Uganda still feels refreshingly free and open for leisure travel, even with all the government regulations in place. It’s still high on everyone’s list of Africa destinations to visit, especially those who want to spend some time with our primate cousins. Whether you are a familiar return visitor with plenty of memories about the places you visited and the people you have connected with along the way, or first time visitor who is eager to explore what the tiny East African destination has to offer, Uganda is sure to fulfill your Africa safari dream.
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Uganda offers 19 gorilla groups to tracking in five sections, and this gorilla trekking safari guide gives you all you need to see mountain gorillas in Uganda.
What makes Uganda such an attractive safari destination and why you should visit.
Uganda is a great single destination with great access to primate jungles, unique birding & hiking trails, safari attractions, mountaineering, and a great variety of cultural experiences, all in a single tiny country.
Entebbe, Mburo, Bwindi, Queen, Kibale, Murchison
Entebbe, Mburo, Bwindi, Queen, Kibale, Murchison
Lake Mburo, Bwindi Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale Forest
Lake Mburo, Bwindi Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale Forest, Murchison Falls
Entebbe, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Entebbe, Kidepo Valley National Park
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Find information about the Pearl of Africa, Destination Uganda guides, Africa safari, and gorilla trekking planning advice in a single Place. Destination Uganda is an online travel marketing magazine. We travel around Uganda every chance we get to experience the uncharted raw attractions before crowds stamp on its hidden gems. What makes Uganda a preferred safari destination to a savvy traveler is that its tourist numbers are still small and tolerable compared to its famous giant safari neighbors. There’s a big chance that an ordinary traveler’s toes will not get stepped on, their lazy evenings will not be disrupted, or even they might be the only one on a game drive in the entire national park. The destination is a giant private reserve that makes private safari an affordable indulgence for a common traveler.
Uganda has all the savannah plains, the rainforest jungles, the snow-capped mountains, and the indigenous African cultures to brag about. Having all this travel trove in one giant private reserve, I think, makes Ugandan people the most modest, welcoming, entertaining, and so much caring hosts.
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Our safari trips take you to the rich multicultural Ugandan sites to experience the sites, sounds, taste the food, and mix with the local people. Driving east of the capital Kampala takes you to the source of the mighty Nile river. Travelers flock here to relive John Hanington Speke’s experience of discovering the calm beginnings of the Nile’s 6,600-kilometer journey to Egypt.
Down the Nile, as it trails through the Albertine Rift leaving small lakes towards Uganda’s northwestern border, the Nile leaves behind the most spectacular scenes through Murchison Falls National Park. Massive numbers of animals and birds gather along its and surround savannah plains. Here, you’ll meet the bush celebrities, Africa BIG 5 game animals ( lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Leopard), and watch their plains drama along this route. A couple of miles south is Queen Elizabeth National Park, a familiar favorite among celebrity travelers like former British Priminister Winston Churchill. Lots more African mammals sprawl the Queen’s savanna bushes pushing Darwin’s survival-for-the-fittest laws to the limit.
Towards the southwest of Uganda, the plains fade away from the savanna plains into the highlands. The highlands give the southwest stunning vistas that earn the country the name Pearl of Africa. Here, giant patches of rainforest jungles harbor a record number of wildlife species and various African tribes.
How people manage to live with hyper chimpanzee bands that are freely roaming the nearby protected forests is pretty impressive. Some of the apes are habituated to welcome your gazes and funny gadgets through jungle trails.
Higher up about 5,000 ft, in the volcanic mountain slopes, hangs wildlife’s most successful conservation story; the endangered mountain gorilla giants. These primates rule the unexplored territory that will leave a new safari travel style in your experience bag. These giants are Uganda’s tourism magnet, so expect a whole other view of your own existence on this earth.
Uganda has a good number of properties to host you when you visit. Whether you’re traveling on your own or hiring one of our trip managers, you’ll find lodging that suits your style.
Uganda is a rewarding single destination, and you don’t have to overland or cross borders. Spend more time at a small exclusive lodge or camp and let yourself get used to the destination, worry less about how things are going, and you’ll find that it’s when you have to leave that you’re just starting to enjoy the destination. Uganda is worth the price. Check out our Travel To Uganda Guide to know a little bit about the destination.
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While it’s crushing to not be able to experience the African safari in the ways we’re all accustomed to, we are doing our part by staying apart. We need your help in taking every responsible action to flatten the curve NOW.
The sooner we act together by being not together, the sooner we can reopen our doors and our hearts, and resume sharing our African lifestyle with all of you. In the meantime please… Be safe. Be kind. Be well.