Karibu! Welcome to Uganda Safaris by Tusker Trails Holidays…

Safari in Uganda welcomes you to a unique African safari destination  famed for being “the pearl of Africa” which boasts one of the highest concentrations of primates globally, the source of the mighty River Nile, the world’s longest river, which emerges from Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. With approximately 1066 bird species, Uganda safari tours are a top choice for premier bird-watching expeditions worldwide.  Countless positive reviews of Uganda safaris consistently depict this magical destination  as a haven, offering world-class hotels, hospitable locals, favorable climatic conditions, and abundant wildlife.

What We Love About Uganda Safari…

  • Unlike heavily crowded tourist hotspots, Uganda’s national parks exude a sense of solitude that allows you to truly enjoy Uganda safari tours to untouched wilderness, accommodations offer a level of personalized attention that is a rarity in today’s realm of international travel.
  • One of the crown jewels of Uganda safaris is undoubtedly the jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Widely renowned for gorilla trekking, a visit to this mystical forest promises a rendezvous with gentle mountain gorillas
  • For a more exciting primate encounter, journey into the enchanting depths of Kibale Forest National Park. Here, you’ll witness firsthand the antics of chimpanzees, known for their remarkable intelligence. Keep your eyes peeled for other fascinating species such as the black-and-white colobus monkey, red colobus, gray-cheeked mangabey, and the vibrant red-tailed monkey.
  • For a typical Uganda wildlife safari, Queen Elizabeth National Park offers a breathtaking ecosystem that boasts a wide variety of wildlife. Set sail on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, where you might catch glimpses of a jaw-dropping 547 bird species – a staggering figure that ranks among the highest in the world for any single protected area.
  • Prepare to be dazzled by a visit to Murchison Falls, traverse the Victoria Nile on a rewarding game-viewing boat ride, Marvel at the thunderous cascade of the Murchison Falls, and witness some of the largest concentration of crocodiles on the entire African continent.

Best Uganda Safaris and Tours

Uganda safari tours offer a wide variety of experiences to cater for all interests, budgets and personal preferences. From gorilla trekking and wildlife safaris to bird watching and cultural tours, Uganda truly offers something for everyone. By choosing a Uganda safari holiday, not only do you embark on an incredible adventure, but you also contribute to the conservation efforts of the country. Check out our carefully crafted Uganda safaris and feel free to request a quote

3 Day Murchison Falls Uganda Safari

Experience the ultimate wildlife and sightseeing adventure with our 3-day Murchison Falls Safari in Uganda. Discover the wonders of Uganda’s largest and oldest national park, Murchison Falls National Park, which

3 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari

3-Day Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda offers an adventure to the jungles of south western Uganda to see the rare mountain gorillas. Uganda is one of the best destinations for

4 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari & Volcano Hiking Adventure

This 4 Day Gorilla Tracking and Volcano Hiking Tour Uganda is a great opportunity to combine an unforgettable encounter with Uganda’s Mountain Gorillas at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park with

4 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari & Nile White Water Rafting Adventure

This 4 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari & White Water Rafting Adventure combines two thrilling activities in Uganda. The first two days are spent tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park,

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5 Day Bwindi Gorillas & Queen Elizabeth Uganda Wildlife Tour

This  5 day Uganda Safari takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park for wildlife viewing and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking. Chimpanzee tracking will be at Kyambura Gorge

6 Days Masai Mara Kenya & Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari

This 6 Days Masai Mara and Gorilla trekking Safari is a perfect wildlife and gorilla trekking Safari. The African holiday takes you to Masai Mara National Reserve, Africa’s greatest wildlife Reserve

5 Day Gorillas, Lake Bunyonyi & Lake Mburo Uganda Safari

This 5-Day Uganda Safari offers a mesmerizing adventure through the enchanting landscapes of Uganda, where ultimate wildlife encounters meet awe-inspiring natural wonders. This extraordinary safari takes you on an unforgettable

6 Day Double Gorilla Trek Uganda & Rwanda

6 Day Double Gorilla Trek Uganda & Rwanda

This 6 Day thrilling adventure journey will take you to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda, where you will have the rare opportunity

6 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking

This 6-day Uganda safari seamlessly weaves together the incredible adventures of chimpanzee trekking at Kibale National Park, game viewing at Queen Elizabeth National Park, and gorilla trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable

Uganda Safari Activities

Whether you are looking for adventure, wildlife, culture, or relaxation, Uganda safari holidays offer something for everyone. Here are some of the top activities that complement safari in Uganda.

Gorilla Trekking

Uganda safaris and tours welcome you to one of only three countries in the world where you can encounter the critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. There are about 1,000 mountain gorillas left in the wild, and about half of them live in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Gorilla trekking is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and also a must do for adventure safaris in Uganda. The trek involves hiking through dense forest with a guide and a ranger to find a habituated gorilla family. Once you find them, you can spend up to an hour observing them from a safe distance of at least seven meters (23 feet). You can witness their social interactions, their feeding habits, and their expressions. Gorilla trekking in Uganda requires a permit that costs $700 per person per trek, and it is advisable to book well in advance as they are limited and sell out quickly… Learn More 

Chimpanzee Tracking

Safari to Uganda takes you to a primate capital that home to about 5,000 chimpanzees, these primates share about 98% of human DNA, and they exhibit complex behaviors relative to humans. You can track chimpanzees on your safari holidays to Uganda in several places, the most popular one being Kibale Forest National Park, which has the highest density of chimpanzees in Africa. Other places where you can track chimpanzees in Uganda are Budongo Forest Reserve, which is part of Murchison Falls National Park; Kalinzu Forest Reserve, which is near Queen Elizabeth National Park; and Kyambura Gorge, which is a deep valley within Queen Elizabeth National Park. The guided trek through the forest to find a habituated chimpanzee community offers upt to an hour watching them as they go about their daily activities. Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda requires a permit that costs $250 per person (as of 2024), and it is also advisable to book in advance to ensure availability… Learn More 

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Wildlife Safaris

Uganda tour packages can explore over 10 national parks and 13 wildlife reserves that protect the country’s  natural heritage and open to tourists. Game drives are one of the most popular activities to do on your Uganda safari tour; the most rewarding destinations include Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, or Kidepo Valley National Park where you can encounter wildlife such as lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, hyenas, jackals, warthogs, and more. In addition, boat safaris are another way to enjoy Safaris in Uganda Africa from a different perspective. Some of the best places for boat safaris in Uganda are Murchison Falls National Park, where you can see the spectacular waterfall that gives the park its name, Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you can explore the Kazinga Channel that connects Lake Edward and Lake George; and Lake Mburo National Park, where you can enjoy a peaceful sunset cruise.

Birdwatching

Safari tours Uganda are ideal for bird lovers, with over 1,000 bird species recorded and more bird species per square kilometer than any other country in Africa, Uganda hosts about 50% of Africa’s bird species and 11% of the world’s bird species. Some of the most sought-after birds in Uganda include the shoebill stork, the green-breasted pitta, the great blue turaco, the African fish eagle, the grey crowned crane (Uganda’s national bird), and the endemic Albertine Rift endemics. You can find birds in almost every corner of Uganda, but some of the best places for Uganda tours focused on birdwatching include Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mabamba Swamp, Semuliki National Park, and Lake Mburo National Park

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Adventure Safaris

Uganda safari holidays offer various adventure activities, with plenty of options to get your adrenaline pumping. One of the most popular activities is white-water rafting on the Nile River in Jinja, which has some of the best rapids in the world. You can choose from different levels of difficulty, from mild to wild, and enjoy the thrill of navigating the rapids. Hike the Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the Mountains of the Moon. These are the third highest mountains in Africa, reaching up to 5,109 meters at Mount Stanley. If you prefer a safari in Uganda with more leisurely pace, you can also explore the scenic landscapes of Uganda on guided nature walks. You can walk through lush rainforests, savannah plains, wetlands, and volcanic craters, and discover the flora and fauna that inhabit them. Some of the best Uganda safaris for nature walks are trips to Lake Mburo National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary.

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Cultural Experiences

Uganda safaris offer a glimpse into the diverse culture of the country, with 50 ethnic groups and languages. Cultural experiences include:

  • Baganda: Largest ethnic group (16% of population) in central region around Kampala. Rich culture with a monarchy system led by Kabaka. Visit Kasubi Tombs, a UNESCO site, and watch Ndere troupe.
  • Batwa: Indigenous pygmy people in southwest regions like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Learn about their history, culture, and support community projects.
  • Kigezi: People in southwest near Rwanda and Congo. Visit Kigezi Cultural Museum, join cultural village tour.

These experiences allow interaction with locals, learning about daily activities, trying local food, and enjoying entertainment.

Why Book with Us?

Discover the best Uganda safari tours with Tusker Trails Holidays, a premier local based tour company in East Africa organizing adventure safaris throughout Uganda and the larger Eastern Africa.

We take pride in crafting unmatched Uganda safaris and tours, Kenya Safaris, Tanzania Safaris and Rwanda safaris with priority given to our visitors interests, time frame and budget backed up with the best travel tips and advice from our knowledgeable travel experts.

Safaris in Uganda offered by Tusker Trails Holidays guarantee an unforgettable journey filled with astonishing wildlife encounters, cultural tours, and personalized experiences. Trust our expert team, responsible tourism practices, exceptional customer service, and competitive pricing to ensure an extraordinary adventure that exceeds your expectations.

Our carefully selected accommodations based on your budget and personal preference will provide the perfect sanctuary after each day’s adventure. Book your Uganda safari with us today and create lasting memories in the Pearl of Africa.

Exceptional Service

We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you every step of the way, ensuring a seamless and memorable safari in Uganda

Tailored Experiences

We specialize in creating personalized safari tours Uganda that align perfectly with your interests, schedule, and budget. From wildlife safaris, hiking trips, gorilla tours to chimpanzee trekking, we have options to suit your needs.

Competitive Pricing

As a Local Ground Operator, We offer competitive and transparent pricing, providing excellent value for your money. Enjoy remarkable experiences without compromising your budget.

Safety and Comfort

Your safety and comfort are our top priorities. We provide well-maintained safari vehicles equipped with modern amenities. Our expert guides are trained in first aid and possess unmatched knowledge of the terrains, guaranteeing a secure safari experience.

Top Uganda Safari Destinations

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Queen Elizabeth National Park

This is Uganda’s most visited park, located in the western region. It covers an area of 1,978 square kilometers and boasts a variety of habitats, such as savannah, wetlands, forests, and lakes. Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to over 600 bird species and 95 mammal species, including lions that climb trees, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, and chimpanzees. Highlights off Uganda safari tours to Queen Elizabeth include a boat along the famous Kazinga Channel, a 32-kilometer waterway that connects Lake Edward and Lake George and attracts large numbers of wildlife and birds, Tree climbing lions found here among other various wildlife species.

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Murchison Falls National Park

This is Uganda’s largest and oldest park, located in the northwestern region. Murchison Falls National Park covers an area of 3,893 square kilometers and encompasses the Murchison Falls, where the Nile River plunges 43 meters into a narrow gorge. The park hosts over 450 bird species and 76 mammal species, including giraffes, elephants, lions, leopards, hyenas, jackals, warthogs, baboons, and chimpanzees. Safari to Uganda in Murchison Falls also offers boat cruises on the Nile to see the falls and the wildlife along the banks.

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in the southwestern region. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park covers an area of 331 square kilometers and protects one of the largest and most diverse montane forests in Africa. Bwindi is a popular destination for almost all Uganda safaris and tours for being home to about half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, but it also has over 350 bird species, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics and seven IUCN Red List species.

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Kidepo Valley National Park

This is most remote and least visited park for safaris in Uganda, located in the northeastern corner of the country. Kidepo Valley National Park covers an area of 1,442 square kilometers and features rugged mountains, valleys, plains, and rivers. The park is one of the most scenic and pristine in Africa, with stunning views and diverse wildlife. The park has over 475 bird species and 77 mammal species, some of which are endemic or rare in Uganda, such as cheetahs, ostriches, bat-eared foxes, caracals, and roan antelopes.

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Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park is another popular destination for Uganda safaris famous for being the primate capital of the world making it the best place in the world to track chimpanzees. The park covers an area of 795 square kilometers (307 square miles) of tropical rainforest, where more than 1,500 chimpanzees live alongside 12 other primate species, including red colobus monkeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, red-tailed monkeys, and L’Hoest’s monkeys. You can also explore the nearby Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, which is a haven for birds and monkeys.

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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the smallest but most scenic national park in Uganda covering an area of 33.7 square kilometers at the southwestern corner Uganda. The park is part of the Virunga Massif, a chain of volcanic mountains that host mountain gorillas. Mgahinga is home to one habituated gorilla family open to safaris to Uganda featuring gorilla trekking, however, this family sometimes crosses the border into Rwanda or Congo, so it is advisable to check their availability a few weeks to your travel. Other activities here include; hiking the three volcanoes, visiting the Batwa pygmies, birdwatching, and golden monkey tracking are possible

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Entebbe

Entebbe, a recreation town shoring Lake Victoria, is Uganda’s gateway and a base for most Uganda safari tours. It boasts several attractions and activities to include; The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC), also known as Entebbe Zoo, is a conservation and education facility with over 250 animals. Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Located on a 40-hectare island in Lake Victoria is a refuge for orphaned and rescued chimpanzees. Botanical Gardens, home to diverse plants and birds. The Uganda Reptile Village, showcasing various reptiles; and the prestigious Entebbe Golf Club. The town also serves as a base for exploring destinations around Lake Victoria, like the Ssese Islands, offering pristine beaches and Mabamba Swamp is a top spot for sighting the elusive shoebill stork.

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Kampala City

Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda, with a population of about 3.5 million people. It is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city that offers a mix of modern and traditional attractions. A city tour as part of your Uganda safari itinerary takes you to historical sites such as the Kasubi Tombs, where four kings of the Buganda kingdom are buried; the Uganda Museum, which displays artifacts and exhibits on Uganda’s history and culture; the Bahai Temple, which is the only one of its kind in Africa; and the Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, which commemorates the 22 Catholic converts who were killed by a Buganda king in 1886 for refusing to renounce their faith. Enjoy shopping at local markets such as Owino and Nakasero, where you can find everything from fruits and vegetables to clothes and crafts.

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Jinja

Jinja is a town located on the shores of Lake Victoria, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Kampala. It is known as the “Adventure Capital of East Africa” for being the base Uganda adventure safaris such as white-water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, quad biking, and horse riding. Jinja is also the place where the Nile River begins its journey to the Mediterranean Sea, and you can visit the Source of the Nile monument and park that marks this spot. Jinja also has a colonial charm, with old buildings and streets that date back to the early 20th century.

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Ssese Islands

The Ssese Islands are a group of 84 islands located in Lake Victoria, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) southwest of Entebbe. They are a perfect getaway for relaxation, romance, or adventure after safari in Uganda. The Islands offer pristine beaches, lush forests, exotic wildlife, and friendly locals. You can also engage in activities such as fishing, boating, hiking, biking, or camping. The Ssese Islands are also home to some cultural sites such as the Buggala Cathedral, which is the oldest Catholic church in Uganda; the Banda Island Shrine, which is dedicated to a local spirit called Mukasa; and the Nsirwe Island Sacred Forest.

Best Uganda Gorilla Safaris and Tours

Uganda is arguably the best destination for gorilla trekking in Africa; Gorilla safaris in Uganda provide the most budget friendly tours within the region and it is here that the most gorilla families are located. Browse through our carefully weaved Uganda gorilla safaris and feel free to request a quote

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20 Day Uganda Safari (All Major National Parks)

This 20-day all round safari explores all major national parks in Uganda This captivating journey will take you through the diverse landscapes and enchanting wildlife sanctuaries that Uganda has to

17 Day Ultimate Uganda Wildlife & Primates Safari

The 17-Day Uganda Wildlife & Primates Safari takes you eastern, and western Uganda. Spend 17-days exploring Entebbe, Source of the Nile at Jinja, Sipi Falls at Mount Elgon National Park

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4 Day Lake Mburo, Bwindi Forest & Lake Bunyonyi Uganda safari

This 4 days Lake Mburo, Bwindi Forest and Lake Bunyonyi Uganda safari will take you to Lake Mburo National park for the boat cruise trip, wildlife sighting, horseback riding in

4 Day Mgahinga Gorillas & Golden Monkeys Uganda Safari

This 4 day Mgahinga Uganda gorillas and golden monkey safari will take you to Mgahinga gorilla national park found in southwestern Uganda across the equator. Mgahinga gorilla national park is

13 Day Kenya, Uganda Wildlife & Primates Safari

This 13 Day Kenya and Uganda Safari takes you to some of East Africa’s most iconic national parks and reserves, including Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara

7 Day Uganda Luxury Fly-in Safari

Experience the best of Uganda on this luxury safari that takes you to four stunning national parks. Fly to Murchison Falls National Park, where you can marvel at the mighty

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Planning a safari in Uganda? these frequently asked questions about Uganda safaris should address some of your concerns and also offer you some tips and information to help you prepare for your trip

What are the top attractions or highlights of Uganda safaris?

Uganda safari tours are renowned for a diverse array of attractions and highlights. One of the top attractions is gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, where you can have a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with endangered mountain gorillas. Other highlights of Uganda tours include game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park to witness elephants, lions, buffalos, and more. Boat safaris on the Nile River, chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park, and the scenic beauty of Lake Bunyonyi are also not to be missed.

What wildlife can be seen on a Uganda safari?

Uganda is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. Apart from the iconic mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, you can spot other primate species such as golden monkeys, baboons, and colobus monkeys. The national parks are also home to elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles, and various antelope species. Birdwatchers will be delighted by the diverse avian population, including shoebills, African fish eagles, and numerous endemic species.

How long should I plan for a Uganda safari?

The ideal duration for a Uganda safari depends on your interests and the activities you wish to undertake. To fully experience the highlights of Uganda, it is recommended to plan for at least 7-10 days. This allows ample time for gorilla trekking, game drives, boat safaris, and other activities, ensuring a well-rounded safari experience.

What are the different types of safaris available in Uganda?

Uganda offers a range of safari packages to cater to different preferences. Some popular Uganda safari packages include gorilla trekking safaris, wildlife safaris, birdwatching safaris, chimpanzee tracking safaris, and cultural safaris. Whether you want to focus on a specific activity or combine multiple experiences, there is a safari to suit your interests.

How much does a Uganda safari cost?

The cost of a Uganda safari can vary depending on various factors such as the duration of the safari, accommodation choices, activities included, and the level of luxury. On average, a mid-range Uganda safari can cost anywhere between $2,000 to $5,000 per person for a 7-10 day trip. Uganda Luxury safaris can be higher in price, while budget options are also available. It is advisable to consult with a reputable tour operator to get an accurate quote based on your preferences and budget.

Do I need a visa to visit Uganda for a safari?

Yes, most visitors to Uganda will require a visa. However, the visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. It is recommended to check with the Ugandan embassy or consulate in your country to determine the specific visa requirements. Generally, a tourist visa can be obtained through online application. Please note that the formerly issued visa on arrival at the airport or border entry points is now banned. Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date.

What safety precautions should I take while on a safari in Uganda?

While Uganda is generally a safe destination for tourists, it is always important to take certain safety precautions. These include:

  • Staying informed about the latest travel advisories and guidelines.
  • Hiring a reputable tour operator or guide who is knowledgeable about the local environment and wildlife.
  • Following the instructions given by your guide during wildlife encounters.
  • Keeping a safe distance from wild animals and refraining from feeding or provoking them.
  • Taking necessary vaccinations and carrying essential medications.

What is the local currency in Uganda, and how should I prepare financially for my safari?

The local currency in Uganda is the Ugandan Shilling (UGX). It is advisable to carry some local currency for small purchases and tips. However, major hotels, lodges, and tour operators generally accept major foreign currencies such as US Dollars, Euros, and British Pounds. It is recommended to bring a combination of cash and credit/debit cards for convenience. ATMs are available in major towns and cities, but it is advisable to inform your bank of your travel plans to avoid any issues with card usage.

Can I go gorilla trekking in Uganda? How do I obtain a permit?

Yes, Uganda is one of the few countries where you can go gorilla trekking. To obtain a permit, you need to contact the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) or a reputable tour operator well in advance. Gorilla permits are limited and in high demand, so it is recommended to secure your permit at least 3-6 months in advance. The permit cost varies depending on the time of year and availability.

What is the typical duration of a gorilla trekking experience?

Gorilla trekking is one of the main highlights of Uganda safaris. The typical duration of a gorilla trekking experience can vary, but it usually takes a full day. This includes a briefing session, a hike through the lush rainforest to locate the gorilla family, and a magical one-hour encounter with these gentle giants. It’s important to note that the actual time spent with the gorillas can range from 45 minutes to an hour, depending on their behavior and the group’s guidelines.

Are there any age restrictions for gorilla trekking in Uganda?

To ensure the safety and well-being of both visitors and gorillas, there are age restrictions for gorilla trekking in Uganda. The minimum age requirement is 15 years old. This rule is in place to protect the vulnerable gorillas from potential transmission of diseases. However, for those who are unable to participate in gorilla trekking, there are alternative activities available, such as nature walks and community visits.

What other primate species can be seen on a Uganda safari?

Uganda is a primate hub, home to a diverse range of primate species. Apart from gorillas, other primates that can be spotted during a Uganda safari include chimpanzees, golden monkeys, olive baboons, black-and-white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, and vervet monkeys. Exploring the dense forests and national parks of Uganda offers a unique opportunity to observe these fascinating creatures in their natural habitats.

What is the best way to travel within Uganda for safaris?

Uganda has a well-developed transportation network that caters to tourists. The best way to travel within Uganda for safaris is by hiring a reliable tour operator or using a trusted safari company. They will provide expert guides and comfortable vehicles for your journey. The most common mode of transportation is a 4×4 safari vehicle, which is ideal for navigating the diverse terrains of Uganda’s national parks and wildlife reserves. Internal flights are also available for those looking to save time or visit remote areas.

Are there any health considerations for a Uganda safari?

Embarking on a safari in Uganda requires some health precautions. It is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or travel clinic prior to your trip to ensure you have the necessary vaccinations and medications. Malaria, yellow fever, typhoid, and hepatitis A and B are a few of the recommended vaccinations for Uganda.

Do I need specific vaccinations?

Yellow fever vaccination is mandatory for entry into Uganda. Additionally, anti-malarial medication is highly recommended, as mosquitoes are prevalent in certain areas. Other vaccinations such as typhoid, hepatitis A and B, rabies, and meningitis may be suggested based on your personal health history and the specific regions you plan to visit.

What are some of the best safari experiences in East Africa?

The East African region offers a diverse range of safari experiences to include safari tours in Uganda, where you can witness the magnificent wildlife and gorillas in their natural habitat. Serengeti National Park trips offer thrilling safaris amidst the vast savannahs, home to the Great Migration. For the adventurous souls, Rwenzori mountains trekking provide a challenging yet rewarding experience scaling the legendary Mountains of the Moon. Murchison Falls safaris promise breathtaking views of the powerful waterfall and abundant wildlife. Indulge in luxury safaris in Uganda to experience unparalleled comfort amidst the wild beauty. Kenya gorilla trekking offers a unique opportunity to encounter these majestic creatures.

Can I combine a safari in Uganda with other activities like hiking or rafting?

Absolutely! Uganda offers a plethora of adventurous activities alongside its remarkable wildlife. Popular combinations include gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and hiking in the Rwenzori Mountains, or a thrilling safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park followed by white-water rafting along the Nile River. The possibilities for combining activities are vast, catering to various interests and fitness levels.

What should I pack for a Uganda safari?

When preparing for a Uganda safari, it’s essential to pack appropriately:

  • Lightweight, breathable clothing with long sleeves and pants for protection against sun, insects, and chilly mornings.
  • Comfortable hiking boots and closed-toe shoes for gorilla trekking and other outdoor activities.
  • Waterproof, lightweight rain gear.
  • Insect repellent with a high percentage of DEET.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat for sun protection.
  • Binoculars and a good camera to capture the incredible wildlife and birdlife.
  • A daypack for carrying essentials during activities.
  • Personal medications and a basic first aid kit.
  • Travel adapters and chargers.