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  • Seeing Gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest will be a highlight of your Uganda vacation.
  • One of the most endangered animals in the world
  • Bus station in Kampala
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  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • A tea plantation before sunset

The first thing to be said about Uganda is that it is home to the highest concentration of primates on earth. It also has the highest mountain range in Africa and it is not difficult to understand why its terrain is deemed dramatic and beautiful.

The capital, Kampala is a forward looking city with many modern buildings springing up. For visitors, it is well worth checking out the craft and curios markets and also the Kasubi tombs and museum, a UNESCO world heritage site and which houses four royal tombs.

Most visitors arrive at Entebbe on the shores of Lake Victoria. A well worth visit is to the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary which houses over 40 orphaned chimpanzees.

But back to the primates. Bwindi Forest, known as the Switzerland of Africa with its rich forests, contains half of the population of all mountain gorillas. A recent survey mentions 330 in total. However, the terrain here is steep and gorilla tracking can be reasonably strenuous.

Lake Mburo National Park, known as the “Zebra Capital of Uganda” consists of grassland, wetland and woodland and is home to eland, klipspringer, buffalo, leopard, cranes and storks and of course, Zebra.

The Queen Elizabeth National Park also allows gorilla tracking but one can also experience lions, hippos, buffalo, baboons and massive herds of elephants. A wonderful way to view animals here is to take a boat trip up the Kazinga Channel.

Kibale Forest National Park is the place to go chimpanzee tracking which can be found here in their hundreds. Chimpanzee tracking is not as strenuous as gorilla tracking. The park is rich in other wildlife with an abundance of monkeys and baboons plus over 140 species of butterflies.

Book one of our Uganda tours today and experience the mountain gorillas in their own habitat. It will be an experience that you never forgot!!

 

Uganda Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Uganda.

Learn about the history and culture of Uganda, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Uganda's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Uganda for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Uganda tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Uganda or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours.

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  • Essential Uganda

    Explore Uganda with a unique safari experience that includes chimpanzees in Kibale Forest, game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park and of course, gorilla tracking in Bwindi.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,319
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Locally Escorted Tours, Safaris
    Uganda See Trip Details
  • Gorilla Encounter Uganda: Stay of Distinction

    Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is the only camp located within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is the perfect base for tracking as it offers luxury in the heart of the rainforest.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,615
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Stays of Distinction
    Uganda See Trip Details
  • Gorillas Galore

    Trek into a shrinking African wilderness, home to the Mountain Gorilla.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,266
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Locally Escorted Tours, Safaris
    Uganda See Trip Details
  • Mountain Gorilla Encounter Uganda

    African safari tours come in many forms, but few are as revealing or special as an encounter with Uganda’s Mountain Gorillas. Taken on its own or as an add-on to an African safari, it’s a life-changing experience.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,983
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Locally Escorted Tours, Safaris
    Uganda See Trip Details
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