Uganda is the green jewel hugging Lake Victoria in the heart of Africa whose forests team with wildlife species including many from the Central African region. The beautiful rain forests are home to many primates; the chief attractions are the endangered Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi and Mgahinga and the Chimpanzees of Kibale Forest and Kyambura Gorge.
Stunning birdlife is on display throughout the country and the forests which connect to the huge Congolese rain-forests contain many species endemic to this region. Great Blue Turacos are a sight to behold in the swooping through the trees as are the steely eyed Whale Headed Storks in the marshland of the north. Dotted throughout the country are perennially graceful pairs of Crowned Cranes.
The scenery here is so incredibly evocative, with the dramatically terraced slopes, the rich red soils, traditional villages and explosions of color of villagers in their traditional attire and culture. The South West of the country is spectacular due to the past volcanic activity creating numerous jagged peaks and crater lakes.
Big game numbers have rebounded in Uganda and whilst not in the same density or abundance as Kenya or Tanzania there is still plenty to see. Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park are home to a wide array of wildlife including elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and plains game including giraffe, zebra and antelope species. Cruises are offered in both these parks, creating a fabulous addition to game driving, and crocodile, hippos and birds are abundant.
There is a wonderful range of 76 species of wildlife including Elephant, Rothschild Giraffe, Lion, Hyena, Hippo, Uganda Kob, Colobus and Patas Monkeys. Read More
The best chimpanzee tracking in all of East Africa with five habituated families in the National Park. Read More
This is the most popular park in Uganda known for its wildlife, hosting 95 mammal species and over 500 bird species. Read More
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is inhabited by about 340 individual mountain gorillas known as the Bwindi population… Read More
There is a wonderful range of 76 species of wildlife including Elephant, Rothschild Giraffe, Lion, Hyena, Hippo, Uganda Kob, Colobus and Patas Monkeys. The Victoria Nile river slices through this vast range of habitat, over 5,000 sq. kms, making a series of drops and particularly the thunderous Murchison Falls. A cruise along the river-line up to the Falls is a must do, whilst the river itself meanders West before emptying into Lake Albert in Northwest Uganda.
The best chimpanzee tracking in all of East Africa with five habituated families in the National Park. There are twelve additional primate species present along with over 300 bird species. The surrounding area contains some wonderful accommodation options and we also recommend visiting local farms producing an amazing array of produce including top quality vanilla.
This is the most popular park in Uganda known for its wildlife, hosting 95 mammal species and over 500 bird species. It is also considered a lion stronghold in Central Africa. Cruises on the Kazinga Channel are a superb way to get close up to hippo, crocodile and the many aquatic birds.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is inhabited by about 340 individual mountain gorillas known as the Bwindi population, which makes up almost half of all the mountain gorillas in the world. Currently nine families have been habituated and each take only eight visitors per day …. A truly magical experience awaits you.