Winston Churchill said it best when he wrote “The kingdom of Uganda is a fairy-tale…For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale — Uganda is truly “the Pearl of Africa.”
Gorilla trekking is the biggest drawcard to this beautiful country and offers one of the more memorable and profound moments you can experience in Africa. Gorilla numbers are growing, thanks mainly to the income generated by gorilla trekking which help protects these majestic apes from poachers. Gorilla’s are found in small family groups lead by the large Silverback, consisting of a few females and babies. Each family has a name and many individuals are also named by the local rangers.
We have been to Uganda, trekked with gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, tracked chimpanzees in Kibale National Park and have also enjoyed a traditional safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park!
We love Uganda and want to share the magic. Here are some of our experiences and other information that you need to know when booking a Uganda Safari.
Uganda Safari highlights and tours
Brett & Michelle went to Uganda!
Both our MD Brett and our Product Manager Michelle went on safari to Uganda! They returned in awe of their experiences. The highlight were the gorilla and chimpanzee trekking.
On Brett’s trip he enjoyed both a gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and a chimpanzee trek in Kibale National Park. Brett did one of the more strenuous climbs in Bwindi and was rewarded with amazing close up encounters of the gorillas and their youngsters playing in the forest on the high slopes of the mountains.
When Michelle visited Uganda, gorilla and chimps were the highlights of her trip and she explored Queen Elizabeth National Park and the big game on display there. You can read all about Michelle’s Uganda Safari here.
Uganda Safaris for 2020
Uganda is not just about the gorillas and chimps! There are a few national parks that have lots of big game like lions, elephants, large herds of buffalo and Uganda Kob. Uganda is also a twitchers paradise, with hundreds of bird species recorded.
On this short and sweet tour, you will fly to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for 4 nights. You will enjoy 2 gorilla treks, in the Nkuringo and Buhoma Sectors, while staying in beautiful luxurious accommodation.
Your first stop is Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, which has stunning cottages all boasting spectacular views over the forest and the Virunga Volcanoes in the distance. The next stop is the luxurious tented camp of Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, the only lodge in the greater Bwindi National Park.
From US$5400 per person sharing
Highlights of Uganda
Visit Uganda and experience an amazing tour, Highlights of Uganda Safari. Start with Chimpanzee trekking in the Kibale National Park while exploring this stunning part of Uganda. Stay at Crater Safari Lodge overlooking a crater lake with amazing views. From Kibale you will head towards Queen Elizabeth National Park, staying at Ishasha Wilderness Camp. The Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth is well known for amazing lion sightings plus herds of elephant, buffalo, and other game.
End this tour with a gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, staying at Gorilla Safari Lodge. Conveniently located next to the start of the trek at Rushaga Sector, this lodge overlooks the forest.
From US$5100 per person sharing
Murchison Falls and Kidepo Safari
This 7 night Murchison Falls and Kidepo Safari explores some of Uganda’s other national parks, Murchison Falls and Kidepo. Start on the River Nile, where it cascades down the rift wall creating Murchison Falls. Stay at Bakers Lodge on the tranquil part of the Nile River, where you can explore by boat or in a game vehicle looking for the lions, elephants, hippos and more that are found in Murchison Falls National Park. From there head to Uganda’s most wild and remote park, Kidepo National Park. The African savanna is home to unusual species like Cheetah, as well as animals like lions and leopards, elephants and plains game. Spend 3 nights at Apoko Safari Lodge.
This safari works perfectly before or after your gorilla and chimpanzee trekking safaris.
From US$5000 per person sharing
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