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Uganda Safaris

Uganda

With a tapestry of landscapes, excellent wildlife viewing and welcoming locals, Uganda packs a lot into one small country. Just like us, Ugandans value relationship –  and to be able to listen well, ask questions and show an interest, will ensure quick and easy friendships.  The “Pearl of Africa” is lush with many gems and your experience here should include so much more than just the gorillas…

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Explore Uganda on Safari

A Safari in Uganda, with it’s wild forested interiors, is infused with an aura of exploration and adventure.  Bordering Rwanda to the north, it shares borders and a substantial part of Lake Victoria, with Kenya & Tanzania to the East.

The capital city of Kampala as well as the city of Entebbe are both situated to the South of the country and provide easy access to Bwindi Impenetrable Park and Queen Elizabeth NP which are the two focused safari regions.

Bwindi Impenetrable Natl Park

The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in the southwestern part of the country on the edge of the Rift Valley.  Blanketed by thick mist, the hillsides are part of some of Uganda’s most biologically diverse and oldest rainforests which date back over 25 000 years and are home to almost 400 plant and over 120 mammal species.  More importantly this ‘impenetrable’ rainforest is home to about half of the world’s mountain gorillas of which several habituated groups can be trekked.  Other mammal sightings include baboons, chimpanzees, elephants and antelope and over 350 bird species of which 23 are endemic.

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Information & Videos

Click the tabs below to learn more about Uganda or watch one of the videos showcasing the unique experience Uganda has to offer…

Uganda Highlights

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  • Uganda has no national flower
  • Uganda is home to 11% of the worlds bird population with over 1000 species!
  • Football is the national sport
  • This tree-loving nation has a rule that for every tree that is cut down, 3 new ones need to be planted
  • Pan-fried grasshoppers are a favourite snack in the country
  • There are less than 750 mountain gorillas left in the world
  • The Nile River originates in Uganda, passes through 11 countries and is 6853km long.
  • Winston Churchill named Uganda the Pearl of Africa
Wildwaters Lodge Pool
Batwa Community Experience

Culture

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The rich and diverse Ugandan culture and traditions are handed down from generation to generation – not in books, but underneath the mango trees by the village elders.  There is more to Uganda than gorillas, chimpanzees, primates, wildlife and scenery – but this Pearl of Africa is rich with traditions and ceremonies that can be widely experienced throughout the country.

Weather

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The tropical climate in Uganda is humid and fairly consistent throughout the year with an average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius.  The dry seasons are December – February and from June through to August, with two rainy seasons around March/April and September – November.

The Mighty Nile River in Uganda
Sanctuary Lodge in Uganda

Travel Tips

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Start your journey with gorilla-trekking before going on safari and be sure you are without any ‘sniffles’ or illness.  Gorillas are very susceptible to human diseases and you’ll be denied trekking if you turn up sick.   With direct flights on KLM straight from Amsterdam into Entebbe, Uganda is the perfect start to your safari.

More safari travel tips here.

Exploring Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda

Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

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