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

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The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Johannesburg, South Africa 28 Aug 2018 USD $3,695 The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Map
Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Nairobi, Kenya 01 Sep 2018 USD $2,395 Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Map
Great African Expedition North - 57 days Cape Town, South Africa 01 Sep 2018 USD $4,095 Great African Expedition North - 57 days Map
Great African Expedition - 57 days Nairobi, Kenya 01 Sep 2018 USD $4,095 Great African Expedition - 57 days Map
Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Nairobi, Kenya 01 Sep 2018 USD $2,895 Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 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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Baboon and baby | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Map

The Big Overlander Northbound

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 2019 - 47 days Map

The Big Overlander Northbound 2019

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 4.67 out of 5 based on 15 recent reviews — See All Uganda Reviews

I was one of 6 people that travelled 57 days on the Great African Expedition from Nairobi, Kenya to Capetown, South Africa.

What an absolutely fantastic trip, from day 1 to the end. We saw the "big 5" multiple times and met some lovely people along the way.

I've got nothing but high praise for our Group Leader, Hes, similarly, Malinga, our cook, was a terrific guy that kept us well fed in sometimes difficult circumstances. Finally, Steve, our driver, was exceptional and kept us safe all the way.

Overall, I had a Fantastic time.

I was the oldest guy on the the truck and had an unbelievably incredible time.”  

Ken Parker • Submitted 31 Jul 2018

Amazing trip, the crew were one of the best parts, made it so much fun and no problems at all. ”  

Anna Lawless • Submitted 27 Jul 2018

I had an amazing time on this tour, thanks largely to our excellent guide Godfrey. He was very patient with everyone's questions and requests and was very informative about the areas we travelled through. I feel the tour offered great value for money, however there were a few extras that would have been handy to know about before the tour to budget for such as the optional upgrades along the way.

I was very pleased with the food offered being a vegetarian. Overall I highly rate this tour and was one of the best travel experiences of my life. ”  

Kirrily Carberry • Submitted 30 Jun 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.