Most visitors to Uganda want to visit the mountain gorillas of
Be warned that during the high season (Dec to Jan) and (Jul to Sep)
permits may be hard to come by.
Available for Travel
As Bwindi Forest permits are issued for specific gorilla groups, it's
strongly recommended to book as far in advance as possible, to avoid disappointment.
A wildlife safari in Uganda is an unforgettable experience.
Although applying for a Bwindi Forest gorilla permit may be a pain,
safari travellers in Uganda are generally a rare breed; compared to those going on safari in Kenya.
Visitors to Uganda can choose from an exciting range of tour packages
including adventure safaris, luxury lodge safaris, hiking and mountain climbing, gorilla
trekking, combined Ugandan safari and gorilla trekking, big catch fishing.
Uganda cultural tours can include visits to local villages and a
meeting with the Batwa pygmies, just outside
the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National.
Lake Victoria is Africa's largest lake by area and a great place to
relax before or after a safari in Uganda.
Lake Victoria Serena
Styled to replicate the lines of a classically rustic Roman villa, which might just as
easily stand amid the sunflowers of the Tuscan Hills, as on the shores of Africa's largest
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary:
Home to 48 orphaned chimps rescued from throughout
Uganda. View and interact with chimpanzees in a near-wild setting while helping to
conserve their precious habitat.
Located on Bulago Island, to the east of Entebbe; just minutes by boat to Ngamba
Jinja is located close to the source of the Victoria Nile and is a
great place for white-water rafting.
Ugandas favourite adventure company offering white-water rafting,
bungee jumping, jet
boating and river surfing on the Victorian source of the Nile, near Bujagali Falls in
Jinja. Free shuttle bus from Kampala.
Uganda Travel Notes:
Find out more about travel in Uganda on Travel Notes.
Bwindi Forest National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in south-western Uganda,
on the edge of the Rift Valley.
Complete guide to gorilla trekking, where to find the gorillas, tracking rules, how to get
a gorilla permit and choosing the right safari company.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best destinations in Africa
for chimpanzee trekking.
Includes chimp tracking guidelines, permits, booking procedures, itineraries and
Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys
between Ugandas borders with Sudan and Kenya.
Valley National Park:
Ugandas most isolated national park.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the
Albertine Rift Valley.
Falls National Park:
The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley
wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of Uganda's most popular tourist
destinations; an area of open savannah conveniently located between the gorillas of Bwindi
and the chimps at Kibale. Sightings include buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, and hippos.
Elizabeth National Park:
Sprawling savannah, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands make this an
ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600
species of birds.
Visit Uganda's national parks to see mountain gorillas, primates, lions, elephants, and
hippos with Peter Wamono and his guides.
Born in Eastern Uganda and raised in a little town on the border with
Kenya, Peter is passionate about the diverse wildlife and nature of Uganda and likes to support
communities in rural Uganda establish brick-wall classrooms.
Miriam Kyasiimire founded this indigenous Uganda destination safari company to share her
broad knowledge of birds and their habitats, general wildlife and the Ugandan people's
cultures with visitors to Uganda.
Safari is the Swahili word for journey and was adopted by 19th-century European explorers
to describe their first expeditions into the dark interior of the vast African continent.
Travellers to Uganda are drawn by its stunning landscape: green rolling hills, snow-capped
mountains, rainforests, majestic rivers and massive lakes. There are also a number of
outstanding national parks for your safari encounter with the wildlife for which Africa is
Chobe Safari Lodge:
Located in the Murchison Falls National Park, this five star lodge offers breathtaking
views and the sound of the River Nile's rapids in the background.
Mweya Safari Lodge:
Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari
Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains.
Paraa Safari Lodge:
Established in 1954, Paraa Safari Lodge is in Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge is
located in the north west of Uganda overlooking the River Nile.
Safaris in Africa
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