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What makes Uganda special?
It is our belief that Uganda is one of the most extraordinary travel destinations in Africa.
It's a land of immense variety, and a single itinerary can combine such a breadth of experiences, from trekking snow-capped peaks to luxury lakeside lodges.
Uganda is a small country, which makes the diversity of experience available here all the more impressive.
You can wake up one morning in a boutique forest lodge having spent the previous day with wild mountains gorillas, and by sunset you're overlooking a savannah from your private veranda, watching buffalo, elephant, and giraffes roam the grasslands.
5 Reasons to Visit Uganda
1. Gorillas & Chimps
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is arguable the most powerful wildlife experience on the planet. Uganda is home to half of the world's remaining Mountain Gorilla population, with habituated families living in the thick forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
In the forests of Kibale, Murchison Falls, and Queen Elizabeth National Park you will find troops of chimpanzees swinging from the trees overhead. Chimp trekking in Uganda is possible in all 3 locations. Our closest living ancestors, observing the chimps in their natural habitat, and watching their complex social interactions, you can't help but notice the parallels between them and us.
Alongside the primates, the savannah grasslands, wetlands, and forested parks of Uganda make it one of the most ecologically rich countries on the planet and one of the best safari destinations in Africa.
The equatorial rains bring a wealth of migratory birds, and across the national parks you'll find elephants, lions, buffalo, antelopes, giraffes, big cats and much more.
3. Natural Beauty
The natural beauty of Uganda is inescapable and intoxicating.
Its diversity in landscape, from dry savannah grasslands that morph into luscious green plains as the seasons change to the jungle thickets of Bwindi Forest and the snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains.
Uganda is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet.
4. Range of Experiences
What makes Uganda so impressive is its ability to combine such diversity of experience and activity into a single itinerary. The country's size is an advantage, not a disadvantage. 3-hours by car, and you're in a totally new environment, with brand-new adventures waiting to be had.
Gorilla and chimp trekking will always be at the top of the list for most first-time visitors of Uganda, but there's so much more on offer outside forests of Bwindi or Kibale.
Game drives, boat safaris, trekking, camping, relaxing, and adrenaline activities like white-water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping and quad biking are all on the menu in Uganda.
5. Welcoming People
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.
There are a number of great community-driven activities to get involved with in Uganda alongside your safari.
Happily, this is not a bland experience, it is fun, enlightening and inspiring and is easy to build into an itinerary.
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Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
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Wildlife in Uganda
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Hotels and Lodges in Uganda
Uganda has a wide selection of accommodation options and an increasing portfolio of luxury lodges. The lodges retain a sense of character, and make the most of their often …
When to visit Uganda
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Popular Trips to Uganda
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.…