Uganda Tours and Gorilla Trekking

Come face to face with the mountain Gorilla in Uganda

Uganda, often referred to as the 'Pearl of Africa', is a country of striking beauty and home to the deepest crater lake in all of Africa, Lake Bunyoni. Its national parks and wildlife reserves boast over 300 species of mammal and more than 1000 species of birds, though Uganda's major attraction is the approximate 600 remaining mountain gorilla. You will need a gorilla permit to do the trek to see the gorillas, which we organise for you. The permits are vital in helping finance patrols that are responsible for protecting the gorillas from poachers.

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Uganda presents a unique experience and our overland camping safaris and gorilla trekking safaris departing in 2019 and 2020 offer you the chance to get up close and personal with our closest living relative.

Upcoming Uganda Trips 2019 and 2020

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The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Johannesburg, South Africa 04 Jun 2019 USD $3,495 The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Map
Great African Expedition North - 57 days Cape Town, South Africa 08 Jun 2019 USD $3,995 Great African Expedition North - 57 days Map
Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Nairobi, Kenya 08 Jun 2019 USD $2,295 Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Map
Great African Expedition - 57 days Nairobi, Kenya 08 Jun 2019 USD $3,995 Great African Expedition - 57 days Map
The Big Overlander - 47 days Nairobi, Kenya 08 Jun 2019 USD $3,595 The Big Overlander - 47 days Map

Uganda Overland Camping Safaris

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Mountain Gorilla | Uganda | AfricaGorilla and Game Trek - 15 days Map

Gorilla and Game Trek

15 days | FROM USD $1,195

Trek through lush jungle in search of mountain gorillas. Experience...

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Gorillas | Uganda | AfricaGorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Map

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM USD $2,195

From the wilds of the Masai Mara, to gorillas in Uganda, safari in the...

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Gorilla | Uganda | AfricaGorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Map

Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound

25 days | FROM USD $2,195

Start your African adventure with a taste of the tropics on the...

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Herd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | AfricaBig Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Map

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $2,695

Adventure overdrive. Trekking for gorilla, game-spotting, kicking back...

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Elephants | Africa Overland Safaris | AfricaBig Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Map

Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

36 days | FROM USD $2,695

Starting at Victoria Falls, Africa's adrenaline capital and finishing...

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Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander - 47 days Map

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $3,495

Experience the contrasts and raw appeal of this majestic continent up...

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Gorilla with her baby | Uganda | On The Go ToursThe Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Map

The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM USD $3,495

Discover seven different countries, travelling from South Africa...

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Lions in Samburu National Park | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition - 57 days Map

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM USD $3,895

An epic expedition that heads south from Kenya via Uganda to Cape...

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Samburu Tribe | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition North - 57 days Map

Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM USD $3,895

An epic 57 day expedition travelling through South Africa, Namibia,...

Uganda tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.78 out of 5 based on 18 recent reviews — See All Uganda Reviews

Excellent valued tour for people who have the time and prepared to rough it a bit to have a great experience.Guides were very knowledgeable and terrific to learn from. Cook and driver also had many tour years of knowledge. We were the oldest (63yrs) but still had a fun time and always felt looked after and safe.”  

Stephen Leggett • Submitted 18 Apr 2019

I have had the time of my life and desperately want to return. The tour and all of the guides, drivers and cooks were incredible. I really cannot fault a thing. ”  

Caitlin Whelan • Submitted 13 Jan 2019

This tour was fantastic. There are long days of driving. I found the trek challenging although we had one of the longer treks but totally worth it. Our crew of Mwongi, Nick and Jarod could not have been better. I definitely would recommend this trip. ”  

Lesley Hendry • Submitted 24 Sep 2018

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Gorillas in the Mist
A bucket list wildlife adventure

With a population of just 700 inhabiting the volcanic mountain ranges and dense forests of the Uganda - DRC - Rwanda border triangle, trekking to see the mountain gorillas is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With our range of overland camping safaris to Uganda, you can come face-to-face with these mighty apes and see the best of East Africa and beyond from Nairobi all the way south to Cape Town.