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 for overland camping safaris and gorilla trekking safaris to get up close and personal with our closest living relative.

Upcoming Uganda Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 02 May 2018 USD $3,035 Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Map
Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 05 May 2018 USD $3,825 Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Map
The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Johannesburg, South Africa 08 May 2018 USD $4,915 The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Map
Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days Nairobi, Kenya 12 May 2018 USD $1,765 Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days Map
Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Nairobi, Kenya 12 May 2018 USD $3,035 Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Map
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Uganda Overland Safari Tours

Mountain Gorilla | Uganda | AfricaGorilla and Game Trek - 15 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Gorilla and Game Trek

15 days | FROM USD $1,765

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

Gorillas | Uganda | AfricaGorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM USD $3,035

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

Gorilla | Uganda | AfricaGorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound

25 days | FROM USD $3,035

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

Herd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | AfricaBig Five Safari Explorer - 36 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $3,825

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

Elephants | Africa Overland Safaris | AfricaBig Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

36 days | FROM USD $3,825

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

Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander - 47 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $4,915

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

Baboon and baby | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM USD $4,915

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

Lions in Samburu National Park | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition - 57 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM USD $5,495

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

Samburu Tribe | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition North - 57 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM USD $5,495

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

With an excellent visitor infrastructure and slowly increasing population, Uganda is one of the best places on the planet to visit the mountain gorillas and we include Uganda on a number of our overland safari expeditions. Camp beside Lake Bunyoni and trek picturesque jungle in small groups for the chance to spend a few hours with these incredible creatures. Combine your visit to Uganda with neighbouring Kenya for the Masai Mara or consider a two month-long adventure heading as far south as Cape Town.

Uganda tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.54 out of 5 based on 13 recent reviews — See All Uganda Reviews

Excellent tour with great guides, truck drivers, and cooks. Would highly recommend travelling Africa via On The Go overland tours. Excellent value for money and most importantly we felt safe at all times.”  

Natalie Howes • Submitted 27 Feb 2018

An amazing journey though Africa over 57 days. Great sights and experiences, On The Go Tours have put together a fantastic trip. You’ll see the best Africa has to offer and have a chance at one in a lifetime experiences. The different crew members over these legs made the trip even more memorable in particular our last leader Onary. Our cooks kept us well fed including some delicous local dishes. If you have the time do this trip. ”  

Nathan Burgess • Submitted 17 Feb 2018

Very friendly, approachable, humorous, and helpful. He was knowledgeable about the country and we learnt a lot about history and culture. Would definitely recommend Frederick, Peter and Saris as the dream team. Anyone that gets them will be well looked after.”  

Katherine Brown • Submitted 24 Nov 2017

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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.