Uganda Safari Tours

Explore Uganda's Wild side

A land of many contrasts is one way to describe Uganda. A landlocked country, Uganda is adorned with a variety of contrasting yet enchanting scenery and attractions. Blessed with a variety and abundance of wildlife, its a haven for wildlife safaris.

The savanna plains beam with game beckoning to be admired. The lush green tropical forests, full of bird life and primates offer some of the best thrilling moments you will ever have. Gorilla trekking and chimpanzees trekking will leave a life time of memories. Raft down the Nile for thrilling adventures or cycle with the wildlife. Encounter raw untamed mother nature on your Uganda safari tours.

The Rwenzori and Elgon ranges offers amazing scenery for those who love hiking safaris.

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"The gorillas were habituated to being with humans and the babies would often come up closer to look at us. It was such a privilege to see these animals up close and see them in their habitat" James and Claire Gibson UK

Uganda Safari Activities

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Uganda gorilla safaris are the most popular safari activity in Uganda. These gorilla trekking safaris entail trekking into the impenetrable forests of Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. On these Uganda gorilla safaris, you get to experience and interact with the gorillas in their natural habitat. In Uganda, gorilla trekking is done in 2 national parks. Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park.

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Bwindi is the most popular destination for gorilla trekking. With 4 gorilla trekking sectors, and over 15 habituated gorilla families, you are sure to have an amazing time trekking these endangered apes. These sectors include Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhija and Rushaga. All these sectors have a variety of lodges that await to serve you on your Uganda safari tour.

Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park.

Despite being the smallest national park, Mgahinga national park offers amazing gorilla safaris. With only 1 habituated gorilla family, you are sure of exclusive encounters with the gorillas. No congestion as you head into the forest. The park is home to golden monkeys. These are only found in the Virunga Mountains shared by Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Compliment your gorilla safari with golden monkey trekking

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Uganda is blessed with a variety of wildlife including the Big 5. These can be found in the designated national parks. These amazing wildlife can be seen on your game drive on the savanna plains on your Uganda safari tours. These safaris range from short to long safaris, budget to luxury safaris. These wildlife safaris can be complimented with cycling, hiking, cultural and gorilla safaris. Customize your Uganda safari tours to meet your specifications. Some of the wildlife that can be spotted on your Uganda safari tour include; rhinos, elephants, lions, hyenas, leopards, bird species, giraffes, cheetahs, crocodiles, hippos and so much more

On these Uganda wildlife safaris, you will encounter the big and small mammals on your Uganda safari tour. Each day on the savanna isn’t the same. Immerse yourself in the wild for amazing encounters with the African wilderness. Take a nature walk and stroll with the zebras, impala and giraffes in the untamed wilderness.

Uganda Safari destinations

With the increased vigilance in wildlife conservation, the population of the wildlife in Uganda has thrilled. The savanna beams with big herds of buffalo, elephants, lions and many wildlife species. The bird songs in the forests can be vividly heard as you embark on your Uganda gorilla safari. Uganda has 10 different national parks and game reserves that are home to the recovering wildlife. These can be seen during your Uganda safari tours. Create remarkable memories as you visit these different safari destinations.

Gorillas in Bwindi

Bwindi Impenetrable national park lies in the southwestern part of Uganda. Covered in tropical forest, the park is home to over half of the world’s the endangered mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking is the major done in Bwindi

Murchison Falls national park

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Murchison falls national park is one of the prime destination for all Uganda safari tours. beaming with wildlife, the park is dissected by the River Nile and the famous Murchison falls. Game drives and boat cruises are some of the major activities done here

Queen Elizabeth national park

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Famous for its tree climbing lions, Queen Elizabeth national park is home to various wildlife including elephants, leopards and much more. The park neighbors the Rwenzori mountains offering amazing scenery on your Uganda safari tour

Kibale Forest National park

Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale

Kibale forest national park is a tropical forest that is home to chimpanzees that share 97% of their DNA with humans. Other primates include the grey checked mangabeys, colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys and many bird species like the rare blue turaco.

Kidepo Valley National park

Kidepo valley

Kidepo valley national park lies in the Northeastern semi arid valleys of Uganda bordering Sudan and Kenya. The park is famous for its impressive herds of buffalo, ostriches and cats like cheetahs, lions and leopards. The park offers spectacular scenery on your Uganda safari tours

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Gorilla with young

Mgahinga gorilla national park is located in the Virunga mountains of Sabinyo, Gahinga and Muhavura. The park is home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys and Plenty of bird species are seen on your trek through the fores on your Uganda gorilla safaris.

Lake Mburo National Park

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Lake Mburo national park is the smallest park in Uganda yet offers spectacular Uganda safari tours for zebras, eland, impala, giraffes, buffalo and many more. The park offers horse riding and cycling safaris. Boat cruises are launched on the lake for sightings of crocodiles and hippos

Rwenzori Mountain National Park

Mt Rwenzori

Rwenzori Mountain is the second tallest mountain in Africa after Mt.Kilimanjaro. Towering at ‎5,109 m (16,762 ft), the highest point is Margherita peak. Other peaks include Stanely and Bakers. The peaks are snow capped throughout the year.  The park has 70 mammal species and over 200 bird species.

Mount Elgon National park

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At 4321 meters(14176ft), Mount Elgon is the second tallest mountain in Uganda. It is an extinct volcano and was once the tallest mountain in Africa. Due to erosion, it was reduced to its current height. Wagagai Peak is the highest point and hiking is one of the most popular activities on the mountain.

Semliki National Park

shoebill birding safari

Semliki national park lies on the western border with Congo following the Semliki river. The national park is famous for its bird life offering amazing sightings of more than 400 bird species the Shoe bill. Other mammals like elephants, buffalo, leopards and primates are also found in the park

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Getaway Uganda Tours is a local registered and owned safari company that specializes in safaris and tours around Uganda. Over the years, we have gained the valuable experience in service and customer satisfaction. We are always glad to show you the Uganda we love. We specialize in Uganda Gorilla trekking safaris, Uganda wildlife safaris, Uganda primate safaris and adventure safaris. Contact us for the ultimate Uganda Safari Tours.

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