Home to an astonishingly diverse landscape, half of the world’s population of Mountain Gorilla’s and a bright and abundant array of wildlife, Uganda really does live up to its reputation, courtesy of Winston Churchill in 1908, as being “The Pearl of Africa”.

Landlocked by Kenya, The Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Tanzania and Rwanda, this wonderful country encompasses many natural wonders.Some of the most breath taking destinations to visit in Uganda include the beautiful snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains (nicknamed The Mountains of the Moon), and stunning Lake Victoria.

Murchisson Falls National Park is home to over one thousand species of exotic birds, and its forty-three metre tall waterfall is a must see. African elephants, antelopes, hippopotami, leopards and lions all meander freely amongst Murchisson’s sprawling savannah.

Whether you fancy trekking through the mountains for Gorillas, enjoying a Safari, or taking in the wondrous beauty of Lake Victoria, Uganda will blow you away with its bold yet humble beauty, and will not shy away with its friendly offerings that cannot be missed.

  • View up to 13 different primate species


    Kibale Forest National Park has more primate species than any other
    area in East Africa and is particularly good for viewing chimpanzees in the wild.

    The area is surrounded by rolling green hills and tropical forest, which is the perfect habitat for the various primates that live here.

    Colobus, red and L'Hoest's monkeys all live here, but it's the chimpanzees who bring the visitors to this area. Tracking these primates as they swing through the canopy is a wonderful sight.

  • Find tree-climbing lions

    In Ishasha, in the southern area of Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will find one subspecies of lion known to regularly climb trees. 
    You can join a local scientific researcher on his daily game drive into Queen Elizabeth National Park where he will locate and record the behaviour of a lion pride which he is studying. This activity is best done in the mornings when there is plenty of time to track the pride and the chances of finding them are higher.
    A highlight of visiting the park is to find a pride of lion relaxing on the branches of a shady fig tree.
  • Spot the elusive Shoebill


    West of Entebbe, The Mabamba Swamps are one of the best places to spot the elusive Shoebill. 

    Glide in a small canoe through the papyrus reeds which open up into grassy wetlands, where a number of Shoebill can be spotted.

    Early morning is the best time to try and find a Shoebill, when they are feeding - stalking frogs, eels, snakes and mudfish. 

    Shoebills feet can be up to 18 centimeters long and they can live for up to 35 years!

  • Track gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Tracking mountain gorillas through the dense African forests in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a truly magical experience. This is the only place that you can see the mountain gorillas in Uganda.

    The gorilla tracking can take anything from three to eight hours and requires some level of fitness and agility and tends to be a little harder than in Rwanda. Just eight visitors are allowed per day per gorilla family.

    Also in the forest, you are likely to spot monkeys, birds and a variety of other wildlife.

  • A cultural visit to see the long-horned Ankole Cattle

    The Ankole cattle in Uganda are known as the "Cattle of Kings" because of their close ties and importance to the royalty of South west Uganda. They are truly majestic and are a sight to behold. 

    During a stay in Lake Mburo National Park, visit a traditional Bahima homestead to learn about their way of life and cultural traditions, including the stunning Ankole long-horned cows, with an opportunity to try your hand at milking.

    What sets the Ankole cattle apart even further apart is the size of horns that can exceed 2.5 meters in length.

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Uganda's equatorial positioning means that there is very little year-round fluctuation in temperature and no distinct summer and winter season. Read More

Uganda's equatorial positioning means that there is very little year-round fluctuation in temperature and no distinct summer and winter season. This being said, the hottest months are January and February. The two Wet seasons are from September to November and March to May.

With this in mind, tourists are advised to travel during the two Dry seasons (June to August and December to February) when animal viewing is at its best.

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