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Uganda is a unique country with top trekking and hiking holiday destinations; it is home to one of the most diverse and concentrated ranges of African fauna that include the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest  and Kibale forest – home to the highly endangered mountain gorilla and chimpanzees, wildlife national parks, huge lakes, mountains  and Rivers. Major Holiday activities include Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking, wildlife watching safari, boat trip and Lake Excursions, birds watching, cultural tours and water rafting at the mighty White Nile; it’s a beautiful country with plenty to explore.

 Safari Holiday and tour  of Uganda

About Uganda

Uganda is a landlocked country located in east Africa, bordering South Sudan to the North, Kenya to the East, Democratic Republic of Congo to the West, and Tanzania, Rwanda to the South. Uganda is well blessed with a diverse geographical features that include the misty stunning mountains and forests full of gorilla and chimpanzees, the open savannah grassland, the largest Lake in Africa –Lake Victoria, beautiful wildlife national parks, Rivers and Lakes that form the source of the mighty White Nile and the friendly people with diverse cultures and traditions.

Uganda is made up of four regions (Central, Eastern, Northern and Western region) and has a mixed population of about 37 million in various religions, races and cultures. The country uses presidential government system with Kampala as the capital city, Gulu as the de facto capital of the northern Uganda and Mbarara as the main town for tourist visiting major national parks in western Uganda.  

Where to go and what to do

There are over twenty popular places of attraction in Uganda; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Queen Elizabeth national park and Kibale forest are arguably Uganda’s top attraction; home to the endangered mountain gorilla and chimpanzees, hundreds of bird species and among other wildlife. Other top attractions include Murchison Falls, Kidepo national parks, Lake Mburo, Lake Victoria, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Rwenzori National Park and the White Nile source at Jinja.

Uganda is strategically located along the eastern – southern African tourist corridor making it an ideal destination for Overland Safari tour or combined country tour of Uganda-Kenya–Tanzania, Kenya–Uganda, Uganda–Zanzibar; the combination can be ideal for adventure safaris, bird watching and photography.

Why Uganda

  • Go gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Go on a wildlife walk in Maramagambo Forest
  • See the tree climbing lions of Ishasha
  • Take a boat trip down the Kazinga Channel
  • Walk in the Rwenzori Mountains
  • Water rafting, Bungee Jumping, Kayaking and Quad Biking on the Nile River.
  • Experience rural village life
  • Watch the powerful waterfalls at Murchison Falls.

Weather and Best time to visit Uganda

Although Uganda is along the equator, the weather is highly influenced by the cold moisture from Lake Victoria; most parts in Western and Southern Uganda experience long rains between March and December. The best time to visit Uganda is between December and March when it’s considered dry and easy to access most national parks.

Airports and Getting Around

Entebbe International Airport is the main airport in Uganda, located about 45 Km from Kampala city center; the airport serves as the main flight hub for international and local flights. Other major airstrips include Arua Airstrip, Moyo Airstrip, Kololo Airstrip, Apoka Airstrip, Pakuba Airstrip, Bugungu Airstrip, Kasese Airstrip, Mweya Airstrip, Kihihi Airstrip, Kayonza and Kisoro Airstrip.

There are direct flights from London by British Airways, Brussels by Brussels Airlines, Istanbul by Turkish Airlines, from Amsterdam by KLM, from Doha by Qatar Airways and from Dubai by Emirates Airlines. Other airlines to other African countries include Ethiopian airlines to Addis Ababa, Egypt air to Cairo, Kenya Airways to Nairobi, Rwandair Express to Kigali and South African Airways to Johannesburg. Local charter flights include Kampala Aero Club, Ndege Juu Ya Africa, Air Serv and Eagle Air.

Road transfers from airports to hotels or to major destinations in Uganda can be done in private mini buses, vans, taxis or hire private cars. For Safari games drives, due to the rough terrains; we recommend to use 4WD cars with large sliding windows and a pop-up roof for viewing wildlife and the beautiful landscapes.

For local flights, airport transfers, Safari road drives or further information on transport; Contact our transport department.

Hotels in Uganda

Whether it’s a holiday with your family, friends or a business trip; Uganda offer a great range of luxury accommodation, from the prestige 5 star Hotels, Lodges and Camps, to lesser remote tented camps and hostels. May it be a wildlife safari holiday, Gorilla and Chimps trekking, Water rafting and tour of River Nile or a business trip you are after; there is always accommodation for you. Check out some of the hotels below or contact our holiday experts to find you accommodation that suits you.