Many travelers visit Uganda to trek and catch a glimpse of the mystical mountain gorillas and wildlife. The best Uganda safaris & holidays for 2024/25 include the wide variety of attractions in the beautiful Pearl of Africa including the abundant birdlife (11% of the world’s population), Big Five wild animals and other wildlife species, serene lakes, and hippo filled river banks, friendly people and scenery that captures the attention and imagination of many travelers. Best Uganda safaris & holidays 2024/25 include lots of safari activities, short and long Uganda safari itineraries, luxury, and budget categories with a lot of attractions for tourists to catch a glimpse of.
Uganda gorilla trekking safaris are done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Southwestern Uganda. Gorilla safaris in Uganda started way back in 1993 when gorilla trekking was opened to tourists after a gorilla habituation process. A gorilla trekking permit in Uganda costs USD 600 for each permit sold to only individuals above the age of 15.
One of the most interesting primates to trek while on safaris in Uganda is the Chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is almost the second most popular tracking activity after gorilla trekking. Uganda has a high population of chimpanzees with close to 5000 of them in the county most of them in their natural habitats.
The chimpanzee trekking spots include Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest, Kyambura Gorge, and Kalinzu Forest.
White water rafting is an activity for adventure seekers, adrenaline-pumping and amazing. In case you want to have an adventure tour in Uganda, never forget to include a white water rafting experience on your trip. White water rafting is done on the Nile River in Jinja. The Nile River is known as the world’s longest river and therefore an amazing spot to raft on the Nile waves.
Uganda is home to a diversity of wildlife ranging from the “Big Five” to the “Small Five”. This makes wildlife safaris in Uganda a top choice for tourists who tour Uganda.
Uganda is home to about 345 mammal species found in the 10 national parks, wildlife reserves, and sanctuaries. These mammal species comprise East African and West African species found in forests and especially savannah plains. The top wildlife viewing parks in Uganda include Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Birding Uganda should be a top option for all passionate birders since the country has more than 1,080 confirmed bird species within its boundaries. This is almost half of the bird species in Africa reason so Uganda birding safaris are the top choice for any birder’s Africa bird-watching tours.
Uganda is home to forest, woodland, water, and savannah bird species. The top bird-watching spots include Mabamba Wetland, Bwindi Forest, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Semuliki National Park, and Moaning National Park.
A typical Uganda tour has a variety of inclusions which are the things that make up the trip. In most cases, the safari will include transport by desired means (road or air transfers), meals, tour activities as desired, and all park entrances and taxes.