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People travel to Uganda Destinations to see the endangered mountain gorillas, but they leave Uganda with their hearts bubbling with warmth and kindness of Ugandan people, breathtaking volcanic scenery and the safaris by road and river, cruising down lakes lined with hippos. So get Uganda Travel Guide to find out the best that Uganda has to offer.

With roads lined with banana trees, humpy hills adorned with tea and coffee plantations and lakes and rivers flanked by globs of tall grass, Uganda At A Glance will look like a shock of emerald flora.

Here is our Uganda Travel Guide to help you plan your Uganda Safaris to this ‘Pearl of Africa’.

Things To Do In Uganda Safaris

  • Meet the gorilla families in the Impenetrable Forest at Bwindi.
  • Go on chimpanzees tracking in the Kibale Forest National Park.
  • The magnificent Murchison Falls is a sight for sore eyes.
  • Enjoy Uganda Safari Activities like white water rafting at Jinja, the origin of the Nile river.
  • Stride along the legendary Mountains of the Moon at Rwenzori Mountains National Park.
  • Capture the never before spectacle of Ishasha’s tree-climbing lions.

Best Uganda National Park And Reserves To Visit

With 12 game reserves and 10 Uganda national parks this country has a mammoth array of primates’ wildlife and rare birds.

  • Bwindi Impenetrable NP - Gorilla trekking
  • Kibale NP - Chimps trekking
  • Queen Elizabeth Np- Boat and classic Safari
  • Murchison Falls NP- Boat and classic Safari

Best Time To Visit Uganda Safaris

The two dry seasons: between December and February, and between June and August are the Best Time To Visit Uganda. During this period the conditions are particularly good for trekking to see mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.

Uganda Safari Tours; Cost and Accommodations

As of 2021, permits for Uganda Gorilla Safaris are $700 per head. Accommodation ranges around 150 to 900 depending on where you want to stay. A 3-day safari to Bwindi would come around a minimum $1200 per head. Other Uganda Destinations such as Queen Elizabeth or Murchison could cost about $ 1000 for Uganda Budget Safari travelers. The cost would reduce drastically.

Uganda offers the best at a good value and with fewer visitors than in longer-established East African destinations. Embark this true life-changing journey of Uganda Safaris with Gazelle Safaris Africa.

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Quick Facts About Uganda

Top Reasons To Visit


Uganda boasts a varied and thriving landscape that is home to an abundance of rare and exotic wildlife. Go in search of elusive chimp in tropical rainforest and observe giant gorilla in its natural habitat. Here are six reasons to visit Uganda. See all these highlights plus more on our Uganda Gorilla and Chimp Safari tour.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Although Uganda has a long turbulent history of wars and massacre, those are days of the past. Now it is one of the safest countries to visit. Moreover, the Ugandan people are very warm, welcoming and hospitable. One visit and your heart will forever belong to Uganda.

Uganda is an all year destination. However the best months are June-Oct, Dec-Feb.

The Uganda Safari Cost depends on several factors however the average cost of Uganda safari can come up to 700$ along with 900$ for accommodations per head.

Nicknamed as the “ Pearl of Africa '' Uganda is a very beautiful country with awesome landscapes, the array of wildlife, rainforests and several mesmerizing lakes and rivers.

With an array of wildlife and housing some of the rarest and endangered species, Uganda is home to no less than 10 National parks and 12 National Reserves.

Uganda Safaris offer various tourist accommodations in the form of safari camps and campsites in all the popular Uganda National Parks along with hotels to hostels suiting every budget.

For gorilla trekking, you’ve to hike through difficult terrain, water bodies, thick vegetation, hills and valleys. The activity can possess some initial challenges but in the end, it’ll be rewarding.

Uganda has more than half of the remaining Gorilla Population spread out in 5 Sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable forest giving travelers more choices. Gorilla Permits in Uganda are much cheaper than those in Rwanda giving tourists more value for money.

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All our holidays are uniquely designed for each of our clients. That’s because we can take you anywhere in Africa and create any experience you’d like. We’re not limited by fixed destinations, itineraries or hotels and we won’t restrict you by date or budget. Instead, you can dream big or small, and think far and wide or closer to home. Call us to start planning your personally tailored Safari holiday today.

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