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Uganda

From Nile River tours to mountain gorilla trekking, Uganda has it all!

  • Companies:

    914 operators
  • Capital:

    Kampala
  • Population:

    32 million
  • Currency:

    Ugandan Shilling
  • Total area:

    236,040 km² (91,136 miles²)
  • Wildlife:

    35 animals listed
  • Languages:

    English, Swahili
  • Airports:

    Entebbe (EBB)

Voltage and plug type

Type G (220V)

Type G (220V)

Recommended vaccinations

Yellow fever Typhoid Tetanus
MMR Hepatitis B Hepatitis A

Uganda map

About Uganda

Uganda is a landlocked country that lies to the north of Tanzania and Rwanda and to the west of Kenya. It is located on the Equator and has a generally warm, equatorial climate that does vary from north to south and by altitude. The south tends to have weather patterns similar to that of Tanzania, with distinct rainy seasons. The north, which borders with Sudan, is much drier and is even prone to drought.
Although Uganda is landlocked, it does contain a good portion of Africa’s largest lake – Lake Victoria. The lake lies in the southeastern corner of Uganda and about 45% of Lake Victoria belongs to Uganda. The territory around the shores of Lake Victoria makes for an ideal safari setting as it serves as a water source for many animals including elephants, hippos, giraffes and a stunning array of birds.

The southwestern part of Uganda becomes more mountainous and tropical, with the very southwestern part being the location of Mgahinga National Park. Mgahinga shares a border with Parc des Volcans inRwanda and Parc des Virunga in DRC. It is in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park where travelers can view mountain gorillas. Uganda is one of three countries where these creatures can be seen and is the only country with two national parks for mountain gorillas: Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The other two countries are DR Congo and Rwanda. Uganda’s western mountains are home to many primates, and chimpanzee treks are very popular in its western parks.

For those wishing to see mountain gorillas on their safari, Uganda offers the most established tourism infrastructure. Uganda is a popular safari destination, particularly for other African countries, and roughly 50% of Uganda’s tourists come from neighboring Kenya. Uganda’s range of terrain also makes it a great choice for those seeking a more standard safari coupled with a mountain gorilla or chimpanzee viewing. Due to the slippery and foliage-dense terrain of the mountain gorilla, for those wishing to do a gorilla safari it is advisable that they be in good physical condition. These areas are also malaria-ridden and anti-malarial medication is needed. For those who are physically and mentally prepared for a mountain gorilla safari, Uganda is an excellent choice. 

Gorilla Tour Booking Safaris

Safari tour operator

24 reviews

Yascore 96

Since:
Mar 2015

Gorilla Tour Booking Safaris is a Travel Company based in Kampala, Uganda (East Africa) specializing in Customized Safaris and Tours. We deliver memorable adventures with expert guidance. Our tour ... read more

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  • 0 photos
  • 19 tour packages
Yascore 96

Since:
Mar 2015

All Gorilla Trips

Safari tour operator

3 reviews

Yascore 88

Since:
Aug 2012

All Gorilla Trips is a locally owned Uganda Tour company specializing in Uganda Gorilla tours and Rwanda Gorilla Tours. Experience a Uganda safari and gorilla tracking & trekking with our exper... read more

More reviews:
  • 10 photos
  • 3 tour packages
Yascore 88

Since:
Aug 2012

GoExplore Safaris

Safari tour operator

9 reviews

Yascore 88

Since:
Jul 2017

GoExplore Safaris & Tours has emerged as one of the leading tour operators in East Africa. It is a commonly-used phrase, but we have a culture that genuinely aims to "exceed expectations" and our c... read more

More reviews:
  • 10 photos
  • 10 tour packages
Yascore 88

Since:
Jul 2017

2 reviews

Yascore 88

Since:
Oct 2003

Asyanut Safaris and Travel is a destination Management Company based in Kampala Uganda. We specialize in tailor made safaris for all over Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania... read more

More reviews:
  • 2 photos
  • 6 tour packages
Yascore 88

Since:
Oct 2003

African Wild Tours

Safari tour operator

8 reviews

Yascore 87

Since:
Mar 2011

African Wild Tours is a tour company based in Uganda and operates across East Africa. We organise wildlife safaris,gorilla and chimpanzee tracking tours,boat trips,mountain trekking tours, commu... read more

More reviews:
  • 10 photos
  • 18 tour packages
Yascore 87

Since:
Mar 2011

Travel Explore Africa

Safari tour operator

3 reviews

Yascore 87

Since:
Oct 2009

Travel Explore Africa Ltd is a Travel Company based in Kampala, Uganda. We design and deliver memorable adventures to vacationers on any budget in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Kenya and Tanzani... read more

More reviews:
  • 10 photos
  • 12 tour packages
Yascore 87

Since:
Oct 2009

Katona Tours and Travel

Safari tour operator

9 reviews

Yascore 86

Since:
Dec 2013

Book Uganda Gorilla safaris, wildlife Tours and Budget Safaris to Africa with Katona Tours and Travel that is one of Africa's finest tour company, organizing safaris in the East Africa. Buy gorilla... read more

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  • 0 photos
  • 3 tour packages
Yascore 86

Since:
Dec 2013

eTrip Africa

Safari tour operator

17 reviews

Yascore 85

Since:
Aug 2012

E-Trip Africa is the newest division of Worldwide Travel Group LLC, a registered tour operator based in the United States. Founded to provide a responsible alternative for traveling in Africa, E-T... read more

More reviews:
  • 6 photos
  • 2 tour packages
Yascore 85

Since:
Aug 2012

Marabu Tours

Safari tour operator

3 reviews

Yascore 84

Since:
Sep 2013

Marabu Tours was mostly created for the budget travelers, for those who want to discover Uganda, but don’t want to pay big money. All your tours are not expensive, adventurous but still comfortable... read more

More reviews:
  • 0 photos
  • 8 tour packages
Yascore 84

Since:
Sep 2013

Wild Expeditions Uganda

Safari tour operator

2 reviews

Yascore 83

Since:
Jan 2016

Wild Expeditions Uganda is a local based tour company specializing in safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. We are a fully registered company under the constitutional Act of Uganda and affiliated ... read more

More reviews:
  • 10 photos
  • 5 tour packages
Yascore 83

Since:
Jan 2016

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