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Uganda Safari

The ultimate guide to your next Uganda Safari

Get to Know Uganda

Go on an extraordinary safari adventure in Uganda, where luxury meets the wild. Witness the awe-inspiring Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to half of the world’s mountain gorillas. 

Traverse the lush savannas of Queen Elizabeth National Park teeming with wildlife, or marvel at the breathtaking Murchison Falls, where the Nile River bursts through a narrow gorge.

Uganda’s diverse landscapes and rich biodiversity make it a premier safari destination. You can expect a mix of thrilling wildlife encounters or tranquil retreats in nature.  

Join us and create timeless memories in this captivating land.

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Why Visit Uganda?

Uganda is a destination that leaves an indelible mark on the heart and soul of every traveller. Here’s why you should plan an unforgettable journey to this incredible country:

Wildlife Encounters

  • Gorilla Trekking: Experience the rare and thrilling opportunity to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
  • Diverse Wildlife: Beyond gorillas, Uganda offers rich biodiversity including chimpanzees, lions, elephants, and over 1,000 bird species.

Scenic Beauty

  • Stunning Landscapes: From the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains to the rolling savannas and the lush rainforests, Uganda’s landscapes are incredibly diverse and breathtaking.
  • World-Class National Parks: Explore renowned parks like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Murchison Falls National Park for prime wildlife viewing.

Cultural Richness

  • Vibrant Cities: Discover the dynamic culture, history, and nightlife of cities like Kampala and Entebbe.
  • Heritage and History: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and history, from traditional tribal communities to historical sites.

Luxury and Comfort

  • Exclusive Lodges and Camps: Stay in world-class luxury safari lodges and camps that offer exceptional comfort and service.
  • Gourmet Cuisine: Indulge in Uganda’s renowned culinary scene, with exquisite dishes influenced by local and international flavours.

Adventure and Activities

  • Outdoor Adventures: Engage in thrilling activities like white-water rafting on the Nile, hiking, and walking safaris.
  • Water Activities: Enjoy boat cruises on the Kazinga Channel, fishing on Lake Victoria, and kayaking on the Nile River.

Accessibility and Infrastructure

  • Easy Access: Uganda boasts excellent infrastructure with a range of flight options, making travel convenient and comfortable.
  • Tourism Services: Benefit from well-developed tourism services, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable travel experience.

Responsible Tourism

  • Conservation Efforts: Your visit has the potential to support vital conservation and community initiatives, contributing to the protection of wildlife and local communities.

Photography Opportunities

  • Capture Stunning Moments: With its extraordinary landscapes and abundant wildlife, Uganda offers some of the best photography opportunities in the world.

Choose Uganda for your next safari and discover a destination that promises adventure, beauty, and unforgettable memories.

Where to go in Uganda

Uganda is a land of unique landscapes and extraordinary destinations. From the iconic Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, known for its gorilla trekking, to the scenic beauty of Queen Elizabeth National Park and the vibrant culture of Kampala, there’s something for every traveller. Explore the dramatic Murchison Falls, the serene Lake Bunyonyi, and the enchanting Kibale Forest. Each region offers its own distinct experiences, making Uganda a versatile and captivating destination for all types of adventures.

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When is the best month to travel to Uganda?

Uganda can be visited throughout the year, but the best time to travel depends on what you want to experience. The dry seasons, from December to February and June to August, are ideal for gorilla trekking and wildlife viewing. These months offer more manageable trekking conditions and better visibility for wildlife spotting. The wet seasons, from March to May and September to November, bring lush landscapes and fewer tourists, making it a great time for birdwatching and enjoying the scenery.

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Looking for Something Unique?

Uganda offers a range of unique experiences that go beyond traditional safaris. From thrilling white-water rafting on the Nile River to exploring the mysterious landscapes of the Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda caters to the adventurous spirit. Additionally, you can engage with local communities, participate in conservation efforts, or enjoy serene boat cruises on Lake Victoria. These unique activities provide a deeper connection to Uganda’s diverse environment and rich cultural heritage.


Uganda Safari Reviews

Hear from our guests who have experienced the wonders of Uganda. Their stories of exceptional trip planning, life-changing adventures, and memorable experiences reflect the magic of our safaris and the unmatched beauty of Uganda.

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See Uganda in Your Comfort

Uganda caters to all travel styles, offering a range of accommodation and transport options to suit your preferences. From luxurious lodges and boutique hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses and self-catering apartments, you’ll find the perfect place to stay. Travel at your own pace with self-drive options, guided tours, or private transfers, ensuring a comfortable and personalised experience throughout your journey.


Holiday Styles and Options in Uganda

Uganda offers a variety of holiday styles to choose from: adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion. Enjoy thrilling gorilla treks, serene lake getaways, vibrant city breaks, or tranquil countryside retreats. Customise your trip to include activities like hiking, cultural tours, historical site visits, and wildlife viewing, ensuring a diverse and enriching travel experience tailored to your interests.


Who is Travelling to Uganda with you?

Planning your Ugandan adventure? Tailor your journey with experiences designed for every type of traveller. Whether you’re exploring with a loved one, embarking on a family adventure, discovering solo, celebrating a honeymoon, or enjoying a trip with friends, Uganda offers unique and unforgettable experiences for all. Select your travel type to find the perfect itinerary and make the most of your safari holiday.


What You Need To Know

Planning a trip to Uganda involves considering several important factors to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. From understanding visa requirements and health precautions to knowing the best times to visit and local customs, having the right information will help you make the most of your journey. Discover Africa provides essential tips and insights to help you prepare for an unforgettable adventure in this diverse and beautiful country.