Generally untouched as well as pure, this destination remains a traditionally African, habitat to the friendliest people in the world, rich with green and prides in a pleasant climate all year round entire year. We are proud of our country and find pleasure in guiding you across it to enable you understand why it is referred to as `the Pearl of Africa.
Whether it is a gorilla trekking that your interested in, a wildlife tour to all national parks exploring this country nation on a single excursion, we can as well arrange it! Our committed and passionate team will customize your journey to suit your personal Uganda safari requirements, putting in mind your particular interests with attention to the least detail.
Pleasure in our wonderfully customized private as well as group tours in the different tourist destinations and uncover the novel scenery, thick green vegetation, birds plus wildlife, and above all the friendly people who pride in a very rich culture and history. We attempt to ensure that you receive your precise needs at a reasonable cost.
WHAT TO SEE ON A SAFARI IN UGANDA?
We offer you with a comprehensive selection of tour options which cater for amazing adventure activities at varied locations, for instance gorilla trips, wildlife safaris, chimp tracking as well as mountain climbing. Our company works with all our customers for enough time after they arrive in the country to confirm that we provide them the things they specifically need. We usually communicate through Email and telephone.
During our Uganda safaris you will enjoy the comfort of air-conditioned vehicles driven by our well experienced drivers and led by our knowledgeable tour guides. See more on What to carry,
Whether it is your very first adventure in Africa or a recurring trip, a pleasant get away excursion or honeymoon, a fantastic old adventure or a family reunion, we assure to provide you the very best memories on your African adventure according to our numerous years of experience, we pay attention to even the least detail as well as exceptional guiding.
Why you should visit Uganda?
This is also filled with beautiful country side as well as green undulating terrains filled with coffee and banana plantations. There are also traditional homesteads and cattle grazing. You will also enjoy many beautiful scenic drives, good to the eyes of any tourist on safaris to Uganda.
Wildlife:These can be viewed in all the national parks of Uganda and tourists have a chance to enjoy the big five and the herbivores including the giraffes, zebras, antelopes, hippos, and Nile Crocodiles. Get to visit the 320 mountain gorillas found in Bwindi Impenetrable National park as well as chimpanzees and other monkey types you find in Kibale National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Besides wildlife species, you will also have chance to view the many bird species including the rare shoebill stock while on a safari.
Mountain Rwenzori (Mountains of the Moon);
This is a snow caped mountain and is the highest in East Africa. This mountain was also known as Ruwenzori Ranges and they are mountain ranges of the eastern equatorial Africa. These ranges are located on border between Democratic Republic of Cong and Uganda. The mountain is 5,109km above sea level and is about 120km long and 65km wide. It’s filled with variety of flora including tropical rain forests, the giant groundsel and the giant lobelia. The fauna around this mountain include; primate species like the monkeys, forest elephants and endemic birds.
These falls are in north western Uganda and its among the most magnificent water falls in found in Uganda and its located on source of Nile. Other safari trips include a boat cruise on the Nile were you will enjoy an up close experience with many water species including; the hippos, giant crocodiles as well birds.
Source of the Nile;
This is located in Jinja town and it was discovered by John Speke, you can enjoy many different water activities on source of Nile, these include; white water rafting, swimming, bungee jumping, boat cruises, kayaking and many more.
Bwindi Forest National Park Uganda
- Famed for estimated 540 mountain gorillas, (Gorilla Berengei, Berengei)
- 120 mammals,
- Primate Species, baboons, chimpanzee,
- 350 bird species, 23 belonging to Albertine Rift endemics.
-Discover the Batwa Pygmy cultures.
You can plan a gorilla trekking trip with a few other activities thrown in for variety and more excitement. This is one activity you cannot possibly regret signing up for.
Murchison Falls National Park
- 80 km stretch of rapids and falls. Nile squeezes through an 8m wide gorge.
- 76 mammals, Four of Uganda safaris “big five animals” found here. Lion, Buffalo, elephants and leopards.
- Other animals include Uganda kob, waterbucks, warthogs, hippos, giraffe and Jackson’s hartebeest.
- Primates include Olive baboons, 800 chimpanze in Budongo and Kaniyo Pabidi forests.
Queen Elizabeth NP
- 95 mammal species
-Best for game drives in Kasenyi tracks, North Kazinga and Ishasha ector.
- Lions, Buffalo, antelope, elephants, warthogs, baboons and more.
-600 bird species.
As well as its outstanding wildlife attractions, Queen Elizabeth National Park has a fascinating cultural history. There are many opportunities for visitors to meet the local communities and enjoy storytelling, dance, music and more. The gazetting of the park has ensured the conservation of its ecosystems, which in turn benefits the surrounding communities.
Kibale Forest Uganda
-Famous for chimpanzee trekking.
Covers 795sq kms, 1590m above sea level.
-70 mammal species., elephants, red and blue duikers, giant forest hogs, buffalo, sitatunga and bushbucks
-13 primate species; chimps, baboons, white and black colobus…
-325 species of birds., Green tinker bird, Africa and green breasted pitas, African grey parrot, Ground Thrush (Turdus Kibalensis) endemic to Kibale Forest National Park.
-Over 250 tree species.
-Areas of interest include Bigodi Wetlands, Kanyanchu and Sebitoli.
The nature walk begins from Kanyanchu or Sebitoli and it takes about 2-6 days. The enroute will help discover the forest and late rest in the community-run campsites close to the villages of Kikoni,Nyakalongo and Nyaibanda.
Additionally the wettest area is Northern Kibale , receiving an average annual rainfall of equal to 1700mm, mainly during March-May and September-November. The climate is usually pleasant with an average annual temperature range of 14 to 27oC. Temperatures are at maximum (& rainfall lower) in the south where the terrain drops onto the blistering rift valley floor and forest provides way to open grassland
Gorilla trekking/ Gorilla tracking:
This is the main highlight of Uganda adventure safaris. It’s also the main reason why people travel from their home countries to Uganda. You engage in gorilla tracking for 60 minutes as you take pictures and observing their way of life within the forest, The gorilla silverback taking care of its family. These mountain gorillas share their 95% of their DNA with that of the humans, which makes them a must see attraction on any Uganda safari.You can see the gorillas of Africa,in Virunga National Park, Bwindi and Volcanoes National Park.
This safari tour activity not only involves nature walks within the rainforest wilderness but also sitting and observing these rare mountain gorillas as they carry out their day to day activities. This is somehow a tiring activity since it involves walking into steep moist and muddy rain forests of Bwindi impenetrable forest (thicker than the common bush), however, when you come eye to eye with these primates, it challenging experience becomes an adventure to remember.
This safari adventure activity also requires good behavior and respect for the environment since this helps with the forest conservation.
This is a thrilling experience to any guests who comes for Uganda safaris and Rwanda luxury safari. Tracking these primates in the Virunga gives them a chance to survive since they get to be conserved through the incomes collected from the gorilla permits sold. These are just 700 of these individuals remaining in the whole world and Bwindi impenetrable National parks harbors 340 individuals. Conservation of these primates was mainly done by Dian Fossey who was a great primatologist and gave in her time to care for the mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
The Dian Fossey Foundation has also done great work of conserving these species and encouraging the participation of the local people in the conservation of wildlife in the game reserves. Even though these mountain gorillas (gorilla berengei berengei) are related to human beings, these have remained the greatest threat to these primates, these have been hunted for valuable hands and heads and these are sold off as lamp shades and souvenirs. Large numbers of these habituated primates or gorillas in the mist have been killed in preventing poachers from stealing their young babies.
Safaris featuring gorilla trekking are so interesting and offer you the opportunity to come close with these tranquil gorillas within their natural habitat. Gorilla trekking is carried out in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, this depends on the area conditions and the ease to access the gorilla safari permits. The increasing numbers of wildlife tourists coming to see them also confirms to be an important issue towards their general survival. The gorilla permit cost is utilized in financing and establishing patrols, so important in the protection of mountain gorillas from the poachers.
Other Gorillas species and great apes suffering from the threatened habitat loss include the Eastern lowland gorilla,Western lowland gorilla and the cross river gorilla. You are encouraged to support the wildlife conservation programs such as the Dian Fossey Gorilla Find.The Dian Fossey Foundation has also done great work of conserving these species and encouraging the participation of the local people in the conservation of wildlife in the game reserves.
Bwindi Forest National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Bwindi is among Uganda’s most exciting national parks and a place you can’t leave out while on a Ugandan safari. It is famously known as a home to a big number of Mountain gorillas basing on the world remaining population. About 750 gorillas are remaining and half of this number has its home in Bwindi. Also other primates such as chimpanzees are found here though rarely seen. This is the same story with other animal species like the forest elephants, antelopes among others. The park is located in Southwestern Uganda just near the escarpment of the Western rift Valley
The word “Bwindi” means “darkness” and when you get the opportunity of walking through this forest you have will get to know why its called such a name. The forest is gifted with a stream of water which is a beautiful place, and also waterfalls are found as you trek through impenetrable forest. Trekking doesn’t require any skills but physical fitness is always required as there are a lot of steep mountains to climb p and about looking for these gentle giants. Above all there is nothing as adventurous and thrilling as going for gorilla trekking!
Also tourists will have other species to see in the park apart from the gorillas such as different bird species (over 350 found in the park), tree species, butterflies, frogs species among other things. The Gorilla trekking permit goes for $700 per person and if one is interested in Gorilla habituation each permit goes for $1500 per person. Tracking Gorillas in the mighty Bwindi is a dream come true for various tourists.
3 Day Uganda Gorilla safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This 3 day Uganda Gorilla safari, will take you for Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which covers an area of 321 sq km and is among the oldest forests lasting over 25,000 years. You will be able to trek one of the 12 habituated mountain gorilla groups.
Besides the Gorillas, you will also have an opportunity to see other primates such as the red-tailed monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons, black and white colobus monkeys among others. This forest is also home to 120 mammals, 51 reptiles, 310 butterfly species, 27 species of frogs, geckos, chameleons, 163 tree species, 104 fern species, 1000 flowering plants, as well as over 350 species of birds such as the hornbills and the Turacos!
Gorilla trekking takes around 2 to 8 hours, which is worth it as those into hiking will have a great time climbing up and about the rolling hills, and going through the lush vegetation.
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
You will be picked up by our guide from the airport/your hotel in Entebbe/Kampala/Kigali after an early morning breakfast at 07:00hrs. You will be briefed about the whole safari before you travel to Bwindi Impenetrable which is found in the southwestern part of Uganda. Along the way there is a local drum and craft making community so you will have a visit here.
Then a stopover at the Equator to take photos, also feel free to buy some crafts and souvenirs as you head to Mbarara town where you will have your lunch from. Thereafter, proceed to Bwindi whereby you will arrive in the late afternoon. Check in at the lodge, relax in the evening and have Dinner.
Mahogany springs/Chameleon Hill/Silver back lodge/Buhoma lodge(Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp/Bakiga Lodge/Bweza Gorilla Lodge(Midrange), Ruhija Gorilla friends camp/Rushaga Gorilla Camp(Budget)
Day 2: Gorilla trekking- Bwindi Forest
After an early morning breakfast, drive to the park headquarters where you will be briefed by the park rangers about what to do and not to do while in the park, also you will be divided in group of 8. After continue and start off gorilla trekking these gentle giants as directed by the rangers.
This is a memorable and an amazing experience watching the Mountain gorillas feed, play around and also do their day to day activities. This activity can take 2 hours or even up to 8 hours since its dependent on the location and movement of the gorillas. Also expect to walk long distances in muddy and steep conditions- this will require you to have a walking stick. On meeting the gorillas you will spend one hour with them as you take photos.
Later, return back to the lodge and in the evening you may choose to relax at the lodge or visit the Batwa community which will expose you to their culture basing on how they live, dance, and also hearing stories concerning their culture which will leave you amazed. Have dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Departure back to Kampala
Have an early breakfast, Check-out leaving the “Switzerland of Uganda” behind and start your journey back to Kampala passing through rolling hills with terraces and also you will have a great time viewing the lush vegetation of the different areas you will go through. Have lunch in Mbarara and another stop will be at Mbambire drum makers point. After buying some of these drums, continue to Kampala arriving late afternoon. The guide will drop you off to the hotel or at the airport to catch your flight back home.