Uganda Destinations

Uganda Destinations

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About Uganda Destinations

Uganda is a welcome splash of green in a predominantly arid continent. Its dense forests give shelter to some of the last remaining mountain gorillas on Earth.

People travel from far and wide to spend an hour in their presence, watching them graze, groom, sleep and play. Our safari specialists, having experienced the country beyond its prized wildlife attraction, will arrange your gorilla encounter and recommend how to spend your holiday in Uganda before or after.

We can arrange a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, giving you a chance to see the Big Five, including tree-climbing lion. On boat trips along the Ishasha River, you can look for water-dwelling birdlife, hippo pods and elephant herds lining the banks. Or, trek with a guide through Kibale Forest National Park for a chance to see its 13 species of primate, including chimpanzees, red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkeys, and grey-cheeked mangabeys. The dense, tangled jungle of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest supports some of the last remaining wild mountain gorillas on Earth. But there are other places to go in Uganda where you can see even more wildlife. Our Africa specialists have explored all over and use their experience to help you decide on the best places to visit during your tailor-made trip.

You can follow pathways deep into Kibale Forest National Park to encounter chimpanzees, blue monkeys and grey-cheeked mangabeys in their natural habitat. Take a game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park for a chance to see lion sleeping in fig trees and hippo wading in the Ishasha River. Or venture into Murchison Falls National Park and watch as the Nile surges through a narrow gorge, the force of the frothing water creating plumes of mist.

Why Travel Uganda Destinations

Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting Uganda, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travellers. Venture through the misty rainforests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in search of mountain gorillas. Visit Murchison Falls National Park and cast your eyes upon one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Africa. Soak up the history of Uganda at the Igongo Cultural Centre, home to some of the best museum displays in the country. Experience the safari of a lifetime at Kidepo Valley, named the third-best wildlife park in Africa. Holidays in Uganda offer unforgettable experiences such as tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi National park, spotting tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth Park or visiting the Karamajong warriors in Karamoja. No matter what you’re looking for, Uganda holidays are sure to provide you with history, culture and some of the most incredible wildlife adventures that Africa has to offer.

Best time To visit Uganda

Best time To visit UgandaThe best time to visit Uganda is during its two dry seasons: between December and February, and between June and August, when conditions are particularly good for trekking to see mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Game spotting in national parks is also good at this time, as well as between February and March. Large numbers of wildlife can be seen at waterholes from September through to early October.Temperatures barely change throughout the seasons, sitting around 24°C-30°C, so you can visit Uganda all year round. The country is also fabulous for bird spotting at any time of year.

How to get there

How to get Uganda Destinations The only direct flights between Uganda and other African countries are; Ethiopian airlines to Addis Ababa, Egypt air to Cairo, Kenya Airways to Nairobi, Rwandair Express to Kigali, and South African Airways to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Uganda

  • Gorilla Trekking

  • Bird Watching

  • Gorilla habituation experience

  • Encountering the gorillas

  • Chimpanzee tracking

  • Wildlife Seeing

Things to do in Uganda
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