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
Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 02 Dec 2017 USD $3,295 Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Map
Great African Expedition - 57 days Nairobi, Kenya 09 Dec 2017 USD $4,695 Great African Expedition - 57 days Map
Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Nairobi, Kenya 09 Dec 2017 USD $3,295 Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Map
Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days Nairobi, Kenya 09 Dec 2017 USD $1,495 Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days Map
Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Nairobi, Kenya 09 Dec 2017 USD $2,575 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 $1,495

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 $2,575

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 $2,575

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 $3,295

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 $3,295

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 $4,095

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 $4,095

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 $4,695

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 $4,695

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 4.45 out of 5 based on 11 recent reviews — See All Uganda Reviews

Linda was lovely, warm and approachable but relatively new to the job I believe so some of her info could have been a bit more definitive. Tom was a great driver and always felt we were in good hands. John was an excellent cook - good variety, very attentive to cleanliness - always on time and committed to us. Maybe an extra night in the Mara would ease the long drives and give some more game driving or leisure time. Thank you ”  

alexandra cuneo • Submitted 15 Aug 2017

Such an amazing trip. Very well organised. Met some lovely people who will be friends for life. Thanks for making it a special trip to remember ”  

Emma O'Reilly • Submitted 26 Jul 2017

The tour was fantastic as well as the guide and the rest of the crew. They have done everything they could to make sure the whole group spent a memorable holiday. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in travelling to East Africa. Ps: please add gloves in the what to bring section as this is necessary for the gorilla trekking. We all had to use hand socks (!) ”  

Marlene Bogard • Submitted 6 Jul 2017

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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.