Uganda

Uganda is renowned for its mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. It is also a paradise for primate lovers of all kinds, with 13 species of diurnal and 6 nocturnal primates; one of the highest primate densities in the world. The vast number of primates sets this country apart from other East African countries such as Kenya and Tanzania, since Uganda also has healthy populations of lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelope, including the stunning, endemic Uganda kob, whose elaborate mating rituals have been the source of several National Geographic specials. In many ways, Uganda has the best of everything the continent has to offer: the tallest mountain range in Africa, the source that feeds the world’s longest river and the continent’s largest lake. This incredible array of landscapes range from the 16,000 ft. snowcapped Mountains of the Moon to the incomparable Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to 400 mountain gorillas, nearly half the world’s population.

A new dawn of wildlife eco-tourism has risen in Uganda, as decades of unrest have given way to a stable democratic republic, a strong economy, and an increase in wildlife habitat conservation finally befitting a country long known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’. Uganda also remains one of the safest destinations in Africa, with two ideal seasons to visit: December through the end of February, and again from June to September. The weather during both of these times of year is generally dry, and warm, averaging around 77 degrees.

Uganda Trips - Select your adventure from our trips below

Uganda - Insider's Africa: Meerkats, Gorillas & Africa's Rare 5

This is the ideal second safari to Africa for travelers who have already seen the “Big 5”. We start in Uganda with Gorilla trekking, where in typical Wild Planet Adventures’ style we’ve made special arrangements to spend 2-4 times the traditional amount of time in intimate contact with Gorillas, guided by scientific researchers, plus safaris for Chimpanzees, tree-climbing lions, mongoose and more. We continue to South Africa and a convenient stop at a very remote private reserve in the little-known savannah of the “Green Kalahari” for Meerkats, Pangolin (scaly Anteater), Aardwolf, Aardvark, and Cheetah, the best place to see some of Africa’s rarest animals. This is an incredibly unusual combination of truly “once-in-a-lifetime” safaris that feature scientific researcher-led up-close wildlife interactions for Meerkats, Gorillas, Chimps and Africa’s Rare 5. Learn More>

2017 - $10,598 2018 - $12,698

Uganda - Ultimate Gorilla & Chimp Safari

This is the most comprehensive Gorilla safari available in Uganda and Rwanda, and forms the the first part of our Insider’s Africa safari (without the South Africa Meerkats & Rare 5 segment). In typical Wild Planet Adventures’ style we’ve made special arrangements to spend 2-4 times the traditional amount of time in intimate contact with Gorillas, guided by scientific researchers and contributing to their research, plus safaris for Chimpanzees, tree-climbing lions, mongoose and more. Our exclusive researcher-led Gorilla habituation program allows us a more time with the Gorillas than nearly any other Gorilla trekking safari, combining specially arranged treks in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Volcanoes National Park. Researcher-led safaris for tree-climbing lions and mongoose in Queen Elizabeth National Park and an exclusive Researcher-led Chimpanzee Habituation program round out this ultimate Gorilla trekking safari, full of Wild Planet’s Learn More>

2017 - $6,498 2018 - $6,798

Choose Your Uganda Travel Style! Any of our wildlife adventures are also available as fully customizable private trips, honeymoons or family wildlife adventures.
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