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||05 Aug 2017||USD $5,035|||
|Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days||Nairobi, Kenya||05 Aug 2017||USD $3,505|||
|The Big Overlander - 47 days||Nairobi, Kenya||05 Aug 2017||USD $4,405|||
|Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days||Nairobi, Kenya||05 Aug 2017||USD $1,615|||
|Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days||Nairobi, Kenya||05 Aug 2017||USD $2,785|||
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 4.42 out of 5 based on 12 recent reviews — See All Uganda Reviews
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 (!) ”
My wife and I absolutely loved both the tour and the crew we had. I enjoyed every bit of the experience from the the accommodations, the excursions, our crew and the group the shared the experience with us. The only thing i regret is not being able to extend our trip to continue on with the rest of the group. On behalf of my wife and myself i would like to thank you for the awesome experiences. ”
Fantastic! Great group and tour. Mackenzie, Tom and Mwai were brilliant. Great, fresh meals, good driving even on very rough "roads" and good instruction. You need to very carefully read your trip notes to get the best out of this tour. Also apply for the (new?) East African visa which lets you into Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda on a multi-entry basis. There are a lot of early starts and long drives on this tour. There was only one real relaxing day but I'm so glad I went. The gorillas were amazing as was the rest of the wildlife. All the locals we met were very friendly and obliging - even if it cost you a dollar!”
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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.