest parks in the region. It was established as a national park in 1952 and has since become a popular destination for safaris and wildlife viewing. The park contains over 100 mammal species and 600 bird species, including lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, antelope and much more. Visitors can take part in game drives to explore the savannahs and woodlands of the park or venture out on boat trips along the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes Edward and George. Visitors can also visit one of Uganda Wildlife Authority’s research centers located within Queen Elizabeth National Park or join a guided safari tour from any one of Uganda’s safari companies. Queen Elizabeth National Park is sure to be an unforgettable experience for anyone who visits this stunning national park!

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park is one of the most popular national parks in Uganda. It is situated in northern Uganda, along the banks of the Nile. It is known for its spectacular Murchison Falls, where the enormous power of the Nile River is focused through a narrow gorge and plunges over a 43m high cliff into a thunderous spray of mist below. The park offers an incredible safari experience with its diverse wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, warthogs and many more animals. Visitors can take part in game drives to see the animals up close or take part in boat cruises on the Nile to witness hippos and crocodiles in their natural habitat. There are also cultural tours available for visitors looking to learn about local cultures and customs. With a Safari package you can explore this amazing national park and all it has to offer; from wildlife spotting to learning about local cultures – there’s something for everyone at Murchison Falls National Park. Whether you’re looking for a thrilling adventure or simply want to relax and enjoy nature, Murchison Falls National Park should definitely be included on your list of visited national parks in Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a great destination for an unforgettable safari tour. It is located in Uganda and is home to the critically endangered mountain gorillas. The park offers trekking tours to observe these amazing primates in their natural habitat. A gorilla trekking permit must be purchased in order to undertake a mountain gorilla trekking adventure. Gorilla trekking safari tours usually involve an experienced guide who will help visitors explore the area safely and observe the animals with minimal disruption. It’s an incredible experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, so if you’re looking for a unique Uganda safari tour, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park should definitely be on your list!

Queen Elizabeth National Park Tours

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Uganda. Located in western Uganda, the park covers an area of 1,978 square kilometres and is home to a variety of animals including lions, elephants, buffaloes, bushbucks and chimpanzees. Tourists can explore the park on guided tours that feature game drives, boat cruises and walks. The game drives are particularly popular as they allow visitors to get up close with some of the wildlife and take in the breathtaking scenery. Boat cruises offer an opportunity to explore the Kazinga Channel which has abundant wildlife such as hippos and birds as well as stunning views of crater lakes. Finally, guided nature walks are available for those wishing to discover more about the plants and animals living in this remarkable ecosystem.

Kibale Forest National Park Uganda Tours

Kibale National Park Uganda Tours are the perfect way to explore this stunning natural environment. The park is home to a diverse array of primates, including chimpanzees and over 500 species of forest birds. Visitors can experience a unique primate safari lodge in the park, with opportunities for baboon and monkey sightings as well as forest birding. Bigodi Wetlands is also within the park, offering an even richer wildlife experience with its lush vegetation and large range of aquatic species. On Kibale National Park Uganda Tours, visitors can look forward to some of the best chimpanzee trekking in Africa and other exciting activities such as nature walks and bird watching. With its stunning landscapes, abundance of wildlife species and varied activities on offer, Kibale National Park is the perfect destination for your next holiday!

Uganda Birding Safaris

Uganda Birding Safaris offer some of the most unique bird-viewing opportunities in Africa. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, located in the southwestern corner of Uganda, is home to over 300 species of birds, making it a must-visit destination for avid birdwatchers. Additionally, Mabamba Bay Wetland and Lutembe bay wetland are both recognized by the African Bird Club as premier bird-watching spots. On your Uganda Birding Safari, you can expect to see a variety of local and migratory birds, including Shoebill – the rarest bird in Africa. The Makanaga wetland is also a great spot for spotting many different species of birds. Whether you’re just starting out or an experienced birder, Uganda is sure to be the perfect place for you to explore and experience the beauty of nature.

Mountain Climbing Safaris in Uganda

Mountain Climbing Safaris in Uganda are a fantastic way to explore the beautiful Western Ugandan landscape. These safaris offer an incredible opportunity to take in the stunning views of the mountains, with some of the most spectacular panoramas you will ever see. During your safari, you can explore craggy mountain ranges and witness amazing wildlife while trekking through rugged terrain. The staff who guide these safaris are experienced mountaineers and have a deep knowledge of the local area, making them an invaluable asset on any journey through Western Uganda. From expert advice on the best routes to take and safety precautions to follow, they will ensure your experience is nothing short of incredible. Mountain Climbing Safaris in Uganda provide an unforgettable adventure that you’ll never forget!

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is a beautiful wildlife sanctuary located in Uganda. It is the only national park in the country where visitors can take a game drive and view wildlife on foot. The park is home to many species of animals, including zebras, buffaloes, elephants, hippos, impalas, waterbucks and antelopes. Visitors can also spot numerous birds including herons, eagles and kingfishers. The lake itself provides a great habitat for various aquatic species like tilapia, catfish and mormyrids. The park offers scenic views of the surrounding hills and valleys which makes it a great spot for photography. There are also plenty of activities to enjoy including boat cruises on Lake Mburo as well as guided nature walks and cultural visits to nearby villages.

Mountain Elgon National Park

Mountain Elgon National Park is a spectacular protected area located in eastern Uganda. It covers over 1,100 square kilometres and is home to numerous species of wildlife and plants. The park was established in 1992 to protect the habitats of endangered species, such as the East African mountain gorilla and other mammals. It also protects a range of ecosystems including montane forests, moorlands, swamps, waterfalls and hot springs. The park is known for its diverse landscape which includes four major vegetation zones ranging from lowland rainforest up to afro-alpine moorland on the peaks of Mount Elgon. Hikers can explore many trails through the park with amazing views of the surrounding landscapes. Mountain Elgon National Park is a great destination for visitors seeking an adventure amidst beautiful natural surroundings.

Semliki National Park

Semliki National Park is located in western Uganda, near the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is one of the least visited national parks in the region, but it offers an incredible variety of wildlife and landscapes for visitors to explore. The park contains both lowland forest and savannah grasslands, as well as a variety of wetlands which attract numerous species of birds, mammals and reptiles. One of its most notable features is the Sempaya Hot Springs, which are located within the park boundaries. This area also provides a great opportunity for bird watching with over 400 species recorded in this area alone. Visitors may also experience a variety of other activities such as game drives, nature walks and boat rides on Lake Albert. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an exciting outdoor adventure, Semliki National Park has something to offer everyone.

Mgahinga National Park

Mgahinga National Park is a national park in Uganda which offers visitors the opportunity to experience some of Africa’s most diverse and beautiful landscapes. Located along the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mgahinga covers 33.7sqkm and is home to one of the last remaining mountain gorilla populations in the world. The park features three extinct volcanoes that are surrounded by lush montane forests, swamps, and bamboo stands. Visitors can take part in a variety of activities such as bird watching, hiking and exploring cave systems. The main attraction however is the chance to go gorilla trekking, where visitors can see these remarkable animals up close in their natural habitat. Mgahinga National Park is a must-visit for any nature lover wanting to experience Africa’s wild beauty.

Rwenzori National Park

Rwenzori National Park, located in western Uganda, is an incredibly beautiful and diverse natural area that is home to a number of unique species. The park spans over 100,000 hectares and has an elevation range of 2,000-4,500 meters above sea level. It is known for its dramatic mountain landscapes which include snow-capped peaks and glaciers as well as rare wildlife such as the Rwenzori Turaco, the Rwenzori Duiker, chimpanzee and a variety of other primates. The park also boasts of numerous waterfalls, lush green vegetation and stunning views from the top of the mountains. Visitors can explore the park by foot or on horseback for a truly memorable experience in nature.

Is Uganda good for safari?

Uganda is an excellent choice for a safari. Its diverse ecosystems make it ideal for wildlife viewing, with something to offer everyone. It has an abundance of wildlife including elephants, lions, leopards, chimpanzees, hippos and more. The country also boasts one of the most biologically diverse national parks in Africa – Kibale National Park – which is home to 13 primate species, including chimpanzees and many endangered species like the mountain gorilla. Uganda’s national parks are well-maintained and provide great infrastructure and services such as ranger-led walks and guided game drives. Furthermore, Uganda offers plenty of other activities such as boat rides on Lake Victoria or white water rafting on the Nile River. All in all, Uganda is a fantastic place for safari lovers looking for adventure and a chance to witness some of Africa’s most magnificent creatures up close.

How much does a luxury safari cost?

A luxury safari can be an expensive experience, but it is worth the cost. The exact price of a luxury safari varies depending on the duration and location of your trip. Generally speaking, you should expect to pay anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000 for a week-long luxury safari. This cost includes accommodations in luxurious lodges or tented camps, all meals and snacks, as well as professional guides and game drives. Your price also includes any activities such as walking safaris, balloon rides or cultural visits. A luxury safari gives you the chance to experience nature at its finest while enjoying the comforts of modern living. With so many activities and attractions included in the price, it is easy to see why a luxury safari is worth the money.

How long to stay?

A safari in Uganda is an amazing experience and should be savored for as long as possible. How many days you should spend on your safari depends largely on what kind of experience you are looking to have and how much time you have available. If you want to really immerse yourself in the culture and wildlife, then spending a minimum of two weeks is recommended. This will give you plenty of time to explore the National Parks, take part in activities like bush walks, game drives, boat trips and more. Additionally, there are numerous cultural attractions and experiences that can only be found in Uganda. Depending on your budget, longer safaris lasting up to four weeks are possible and offer even more opportunities for exploration and adventure. No matter how much time you have available, a safari in Uganda will be an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for years to come.


4. Kidepo Valley national park

Kidepo Valley National Park is a protected area in northeastern Uganda. It covers an area of 1,442 square kilometers and is one of the most isolated parks in the country. It is located in Karamoja region and borders Sudan and Kenya. The park is home to over 77 species of mammals, including cheetahs, lions, leopards, elephants and buffaloes. It also provides habitat for more than 475 bird species. The Kidepo Valley is known for its spectacular scenery with vast savannahs, rugged mountain ranges and grassy valleys. Its location makes it a great spot for game drives where you can observe wildlife in their natural habitats. Kidepo Valley has something for everyone—from the adventurous traveler looking for a thrill to those seeking a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. It’s no wonder why this beautiful national park remains one of Uganda’s top tourist destinations!

7. Sipi falls Uganda safari

A Sipi Falls Uganda safari is the perfect way to experience all of the wonders of this beautiful country. Located on the slopes of Mount Elgon, Sipi Falls is one of the most breathtaking natural attractions in all of Uganda. The falls are made up of three separate cascades that offer visitors a spectacular view and a unique opportunity for photography. A safari at Sipi Falls is sure to be an unforgettable experience; from viewing wildlife such as elephants, zebras, giraffes and more, to exploring lush forests and discovering hidden waterfalls, there’s something for everyone. Take a day tour or spend a few days camping in the area to really appreciate the beauty of this region. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, a Sipi Falls Uganda safari will provide you with everything you need.

3 Days Ssese Islands Tour

The 3 Days Ssese Islands Tour is an unforgettable experience. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be immersed in a paradise of lush tropical forests and white sandy beaches. During this tour, you’ll explore some of the area’s most beautiful natural attractions, including Bugala Island, Koome Island, and Kalangala. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the scenery while taking part in activities like swimming, fishing, and bird watching. After each day’s explorations, you can look forward to a comfortable night spent at one of the stunning resorts located on the islands. With its unbeatable combination of adventure and relaxation, the 3 Days Ssese Islands Tour will make for a truly memorable vacation.

Water Sports along River Nile

Water sports along the River Nile are a unique way to explore one of the world’s oldest and most fascinating rivers. The Nile is an amazing source of recreation and adventure, with countless opportunities to explore its many wonders. From kayaking and rafting to sailing and canoeing, there is something for everyone to enjoy. With its long stretches of calm water, the Nile offers plenty of tranquil spots for fishing or simply taking in the scenery. For those looking for more adrenaline-pumping activities, whitewater rafting down its rapids provides a thrilling excursion that can be tailored to accommodate any skill level. As an added bonus, travelers will be soaking up Egypt’s rich history as they experience its natural beauty from the water. There is no better way to explore this ancient river than by enjoying a variety of exciting water sports along the River Nile!

Can I use my Visa debit card or Credit card in Uganda during my safari?

Yes, you can use your Visa debit card or Credit card in Uganda during your safari. Most places accept major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express. It is important to note that you may not be able to use your card at all establishments, so it is best to have some cash on hand just in case. When using your card, you will need to know the PIN number associated with the card and have a valid form of identification such as a passport. It is also important to notify your bank or credit card company before traveling so they know exactly where you plan to be spending money and are aware of any potential fraudulent charges. Doing this will also help protect you from any problems that could arise while traveling abroad.

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How do I book for a Uganda safari?

Booking a Uganda safari is easy and hassle-free. You can start by doing some online research to find the best tour operators in the country. Once you have identified the right company, you can contact them directly or book your trip through a travel agent. Before booking, make sure that the itinerary includes all of the activities that you would like to do on your trip and that it fits within your budget. When booking, you will usually be asked for personal information such as name, address, and credit card details which are needed for payment processing. After you have completed all of these steps, your booking will be confirmed and you will be ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in Uganda!

What is the best way to send money to Uganda for safari?

The best way to send money to Uganda for a safari is through an online payment service. This method is safe, convenient, and fast. It can be done from the comfort of your own home or office. You will need to sign up for an account with the online payment service, then add your bank information or credit card details so that the payments can be made. Once the funds have been transferred into your account, you will be able to send them to Uganda. The transactions are secure and reliable, and you can track the progress of your payment as it travels to its destination. Additionally, many online payment services offer competitive exchange rates which means you’ll be able to get more out of your money when sending it overseas.

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