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Luxury Uganda Safari Tours

If your dream is mountain gorilla trekking, Uganda is the place to go. Rwanda is the only other country in which these gentle giants can be encountered on a trek, and Ugandan permits are a fraction of the price charged over the border. Kidepo, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls NP are great for game drives in a savannah environment with plenty of lion, buffalo, and elephant, as well as a range of antelope species.

Once titled the “Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, it’s easy to see why luxury Uganda safari tours are so unforgettable. While there are a variety of experiences to be had here, the most sought after activity is gorilla trekking which takes place in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. But while this activity remains top of the list there is so much more than just encountering our friendly giants in the lush jungle.

No matter which direction you go, Uganda is guaranteed to provide an African adventure that goes above and beyond any expectations. Our team of experts can help plan every step of your trip, allowing you to relish the tremendous adventures and wonderful sights of Uganda, knowing that we are taking care of all the small details leading to a seamless journey.

Sample Uganda Safaris

These sample itineraries were created by our team and are meant to inspire your next trip. Our luxury Uganda safari tours are ready to be customized to suit your interests, tastes, and budget. As we provide our trips on a private basis, this allows you to experience authentic travel on your own terms and depart whenever you choose.

When To Go To Uganda

When it comes to visiting Uganda, wildlife viewing is good year-round but reaches its best during the Dry Season (June to August and December to February) as this is the best time gorilla trekking. Heading into the reserves at this time also makes wildlife easier to spot due to less vegetation and various animals congregating around waterholes and rivers. Even as this is the most popular time for visitors, the parks still don’t feel crowded and there’s plenty of clear skies and sunshine to go around.

Dry Season (June – August/December – February)

Average temperatures during this time can be around 81°F in the afternoon and drop to 61°F in the morning. Keep in mind that exploring at high altitudes can be much colder, including the gorilla parks.

Wet Season (March – May/September – November)

During this season you can expect rainfall throughout the entire country but will still have plenty of sunshine. Traveling during this period can be difficult as trails are harder to navigate for gorilla trekking.

Where To Go In Uganda

Uganda offers some of the most unique National Parks to be experienced including: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kibale National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park. These parks boast a variety of plants, birds, and exciting wildlife that are anything but ordinary. Heading to the west, Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to elephants, hippos, Congo lions, African Leopards, chimpanzees and 95 other species of mammals. With deep craters and volcanic features you can’t help but feel like you’ve taken a step back in time to Africa’s true primal state. The popular The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offers the opportunity to see mountain gorillas and elephants up close and is easily considered one of Uganda’s most remarkable destinations for visitors. Don’t forget to take a peek at the famous Murchison Falls where the waters of the Nile squeeze through a narrow gorge to make a beautiful waterfall.

Wildlife In Uganda

When it comes to experiencing wildlife, Uganda offers a wide range of encounters in a mix of Savannah and forest parks, all accessible via luxury Uganda safari tours. While the highlights here include encountering both gorillas and chimpanzees, many other smaller primates are also present. Heading into the savannah, all of the “Big Five” are present and lions are common in both Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Park. Uganda also calls home to a number of different antelope species including the rare sitatunga antelope which remains elusive throughout the six national parks. If you are looking to have a unique mix of wildlife and scenery, Uganda is easily a country that deserves to be at the top of the list.

Weather In Uganda

Located in close proximity to the equator, the weather in Uganda remains consistent throughout the year. Traveling during the Dry Season (June to August and December to February) average temperatures are around 81°F in the afternoon and dropping to around 61°F in the morning. The beginning of the season includes the hottest months in the south but can still occasionally welcome rain. As the season ends, most of the southern regions experience less rainfall and the north takes advantage of the clear and sunny weather. With similar temperatures, the Wet Season (March to May and September to November) welcome more rainfall throughout the country until around April when things start to clear up. One thing to keep in mind is that rain can make travel more difficult so it is best to reach out in advance while planning to ensure you make the most of your time in Uganda.

Dry Season (June – August/December – February)

Average temperatures during this time can be around 81°F in the afternoon and drop to 61°F in the morning. Keep in mind that exploring at high altitudes can be much colder, including the gorilla parks.

Wet Season (March – May/September – November)

During this season you can expect rainfall throughout the entire country but will still have plenty of sunshine. Traveling during this period can be difficult as trails are harder to navigate for gorilla trekking.

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