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.

Top Uganda Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

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Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 07 Mar 2018 £648 was £1,295 2-for-1 Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Map
Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days Nairobi, Kenya 17 Mar 2018 £378 was £755 2-for-1 Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days Map
Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Nairobi, Kenya 17 Mar 2018 £648 was £1,295 2-for-1 Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Map
Great African Expedition - 57 days Nairobi, Kenya 17 Mar 2018 £1,168 was £2,335 2-for-1 Great African Expedition - 57 days Map
Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Nairobi, Kenya 17 Mar 2018 £808 was £1,615 2-for-1 Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Map
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Uganda Overland Safari Tours

Gorilla and Game Trek

15 days | FROM £755

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

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM £1,295

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

Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound

25 days | FROM £1,295

Start your African adventure with a taste of the tropics on the...

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM £1,615

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

Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

36 days | FROM £1,615

Starting at Victoria Falls, Africa's adrenaline capital and finishing...

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM £2,055

Experience the contrasts and raw appeal of this majestic continent up...

The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM £2,055

Experience the contrasts and raw appeal of this majestic continent up...

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM £2,335

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

Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM £2,335

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

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 4.54 out of 5 based on 13 recent reviews — See All Uganda Reviews

An amazing journey though Africa over 57 days. Great sights and experiences, On The Go Tours have put together a fantastic trip. You’ll see the best Africa has to offer and have a chance at one in a lifetime experiences. The different crew members over these legs made the trip even more memorable in particular our last leader Onary. Our cooks kept us well fed including some delicous local dishes. If you have the time do this trip. ”  

Nathan Burgess • Submitted 17 Feb 2018

Very friendly, approachable, humorous, and helpful. He was knowledgeable about the country and we learnt a lot about history and culture. Would definitely recommend Frederick, Peter and Saris as the dream team. Anyone that gets them will be well looked after.”  

Katherine Brown • Submitted 24 Nov 2017

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 ”  

alexandra cuneo • Submitted 15 Aug 2017

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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 United Kingdom

To book your tour to Uganda, please call us on 020-7371-1113, 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:

Goodge Street - Flight Centre

64 Goodge Street, London, UK
020-7916 0600
The Big Overlander - 47 days

Richmond 2 - Flight Centre

38 The Quadrant, , Richmond, , Surrey, UK
0208 439 5749
Great African Expedition North - 57 days

Angel 1 - Flight Centre

42 Upper Street, London, UK
020 7288 4304
Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days

Clapham Junction - Flight Centre

92 St Johns Road, Clapham, London, UK
0203 202 1002
Gorilla Express - 4 days