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
Great African Expedition - 57 days Nairobi, Kenya 05 Aug 2017 USD $5,035 Great African Expedition - 57 days Map
Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Nairobi, Kenya 05 Aug 2017 USD $3,505 Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Map
The Big Overlander - 47 days Nairobi, Kenya 05 Aug 2017 USD $4,405 The Big Overlander - 47 days Map
Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days Nairobi, Kenya 05 Aug 2017 USD $1,615 Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days Map
Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Nairobi, Kenya 05 Aug 2017 USD $2,785 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 $1,615

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

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

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM USD $2,785

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

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

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $3,505

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

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

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $4,405

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 $5,035

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

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 (!) ”  

Marlene Bogard • Submitted 6 Jul 2017
Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days

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. ”  

Andrew Cramer • Submitted 23 Jun 2017

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!”  

Timothy Atkinson • Submitted 7 Mar 2017

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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.

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