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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. 

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Sunrise at QENP, safaris start early for the best sightings.

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. 

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, 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. 

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Above the clouds on the Ugandan border: last leg of summit hike

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 the 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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Experienced trekking guides lead you to the Gorillas.

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Uganda Tours

Uganda Tours

Uganda is a country of extraordinary biodiversity and diverse landscapes. Its combination of Savannah, jungle forests and wetlands make it one of the most exciting safari …

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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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Wildlife in Uganda

Wildlife in Uganda

Uganda is rightly famous for its Mountain Gorillas, and seeing these animals in the wild is an experience unlike any other. Beyond the gorillas, the savannah grasslands, wetlands, …

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When to visit Uganda

When to visit Uganda

Uganda sits on the equator and so temperatures are consistent throughout the year. Rainfall is all that separates the seasons. March to May is the long rainy season, and October to…

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