Uganda Safari Destinations
“The Pearl of Africa” ~ Winston Churchill
Uganda Safari Destinations should be on your bucket-list tick-off. We could proudly say Uganda is the most welcoming and varied safari destination.
Uganda casts its spell as soon as you land at the airport, with a cold breeze blowing in from Lake Victoria, one of the largest freshwater bodies in the world, competing against the warm rays of sun that symbolises the warmth of its people.
The air is crystal clear with with beautiful smiles, warm welcomes, graceful dances, mind-boggling landscapes, delicious food, and prolific bird and animal life.
In simple terms, you could say Uganda is Africa condensed, with the best of everything the continent has to offer packed into one small, but stunning destination.
“A trip around Uganda is very different to a safari elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa”. Uganda’s tourism is relatively new and anyone who has traveled elsewhere in East or Southern African has commented on the differences in standards of accommodations and services offered in this still developing country.
On the elevated basin between the eastern and western branches of the Great Rift Valley lies Uganda. Discover Uganda, a place where the dry savannah of East Africa meets the moist rain forest of West Africa.
Furthermore, Uganda’s fertile lands are made up of terraced hillsides, dense rain forest, numerous lakes, waterfalls, mighty rivers, volcanoes and snow-capped mountains.
Why Visit Uganda? It doesn’t get any better than this!
- New and Exciting Destinations – 10 National Parks under Uganda Wildlife Authority.
- Warm and Hospitable Indigenous tribes and traditions with about 45 languages and dialects.
- Home to the remaining half of the Mountain Gorillas.
- Vibrant Culture and Africa’s warm Hospitality – Uganda is the best place to live in East Africa.
- Highest Number of Primate Diversity in East Africa.
- Amazing Wildlife and Stunning Scenery.
- Over 1060 Bird Species- 11% of the World’s Bird Species
- Home to the Africa’s Highest and Largest Mountain Range on the western rim of the Great Rift Valley
- The source of the Nile origin that feeds into the world’s longest river
Allow us to take you on an adventure to one of the top Uganda Safari Destination and experience African. Book a Uganda tour safari with Travelers Link Africa today.
- 3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park
- 5 Day Fly-in Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
- 6 Days Wildlife and Primate Tour
- 7 Days Experience Uganda Culture Tour
- 12 Days Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Tour
- 15 Days Luxury Wildlife, chimpanzees & Gorillas Tour
- 15 Days Birding in Uganda, Gorillas & Chimpanzees Safari
Top Experiences in Uganda
For a relatively small country, there’s a lot that’s big about the place. It’s home to the tallest mountain range in Africa (Rwenzori Mountains), the source that feeds the world’s longest river and the continent’s largest lake. And with half the planet’s remaining mountain gorillas residing here, as well as the Big Five to be ticked off, wildlife watching is huge.
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Tailored Uganda Safaris
We tailor every Uganda Safari to fit you safari expectations and budget. From the safari conception stage through the planning and budgeting, we walk with with and make sure that expectations of an African Safari are met. Browse through some of our travelers’ popular choices bellow to get started.
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Why Uganda Safari Destinations?
Uganda is a highlights reel of the African landscape. With its dense misty forests, snow-peaked mountains, glassy lakes and sprawling savannas, it’s no wonder Winston Churchill dubbed this the ‘pearl of Africa’. While mountain gorillas are the allure for many visitors, there’s an astounding variety of attractions for tourists.
Uganda is no longer a country to be feared – and widely regarded as one of Africa’s safest destinations. Whether it’s wildlife safaris, gorilla trekking, trekking volcanoes, white-water rafting or just kicking back on the beach, Uganda has the best of Africa covered. Here are four unmissable Ugandan experiences – and where to find them:
One of the quintessential Uganda experiences is tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and nothing quite prepares you for the first glimpse of black fuzz amidst the dense foliage. The adrenaline kicks in when you’re up close to the imposing figure of a silverback and it’s all very Dian Fossey-like when curious babies peek through leaves and twist, turn and somersault for your entertainment. Gorilla permits will set you back a hefty US$600 but don’t think twice about forking out for this genuine once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Keep in mind that a portion of the fee goes to the park and gorilla conservation initiatives, helping to ensure their survival.
All the animals, minus the crowds
While it lacks the recognition from most African Safari adventurers, Uganda safari parks boast all the animals, minus the crowds. Murchison Falls is Uganda’s largest park where you can follow up your morning wildlife drive with a cruise on the Nile river to the base of the falls – the perfect way to spy elephants, buffalo, crocs and loads of hippos while you relax with a beer on the boat. Head to Queen Elizabeth for a better chance of spotting the elusive leopard or otherwise its trademark tree-climbing lions. Few tourists make it as far north as Kidepo Valley, but those who do are rewarded with not only the best selection of animals, but some of the most spectacular scenery in Uganda. And if you’re hoping to tick off the Big Five, add Ziwa Sanctuary to your itinerary to get up close to white rhino, which you track on foot.
Adventure by the bucketload
Adrenaline junkies can get their fix any way they like in Uganda. The source of the Nile is a magnet for white-water rafting enthusiasts where you can plunge down Grade-5 rapids or otherwise kayak or try the white-knuckle jet boat ride. Those who prefer a different kind of plunge can opt for bungee jumping by Bujagali Falls. Trekkers can test their endurance tackling the Unesco World Heritage-listed Rwenzori Mountains, evocatively described as the ‘mountains of the Moon’ with stunning views of the equatorial mist as your reward at the top. For more treks try Mount Elgon National Park or the dramatic Virunga volcanos where the borders of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda converge. Travelers Link Africa can sort out all your white-water needs and assist with your trek to the moon.
Scenery to die for
Once the Uganda safari addiction wanes and your body needs some r&r from those bone-jarring bus journeys, Uganda has some beautiful spots for resting up. Magical Lake Bunyonyi has intoxicating views where the mist hangs low over terraced hillsides and dugout canoes glide through the still waters. Ssese Islands in the oceanic-sized Lake Victoria is where you’ll find some of the finest white sand beaches and burning sunsets – the kind of place you’ll want to seek out a hammock and bring a good book. Then there’s stunning Sipi Falls in eastern Uganda, which is earning a reputation for its uninhibited views of the crashing falls. Don’t miss the coffee tours, where you’ll be shown the end-to-end process at a local coffee plantation, culminating with a delicious steaming cuppa while watching the sun set over banana plantations.