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Safaris in Uganda

Uganda is regarded as the “pearl of Africa”. Renowned for rich landscapes, exceptional biodiversity and authentic safaris.

It’s said of these parts that if you strike a match at dawn, push it into the soil and return at dusk you’ll find that a tree has grown in its place.

The country is known for astounding biodiversity. Famed for the mountain gorillas of Bwindi, Uganda’s not just about gorillas though. Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha and Lake Mburo are truly under-rated for tree-climbing lions, elephants, masses of kob, great herds of buffalo and shoebills. With over half of Africa’s birds resident here, seasoned bird enthusiasts will check off loads of “lifers”. Not to mention the 1200 butterflies species, orchids, cycads, epiphytic ferns and hundreds of tree species, it’s a naturalist’s gem.

In the south, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is fringed by the blue Virunga volcanoes bordering Rwanda and Congo. It’s a World Heritage Site and hotspot for mountain gorilla trekking.

In the west lie the game-rich savannahs of Queen Elizabeth National Park with the Ruwenzori “Mountains of the Moon” as a backdrop.

Kibale National Park is an under-rated gem with varying tracts of tropical forest which are home to a substantial population of chimpanzees and other primates.

This part of the world is scenically stunning with great lakes, rainforests and volcanic mountains. It’s a refreshing step back into the simple, unsophisticated and old ways of being on safari.

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Classic Uganda safari - round the houses by John Berry

Classic Uganda Safari

The complete Uganda safari with gorillas, chimps, big game and birdlife to boot – easily customisable to include East Africa’s migration

From $3595 8 days / 7 nightsMore info
Mountain gorilla trek with Billy Dodson

Gorilla Trek in Bwindi

Here’s the quickest and simplest way to trek for mountain gorillas in Uganda – it’s our 4 day mountain gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

From $2148 4 days / 3 nightsMore info
Murchison Falls - Uganda

Murchison Falls Getaway

3 nights in Murchison Falls National Park where aside from impressive wildlife it’s the place where the Nile River is squeezed through an 8m chasm

From $2112 4 days / 3 nightsMore info

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