What makes Uganda special?

1. Primates

Coming face to face with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is one of the most powerful and humbling wildlife encounters possible. That is not hyperbole; it is fact. You can always spot trekkers who are returning from having been with the gorillas: even the strong and silent types are grinning and chattering like birds.

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 structures, the chimps are close to us - not just in terms of DNA. They have a dark side that enthralls just as much as their more charming characteristics.

2. Biodiversity

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, buffalos, 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 and the snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains, it's one of the most beautiful countries on the planet. 

4. Range of Experiences

The hardest thing about planning a trip to Uganda is deciding what to leave out. This exotic, important, pulsating, exciting, frustrating, enthralling country is about so much more than mountain gorillas. Although - it should be added - they are out of this world as well.

While tracking those incredible primates will always be the primary draw, there's so much on offer outside the thickets of Bwindi or Kibale. From game drives and boat safaris, to trekking, camping, and adrenaline activities. 

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. Happily, this is not a worthy experience, it is fun, enlightening and inspiring and is easy to build into an itinerary.

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About us

About us

We’re a team of Ugandan specialists with decades of collective experience working and travelling throughout the region. Through our knowledge and our network of local partners, …