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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.
Our Top Destinations
- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Gorilla Trekking
- Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla Trekking
- Kibale Forest National Park – Chimps Tracking
- Murchison Falls National Park – Game Drive & Boat Safari
- Lake Mburo National Park – Game Drive
- Kidepo Valley National Park – Game Drive
- Nyungwe Forest National Park – Chimpanzee Tracking
- Queen Elizabeth National Park – Game Drive & Boat Safari
- Akagera National Park – Game Drive
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.
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)
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