Africa Safari Packages—Uganda Safaris

Uganda Safaris: African Safari Packages

Our African Safari Packages give you a combined feel on jungle trails, African savannah game and boat launches in Uganda that you can’t find anywhere else in Africa. With a Uganda safari, you get to combine Savannah experiences with mountain rainforest jungle adventures no other country can match.

Uganda occupies an area of 241,551 sq. km of which 44,228 sq. km is swamps and open water bodies. Most of Uganda is located between the two arms of the great East African Rift Valley, with Lakes Albert and Edward extending for 150 km and 80 km along the along the Albertine Rift valley floor bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo. That alone gives Uganda a unique landscape, beautiful weather and rare flora and fauna that every traveller should experience at least once.

The Uganda scenery notable for its greatly differing landscapes with altitude ranges from 620 meters above sea level at the lowest point in the Albertine Basin to 5,109 meters above sea level at the snow-capped peaks of Rwenzori Mountains, the third highest Mountain in Africa.

To most Africa visitors, the attraction experienced firsthand on an African safari trip is the spectacular sights and sounds often only glimpsed on the television screen. Uganda presents a unique opportunity to live this experience.

The natural attractions, that you get to experience of one of the trips, are remarkable and these include 10 national parks, 12 wildlife reserves and 14 wildlife sanctuaries. The variety of animal, bird and plant species in the country is absolutely remarkable.

A tour to the South west, where the borders of Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda meet, is an African trip not soon to be forgotten. For it is there that the visitor will meet the rare and endangered mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat (At present there only four national parks in the Virunga Mountains  where you can see the mountain Gorillas two of which are in Uganda: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park)

Gorilla Trekking is certainly the culmination of any visit to Uganda’s south west; it is by no means all there is to see. Western Uganda also boasts of a number of beautiful lakes and waterfalls, particularly Lake Nabugabo near Masaka, Lake Mburo National Park, a haven for acacia associated birds and a good variety of wildlife and Lake Bunyonyi near Kabale.

At Gorilla Tracking Africa we strive to deliver memorable Uganda safaris that mostly combine gorilla tracking expeditions with wildlife game adventures. On offer are some truly memorable Gorilla Tours and Africa Wildlife Safari Packages in Uganda that are tailor-made to our clients’ needs. Our safaris and tour adventures cover the entire East African region and are perfect for those wanting a relaxed, guided Gorilla Tracking Tour and Wildlife Safari in Uganda.

Uganda Safaris

Our Top Destinations

  1. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Gorilla Trekking
  2. Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla Trekking
  3. Kibale Forest National Park – Chimps Tracking
  4. Murchison Falls National Park – Game Drive & Boat Safari
  5. Lake Mburo National Park – Game Drive
  6. Kidepo Valley National Park – Game Drive
  7. Nyungwe Forest National Park – Chimpanzee Tracking
  8. Queen Elizabeth National Park – Game Drive & Boat Safari
  9. Akagera National Park – Game Drive

Africa Safari Packages (Uganda)

Check out these pre-packaged Africa tours that may suite your travel style.
Our team of tour experts can also help you plan a custom packaged tour to any of your
choice of destinations with all things inclusive. Contact us directly to get you started.

3 Day Uganda Gorilla Tracking Tour
03 Days Start: Ebb

Budget Uganda Gorilla Tracking Tour to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park by Road

Kibale Chimpanzee tracking safari
03 Days Start: Ebb

The Kibale Chimpanzee tracking Safari Experience

3 Day Bwindi Gorilla Tour
03 Days Start: Ebb

3 Day Bwindi Gorilla Tour, Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

4 Day Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari
04 Days Start: Ebb

Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari

4 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda
04 Days Start: Ebb

4 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda

5 Day Gorilla Tracking and Wildlife Safari
05 Days Start: Ebb

Go on this budget Uganda safari that combines Gorilla Tracking with wildlife game drive and boat Safari

Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Tracking Safari
05 Days Start: Ebb

Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Tracking Safari to Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

6 Day Uganda Gorillas, Chimps & Game Drive Safari
06 Days Start: Ebb

6 Day Uganda Gorillas, Chimpanzee, Game Drive & Boat Safari

8 Day Gorilla Trekking, Wildlife & Chimpanzee Tour
08 Days Start: Ebb

8 Day Gorilla Trekking, Wildlife & Chimpanzee Tour

Uganda Safaris - Uganda Holiday Adventure
09 Days Start: Ebb

Uganda Holiday Adventure includes gorillas, wild game drives, boat safaris, chimpanzee and culture.

13 Days Start: Ebb

13 Day Gorilla Tour and Big Five Safari

15 Days Start: Ebb

Gorilla Tracking Tour – Uganda & Rwanda

Important Information

Passport, Visa and Other Entry Requirements

Entry requirements can change, so please contact your local Uganda Embassy to verify the information below is current.

  • A passport is required for all foreign visitors and has to be valid for at least six months.
  • Passports must have a clean and full visa page for endorsement.
  • All visitors traveling to Uganda must have a valid yellow fever certificate, which will be required as part of a visa application, and may also be required at the port of entry.
  • Citizens of most countries require a visa. A list of countries that don’t need a visa is available.
  • Visas are best obtained in advance through an official online visa-application portal., but they can also be obtained through your local Uganda Embassy or high commission. At present visas on arrival are still being issued alongside the online application process, but this is meant to be phased out so enquire about this before opting to go this route.
  • Tourist visas are available for Uganda only, or East Africa (which covers entry to Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda) for the same cost.

Flights & Airlines to Uganda

The main entry point for flights into Uganda is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) located near the town Entebbe, about 46km/29mi from the capital, Kampala. Uganda is a relatively compact country and further transportation within the country is usually done by vehicle. In most cases, your local tour operator will collect you from the airport or hotel and will arrange further transportation as part of your safari-package.

Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to Uganda and what tickets would cost.

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Domestic Airlines & Flights in Uganda

Fly Uganda and Aerolink run scheduled domestic flights to most parks. Alternatively, your tour operator can organize charter flights at a very high price. The only destination in Uganda, which is often reached by air, is the very remote Kidepo Valley National Park.

Best Time to Go

The best wildlife viewing months in Uganda are during the Dry seasons from June to August and December to February. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Uganda. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet, and one can’t avoid rain completely. However, after heavy rain, the skies often open up to bright sunshine.

  • Best Time: June to August and December to February (All parks)
  • High Season: June to September (It’s rarely crowded, but you’ll need to book your gorilla permits long in advance)
  • Low Season: March, April, May, October, November (Some lodges and camps in high rainfall areas close down; roads and forest trails can be in poor condition)
  • Best Weather: June-July and January-February (Little rainfall)
  • Worst Weather: March, April and May (Peak of Wet season)

gorilla tracking information

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Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park - Chimpanzee Tracking

Uganda has the most researched about chimpanzee in Africa. Get to know more about these human cousins and how you can get your chimpanzee tracking adventure organised.

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Big five game tours

In Africa, the Big Five game animals are the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. The term was coined by big-game hunters, and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot, but is now also widely used by safari tour operators.

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