Uganda Safari

WELCOME TO Uganda

Located at the equator, Uganda comprises an area of 236,580 sq km and is harbouring Lake Victoria. Uganda is rich in its cultural diversity with more than 30 diverse linguistic groups and indigenous traditions.

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Uganda's capital, Kampala, is located near the shores of the largest lake in Africa, Lake Victoria. | Rwenzori Mountains : One of Africa's finest trekking destinations, the famous "Mountains of the Moon" offer snow-capped peaks, still valley lakes, bamboo forests and ice-slicked glaciers. | River cruises are ideal for viewing the eponymous Murchison Falls. Keep an eye out for over 500 bird species.  | The majestic animals and critically endangered mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) are a sub-species of the eastern gorilla, and are found in only three countries. It is thought that there are just 880 mountain gorillas left in the world. | Kampala: it has a rich history, and a thriving modern culture built upon a foundation of lively bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.

TOP Uganda SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Tubasanyukidde in Uganda!

With only 1.3 million people resident in the capital city, Kampala, it might seem that the majority is driving a boda-boda. It’s the name given to the Ugandan motorcycle transport because they formerly used to transport people across “no-mans-land”. Kampala seems a world of chaos with small busses, boda-bodas, the beloved bicycles, dust and markets popping up everywhere. But how extraordinarily friendly these people are! With only two seasons (summer and raining season) and an average temperature of 26 degrees, even their capital city is remarkably green.

Recently, Kampala has even been announced as the best East African city to live in. Since 1986 the current president took seat and from then onwards the country has been able to stabilize, boost their economic situation and rapidly grow in numbers of population. Resulting to the fact that Uganda is officially the youngest country in the world, with over 50% being under the age of 14. Ranked as the world’s most entrepreneurial country with a rate of 28.1%. This means that 28.1% of Uganda’s population own or co-own a business that has paid salaries for more than 3 months but less than 42. As most countries in the region, Uganda is depending on export. The main exports consists of fish and fish products, coffee, tea, gold and cotton.

But it’s not without reason that Winston Churchill already named Uganda the Pearl of Africa. It is not far from the truth considering its natural resources combined with a very hospitable population. There are wonderfully obscure and totally fun things to do in Uganda and it has been rewarded by CNN, which mentioned the country in their top 16 holiday destinations and was ranked as a top tourist destination by Lonely Planet.

The country has abundant wildlife, over a thousand different bird species and it is home to the endangered mountain gorillas. You can actually get the exceptional opportunity to closely observe and interact with these fascinating great apes in their own habitat. Completely head over heels with these animals? Uganda has over 5000 chimpanzees, more than any other East African country. With multiple parks you will also find elephants, monkeys, aardvarks, lions, bats, leopards, jackals, zebras, warthogs, hippos, giraffes and many more.

Go zip lining in Griffin Falls (for real!), find the source of the world’s longest river, the Nile River, where you can also have an all-out whitewater rafting experience. Visit the famous Gaddafi Mosque or enjoy the beautiful sunset over Lake Victoria with your travel buddy. Ugandans are British Premier League fanatics and though life may be hard, they love good company and a beer or two. If you then are presented with a meal of pan fried grasshoppers, consider yourself a special guest because it is one of the favorite treats in the country.

Oh Uganda! It’s beautiful, welcoming, peaceful, fun and totally random. All are guaranteed a lasting memory of a great country. Book your Nile River Cruise now!

Uganda Safari

Our Highlights for you!

The Murchison Falls

In 1952 an area of about 13,000 square kilometres, was then named Murchison Falls National Park by The National Parks Act of Uganda. From the very beginning the park attracted lots of attention by receiving visitors as Ernest Hemingway and Winston Churchill. It’s Uganda’s oldest and largest conservation area and perfect for those looking for a classic safari experience on a budget! Be ahold, Murchison Falls is more than the park itself.

The highlight is the most powerful natural stream on this globe: River Nile. Between the rocks, there is a wide gap of 6 meters. Through this gap, the water of the Nile falls down another 40 meters, pushing a flow of 360,000 liters of water per second. It’s a signature tour.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

This is truly a destination to explore when you want to come close to habituated groups of mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda on the rim of the Rift Valley and by far the origin of the safari industry in this country. Taking a hike through the magnificent rainforest will probably also unveil to you the culture of the Batwa Pygmy group of people, who are known as the vulnerable, voiceless and endangered group of people, still living close with the animals in Bwindi. A Jungle Book kind of experience. Read more here or book your gorilla track directly!

Kidepo National Park

A rolling savannah landscape with granite mountains on the background, grants you a setting with breathtaking panoramas. The American TV channel CNN, named Kidepo as one of the three best parks to visit worldwide. With only about 6 tourists a day, the park gives you a level of exclusivity. You and your travel buddy can quietly enjoy the undiscovered character of the photogenic landscapes and endless wildlife, with the biggest buffalo migration as a “must see”.

Top customer safari destinations Transport from Most seen wildlife Best month to see wildlife Other activities nearby
Queen Elizabeth National Park 5-6hrs Buffaloes, Elephants, various antelopes, 600+ species of birds December - February Kyambura Gorge
Kibale National Park 320 km from Kampala 5hrs Variety of rimate species, including L'Hoests, Red Colobus Monkeys December - February, June - August (dry season)
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park 14 km from Kisoro Mountain Gorillas December - February, June - September (dry season) Virunga Range, including its volcanoes
Lake Mburo National Park from Kampala 3hrs Gigantic Eland Antelope, Topi, Impala, Burchell's Zebra, Hippos, Crocodiles All year round Boat ride, Sport fishing, Bird watching
Murchison Falls National Park 305 km from Kampala 5hrs Elephants, Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Nile Crocodile December - February, June - August (dry season) Boat ride on Lake Albert, Chimpanzee tracking at Rabongo Forest
Kidepo National Park 700 km from Kampala All year round
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 530 km from Kampala Mountain Gorillas, endangered species, such as Chameleon & Gecko, 120 species of mammals, 346 bird species, 202 butterfly species, 163 tree species, 27 frog species December - February, June - August (dry season)

LOCAL TRANSPORT

Air

Entebbe International Airport is the only international airport in the country, closely located to the country’s capital Kampala. Amongst others, airlines arriving at Uganda’s international airport are Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, British Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Emirates Airlines, and lastly Brussels Airlines. Domestic airstrips, which are commonly used by tourists have been further improved to ensure easy connection to the different regions. These airstrips are Apoka, Pakuba, Bugungu, Kasese, Mweya, Kihihi, Kayonza and Kisoro.

Road

The Road transport network connecting other countries to Uganda is good for any visitor to reach the country. Buses and Coaches are available between Kampala to Nairobi, Bukoba, Dar-es-salaam, Kigali, Bujumbura and Juba. There are a variety of standard services from which you can choose to whichever destination you would wish to be. Beware of prior booking for these services as last minute bookings may lead to you failing out to get a seat on the bus.

Water

There is a regular inland ferry connecting Nakiwogo in Entebbe and the Ssese islands on Lake Victoria and one between Bukakata pier near Masaka town and Ssese islands on Kake Victoria.

VISA & PASSPORT

Visitors from any country can obtain a multiple entry visa that will allow entry to the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, and the Republic of Uganda for tourism over period of 90 days. For more details on the East African Tourist Visa vist EADP.

HEALTH

We advise you to check with your own medical doctor for medical advice and any precautions that are required. Always protect yourself against from the sun and dehydration.