Uganda Safaris Guide 2022 – Destinations, Best Time to Visit, Lodges and Prices

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Uganda safaris are one of Africa’s most exciting and unforgettable safaris leading tourists to the best destinations with itineraries usually including unsurpassed wildlife experiences, memorable gorilla trekking, bird watching, golden monkey tracking, experiential activities, chimpanzee trekking, butterfly watching, adrenaline-packed activities (such as whitewater rafting, Mountain climbing, bungee jumping, quad biking, horseback rides, and zip-lining), community and cultural tours, exciting city tours and culinary tours in specific destinations.

Destinations to visit during Uganda safaris

Uganda Tours are mainly focused on the 10 National Parks that are Bwindi Impenetrable, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley, Queen Elizabeth National park, Lake Mburo, Kibale Forest, Rwenzori Mountains, Mount Elgon and Semliki valley National Parks in addition to the most popular Wildlife Reserves especially Pian Upe, Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserves (Semuliki National Park) and many others.

The Forest Reserves-Mabira, Kalinzu, Bugoma, Budongo, and Mpanga are also popular sites for Uganda safaris. Hot springs-Sempaya, Kitagata, Buranga, Kibiro and Amoropii, waterfalls-Sipi falls, Murchison, Kisiizi falls and Karuma falls, Lakes and Rivers are beautiful tourist sites for safaris.

Generally, Uganda dubbed the pearl of Africa boasts of magical yet hidden beauty which when discovered during Uganda Tours can leave unforgettable memories.

The country’s beautiful tropical sunshine, beautiful scenery, reptiles, Amphibians, mammal especially the big five and mountain gorillas, bird species and diverse cultures make you utterly satisfied.

Best Time for Uganda safaris

Uganda safaris can be conducted all year round but the perfect time is the dry season (from December to February and June to September) and this time is ideal for most Uganda safaris’ activities especially gorilla trekking, mountain climbing/hiking, golden monkey tracking, chimpanzee tracking, nature walks, and game viewing.

The wet season (March to May As well as October and November) is perfect for bird watching because it’s the season when breeding takes place and the migratory species are in abundance.

Cost of Uganda safaris

6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari - mountain gorilla eating/feedingThe total cost of your Uganda safari largely depends on the activities on your itinerary. For example, if you choose mountain gorilla trekking as one of your activities, you are definitely going to pay more money than someone who didn’t include gorilla trekking on the itinerary.

Additionally, the cost of Uganda safaris is influenced by the budget of accommodation chosen-tourists opting for budget, midrange or luxury facilities won’t pay the same amount. And finally, transport means used will affect the cost of the Uganda safari.

Also, the overall cost of Uganda safari is determined by the size/number of people in the group because persons in larger travel groups will pay less money than someone traveling alone.

Where to stay during Uganda safaris

The places to stay during Uganda safaris vary according to the chosen destinations on the itinerary. However, there is a wide range of accommodation facilities-inform of Tented Camps, Campsites, Safari Lodges, Hotels and Guesthouses ranging from budget to luxury within the different destinations especially Towns, National Parks, Wildlife Reserves and near other popular tourist sites.

However, the most popular accommodation facilities in the country are Kampala Sheraton Hotel, Serena Hotel, Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala, Mweya Safari Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Paraa Safari Lodge and Chobe Safari Lodge in Murchison falls National Park, Wild waters Lodge and many others.

What to Pack for Uganda safaris.

The things to pack for Uganda Tours sometimes depend on the kind of safari-whether it’s a gorilla trekking tour in Mgahinga Gorilla National park or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, chimpanzee, wildlife viewing, birding or cultural safari.

However, the must-pack items for most safaris are waterproof backpacks, safari pants, both long and short-sleeved shirts, pair of binoculars, guidebook, journal, camera, pair/s of shorts, rainproof hiking boots, gardening gloves, sweater, flip-flops, cotton socks, rain jacket, insect repellants, first aid kit, toiletries, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and travel documents (inform of passports, visa, and ticket).


Best Long Uganda Safaris

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6 days Uganda gorilla safari is a special package set for you to have a double magical encounter at two unique world’s greatest apes while in the wild. On this tour, you have a chance to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park. Also, you will pay… Continue Reading →

7 days Uganda safari takes you to Lake Mburo national park which is known for a number of zebras, impalas, antelopes, warthogs, buffaloes, oribis among others. Queen Elizabeth national park also is known for its diverse wildlife species like antelopes, elephants, hippos, crocodiles, the tree-climbing lions… Continue Reading →

7 days Uganda wildlife safari takes you to explore Murchison Falls national park, Kibale forest national park for Primates Safari and Queen Elizabeth national park. This 7 days Uganda wildlife safari introduces you Kibale national park with a variety of primates like chimpanzees, vervet monkeys… Continue Reading →

Uganda Birding Safari (7 Days) takes you to visit the true birding spots of Uganda such as the Mabamba wetlands, Lake Mburo National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park.7 days bird watching safari in Uganda is designed to satisfy birders interests and motives as you visit Uganda’s best birding sites… Continue Reading →

7 days Rwanda Uganda safari starts in Kigali to Kampala exploring best Gorilla safari destinations in Africa. 7 days Rwanda Uganda safari takes you to visit two gorilla safari countries with activities like gorilla trekking adventures, golden monkey tracking, wildlife viewing, Dian Fossey Hike, cultural excursions, nature… Continue Reading →

Gorilla Trekking Safari and Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda – The 8 Days Primate Safari Uganda is well packaged with game drives and launch cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park, gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest and chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest… Continue Reading →

Camping safari in Uganda is amazingly one of the best wilderness safari experiences nature lovers shouldn’t miss out on Uganda safari. Camping or backpacking is exposes visitors on Uganda safari to country’s natural wonders ranging from diversity of bird species that make up a total of 1080, wildlife… Continue Reading →

This 10 day Uganda safari will guide you through the 4 Uganda’s national parks; Murchison falls national park being the largest park, Queen Elizabeth the second largest park having a lot to offer, Kibale national park a chimp hub, and a visit to Bwindi Impenetrable national park a home to the endangered mountain gorillas.… Continue Reading →

14 days primates and big five safari takes you to the western part of Uganda to visit the major tourist destinations and spotting out primates like Chimpanzees, Mountain Gorillas, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, cheeky monkeys among others and viewing the big five like Rhinos, elephants, lions… Continue Reading →

This 14 days Gorilla safari and wildlife safari will take you for Gorilla trekking Safari in Bwindi and chimpanzee tracking in Kibale. 14 days gorilla safari and wildlife safari explores you through the major safari destinations in Uganda, such as the Murchison falls national park as you see the River Nile pouring… Continue Reading →