How to Plan a Trip to Uganda

5 Questions to Ask Yourself

  1. What's on offer in Uganda? 
  2. When's the best time to visit Uganda?  
  3. What's your budget? 
  4. How fit and active are you? 
  5. Are you looking for luxury accommodation, camping, or mid-range hotels and lodges, or a mix? 
Chimpanzee staring into the distance in Kibale Forest on Kibale habituation experience.

Get up close and personal with the chimps on a habituation experience.

What's on offer in Uganda?

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Uganda is home to half the world's Mountain Gorilla population. Seeing these animals up close in their natural habitat is one of the most impressive wildlife encounters in Africa. …

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Uganda Safaris

Uganda Safaris

Uganda’s savannah safari destinations are beautiful, immensely valuable, and extraordinary wildlife encounters that complement a forest adventure or mountain hike perfectly. Each…

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Adrenaline Activities

Adrenaline Activities

If you think that exploring Uganda ties you to a vehicle, think again. White water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, quad biking, hiking, horse riding and much more are possible …

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Cultural Experiences

Cultural Experiences

To really understand a country, you have to meet the people. And for conservation to be sustainable, the people also have to benefit from the protection of wildlife and habitats. …

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Your Travel Plans

When can you travel?

Unlike many African destinations, Uganda benefits from an equatorial climate which means all regions can be visited all year round. Sitting on the equator means temperatures are very similar throughout the year, with altitude the only factor that separates temperatures between the different regions. 

Seasons are defined by rainfall. March to May is the long rainy season, and October to November is the short rainy season. It's business as usual in Uganda during these months, but trekking routes are tougher and roads can be challenging. 

How active are you?

All classic safari routes are easily accessible and don't require particularly high levels of fitness. The gorilla trekking is tougher, particularly in the wet season, and you can expect to be walking for anywhere up to six hours before making contact. 

Reaching the peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains requires a high level of fitness and durability. 

Planning a Trip

Hiking the snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains.

Accommodation options

Uganda has a wide selection of accommodation options and increasing portfolio of luxury lodges.

The popular national parks have options ranging from luxury to budget, and in the Rwenzori Mountains there are adventure camping options. 

What's your budget?

The exclusivity of the mountain gorillas combined with how many people you're travelling with, the standard of accommodation, and how much ground you want to cover are the main drivers of cost. 

It's important to understand what's realistic given your travel dates, trip length, and interests. 

Our team will talk you through your options, and we'll work to design an itinerary that fits your budget. 

Thinking about visiting Uganda?

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Get in touch and we can help you understand your options, design an itinerary that's right for you, and then get you set up and ready to go. 

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