Uganda’s main attraction however is undoubtedly the mountain gorillas. With only about 1000 mountain gorillas left in the world today – ranging between Uganda, Rwanda and DRC – they are a hidden gem and have only really become a “wildlife must” in the last 10-15 years or so.

We welcome you to experience Uganda safaris including adventurous expeditions to see the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga National Park. Our gorilla treks in Uganda range from short 3 day hikes to long multi-adventure safaris that include other adventures such as chimpanzee tracking, sightseeing tours, hiking (mountaineering adventures), big game viewing, white water rafting, wildlife safaris, city and cultural tours e.t.c.

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Most Popular Uganda Safaris


2 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking trip starts and ends in Kigali, Rwanda


A Tour to home of almost half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas.


Fly from Entebbe to Bwindi Forest for mountain gorilla trekking.


Visit Bwindi and track the endangered mountain gorillas.


Track the mountain gorillas twice in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.


Go gorilla tracking in Bwindi and enjoy game viewing in Mburo.


A Small Group Safari from $2,960 per Person Sharing, Excluding International Flights


Great Apes and Savannah Game – A 10 Day Safari from £4,500 per person


This Safari takes you to Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth among other parks

Not a place, then, according to the media, that would be top of your list for a relaxing holiday. It doesn’t take long to forget that Uganda was once -just a generation ago – Africa’s top tourist destination. And the fact is that all the things – wildlife in profusion, extraordinarily beautiful scenery, magnificent lakes and rivers (including the Nile) – that made Uganda so popular then are still there now Except tourists, of course.
So what happened?

Rave reviews for the “Pearl of Africa”

From Speke’s expedition to Uganda’s snow-capped “Mountains of the Moon” and the source of the Nile in the 19th century, for over 100 years until the 1970’s, Uganda received rave reviews.

Understandably, it was seen as the most amazingly beautiful country in Africa. Upmarket tourists flocked in, including all the notables of the day. who were all very impressed indeed -in “My African Journey”, Churchill wrote:
“For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life – plant, bird, insect, reptile, beast – for vast scale…Uganda is truly the Pearl of Africa.”
Many, many more supremely complimentary passages were written by many more travellers extolling the towering virtues of this magnificent country.

And, in the 20th century, upmarket tourism became a major activity in Uganda. Everybody who was anybody -from Queen Elizabeth to Marshall Tito – came to Uganda to enjoy the beauty of the country, the friendliness of the people and the superb wildlife. By the early 1970’s, before the package holiday revolution had changed the face of world tourism, Uganda was simply teeming with de-luxe tourists and travellers eager to see its wildlife and environmental treasure-chest and returning, filled with wonder for this beautiful, green country.

And, the celebs are trickling back

No, not Winston Churchill or HM the Queen, but Uganda is rapidly becoming an ‘In’ destination. Seen in Uganda in the last years have been HRH Princess Anne, Stephen Fry, Frank Bruno, President Clinton, Gerry Halliwell, Rachel Hunter, AA Gill, Richard Ingrams and John McVicar amongst many others. Maybe the first swallows of spring?

Top Safari Destinations in Uganda

Uganda is a land locked country located in East Africa with and it lies on the equator. The country hosts one of the largest water bodied (Lake Victoria) and the source of the longest river in the world (The Nile). Uganda is known to be the most hospitable country in the world and this is stems from the tradition of hospitality common to its cultural diverse populace.

There are several amazing destinations in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa. Below are the top ten tourist destinations of Uganda.

National Parks

Bwindi Impenetrable national Park

The home of great giant apes the gorilla is the most visited park in Uganda. It’s located in the south west; 9 Hours drive from the capital city (Kampala). These apes are known to be endangered and they are only found in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Half of the gorilla’s population is found in Uganda and they are known to be humble and gentle primates. You can track gorillas both in Uganda and Rwanda. More information about Gorilla tracking

Queen Elizabeth National Park’s

Named from the Queen Elizabeth II, the park is located south west covering the whole of the Kazinga channel that connects Lake Edward and Kyoga. The park is known to Harbour a large number of species ranging from predators, herbivores, antelopes, birds and other small organisms. A game drive in the park usually rewards you with animals like the Lions, buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs, bush bucks, side stripped jackals, hyenas and plenty of birds. This is also known to be birders paradise. More information about Queen Elizabeth.

Murchison falls National Park

With a scenic view of the falls, Murchison falls national park was named from the falls that is as a result of the Calm Nile forcing its self through a narrow gorge to explode into a thunderous roar of white water fall. The park is located in the northern end of the Albertine Rift valley. It is one of the oldest conservations areas in Uganda. The park is also home to a large number of animals and birds. While in the park you can do activities like a game drive, chimpanzee tracking and a boat ride on the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the falls.

Kibale National Park

Also referred to as the home of the primates/chimpanzees, Kibale National park is located on the elevated Fort portal plateau. It’s most known for its chimpanzees although it harbors the largest number of primates in Uganda. A walk through this tropical rainforest in does not only reward you with primates but also with other animal species and also plenty of fauna. Tracking chimpanzees is this forest is the most informative and interesting forest walk you will ever get.

Lake Mburo National Park

Situated in Mbarara district the park is a 3 and half ours drive away from the capital city. The park is famous for its richness in biodiversity which is attributed to the variety of micro-climates the park has. The park is most known for antelopes like the Impala from which Kampala the capital city was named. It also has animal species like leopards, hyenas, buffaloes,, zebras, jackals, Topis and plenty of birds.

The Rwenzori mountains National Park

Also referred to as the mountains of the moons are found a few kilo metres north of the equator, rising over 4000m above the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley. The region’s glaciers, waterfalls and lakes make it one of Africa’s most beautiful alpine areas. The mountains have extraordinary flora and fauna which includes Elephant, buffalo, giant forest hog, bushbuck, chimpanzee and leopard are present although rare. To hike the great mountains you require a minimum of Seven days for a rewarding a hike. However 10 is the best of number of days enough for the hike to the peak (Margherita: 5109 m).

Popular Landmarks

The source of the Nile

Declared by Speke Hannington in 1862 as the source of the Nile, the area has not lost its scenic view and it has attracted many tourists into Uganda since then. The Nile has a lot of adventure to offer for tourists as the boat rides to the actual point (source), artifacts, bungee jumping and white water rafting.

The Kasubi Tombs

Also a world heritage site the Kasubi tombs is known to be a master piece of the Buganda cultural tradition in Buganda with one of the larges huts/Banda in the world. Four royal tombs now lie within the “Muzibu Azaala Mpanga” (meaning “A tough one brings forth powerful ones”), the main building, which is circular and surmounted by a dome and the main palace. The tombs are the major spiritual centre of the Baganda and its one of the most active places in the whole of the Buganda kingdom. It is located in Kampala a 10 minutes drive from the city centre.

Uganda Museum:

This is a display of Uganda’s cultural heritage where one is able to see ethnological and natural-historical exhibitions. It is a scenic reminder of splendid past of the country with a collection of musical instruments, photos, pictures, materials of the past. The museum contains lost of materials starting from pre-colonial time. A visit to the museum usually gives tourists a clear picture of the past.

Ssese Islands:

Ssese islands are a collection of 84 attractive Islands situated in the northwestern part of Lake Victoria and are an increasingly popular tourist destination in Uganda. Described as a cross between the Hebrides and the Caribbean, the islands offer scenic views, plenty of activities like nature walks, fishing volley ball and other games. Spending a weekend on this island is adventurous.