Uganda

From Mountain Gorillas to Shoebills – Uganda’s wildlife is Simply Outstanding

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Immerse yourself in an authentic African safari experience

Immerse yourself in an authentic African safari experience

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Discover Uganda’s Impressive National Parks and Unbeatable Hospitality

Discover Uganda’s Impressive National Parks and Unbeatable Hospitality

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One of the best places on earth to see gorillas & chimps in their natural habitat…but it’s not just the primates that attract visitors to this remarkable country

From savannah in the east to rainforest in the west, this small yet stunningly diverse country is home to a true abundance of wildlife including over half of the world’s mountain gorilla population, over 5000 chimpanzees and 11 other different species of primates. Yet it’s not just the primates that make this safe and exceptionally scenic country such a draw for travellers in search of unrivalled wildlife encounters and memorable adventures. The mighty gorillas may take all the headlines, but an adventure safari to Uganda will also bring you up-close to leopards, lions, elephant, hippos and over 1,000 species of birds. What’s more, with 10 unique National Parks to explore, a year round spring-like climate and some of Africa’s most diverse and beautiful scenery, Uganda offers the most authentically enjoyable African safari experience possible.


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John Swindell
Uganda Specialist

Speak to someone who’s been to Uganda. Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our friendly destination specialists on 0800 195 3385 or 44 1625 581143 for outside the UK.

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Our Uganda brochure contains a sample of some of our favourite Uganda itineraries, created with you, the customer, in mind. Carefully selected by our team of wildlife-travel specialists, our exciting programme of out-of-the-ordinary travel adventures combines the planet’s most sought-after wildlife experiences with the very best in transport, accommodation and expert guiding.

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Top 5 reasons to visit Uganda

  • The best place in the world to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat
  • Witness an abundance of wildlife including chimpanzees, golden monkeys, and “The Big 5”
  • Home to over 1,000 recorded species of birds including the distinctive shoebill…this is a birder’s paradise
  • Diverse landscapes offering a unique range of adventure experiences, from savannah in the east to rainforests in the west
  • With less tourism than other African destinations there are fewer crowds, more authentic experiences on offer, the highest standards of hospitality, and the highest level of safety

Getting There...

A number of European airlines offer regular flights from London Heathrow to Entebbe International Airport, with a short stopover usually required. Flights are also available from most other major European and International cities.

Health

We advise you to visit your health professional at least 4 to 6 weeks before travelling to Uganda. Requirements will vary from person to person but as Malaria and Schistosomiasis (bilharzia) are common in Uganda you may require vaccinations. UK health authorities have also classified Uganda as having a risk of Zika virus transmission.


The availability of medical facilities outside Kampala can be limited and in the case of serious accident or illness, evacuation by air ambulance may be required. Air ambulance insurance may be included as part of your trip package so please check before travelling. You must also have your own travel insurance policy and accessible funds that will cover the initial outlay costs of any medical treatment or repatriation costs.


Further details on current health requirements can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/health

Visa

The majority of visitors to Uganda will require a visa for entry to the country. You can apply for this visa online at https://visas.immigration.go.ug/ and we recommend applying for this well in advance of your trip. Upon arrival in Uganda, immigration officers will determine how long you will be permitted to stay in the country, usually between 2 weeks to 3 months depending on your travel plans. You can also apply for an East African Tourist Visa which allows entry into Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda and is valid for 90 days. East African Tourist Visas can be applied for on this link: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/#/help/visa

More information on visas and entry requirements for UK citizens is available on this link: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/uganda/entry-requirements. For all other nationals please consult your country’s foreign travel advice departments.

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Wildlife

Uganda is steadily becoming recognised as one of the world’s most prolific wildlife destinations, with exceptional up-close encounters with a wide variety of land mammals on offer throughout this small but diverse country. The huge list of wildlife you can expect to see here includes rhinos, hippos, buffalo, elephants, lions and, of course, 13 varieties of primates. From spotting tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park to tracking rare mountain gorillas in Bwindi, Uganda is sure to impress even the most experienced wildlife enthusiasts.

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Birds

With a wide range of habitats to discover from rainforests and swamps to savannahs and lakes, simply put, Uganda is a birder’s paradise. Home to over 1000 different species of birds, Uganda holds many delights for birding enthusiasts who can expect to encounter everything from shoebills and swamp flycatchers in the wetlands, to African piculets and yellow-throated cuckoos in the grasslands. Dedicated birding itineraries and birding tours are available for those looking to cover a full range of habitats and species.

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Getting Around

Although Uganda is fast becoming a prime destination for tourism, it is relatively underdeveloped compared to some of the more well-known African countries. Therefore the road networks are slightly more complicated to navigate and we recommend exploring Uganda as part of a small group tour with dedicated guides and transport. Owing to the country’s relatively small size, all of Uganda’s most popular National Parks are within driving distance of each other, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the scenery on offer as your experienced guide takes you through these beautiful lands.

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