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Uganda Safaris

A Uganda safari has a unique blend of savannah, rainforest, waterways and gorilla trekking. It joins with Rwanda across the Virunga Mountains to bring together the world's two premier primate viewing destinations.

Untouched by mass tourism the countries of Uganda and Rwanda are ideal retreats for ecotourists in search of an exceptional African safari experience. On a Uganda safari there are magnificent sights to travel to, such as huge herds of elephant and buffalo at Kidepo Valley National Park, the River Nile hippo, exotic birds and flamingos, tropical rainforest and salt lakes of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Luxury African safaris in Uganda are not complete without a visit to the Virunga Mountains; a range of six extinct and three active volcanoes which straddle the border between Uganda, Rwanda and The Democratic Republic of the Congo. These are also home to Uganda's main attractions, approximately 300 wild mountain gorilla. Living for up to 50 years, these highly sociable animals live in troops consisting of a silverback male, his female companions and several young. Uganda is also home to over 1,000 types of bird and some of its parks contain the world’s highest density of primate species.

Although a relatively small country in African terms its camps and lodges provide a high level of luxurious accommodation. Uganda and Rwanda are excellent as part of a tailor-made journey.


Capital City



Official language=English. Swahili also spoken.


Ugandan Shilling & US Dollars

Time Difference (GMT) + 2 hour

Climate & average temperatures

Months J F M A M J J A S O N D
Temp °C 27 27 26 26 25 25 24 25 26 26 27 27
Rain mm 66 95 130 218 198 102 69 69 69 101 132 109
Seasons Dry Green Dry Green Dry

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Kenya Airways

Flight time from UK

10 hours

Visa requirements

Visas are required but can be obtained on arrival

Health requirements

Contact your GP for information

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