Uganda offers a true once-in-a-lifetime safari opportunity – from the forest of Bwindi to Queen Elizabeth National Park, the country's wildlife is unique.
Sought after as a safari destination for its population of mountain gorillas, Uganda is one of only a few places in the world where you can meet these amazing mammals.
Situated in the south-west of the country, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is dominated by steep hills cloaked in deep forest, which is the ideal home for gorillas. On trekking safaris to Bwindi, you will be able to take in the impressive sights of the forest, as well as its other primate inhabitants, including black-and-white colobus, red-tailed monkey, vervet monkey, and L’Hoest’s monkey, which has a striking white beard.
Uganda's other famed wildlife is the tree-climbing lion, found sleeping in the big fig trees in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
We reckon Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is pretty special - particularly as it is home to one of only two populations of the majestic mountain gorilla in the world.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most popular park in all Uganda. It is situated in the country’s western region and encompasses four districts – Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi, and Rukungiri.
Kibale National Park, situated in the south of Uganda, contains a rich assortment of landscapes, mostly moist evergreen rainforest.
Lake Mburo National Park is situated in the Kiruhara District, within Uganda’s Western Region. It is about 150 miles from Kampala, positioned fairly close to the highway linking Uganda’s capital city to the country’s parks in the west.
Murchison Falls National Park is situated in the north-west of Uganda, within the districts of Buliisa, Kiryandongo, Masindi, and Nwoya.
Kidepo Valley National Park is situated in north-east Uganda, in the Karamoja region. This is a very remote area, and worth considering for a safari well off the beaten track!
Forming part of the Virunga Conservation Area, Mgahinga Gorilla N.P. is a great destination for travellers interested in gorilla treks and golden monkey treks. And with its three extinct conical volcanoes, the park offers some serious hiking too!