Uganda

Uganda – the “Pearl of Africa” – is home to 10 national parks, each with its own unique draw for visitors, from mountain gorillas and big game to an extinct volcano.

The compact nature of this country allows one to experience a truly African day:  the ability to track the mountain gorilla in Bwindi’s Montane forest in the morning, followed by an afternoon grassland-safari spotting lazy lion, a mere 60 km drive away.

Regular scheduled flights between Entebbe and the various national parks facilitate accessibility too.

A tour of western Uganda is a spectacular experience, presenting a variety of forest, mountain and savannah parks – each with its unique activities.

Uganda: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Uganda: Gorilla Trekking in ...

from US$ 2 683
4 nights

This 4 night break away will afford you a once in a lifetime opportunity in trekking the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable ...

Fully Guided Classic Uganda Adventure – 11 nights

Fully Guided Classic Uganda ...

from US$ 6 960
11 nights

Your two week fully guided Ugandan adventure has something for everyone. Take a boat trip to the foot of the mighty Murchison Falls, ...

Travel Information

Best Time to Visit:  December to February; June to August
Time Difference:  GMT + 3hrs
Flight Duration:  9 hrs 55 mins
Fly To:  Entebbe via Nairobi

Best Time to Visit

Gorilla-Trekking:  December to February and June to August
Chimpanzee-Trekking:  December to February and June to August
Bird-Watching:  November to April

Although Uganda is directly on the equator, the altitude varies temperatures to create a pleasantly moderate climate.   Although a year-round destination, the drier periods are between December and February and again between June and August, making these the most favourable times to visit:  game-viewing conditions are at their best.   Less rain means less mist, so gorilla and chimpanzee are easier to spot. Lower rainfall also concentrates wildlife around water sources. Bird-watching is fantastic all year round, but peaks between November and April when migrant species are present.

 

Travel Advice

For current information, visa requirements and any travel related advice, please refer to the The Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.