Safaris and Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

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 2020 and 2021 offer you the chance to get up close and personal with our closest living relative.

Uganda Overland Camping Safaris

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Gorilla and Game Trek

15 days | FROM R22,572

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

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Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM R38,491

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

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Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound

25 days | FROM R38,491

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Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM R47,995

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

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Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

36 days | FROM R47,995

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

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The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM R61,063

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

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The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM R61,063

Discover seven different countries, travelling from South Africa...

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Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM R69,379

Our longest tour to Africa covers nine incredible countries, from...

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Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM R69,379

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

Uganda tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.85 out of 5 based on 13 recent reviews — See All Uganda Reviews

We have traveled 2 Africa twice with On the Go Tours and totally enjoyed the experience both times , we had great food and great leaders”  

Troy Clifford • Submitted 12 Aug 2019

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

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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.