How to Plan a Trip to Uganda
5 Questions to Ask Yourself
- What's on offer in Uganda?
- When's the best time to visit Uganda?
- What's your budget?
- How fit and active are you?
- Are you looking for luxury accommodation, camping, or mid-range hotels and lodges, or a mix?
What's on offer 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. …
Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda
By no means a support act to the gorillas, Uganda’s chimps are a draw in their own right. Occupying different habitats to the gorillas and living within distinct social …
Uganda’s savannah safari destinations are beautiful, immensely valuable, and extraordinary wildlife encounters that complement a forest adventure or mountain hike perfectly. Each…
Trekking and Hiking in Uganda
Few countries in Africa can combine trekking through jungle thickets, where light bounces off the dense shrubbery illuminating your path in a haze of green, with mountaineering to …
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 …
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. …
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.
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.
Popular Tours to Uganda
The tours below showcase just some of what is possible. Use these itineraries as starting points, or to draw inspiration. Then get in touch, and let our expert team help craft the perfect itinerary for you.
Combine chimp trekking in Kibale Forest with mountain gorilla treks in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. A well-paced highlights tour unlocking some of Uganda's most impressive experiences. Consider breaking up the journey from Kibale to Bwindi with a classic safari at…
Discover the exceptional bio-diversity of Uganda by combining the beautiful savannah grasslands of Murchison Falls National Park with chimpanzee trekking in the forests of Kibale National Park. Connect the dots with epic road trips looping through northwestern Uganda.…
Light adventuring and charming safaris in Lake Mburo National Park coupled with lakeside retreats and days of reflection and exploration around Lake Mutanda. Close out the trip with a few days canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking and more in Jinja, Uganda's…