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Why go to Uganda

The equator runs through Uganda and splits the rainforests of the Congo Basin from the savannahs of East Africa. Uganda hosts the source of the Nile, the ‘Mountains of the Moon’ and is home to a dwindling population of the great Silverbacks, the Mountain Gorillas. The lush, fertile land sprouts almost every fruit and vegetable and the markets and friendly people are a kaleidoscope of vibrant color.

 

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Where to go in Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The Park is part of the Impenetrable Forest and lies next to the Democratic Republic of Congo and next to the Virunga National Park. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and only accessible on foot. This is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa and is most notable for the 340 Mountain Gorillas which make this their home. This is more than half of the worlds remaining population of Mountain Gorillas.

 

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Kibale National Park

The Park forms a continuous forest with Queen Elizabeth National Park and an important wildlife corridor. Known mostly for its population of Chimpanzees and 12 other species of primates.

Ssese Islands

Ngambe Island is one of the 84 islands found on the North Western side of Lake Victoria. This is home to many orphaned and rescued chimps which now roam free across the island in a safe environment. Viewing can be done from a raised platform, during feeding time.

 

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Lies on the banks of Lake Victoria and is the best known location for the source of the Nile. This is also home to the Ugandan Hydro Electric Plant. 8 kilometers upstream is the Bujugali Falls with islands and rapids and amazing birdlife. There are also a number of campsites, adventure activities and several community projects in the area. Most popular activities are the white water rafting on the Nile, quad biking and bungee jumping.

Nile River

Take on the wild waters of the Nile River , some of the best white water rafting in the world .

 

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Murchison Falls

Check out the world’s most powerful waterfall on a willdife-watching boatride up the Victoria Nile .

 

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When to go to Uganda

Uganda is an all round destination, with things to do and see at any time of year. Gorilla trekking is obviously the highlight in Uganda and although trekking is throughout the year, the best time of year to do the trekking (for easier conditions) is during the drier months of January and February and again in the second dry season of June through to September. The busiest times on the mountains are December to February and July to August . The experience will be incredible no matter when you go. During the rainy season the Gorillas tend to hang out at lower altitudes . They also love to sunbathe after getting wet …so great for taking photos.

Game viewing is ideal at the end of the dry seasons which would be February and March, and again at the end of September and early October.

For updated weather forecasts across Africa, please visit www.africanweather.net .

Most Popular Safaris in Uganda

7 Days Discover Uganda Safari

1 week
Discover the best of Uganda with this unique tour! Enjoy the flexibility and personalized service of a small group guided tour with unforgettable primate and wildlife encounters, cultural interactions and overnights in traditional and adventurous safari lodges.

  • Duration:7 Days
  • Starts: Entebbe, Uganda
  • Ends: Entebbe, Uganda
  • Group Size:Min 2 persons
  • Rates:2018 Rates: Low Season from USD 2,018.75 per person sharing / High Season from USD 2,262.50 per person sharing & Gorilla Permit USD 600 per person.
  • Single Room Supplement :Please enquire
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2018 Rates: Low Season from USD 2,018.75 per person sharing / High Season from USD 2,262.50 per person sharing & Gorilla Permit USD 600 per person

14 Day Kenya & Uganda Safari

2 weeks
Visit the Masai Mara in Kenya, the Mountain Gorillas of Uganda and the Chimpanzees on Lake George on this “Once in a Lifetime” expedition.
  • Starts: Nairobi
  • Ends: Nairobi
  • Group Size: Max 18
  • Local Payment: N/A
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2017 Rates from ZAR 17,450 & Active package ZAR 13,450. 2018 Rates from ZAR 20,450 & Active package ZAR 13,550.

56 Day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Tour

8 weeks
The most spectacular sceneries, wildlife and cultures that Africa has to offer! Experience the absolute top highlights on this 56 day journey of a lifetime.
  • Starts: Cape Town
  • Ends:Nairobi
  • Group Size: Max 18
  • Local Payment:N/A
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2017 Rates from ZAR 66,150 pps and Activity Package ZAR 28,320 pp and Gorilla Permit from USD 630 - 730. 2018 Rate from ZAR 87,340 pps and  Active Package ZAR 42,260 pp

5 Day Glimpse of the Gorillas Accommodated Safari

- 1 week
Your trek will take you on an enchanting path as you weave through overhanging vines, moss-covered Hagenia trees and giant Lobelia. The high point, of course and one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth, will be spending time with the gentle giant gorillas as they go about their daily life - feeding, playing, resting, and raising their young.
  • Starts: Entebbe
  • Ends: Entebbe
  • Group Size: Min 2
  • Local Payment: N/A
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From USD 1,784pps and Gorilla permit USD 600 (please note price varies from month of travel)

13 Day Uganda Safari & Gorilla Trek Camping Adventure

1 Week +
This tour includes famous attractions of trekking in indigenous forests to see wild Gorilla’s and Chimpanzee’s, as well as exploring vast water-ways, mystical villages hidden in mist, and the lesser known sights of Tree Climbing Lions, huge pods of Hippopotamus, and of course the endless variety of plains animals.
  • Starts: Entebbe
  • Ends: Entebbe
  • Group Size: Max16
  • Local Payment: N/A
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2017 Rate from EUR 1,675 pps plus Gorilla Permit & 2018 rate from EUR 1,845 pps plus Gorilla Permit

14 Day Kenya & Uganda with Gorillas Camping Safari

2 Weeks
Mountain gorillas inhabit the rain forests of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda on the high slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes and to track them and find them among the tangled vines and giant trees is a spine-tingling experience. Other highlights of this trip are the memorable countryside of Uganda, known as the “Pearl of Africa”, and searching for the “big five” in the Masai Mara. Lake Nakuru National Park is home to black and white rhino, flamingo and leopard, while Lake Naivasha harbours large pods of hippos. An express safari from Kenya to Zimbabwe with some of the best Wildlife Reserves in East and Southern Africa.
  • Starts: Nairobi
  • Ends: Nairobi
  • Group Size: Max 30
  • Local Payment: 2017 Rates USD 490 pps & 2018 Rates 590 pps
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2017 Rate from ZAR 13,900 pps and Local payment of USD 510 pps plus Gorilla permit from USD 444 pp & 2017 Rates from ZAR 13,900 pps and Local payment of USD 510pp plus Gorilla permit from USD 444pp & 2018 rates from ZAR 15,000 pps and Local payment of USD 500 pps plus Gorilla Trekking Permit (Optional) USD 690 pp
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