The Perfect Uganda Itinerary Tailored To Suit Your Safari Budget And Requirements
This collection of Uganda safari packages can be used as a single destination or as an extension to any of our Kenya or Tanzania (East Africa) safaris. Either way, one is spoilt for choice, attractions and activities when looking for safaris in Uganda.
What could be more exciting than a tour to a small east African country home to mountain gorillas, chimps, tree-climbing lions, the Nile River, Lake Victoria, stunning national parks, and abundant wildlife and birdlife?
- Gorilla Trekking: A must-do on any of the below Uganda tours! Tracking gorillas through the jungle is an exhilarating experience you will never forget.
- Wildlife Viewing: Home to abundant wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, and buffalo. Whether you're spotting animals from the safety of your game drive vehicle or embarking on a hike through the jungle, you're sure to see some fantastic wildlife.
- Vistas and Scenery: From the snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains to the vast expanses of Lake Victoria and Lake Mburo National Park to the lush tropical flora of the Kibale Forest National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The country is home to some stunning scenery.
If you're looking for an unforgettable experience, look no further than Uganda gorilla safaris. Without question, the country's most popular and in-demand activity. Few experiences compare to hiking through the dense rainforest searching for these gentle giants. An unforgettable experience will move most people to tears when you finally catch a glimpse of them.
Permits for gorilla trekking are limited and need to be secured months in advance; please do not hesitate and enquire now to avoid disappointment.
There is a range of Uganda tours available. From shorter two to three-day gorilla and chimpanzee only safari tours to longer five to fourteen-day itineraries that include the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mgahinga National Park, as well as Lake Albert and Lake Victoria, and the Nile River.
Road (4x4 game drive vehicles) going tours to fly-in options are available depending on one's needs; private and bespoke Uganda tours are available on a tailor-made basis should one require something a little more unique. Joining a scheduled departure or creating a bespoke option is as easy as enquiring.
A few aspects to take into account when looking at travel in Uganda;
First, what is your budget? An Uganda tour can be expensive or affordable, depending on accommodation, gorilla permits, time of year and the allowable time frame. Second, what type of experience do you want? Home to a diverse array of landscapes and wildlife, so make sure you pick the most suitable package based on your interests, photography, birding, wildlife, cultural, scenic and adventure options. Finally, when do you want to go? High season runs from December to February, and from June to September, this is when costs of tours are at their highest; the low season (rainy season) is outside of those months, and prices are lower.
Is Uganda good for safari? Yes, yes and yes, for a country this small, there sure is a whole host of activities and attractions. Wildlife, birdlife and gorilla and chimpanzee trekking is nothing short of exceptional.
What is the best safari in Uganda? The safari that fits into your budget, allowable timeframe and interests, it really is as simple as that. We would suggest that the best safari would include gorilla and chimpanzee trekking, the tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park and something to do with the Nile River and Murchison Falls; those are the three aspects that would make a fantastic safari package.
How much does a safari in Uganda cost? A typical wildlife safari is not that much more than what the costs are in Tanzania and Kenya, roughly US$ 300.00 per person night and upwards (depending on the high or low season travel). A mountain gorilla trek or hike, now this is when the price of the safari tours skyrockets; gorilla permits are expensive, +US$ 500.00 per person (+US$ 1000.00 per person in Rwanda) and upwards, again depending on the season and year.
What is the best time to visit Uganda? December to February and June to September are the best and high season months for safaris and tours into the country's national parks and reserves. Please look at our "When To Vist Uganda" page for more information regarding this question.
Uganda is the destination if you're looking for an unforgettable safari experience. Uganda offers something for everyone with its diverse landscape and abundance of wildlife. Whether you're interested in mountain gorilla trekking, wildlife viewing in the national parks in Uganda, or simply taking in the stunning scenery, this destination has it all on offer.
So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to start, and together let us begin planning your tailor-made once-in-a-lifetime East Africa safari holiday to Uganda.
Our Most Popular Safaris In Uganda
Uganda Gorilla Safari
From US$ 3 033.00 pp
A 6-day safari from Entebbe, visiting the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda.
This Uganda safari itinerary permits an extra day for gorilla trekking, the other day being used for a forest walk or cultural/village visit.
Glimpse of Gorilla Safari
From US$ 1 880.00 pp
A short 5-day safari option that takes in the city of Entebbe and the famed gorilla trekking destination, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
The perfect safari for those that are adding on 'gorilla trekking' to a Kenya/ Tanzania safari.
Murchison Falls Safari
On request at the moment
Murchison Falls National park 4-day safari, in the northwest of the country, is Uganda's largest national park.
It is home to Shoebill storks, elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard, as well as a healthy population of hippo and huge crocodiles on the River Nile.
From US$ 7 529.00 pp
A 4-Day Rwanda safari that is based from a lodge that is only minutes away from the headquarters of the Parc National des Volcans from where clients trek on foot to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most dramatic, thrilling and poignant wildlife experiences possible.
Budget Gorilla Safari
From US$ 1 522.00 per person sharing
A 7-day budget accommodated safari aimed for those young at heart or on a budget.
We take in the highlights of Lake Bunyoni where gorillas trekking is on the cards, Queen Elizabeth National Park as well as Kampala.
Gorillas through the Mist Safari
From US$ 2 112.00 pp
A short 3-day safari in Rwanda that includes of tracking gorillas through impenetrable forests, an exhausting process as the paths are often slippery, entangled and wet.
This effort is quickly forgotten the minute you encounter these beautiful, graceful creatures.
Unspoilt Uganda Safari
From US$ 5 815.00 pp
This 12-day safari is an action-packed safari in Uganda, from the first day in the botanical gardens and wildlife educational centre to exploring the dense impenetrable forest of Bwindi and game-viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Uganda Birding Safari
Rates on Request
This 12-Day Uganda Birding Safari is designed for general birders who are keen to see a possible 400-plus species, including some of the Albertine Rift endemics.
Guests must be keen, fairly fit and prepared for some early starts and long days in the vehicle.
Ultimate Uganda Safari
From US$ 6 413.00 pp
A 12-day safari from Entebbe, visiting the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park) or Rwanda, plus Chimpanzee trekking in the forests of Kibale National Park or Chamburu Gorge, visiting the orphaned chimps on Ngamba Island Chimpanzee sanctuary.
Uganda Fly in Safari
From US$ 2 813.00 pp
A 4-day luxury fly-in safari, exploring Uganda, a land of contrasts, in half a day you can drive from mist-shrouded volcanic mountains to hot, hazy Savannah, dappled with wildlife.
Serene undulating hills of tea plantations, lush but ordered, give way to tangled jungle and rainforest.
Uganda Fishing Safari
Rates on Request
This 10-day fishing safari has been designed to offer the avid fisherman an opportunity to catch Nile Perch both in Lake Victoria and from the Nile River in Uganda.
Uganda is fantastic for those who are avid fishermen.
Roaming Rwanda Safari
From US$ 7 626.00 pp
Leaving Kigali by road with a private driver/ guide is a wonderful way to explore the country.
Along the 10-day journey, he will share many of the country's major attractions and history with you, making this an intimate trip you will never forget.
Uganda Primate Safari
From US$ 4 533.00 pp
Uganda Primate Safari and Gorilla Trekking is an 8-day safari from Entebbe, visiting the Mountain Gorillas, tracking Chimpanzee, plus game viewing and bird-watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park, including a boat cruise.
A Special Gorilla Family
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of a very special family, the Mubare family group in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the south western corner of Uganda.
They are, of course, gorillas. Why are they so special?
Top Restaurants In Kampala
The capital of the pearl of Africa is booming.
Like many other African cities, a burgeoning middle class enlarged by a stable Ugandan government and consistent economic growth over the last two decades has created a dynamic city.
Bwindi Safari Experience Uganda
Called "The Pearl of Africa" by Winston Churchill and in more recent memory the scene of great civil war under the mad dictator Idi Amin, it throws up many images.
Most people go to Uganda today to see the famed mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei).
White Water Rafting Uganda
The best Whitewater rafting on the Nile River adventure ever started from the Nile River Explorers backpackers in Jinja.
We were given a very thorough safety briefing by our guides, which included multiple compulsory practice flips in the boat.
Uganda the Pearl of Africa
There are certain magical names in Africa, names which conjure up images of mystery, of exotic fauna and flora and even of a certain danger.
I had the pleasure of visiting one of these places last year; the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the southwest corner of Uganda, home to troupes of mountain gorillas.
Popular Uganda Destinations
When I was a younger man, the name of Uganda was evocative of the dangers and thrills of Africa, the superlative wildlife, the psychopathic dictator Idi Amin, the raid on Entebbe and the multiple civil wars.