Uganda Safaris – Welcome to the Pearl of  Africa

Uganda is one of the most visited countries in Africa, thanks to its diverse wildlife, rich culture, and friendly people. If you’re looking for an ultimate safari experience, Uganda safaris and tours should be on top of your list. Uganda offers some of Africa’s finest geographical and natural beauty taking you home to; one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world, including half of the remaining mountain gorillas roaming freely in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park.

Source to the mighty River Nile, the world’s longest river, surges out of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Uganda is also arguably one of the best bird-watching destinations in the world with about 1066 bird species. Uganda Safaris offer a true African game waiting to be discovered, there is no such thing as a crowd even in the most popular parks in the country. A safari in Uganda will bring clear proof of Winston Churchill’s words when he called Uganda “the pearl of Africa”.

Uganda tours bring you close to encountering the abundant wildlife that roams freely in the different National Parks and Jungle Reserves. The many good reviews that have constantly followed Uganda safaris clearly show that the country is a tourist paradise with world-class hotels, hospitable people, a good climate, and an abundance of wildlife

Popular Uganda Safaris and Tours

Uganda safari tours offer an unforgettable experience for visitors who want to explore the country’s wildlife and culture. From gorilla trekking to wildlife safaris, bird watching to cultural tours, Uganda has something for everyone. By choosing a Uganda safari holiday, you’ll not only have a great adventure but also contribute to the conservation efforts of the country. Book your Uganda safari today and start planning your next adventure!

8 Day Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari

This 8-day Uganda safari takes you from Kampala-Uganda and back again, giving you the chance to explore the country’s western region and its amazing wildlife and scenery. You’ll get to

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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


10 Day Uganda Safari Wildlife, Gorillas and Chimpanzees

This thrilling 10-day Uganda safari is an expedition that will take you through the most captivating national parks in the country. Starting at the majestic Murchison Falls National Park, prepare

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3 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari

This thrilling 3-Day Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda offers unforgettable adventure to the mesmerizing beauty and captivating gentle giants of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Get up close and personal

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12 Ultimate Uganda Safari Holiday

This 12-day Uganda Safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to more than 340 mountain gorillas – half of the mountain gorillas left in the world. You’ll also

4 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari & Volcano Hiking Adventure

This4 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 an exciting

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15 Day Uganda Safari, Adventure & Wildlife

This 15 days safari in Uganda will take you to Murchison Falls for hiking to the top of the falls and wildlife viewing, Kibale forest for Chimp tracking anda Bigodi

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,

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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5 Day Bwindi Gorillas & Queen Elizabeth Uganda Wildlife Tour

This 5 Days Bwindi Gorilla safari & Queen Elizabeth wildlife tour is an amazing trip for gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking and wildlife tours including a game drive and boat cruise.

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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

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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

Why Choose Our Uganda Safaris?

Our Uganda safaris are designed to showcase the very best of the Pearl of Africa; from the thrilling encounter with mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to the breathtaking wildlife spectacle of Queen Elizabeth National Park, our tours will take you on a captivating exploration of Uganda’s natural wonders.

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of Uganda’s diverse habitats. Traverse the vast savannahs of Murchison Falls National Park, home to majestic elephants, lions, and giraffes. Discover the hidden gems of Kibale Forest National Park, where you can witness playful chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Explore the tranquil waters of Lake Mburo National Park, where hippos, crocodiles, and a myriad of bird species reside.

Our Uganda safari tours are led by expert guides who possess extensive knowledge of the local flora and fauna. They will introduce you to the incredible biodiversity of Uganda, providing intriguing insights into the country’s ecosystems. Whether you are a seasoned wildlife enthusiast or a first-time safari-goer, our knowledgeable guides will ensure that your journey is both educational and captivating.

At the end of each exhilarating day, unwind in comfort at our carefully picked accommodations. Experience the warmth of safari in Uganda accommodated in cozy lodges nestled amidst nature’s splendor. Indulge in a delicious wide range of meals featuring local flavors and fresh ingredients. Relax and rejuvenate in well-appointed rooms that offer stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. Our carefully selected accommodations based on your budget and personal preference will provide the perfect sanctuary after each day’s adventure.

Don’t miss the opportunity to join our Uganda tours to this hidden gem for safari enthusiasts. Book your Uganda safari holiday today and embark on a journey of discovery. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Uganda’s national parks, encounter captivating wildlife, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get in touch with our safari experts to start planning an unforgettable adventure today.

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Things to Do in Uganda for Safari

Uganda safaris offer something for every traveler. Whether you want to see the endangered mountain gorillas, experience the thrill of white water rafting, or learn about the rich traditions of the local people, Uganda has it all. Here are some of the top activities to do on a Uganda safari tour.

Unforgettable Gorilla Trekking

Prepare to be captivated on your Uganda safari by the sheer magnificence of gorilla trekking in Uganda. With more than half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas residing in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Accompanied by experienced guides and rangers, venture into the dense forests, following the tracks and signs of these gentle giants until you encounter them. Witness their natural behaviors, from feeding and playing to grooming and interacting with one another. This encounter will leave you in awe of their beauty and grace.

Thrilling Chimpanzee Tracking

Uganda is a primate paradise, home to over 13 different species of monkeys and apes. One of the most exhilarating activities you can engage in is chimpanzee tracking. Explore locations such as Kibale Forest National Park, Kyambura Gorge, Kalinzu Forest, Budongo Forest, and Semuliki National Park to track these intelligent and social animals in their natural habitat. Accompanied by expert guides and rangers, listen to the calls and sounds of the chimps as you navigate through the forest. Witness their agile movements as they feed, climb, swing, and communicate, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Adrenaline-Pumping White Water Rafting

For those seeking an adrenaline rush, white water rafting on the Nile River is a must-do activity in Uganda. Originating from Lake Victoria, the Nile River offers some of Africa’s best rapids, ranging from grade 1 to grade 5. Choose from half-day, full-day, or multi-day rafting trips, tailored to your experience level and preferences. Accompanied by skilled guides, navigate the rapids while enjoying breathtaking views of the river banks, islands, waterfalls, and wildlife. Brace yourself for an unforgettable adventure.

Immersive Game Drives

With 10 national parks and numerous wildlife reserves, Uganda is a haven for diverse animal and bird species. Engage in game drives, the perfect way to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural environment. Whether in open or closed safari vehicles, embark on thrilling game drives in parks such as Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, and Kidepo Valley National Park. Encounter lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, hippos, crocodiles, hyenas, jackals, and more as you explore the diverse ecosystems of these parks.

Bird Watching Paradise

Uganda Safaris will introduce you is a haven for bird enthusiasts, boasting over 1,000 species of birds. Explore various habitats, including forests, savannas, wetlands, lakesides, and mountains, to encounter a wide array of avian wonders. Seek out the iconic shoebill stork at Mabamba Swamp, the Albertine Rift endemics at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the savanna endemics at Murchison Falls National Park, and the central African species at Semuliki National Park. Immerse yourself in the beauty and diversity of Uganda’s birdlife, creating memories that will leave you in awe.

Cultural Tours

Uganda is not only rich in nature but also in culture, boasting over 50 ethnic groups with unique languages, traditions, dress, cuisine, music, and dance. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures by visiting local communities and engaging in their daily activities. Join them in farming, craft making, cooking, or storytelling, gaining a deeper understanding of their way of life. Witness ceremonies such as weddings, initiations, or festivals, and marvel at captivating performances of drumming, dancing, and singing. These community and cultural experiences will provide you with a profound insight into Uganda’s history and the identity of its people. Some of the highlights of a cultural tour include visiting the Batwa people in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park or Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Karamojong people in Kidepo Valley National Park.

Conquer Majestic Mountains

Embark on a thrilling adventure of mountain climbing in Uganda, where scenic and challenging mountains await. Journey through the Rwenzori Mountains and Mount Elgon, testing your physical and mental stamina. Traverse diverse terrains, including forests, moorlands, rocky slopes, and glaciers, as you ascend to breathtaking peaks. Along the way, be rewarded with stunning views of valleys, lakes, rivers, and the surrounding landscapes. Equipped with proper preparation, equipment, and experienced guides and porters, conquer the mountains of Uganda and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Relaxing Boat Safaris

Indulge in the serenity of Uganda’s water bodies with captivating boat safaris. Cruise along Lake Victoria, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda, Lake Mburo, Kazinga Channel, and the Nile River, immersing yourself in the aquatic life and the birds that call these waters home. Marvel at the surrounding landscapes and wildlife that thrive in these habitats. Highlights include the awe-inspiring Murchison Falls, where the Nile River cascades through a narrow gorge, the Kazinga Channel teeming with hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes, and more, and Lake Bunyonyi with its enchanting islands and terraced hills.

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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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15 Day Uganda Safari, Adventure & Wildlife

This 15 days safari in Uganda will take you to Murchison Falls for hiking to the top of the falls and wildlife viewing, Kibale forest for Chimp tracking anda Bigodi

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12 Ultimate Uganda Safari Holiday

This 12-day Uganda Safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to more than 340 mountain gorillas – half of the mountain gorillas left in the world. You’ll also


10 Day Uganda Safari Wildlife, Gorillas and Chimpanzees

This thrilling 10-day Uganda safari is an expedition that will take you through the most captivating national parks in the country. Starting at the majestic Murchison Falls National Park, prepare

8 Day Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari

This 8-day Uganda safari takes you from Kampala-Uganda and back again, giving you the chance to explore the country’s western region and its amazing wildlife and scenery. You’ll get to

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7 Day Uganda Safari Holiday

The 7 Days Uganda Safari Holiday will take you to 3 National Parks; Murchison falls National Park for game drive, boat cruise and wildlife viewing, Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee

Top Destinations for Safari in Uganda

Uganda is a land of wonders, offering a multitude of experiences for every adventurer. From wildlife encounters and scenic vistas to cultural immersions and thrilling activities, Uganda is the perfect destination for an extraordinary safari experience. Embark on Uganda safari tours and explore the top destinations that showcase the country’s natural and cultural treasures

Murchison Falls National Park

Experience the grandeur of Murchison Falls National Park, the largest and oldest national park in Uganda. Spanning over 3,800 square kilometers, this remarkable park is named after the magnificent Murchison Falls, where the Nile River dramatically cascades through a narrow gorge. Encounter vast herds of elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, and antelopes in the northern savanna grasslands, while the southern forests and swamps are home to chimpanzees, baboons, and monkeys. Enjoy thrilling activities such as game drives, boat cruises, hiking trails, fishing, and birdwatching, making Murchison Falls National Park a must-visit destination for Uganda safaris.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a haven for biodiversity in Africa. This extraordinary park shelters more than half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, providing an incredible opportunity to witness these endangered species up close. Trek through the dense forest on guided tours and be captivated by the gentle giants in their natural habitat. Encounter other primates like chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, and l’Hoest’s monkeys, along with a myriad of bird species, butterflies, and mammals. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park promises an awe-inspiring and unforgettable experience.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Queen Elizabeth National Park, the second-largest national park in Uganda. Nestled between Lake Edward and Lake George, this diverse park boasts a range of ecosystems, from savanna grasslands and acacia woodlands to wetlands and tropical forests. Explore the park’s remarkable biodiversity, with over 600 bird species, making it a haven for birdwatching enthusiasts. Encounter elephants, buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, lions, leopards, hyenas, and antelopes. Don’t miss the opportunity to embark on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, where you can witness a plethora of animals and birds gathering at the water’s edge.

Lake Victoria

Indulge in the beauty of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa and a breathtaking destination in Uganda. With its expansive 68,800 square kilometers, this stunning lake borders Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. Explore the captivating islands that offer picturesque views, sandy beaches, fishing opportunities, and cultural experiences. Visit the Ssese Islands, known for their natural beauty, wildlife, and warm hospitality. Discover Ngamba Island, a sanctuary for orphaned chimpanzees, and Bugala Island, the largest island in Lake Victoria with its resorts and attractions. Lake Victoria promises a serene and unforgettable experience.


Experience the thrill of Jinja, a colonial town located on the shores of Lake Victoria and the source of the Nile River. Known as the adventure capital of East Africa, Jinja offers a plethora of exhilarating activities for adrenaline seekers. Engage in whitewater rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, quad biking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you explore festivals, markets, museums, and historical sites. Jinja is the perfect destination in Uganda for adventure enthusiasts and cultural explorers alike.

Kibale Forest National Park

Delve into the wonders of Kibale Forest National Park, a tropical rainforest renowned as the primate capital of the world. Spanning 795 square kilometers, this extraordinary park is home to 13 primate species, including the largest population of chimpanzees in Uganda. Embark on guided walks to track and observe these intelligent and charismatic creatures. Encounter other primates like colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, and grey-cheeked mangabeys. Kibale Forest National Park is also a paradise for birdwatchers, with over 375 bird species, including rare and endemic ones.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Uncover the wonders of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, the smallest national park in Uganda. Nestled in the southwestern corner of the country, this park is part of the Virunga Mountains, home to some of the last remaining mountain gorillas on Earth. Trek through the lush forests and witness the awe-inspiring gorillas in their natural habitat. The park also offers a unique opportunity to encounter the rare golden monkeys, found only in this region. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park provides an exclusive and unforgettable wildlife experience.

Sipi Falls

Marvel at the beauty of Sipi Falls, a captivating series of three waterfalls cascading down the slopes of Mount Elgon. Located in eastern Uganda near Kapchorwa, these falls are surrounded by lush green hills, coffee plantations, and local villages. Enjoy breathtaking views, refreshing swims, and thrilling hikes. Sipi Falls is also a popular destination for rock climbing, abseiling, and camping, offering an exciting and adventurous experience.

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Embark on a remarkable Uganda safari adventure in Rwenzori Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the magnificent Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the Mountains of the Moon, Africa’s highest mountain range. Traverse challenging trails that lead you through diverse landscapes, from tropical forests and bamboo groves to alpine meadows and glaciers. Encounter over 200 bird species, 70 mammal species, and unique plant life. Rwenzori Mountains National Park is a paradise for hikers and nature enthusiasts.

Kidepo Valley National Park

Unearth the hidden gem of Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda’s most remote and least visited national park. Located in the northeastern corner of the country, near the borders of South Sudan and Kenya, this park offers awe-inspiring savanna landscapes adorned with rocky outcrops and hills. Encounter a diverse array of wildlife, including rare and endemic species found nowhere else in Uganda. Witness elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, ostriches, and antelopes. Kidepo Valley National Park promises a truly remarkable and rewarding safari experience.


Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda

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Mabamba Shoebill Watching in Uganda

Shoebill watching in Uganda is an adventure every bird enthusiast seeking a unique and thrilling experience shouldn’t miss. One of the best places to spot this magnificent bird is

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest stands as one of Uganda’s most captivating and revered natural wonders. Nestled in the southwestern part of the country, this enchanting forest serves as a haven

What is the Best Time to Visit Uganda for Safari?

The best time to go on a safari in Uganda depends on various factors, such as personal preferences, weather, wildlife viewing opportunities, and tourist seasons. The dry season from

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Frequently Asked Questions About Safari in Uganda

What is the Best time for a safari in Uganda?

Uganda safaris and tours are favorable all year round with temperatures in the country averaging 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. The best time for a Uganda safari tour is during the dry season when the rains are less, grass is shorter, and photography is clearer. The high peak season and hottest months are January and February and June to September. However, Uganda safari holidays in the wet season are also possible, albeit slower, and visitors may not enjoy outdoor activities as much due to the rains

Why Choose a Uganda Safari Tour?

Uganda is committed to conservation and the protection of its wildlife. By choosing one of a Uganda safari tour, you are contributing to the conservation efforts of the country. Secondly, Uganda safaris and tours are relatively affordable compared to other African countries, making it an ideal destination for budget-conscious travelers. The real advantage of Uganda safari parks is that they are not anywhere near as crowded as those in Kenya or Tanzania. You meet very few other vehicles on game drives — in some cases, you even have the parks almost to yourself!

How to Book Your Uganda Safari Holiday?

Booking a holiday to Uganda involves a few steps starting with getting in touch with a reputable safari operator in Uganda. Most companies will have a number of tailored Uganda safari packages which you are open to choose from.

Do you prefer to arrange your own agenda? A reliable Uganda tour operator should be able to accommodate your plans and wishes to come up with a safari package that should meet your preferences.

Upon finding a Uganda safari that meets your interests at an agreed price with an Uganda safari company, you will be required to make a deposit of this price to confirm your Uganda safari booking. This deposit lies anywhere between 30% to 60% depending on how much your safari operator will require to make initial booking payments for your safari.

Expect to make the final deposit for your Uganda safari tour less than a month to your travel date. This will conclude your final booking process. From this point, you can then prepare for your safari to Uganda.

Preparing for your Safari in Uganda

Preparing for your safari in Uganda is something that you should do in less than 3 months from your arrival date. The preparation stage includes; booking your international flight to Uganda (Fly to Entebbe International Airport), applying for your Visa, checking for your yellow fever vaccinations, and packing for your safari

Apply for your Uganda Visa

First, and most importantly is applying for your Visa to Uganda, this can easily be done online through application. If you will be visiting Uganda alone, the single entry tourist Visa is what you will require. For visitors seeking to visit Uganda with extended trips to either Kenya or Rwanda, applying for The East African Visa will grant you entry to all the 3 countries.

Yellow Fever Vaccination

It is important to note that all visitors to Uganda are required to be vaccinated against yellow fever with proof of vaccination. You will be required to present a yellow fever vaccination certificate at immigration. This certificate is considered valid from 8 days from your vaccination and remains valid to up to 10 years from the time of your vaccination.

What to Pack for your Safari in Uganda?

There isn’t anything special required for your safari in Uganda apart from the few basics including the following;

  • Sundries
  • Passport (with printed visas)
  • Covid 19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Yellow Fever Certificate
  • Air tickets/vouchers
  • Money pouch Credit cards
  • Cellphone and Charger plus a Power bank
  • Sunglasses/guard Spare prescription glasses/contacts
  • Copy of prescription(s)
  • Eyeglass case
  • Small flashlight (torch) and extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Sewing kit Small scissors
  • Tissues (travel packs)
  • Handiwipes (individual)
  • Anti-bacterial soap
  • Pens
  • Deck of cards
  • Reading materials
  • Clothes

For safari wear, you should consider khaki earth tones (these neutral colors repel heat and so a good job disguising any patches of African dust and dirt) Keep away from the bright color options (black and blue too) they do attract Tsetse flies. In terms of fabric, light and breathable material makes life a lot more comfortable.

  • Sandals or lightweight shoes
  • Water proof hiking shoes (not white for trekking and walking safaris)
  • Wide-brimmed hat and a cap
  • Windbreaker Sweater or fleece
  • Rain Jacket
  • 2–3 pr. Safari pants with one that is water proof for gorilla trek
  • Hand Gloves for gorilla trek
  • 2–3 pr. Safari shorts
  • 5 pr. safari/sports socks
  • 3 short-sleeve safari shirts
  • 3 long-sleeve safari shirts
  • Swimsuit/cover-up
  • 1 pr. casual slacks or skirt 1 or 2 blouses
  • Belts

Is Uganda Good for Safaris?

Uganda safaris are an excellent choice if you looking for an ultimate safari experience (the big five) with lesser tourist traffic. Uganda as a country is Africa summed with almost all the best that the continent has to offer. Uganda safaris and tours take you home to one of the highest number of apes in the world.

The endangered mountain gorillas are found here among other lucky two countries(Rwanda and DRC) in the world, chimpanzees are also tracked here and do exist in huge numbers. The Rwenzori Mountains that form Africa’s highest existing mountain ranges welcome adventure lovers, Africa’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Victoria, that also exists with a fair share in Uganda.

In addition to Africa’s best attractions, Uganda is also home to the source of might River Nile, Africa’s longest river, and with over 1041 recorded bird species, this makes Uganda one of Africa’s best birding destinations.

How Much do Uganda Safaris Cost?

The cost of a Uganda safari tour varies with the type of safari you are looking for; types of Uganda safaris range from budget, midrange to luxury safaris accommodated in tented camps and lodges.

The price for a safari holiday to Uganda as offered by your tour operator or agent covers for accommodation, park entrance and permits, transport, meals and game activities.

Accommodation Safari Lodges and Tented Camps in Uganda

Accommodation for your safari in Uganda will range from budget, midrange and luxury lodges and tented camps. For a safari accommodated in budget lodges and tented camps, the cost lies anywhere below USD 60 per person sharing room for a night on a full board basis. If you will be traveling alone, expect to pay single room supplement.

Midrange lodges and tented camps in Uganda cost anywhere between USD 100 to USD 150 per person sharing room for a night on a full board basis. Similarly, if you will be traveling alone, expect to pay single room supplement.

Uganda Safaris and tours accommodated in luxury lodges and tented camps are the most expensive trips. Lodges and tented camps in Uganda offer a high-end price ranging above USD 250 per person sharing room for a night on a full board basis. If you will be traveling alone, expect to pay single room supplement.

Park Entrance and Permits

Park entrances to Uganda safari parks are your tickets to guarantee you entry to the parks and game activities. Permits are applicable for gorilla, chimpanzee, and golden monkey trekking in Uganda.

The park entrance fee to National parks in Uganda lies anywhere between USD 40 to USD 45 per person charged per 24 hours in the park. A gorilla permit costs USD 700 per person, whereas a permit for the gorilla habituation experience costs USD 1,500 per person.

A Chimpanzee trekking permit costs USD 150 per person for tracking the apes in Kibale National Park. A cheaper option is to trek the chimps in Kyambura in Queen Elizabeth National Park at a lower cost of USD 100 per person. The permit to track golden monkeys in Uganda found in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park costs USD 200 per person.

It is important to note that due to the high demand for permits, booking in advance of 3 months or more to your trekking date is advised. This is to ensure availability. Unlike the permits, park entrances is paid on arrival and don’t require any advance booking.

Transportation and Game Drives

The average cost for transportation and game drives per day lies anywhere between USD 150 to USD 350 per day depending on the season and type of vehicle. This cost covers the vehicle hire, driver/guide, and fuel. To cut down this cost, group sharing is recommended as these 4×4 safari vehicles that accommodate a capacity of 4 to 7 occupants.

Generally, we advise that you deal with a tour operator in Uganda to get the best out of your cost for a Uganda safari tour. A reputable Uganda safari Company will offer you an all-inclusive quote for your trip to also handle the entire booking process for you at a cost lower than what you would spend if you decided to book on your own.

Is Uganda Safe for Safaris?

Uganda as a country has enjoyed almost 3 decades of a peaceful reign led by His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Visitors to Uganda have less to worry about than they have to do in other countries which makes the country safe for a safari tour to all corners of the country. In addition to the peace, the people of Uganda are well known for their extreme hospitality and love for welcoming visitors to their beautiful country.

What to Expect from Uganda Gorilla Safaris?

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is one of the most extraordinary wildlife excursions on the planet. It’s an adventure that will test your physical endurance, stimulate your senses, and leave you awestruck.

The trek starts early in the morning, and you’ll join a group of eight people maximum, accompanied by a skilled ranger guide. The guide will lead you on a hike through the dense forest, where you’ll encounter local wildlife such as monkeys, birds, and tree frogs. The trek can take anywhere from one to eight hours, depending on how far the gorillas have moved from their previous location.

Once you reach the gorillas, you’ll be allowed to spend an hour in their presence, observing their behavior, interacting with them, and taking pictures. It’s an unforgettable experience that not many people get to do.

What Does Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda Look Like?

Chimpanzee tracking is a very popular activity on Uganda safaris, the chimps in Uganda are popularly tracked in Kibale Forest National Park. Other destinations to track the apes include Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Budongo Forest in Murchison falls National Park. The highest number of them being in Kibale Forest National Park makes it the most tracked destination featured in many Uganda safari tour itineraries.

The chimpanzee experience offers you a one-hour observatory interaction experience with these apes. Unlike the gorillas that a way too gentle, the chimps are more lively and playful with makes them more interesting to watch as they put on a show swinging through trees, fighting or mating

What Wildlife Can I See on My Uganda Safari?

There is a sheer diversity of wildlife in the various National Parks in Uganda, but with a whopping 500 species of mammals, the country has an amazing diversity. The big five list can be completed with a visit to the wildlife Parks and an extended trip to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the rhinos. Uganda is also home to the remaining mountain gorillas, Chimpanzees can also be tracked here in their natural habitat. With a wide variety of over 1000 bird species, this makes Uganda one the best birding destinations for bird lovers.

How Much do you Tip in Uganda?

Tipping in Uganda is not expected but wages are not so good as compared to your home country standards, therefore a tip will be well appreciated. A good tip in Uganda varies; for a driver or safari guide/driver USD 15 per day, at a restaurant USD 1 is good whereas on safari, tipping the rangers or activity leaders USD 10 is a good tip.

What are the Tips for a Successful Uganda Gorilla Safari?

To ensure that you enjoy your gorilla safaris in Uganda to the fullest, you need to keep these tips in mind:

  1. Book your permit in advance– Gorilla trekking permits are limited, and they sell out fast. Make sure you book your permit several months ahead of your travel plans.
  2. Dress appropriately– The gorilla habitat is in a rainforest, so be sure to wear sturdy, waterproof boots and long pants tucked into socks to avoid tsetse fly bites.
  3. Be in good physical condition– Gorilla trekking involves hiking steep and rugged terrain. You’ll need to be physically fit and have good balance.

Uganda gorilla safaris offer an unbeatable opportunity to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. With strict regulations and conservation efforts in place, Uganda’s gorilla trekking is a sustainable and exclusive adventure that is sure to leave you with lifelong memories. So, pack your bags and embark on a trip of a lifetime- the gorillas of Uganda are waiting for you!