Proud. Wild. Openhearted. Uganda’s charisma is second only to its wildlife.
Home to the source of the Nile, the continent’s largest lake, and half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Over 20% of Uganda’s landmass is protected and its biodiversity is world-renowned. Expect forest elephants, tree climbing lions, primates, rapid river adventures, and deep, dense, damp jungle adventures.
Visit World Heritage-listed Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to meet orphan gorillas, and understand the challenges around raising and releasing them; work with researchers to track and tag primates; try the bitter black coffee of Kampala’s street vendors; explore the islands of the Nile by boat; white water raft down class 6 rapids; spot some of the country’s 1,000 bird species, from the beautiful to the noisy, the elegant and graceful to the comical; take a nail-biting helicopter flight over the snowy peaks of the Rwenzoris; watch the Baganda tribe perform their manic dance; drop by Kibale National Park to track chimpanzees; hop on a private cruise along the Kazinga Channel to spot crocodiles and swimming elephants.
Where to Stay
Rustic mobile camps; luxurious old-world safari tents; exclusive private safari lodges.
When to Go
The two dry seasons fall in December to February and June to August, when conditions are particularly good for primate trekking.