Ecologically, Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle.
No where else on the continent of Africa can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track wild chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth in the afternoon, then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippo and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to spend time with the highly endangered mountain gorillas.

Sprawling across both sides of the equator, a network of national parks and protected areas offer the wildlife enthusiast an opportunity to experience Uganda’s biodiversity, not only the mesmerizing tracts of thorn bush savannah one tends to associate with equatorial East Africa, but also lush expanses of tropical rain forests, shimmering lakes and rivers heaving with aquatic life.

Uganda is home to a wide range of forest primates, with the star attraction being the endangered mountain gorilla. Coming into close contact with these gentle giants, is as humbling as it is thrilling, particularly when one realizes that there are some 700 individuals left in the wild that can only be found between Bwindi National Park and the Virunga Mountains. This verdant biodiversity is further attested by a bird checklist of over 1000 species.

Yet the country offers more than just wildlife. There is the mighty Nile River, punctuated by the spectacular Murchison Falls, and the snow capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains which provide a tantalizing challenge to dedicated mountaineers.

The country has long been a cultural melting pot, as evidenced by the existence of over 30 different indigenous languages belonging to five distinct linguistic groups, and an equally diverse mosaic of music, art and handicrafts.
 


 

CLASSICAL UGANDA SAFARI – 10 DAYS

This spectacular itinerary encompasses some of the highlights of Uganda including Entebbe, a charming town which features tree-lined streets, and is located on the banks of Lake Victoria, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which is said to be Africa’s oldest rainforest. It is world-renowned for its excellent gorilla-sighting opportunities. The rugged landscape features dense jungle, cascading waterfalls, sparkling mountain streams, deep valleys and steep ridges. Furthermore visit Queen Elizabeth National Park.  The park has almost 100 types of mammal and 606 different bird species, including the peculiar shoebill, the Kasinga Channel alone is said to contain the world’s largest concentration of hippos, and other wildlife includes buffalo, the rare aquatic sitatunga antelope, giant forest hog, Uganda kob, Defassa waterbuck and elephant, and finally Kibale is home to the highest density of primates in Africa and although the main attraction is the habituated chimpanzees the park trees are alive with all manner of monkey.  Red-tailed monkey, L Hoest’s monkey, grey cheeked mangabey, red colobus and black and white colobus monkeys are all spotted here.

 

Click to view itinerary

 


 

GORILLA EXPRESS – 6 DAYS

This diverse itinerary encompasses some of the highlights of Uganda including Entebbe, a charming town which features tree-lined streets, and is located on the banks of Lake Victoria, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which is said to be Africa’s oldest rainforest. It is world-renowned for its excellent gorilla-sighting opportunities. The rugged landscape features dense jungle, cascading waterfalls, sparkling mountain streams, deep valleys and steep ridges. Furthermore visit Queen Elizabeth National Park.  The park has almost 100 types of mammal and 606 different bird species, including the peculiar shoebill, the Kasinga Channel alone is said to contain the world’s largest concentration of hippos, and other wildlife includes buffalo, the rare aquatic sitatunga antelope, giant forest hog, Uganda kob, Defassa waterbuck and elephant

 

Click to view itinerary

z-library books on zlibrary