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 and our overland camping safaris and gorilla trekking safaris departing in 2019 and 2020 offer you the chance to get up close and personal with our closest living relative.

Upcoming Uganda Trips 2019 and 2020

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom AUDDealMap
The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Johannesburg, South Africa 30 Jul 2019 AUD $4,895 The Big Overlander Northbound - 47 days Map
Great African Expedition - 57 days Nairobi, Kenya 03 Aug 2019 AUD $5,595 Great African Expedition - 57 days Map
Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Nairobi, Kenya 03 Aug 2019 AUD $3,995 Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Map
The Big Overlander - 47 days Nairobi, Kenya 03 Aug 2019 AUD $4,995 The Big Overlander - 47 days Map
Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days Nairobi, Kenya 03 Aug 2019 AUD $1,995 Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 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 AUD $1,795

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 AUD $3,145

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 AUD $3,145

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 AUD $3,795

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 AUD $3,795

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 AUD $4,895

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 - 47 days Map

The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM AUD $4,895

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 AUD $5,495

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 AUD $5,495

An epic 57 day expedition travelling through South Africa, Namibia,...

Uganda tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.78 out of 5 based on 18 recent reviews — See All Uganda Reviews

Wildlife was amazing, great time though we won’t miss the long travel days on the truck. Campsites were good, equipment was good. Good range of optional activities. Food was good, thanks to our chef Wyclef. Our guide Hesbon was extremely patient and accommodating to many demands. Highly recommended, our group size of 13 was great, more would have felt cramped given time in transit.”  

Michelle Chen • Submitted 10 Jul 2019

Excellent valued tour for people who have the time and prepared to rough it a bit to have a great experience.Guides were very knowledgeable and terrific to learn from. Cook and driver also had many tour years of knowledge. We were the oldest (63yrs) but still had a fun time and always felt looked after and safe.”  

Stephen Leggett • Submitted 18 Apr 2019

I have had the time of my life and desperately want to return. The tour and all of the guides, drivers and cooks were incredible. I really cannot fault a thing. ”  

Caitlin Whelan • Submitted 13 Jan 2019

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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.

Booking your Uganda tour from Australia

To book your tour to Uganda, please call us on +44-20-7371-1113, email us at info@onthegotours.com or book online. Alternatively, we work with a number of travel agents, so you can book through your travel agent if you prefer. Recent travel agents that booked a trip to Uganda with us:

Northlakes Flight Centre

Shop 1010, Westfield Shopping Centre, 101 Northlakes Dr, Mango Hill, QLD, Brisbane, Australia
07 3480 5900
Great African Expedition - 57 days

Pakenham Flight Centre

Shop 27 , Pakenham Market Place , 50-54 John Street, Pakenham, VIC, Melbourne, Australia
03 5941 8644
Great African Expedition - 57 days

SF Joondalup - Student Flights

Shop T49, Joondalup Lakeside, 420 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup , WA, Perth, Australia

Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days

Picton Flight Centre

Shop 1, 112 Argyle Street, Picton, NSW, Sydney, Australia
02 4677 3599
Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days