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Uganda

Welcome to Uganda – The Pearl of Africa

Uganda, a land of captivating and vivid diversity, encompasses expansive grasslands, lush tropical plains dotted with hills, and the majestic allure of gorilla tours. This landlocked country boasts a wealth of wildlife safari opportunities and is home to over 52 indigenous tribes known for their warm hospitality.

Gorilla tours in Uganda offer a rich tapestry of experiences, from encountering elephants and zebras to marveling at the plethora of bird species that grace its skies. With its abundance of national parks and reserves, Uganda stands as a natural haven for wildlife enthusiasts seeking intimate encounters with mighty gorillas, chimpanzees, and other primates. For those yearning for an authentic connection with nature, The Pearl of Africa is the quintessential destination.

Weather

Dryer: January to February & June to September. Wetter: Apirl to May & October – November till Mid December

Food & Drinks

Traditional Uganda food consists of starch staples such as maize flour, matoke (plantain), cassava and potatoes served with beans, vegetables and meats such as fish, beef, chicken or goat

What You Need To Know About Uganda

Uganda is situated in the eastern region of Africa. It shares its borders with Kenya to the east, Tanzania to the south, Rwanda to the southwest, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and South Sudan to the north. Uganda covers an area of approximately 241,559 square kilometers and has a population of around 44 million people as of now.

Visa Fees

A Tourist visa to Uganda is $50 per person in combination with a valid passport. Your passport must remain valid for at least 6 months.

Health Measures

If you are planning to travel to Uganda for a gorilla safari, We recommend taking a visit to your local travel clinic or Doctor for advice on vaccinations and medication.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Frequently Asked Questions

Between June and September is the dry season and wildlife encounters is at Top, The grasses are down, The access roads are clear and magical sightings are guaranteed. The Heavy rains come-in in April and may while a few mild rains pop in November. Mid December till march is perfect For Both Gorilla Trekking Experience and wildlife viewing.

The East and Northern Uganda is best visited for safari between November until March as the most Dry season with Magical Wildlife sightings in Pian Upe wildlife reserve, Matheniko, Bokora and Kidepo valley National Park.

Security? Uganda has experienced Safe travel for many years including the recent Covid Restrictions where SOP’s were well observed. Upcountry tourist destinations and Lodges are well protected by the Uganda wildlife Authority Rangers with help of Uganda defense forces and Uganda Tourism Police. Like many destinations in the world, There are possibilities of petty theft, Credit card fraud and in house robbery occur but this is more common in cities like Kampala and rare case for upcountry destinations.

For LGBTQ travelers, Uganda and its people do not police or much criminalize persons of the LGBTQ when not practiced in broad day light or recruiting any young generations into the act. Guests around the world can come enjoy the wildlife, The Mountain Gorillas, The Mountains, The lakes, The Sights and sounds and much more but Do not promote or preach the Sexual rights to the peoples of Uganda as Stated by the law.

Other than the Hyped media and Politicians, Ugandans do not care about sexual orientations of other people traveling in Uganda. Ugandans are private people and never discus or attack anyone who respects their rooted cultures. Described as the most friendliest people in the world by Expat Insider Ugandans are yet to adopt to the western cultures but it is a matter of time and is humbly respected by the people of Uganda.

Yes, For many countries you require a Visa to visit Uganda. It is very easy to acquire a Visa online with a fee of USD 50 for a single entry visa which is very much recommended and can be gotten in within 24hours. Check on visas.immigration.go.ug

However if you plan on Visiting more than one country i.e Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda, we recommend applying for an a single Entry East African Tourist Visa at USD 100 per person

Absolutely Yes. The big 5 Can be seen in Uganda’s protected areas of Uganda.

Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo valley National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park offer a wide range range of wildlife including the 4 members of The Big 5 which are African Elephant, Buffalo, Lion and leopard as must see Wildlife species.

The Rhinos which are Number two under the Big 5 Safari can be seen at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary In Uganda en route Murchison Falls National Park.

Light Breathable clothing are more recommended for the dry season Months. Shorts, Hats and short sleeved polo shirts would come in Handy for Wildlife game drives. For Gorilla trekking Experience in Bwindi Forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park, Long Sleeved pants and Shirts are much more recommended.  Good walking Shoes and socks for trapping in the Long Pants are recommended. There are sometimes safari ants to protect your body from hurtful bites.

Insect Repelants and sun screen are a must have for any Ugandan or African safari. Read more on Safari packing List.

Time Zone

Universal Time Coordinated / Greenwich Mean Time +3 hours

Did you know, Uganda has half of the worlds remaining Mountain Gorillas?

There’s absolutely no mistaking the bond between man and a Mountain Gorilla, the great apes when you go gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park or the Virungas will make excite you and make get memorable tour in life.   Want to Discover More?

How Much For A Permit

USD 700 / 1500
Uganda Currency is converted according to the current exchange rate

How to get to Uganda

To access Uganda, travelers typically fly into Entebbe International Airport, located near Kampala, the capital. Uganda is well-connected with international flights, including airlines like Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, KLM, Kenyan Airways, and RwandAir.

The country also has its airline, Uganda Airlines, flying to various destinations. Entebbe Airport is approximately 46 km from Kampala. Once in Uganda, local tour operators often include transportation in safari packages. Additionally, neighboring countries like Kenya, Tanzania, Congo, Rwanda, and South Sudan provide alternative entry points.

Places to visit in Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is Uganda’s most endowed yet less visited National Park found in the far remote north-eastern corner of the country bordering South Sudan as well as Kenya.

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Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park is the largest, oldest, and most popular National Park in Uganda, sitting on an area of 3840 square kilometers in north-western Uganda at the extreme northern

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Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park is Uganda’s most endowed yet less visited National Park found in the far remote north-eastern corner of the country bordering South Sudan as well as Kenya.

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Our Uganda tours

1 Day Lake Mburo Tour

1 Day Lake Mburo Tour

1 Day Lake Mburo takes you in western Uganda about four hour drive from Kampala city where you will have chance to explore an extensive area of wetland

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2 Day Murchison Falls Safari

2 Days Murchison Falls Safari

2 Days Short Murchison Safari is now Uganda’s wildlife top safari experience and visitors get to enjoy the most world power full waterfalls, where the world’s longest river explodes violently

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4 Days Birding Rwanda safari

7 Days Uganda Birding Tour

Our 7 Days Uganda Birding Tour takes you through what we to The Important Bird Areas (IBA) in Uganda, depending on your time of arrival on your first-day sample birding

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