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Best Uganda Tours & Safaris

Big on drama but somewhat short on infrastructure, Uganda offers a multitude of adventures that are best experienced on an organised tour or safari. Choose from short, intensive gorilla trekking hikes into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; gorilla and chimp combination adventures that include Bwindi and Kibale National Park; and longer safari tours that focus on savannah wildlife, primates big and small and adventure activities such as white-water rafting on the Nile and mountain trekking.

Tours and safaris in Uganda are not for the faint-hearted however: the roads aren't great, it rains often and driving between destinations can be long and tiring. Uganda's famous gorilla trekking may be on everyone's to-do list but it's a physically demanding experience in tough conditions. However, the experience of meeting a mountain gorilla face to face is truly a moment to be remembered for a lifetime.

Our selection of Uganda tours and safaris include both affordable and luxury options but if you can't find what you're looking for, one of our East Africa Safari Experts will happily tailor-make a trip to suit your needs and budget.

Recommended Uganda Tours & Safaris:

  • Fly-In Gorilla Safari

    From $2595
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 6 days
    Destinations visited: Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda, Bwindi National Park

    This bucket list adventure offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience of trekking with the gorillas of Bwindi and exploring the bird-rich Lake Mburo National Park.

  • Chimp Habituation, Gorillas & Wildlife

    From $4563
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 9 days
    Destinations visited: Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, Bwindi National Park

    One for the seasoned wildlife enthusiast, this unique itinerary is firmly focussed on Uganda's primates but there's big game viewing and amazing bird watching too.

  • Exciting Gorilla Trekking Adventure

    From $1900
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 4 days
    Destinations visited: Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda, Bwindi National Park

    The focus of this short tour to Uganda is on a mountain gorilla trek but you'll also get a night at lovely Lake Mburo with the chance to see some classic African savannah animals.

  • Exhilarating Gorilla Trekking Experience

    From $2081
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 4 days
    Destinations visited: Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda, Bwindi National Park

    A natural add-on to an East Africa safari, this short overland tour is all about a gorilla trekking expedition in Uganda but you'll visit charming Lake Mburo too.

  • Gorilla, Culture & Wildlife Fly-In Safari

    From $6688
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 8 days
    Destinations visited: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, Bwindi National Park

    Visit Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for a once-in-a-lifetime gorilla tracking experience, followed by a safari through Queen Elizabeth National Park. 

Uganda

At a Glance

Most famous for its gorilla trekking expeditions, friendly Uganda is also home to classic game reserves and is rapidly making a name for itself as an excellent chimpanzee tracking and bird watching destination.

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