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.Read More
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 Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Great African Expedition - 57 days||Nairobi, Kenya||11 Nov 2017||USD $4,695|||
|Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days||Nairobi, Kenya||11 Nov 2017||USD $3,295|||
|Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days||Nairobi, Kenya||11 Nov 2017||USD $1,495|||
|Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days||Nairobi, Kenya||11 Nov 2017||USD $2,575|||
|The Big Overlander - 47 days||Nairobi, Kenya||25 Nov 2017||USD $4,095|||
Uganda Overland Safari Tours
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 4.5 out of 5 based on 12 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 ”
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 ”
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 (!) ”
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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.