Uganda

Uganda was once described by Winston Churchill as the "Pearl of Africa", and with good reason. Blessed with volcanic mountains, lush valleys and vast lakes, abundant wildlife and a leafy, cosmopolitan capital, Uganda packs a lot into a relatively small country.

Despite its challenging political past, the resilient spirit of its people and the wealth of its natural treasures has seen Uganda rise above, offering travellers a safe and rewarding destination.

Trek through the dense montane forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to half the world's mountain gorilla population; and search Kibale Forest for more than a dozen primate species, including the elusive chimpanzee.

Enjoy a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to elephants, lions, leopards, hippos and more; observe rhinos in the wild on a walk through Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary; and spot majestic African wildlife on a cruise to the foot of Murchison Falls, where the Nile River squeezes through a narrow gorge and plunges spectacularly over the rift valley wall.

Or for the adventurous mountaineer, challenge yourself to a trek through tropical rainforest, alpine valleys and glacial landscapes in the remote Rwenzori Mountains ("Mountains of the Moon"), culminating in a demanding ascent of Margherita Peak (5,109 m / 16,762 ft), Africa's third highest mountain.

Take a look at our unique itineraries and start planning your unforgettable Ugandan adventure!


 

Leaders in responsible travel

Responsible travel practice is at the heart of our Uganda programs. Our adventures provide a true wilderness experience by viewing wildlife in their natural habitat and supporting the protection of diverse environments, rare and endangered species and local communities.

Authentic experiences

Our Uganda program is varied and unique; designed to give you a glimpse of the country's geographic and cultural diversity. From summiting Margherita Peak in the renowned Rwenzori Mountains and trekking in search of Mountain Gorillas to spotting tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park and embarking on a game walk, even the most sophisticated traveller will find inspiration within our range of itineraries.

Ultimate value

Featuring comfortable safari accommodation and wilderness camps, private vehicles, enthusastic camping crews and porters and fascinating touring options, our Uganda adventures offer great value for money. Additionally, we aim to incorporate as many inclusions as possible in the tour cost such as most meals, transfers, excursions, game drives, permits and national park fees.

Experienced local guides

From our expert driver-guides to the national park rangers and local trackers, all of our staff work tirelessly to ensure an awe-inspiring and unforgettable experience. While our exceptional mountain guides and camping crew encouage you to challenge yourself in the Rwenzoris, our enthusiastic leaders are keen to share their extensive knowledge on the history, culture and natural wonders of their country.


 

Animal welfare focus

Our wildlife viewing drives do not travel off the path, ensuring that wildlife are given the required space. We support anti-poaching efforts in partnership with the Uganda Conservation Foundation.

Cultural preservation

We include unique cultural experiences on our itineraries, such as visiting local homes for traditional meals and bark cloth making projects. Our guides have a vast knowledge about native cultures and traditions that they are eager to share with travellers.

Support of local communities

While our office and field staff are local Ugandans, we aim to use locally owned accommodations.


Permanent safari camps

Like a tented hotel room, this is the perfect way to experience the African wilderness. We use 3 star comfortable properties that reflect the character of the area.

Hotels

In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 star, twin share properties that are centrally located, comfortable and reliable.

Safari lodges

In game parks, national parks and rural locations we use 3 to 4 star comfortable properties that reflect the character of the area. Some may have extra facilities such as a swimming pool or private balcony.



A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



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