Discover the home of the Mountain Gorilla; a country of impenetrable forests and rolling savannahs…
Choose from 2 specialist tours
- Mountain Gorilla
- Black & White Colobus
- Red Colobus
- L’Hoest’s monkey
- Grey-cheeked Mangabey
- Red-tailed monkey
- Cape Buffalo
- Ugandan Kob
- Jackson’s Hartebeest
- Giant Forest Hog
- African fish eagle
- Sooty flycatcher
- Speckled Mousebird
- Monitor Lizard
Known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’, Uganda sits on the western corridor of the Great Rift Valley between the vast jungles of Central and West Africa and the grass savannahs to the east. This offers an incredible diversity of landscape, where visitors can explore pristine rainforests, snow-capped mountains, grass savannahs, and great lakes.
Uganda’s habitats are said to have the most diverse populations of diurnal and nocturnal primates in the world, including the endangered Mountain Gorilla. It is also home to a great range of other African wildlife, including tree climbing Lions, wild Chimpanzees, 29 species of antelope, and over 1,000 bird species.
The rich mosaic of tribes and cultures, first class safari lodges, and the warmth and hospitality of the Ugandan people also ensure an unforgettable experience.
Each of our Uganda wildlife tours has been designed to show you the very best that Uganda can offer. Bespoke itineraries are also available on request.
- Discover the lush equatorial forests of Bwindi National Park and come face to face with a family of Mountain Gorillas, including the impressive yet gentle Silverbacks. Bwindi has 280-320 individual Gorillas living in 15 groups.
- Take early morning walks to find, observe, and photograph the Chimpanzees of Kibale before eating breakfast in the forest.
- Enjoy a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel between lakes Edward and George; an area with one of the highest concentrations of Hippopotamus in Africa.
- Bird watch in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to 23 highly localized Albertine Rift endemics, including globally threatened species such as the Shelley’s Crimsonwing and the African Green Broadbill.
- Visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary in the shadows of the Rwenzori Mountains and search for the elusive nocturnal primates.
- Explore the grassy savannah plains, leafy forests, dense papyrus swamps, and volcanic crater lakes of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This park has one of the highest bio-diversity ratings of any game reserve in the world, including 95 recorded mammal species and more than 610 birds species.
- Go in search of the fig tree climbing Lions in Ishasha and Leopards in Kidepo Valley National Park.
- Travel with some of the most knowledgeable and experienced wildlife guides in the business, including local ornithologists.
- Explore Murchison Falls National Park, at the northern end of the Albertine Rift valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savanna. Regular visitors to the riverbanks include Elephants, Giraffes and Buffaloes; while Hippos, Nile Crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.
- Hike the Rwenzoris – the fabled Mountains of the Moon – that lie in western Uganda along the Uganda-Congo border. The equatorial snow peaks include the third highest point in Africa, while the lower slopes are blanketed in moorland, bamboo and rich, moist montane forest.
- Uganda enjoys a tropical climate, though the heat is tempered by the altitude, as much of the country is more than 1000m above sea level.
- Rainy seasons are from March to May, and September from November
- Dry seasons are from December to February and from mid-June to mid-August
- Average temperatures range from approximately 16°C (61°F) in the southwestern highlands to 25°C (77°F) in the northwest.
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