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 & Safari Holidays

Adventurer Uganda's Fly-In Gorilla Trek

From $3,815 per person sharing
5 days
Cultural experiences. A camp fire after a full day of gorilla trekking. Face to face encounters with endangered gorillas. Camp lounge. Aerial view of the rolling hills of Uganda. The Boma Hotel exterior. The Boma Entebbe cottage interior.
Highlights

Accessible fly-in location. Accommodation in a private concession.

Destinations visited
Uganda
7 days
Bwindi has four known habituated gorilla families. Queen Elizabeth offers many exciting activities like trekking chimps. Seek out primates like chimpanzees. Take a guided walk through the rainforest. Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Kazinga Channel boat cruise. Look for the tree-climbing lions in Ishasha. Set up a beekeeping station with Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
Highlights

Fly-in to Kasese from Entebbe. Trek chimpanzees in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Destinations visited
Entebbe Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
15 days
Black and white colobus monkey near Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp. Cultural interaction with the Batwa tribe Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp. The firepit at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest with Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp. Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp gorilla sighting. Exterior grounds of House of Waine. Hot air balloon ride over the Wildebeest Migration with Sanctuary Olanana. Predator sighting with Sanctuary Olanana.
Highlights

See the extraordinary Wildebeest Migration in season. Seek out Big 5 game viewing.

Destinations visited
Arusha Kenya Masai Mara Nairobi Ngorongoro Crater

Uganda & Rwanda Primates and Wildlife Safari

From $13,575 per person sharing
14 days
Mount Gahinga Lodge in Uganda
Sunset over Kyambura Gorge Lodge Kyambura Gorge Lodge suite Kyambura Gorge Lodge suite Lush surroundings at Kyambura Gorge Lodge Ndali Lodge pool with a view Aerial view of Virunga Lodge and dramatic Rwanda landscapes View from Ndali Lodge
Highlights

Track Mountain gorilla, chimpanzee and the rare golden monkey. Incredible game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Destinations visited
Entebbe Kibale Forest Kigali Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Rwanda