UGANDA SAFARI TOURS - UGANDA SAFARIS & TRIPS

Welcome you to Uganda, Africa’s pearl, where life begins and most likely ends.  It will be thrilling to embark on your dream African journey with us. We’ve been in business for ten years and have plenty of experience managing your dream vacation to Africa, especially Uganda and Rwanda, as well as the rest of East Africa.

Uganda, also known as the Pearl of Africa, is a beautiful country that many visitors to Uganda safaris have yet to explore. Uganda is a country in eastern Africa with mesmerizing elegance, lush beautiful scenery, majestic flora, waters, mountains, and interesting fauna; how dare you miss out on a Uganda safari?

National parks in Uganda, such as Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, and Murchison Falls National Park, are popular destinations for wildlife safaris. Visit important cultural and traditional sites, historical landmarks, and religious sites on other safaris in Uganda.

A safari in Uganda has the most incredible opportunities for anybody who visits this African pearl. Gorilla trekking expeditions in Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla national parks, which house more than half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, have become a highlight of any Uganda safari, spiced up with a diverse range of attractive flora and fauna, and a fascinating encounter with warm people and culture, not just educational but also fun.

Exclusive primate safaris in Uganda, such as gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking holidays, are conducted in tropical rain forests that seem to be wet nearly throughout the year, while the dry Savannah national parks attract a diverse variety of safari events, including game drives, landscape watching, birding tours, and several others.

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TOP UGANDA SAFARI PICKS

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8 DAYS GORILLA, CHIMPS, WILDLIFE SAFARI IN UGANDA

This Safari tour takes you to meet the Gorillas of Bwindi, Kibale’s famous Chimpanzee, Wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth …

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10 DAYS GORILLA TREKKING TOUR IN UGANDA

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7 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH & MURCHISON FALLS TOUR

This is the best way to explore Uganda’s largest park (Murchison falls National Park) and the most visited national park in Uganda – Queen Elizabeth National …

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17 DAYS GORILLA, WILDLIFE, CHIMPS & MORE

Meet the Uganda’s Mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, culture and vast wildlife in this comprehensive Uganda safari in 17 days. The tour …

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7 DAYS BEST OF GORILLA & LAKE MBURO SAFARI

Enjoy the best of Gorillas and Lake Mburo in this 7 Days tour. Meet the endangered primates of Bwindi, do remarkable wildlife viewing …

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4 DAYS PREDATOR SAFARI IN UGANDA

Meet the Uganda’s tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth, do boat cruise and early morning game drives for more wild game viewing…

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BUDGET UGANDA SAFARIS & TOURS PICKS

Uganda Budget Safaris is excited to welcome you to Africa’s pearl. It may be budget gorilla trekking or a one-of-a-kind adventure at a discounted price. A safari in Uganda is not a relaxing experience. It’s not only about seeing the animals of Uganda.

You are completely engulfed in the country’s virgin universe, surrounded by the drama and attraction of the world’s best theater. Every sight is distinct, and each moment is special. We will guarantee that you have a maximal quality nature experience with our customized built Uganda budget safari packages with our staff and one of the best guides who are well knowledgeable in every part of tourism in Uganda.

We will guarantee that you have a maximal quality nature experience with our customized built Uganda budget safari packages with our staff and one of the best guides who are well knowledgeable in every part of tourism in Uganda. We are a full-service budget & luxury travel agency that can assist you with reservations for lodging, park permits, gorilla tracking permits, vehicle rentals, and flights. Our main concentration, however, is on arranging low-cost gorilla trips in any of the mountain gorilla trekking regions.

It may seem more convenient and quicker to plan your safari via an international tour operator, but booking via a local tour adviser or operator is significantly less expensive. The local tour operator will not raise your safari fees since Uganda’s tourist industry is integrated, and local tour operators have firsthand knowledge of accommodations, national parks, and other attractions. Furthermore, the tour operator will assist you in connecting with a group of other visitors; a group is less expensive than a single visitor.

Furthermore, the tour operator will assist you in connecting with a group of other visitors; a group is less expensive than a single visitor. The most essential benefit of booking with a local tour operator is that you are directly supporting the local economy, which benefits you.

If you want to have the finest budget safari in Uganda, you should concentrate all of your interests in one national park; this will save you a lot of money on park entrance fees. However, this necessitates that you pick intelligently which game reserve to book; hunt for a national park that can meet all of your goals and interests in a Ugandan safari. new It’s worth noting that you may learn about different national parks via a tour adviser or through several Uganda websites. Due to hikes in park fees in Uganda, if you want to visit more than one national park, you may need to adjust your budget safari.

You may believe that participating in all of the activities available in the national park provides the finest safari experience, but if you want to plan a good budget safari, you will need to choose from a list of activities the activities that are most important to you in a safari experience. This doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, because some activities go hand in hand. For example, you can enjoy bird watching while taking a boat ride to the bottom of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park, so you can save money on bird watching by adding a boat ride to your itinerary, keeping your Uganda safari budget in check.

For everyone who likes exciting itineraries, a Uganda safari should be a must do at least once in a lifetime. The safari into the African bush is a great way to unwind and check out a fresh setting away from the daily grind and stress of work. It also provides a fantastic opportunity to see some of Africa’s most unique flora and fauna, such as tree climbing lions, chimps, giraffes, mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and many other animals in their natural habitats, as well as thick natural forests with some of the world’s oldest tree species, such as budongo forest and maramagambo forest in Uganda. Budget Uganda safari

We are pleased to welcome you to Uganda, Africa’s pearl, where life begins and most likely ends. Friendly Gorillas  Safaris have adventure and intrigue while satisfying your need to explore Africa. It will be thrilling to embark on your dream African journey with us. We’ve been in business for ten years and have plenty of experience managing your dream vacation to Africa, especially Uganda and Rwanda, as well as the rest of East Africa.

Uganda, also known as the Pearl of Africa, is a beautiful country that many visitors to Uganda safaris have yet to explore. Uganda is a country in eastern Africa with mesmerizing elegance, lush beautiful scenery, majestic flora, waters, mountains, and interesting fauna; how dare you miss out on a Uganda safari?

National parks in Uganda, such as Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, and Murchison Falls National Park, are popular destinations for wildlife safaris. Visit important cultural and traditional sites, historical landmarks, and religious sites on other safaris in Uganda.

A safari in Uganda has the most incredible opportunities for anybody who visits this African pearl. Gorilla trekking expeditions in Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla national parks, which house more than half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, have become a highlight of any Uganda safari, spiced up with a diverse range of attractive flora and fauna, and a fascinating encounter with warm people and culture, not just educational but also fun.

Exclusive primate safaris in Uganda, such as gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking holidays, are conducted in tropical rain forests that seem to be wet nearly throughout the year, while the dry Savannah national parks attract a diverse variety of safari events, including game drives, landscape watching, birding tours, and several others.

Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest freshwater lake, also acts as the only real source of the Nile River. The R. Nile is the world’s longest dam, stretching over 5,100 miles from Lake Victoria to North Africa’s Mediterranean Sea.

Lake Victoria, with its shimmering islands and vast sand beaches, is a true source of adventure and relaxing. The only Bahai temple in Africa is located in Kampala, on top of a hill, for those interested in learning more about the Bahai religion’s roots and beliefs.

About 400 mountain gorillas live in Uganda, making for more than half of the world’s population, in Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla national parks in the south western part of the region.

The jagged Rwenzori mountains in Uganda’s far south west corner are the ideal place to put your adventure skills to the test; it is Uganda’s tallest mountain and East Africa’s largest block mountain, shaped by faulting. Given its height and proximity to the equator, where temperatures are supposed to be high, the Rwenzori is shrouded in snow almost all year.

Uganda is home to a diverse range of species that has yet to be found. Beautiful scenery, pleasant weather all year, and, above all, welcoming people would make your vacation one to remember. Furthermore, Uganda has so many attractions that a single visit would not be enough to see what it has to offer…!

See a preview of our Uganda safaris, but bear in mind that every safari can be customized to your unique needs and budget. Please email us for more details, custom safaris, and pricing.

UGANDA SAFARI INFORMATION

Discover Uganda’s most popular destinations.

Uganda is located on the equator, to the east of Tanzania and Kenya, and to the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is smaller than several countries, but it has a diverse variety of habitats, including snow-capped mountains and savannah, as well as green swampland and impenetrable forests.

Its rugged, unspoiled parks are teeming with wildlife, including the lion, elephant, and buffalo of East Africa, as well as primates and over a thousand species of birds.

Visitors will embark on a complete safari itinerary encompassing the best of the varied parks, or simply a brief excursion to the southeast for gorilla trekking, after arriving at Entebbe airport in Kampala’s capital.

Why  visit Uganda?

Uganda is one of Africa’s best safari destinations, as well as the birthplace of mountain gorillas and the Nile’s origins. Every day is a true African adventure here. Visit the 400 mountain gorillas in Bwindi for a gorilla trekking trip, ascend the ice-capped Rwenzori mountains, go on a chimpanzee tracking trip, go Nile white water rafting, see the Murchison Falls, and so much more as you take in Uganda’s scenic wonders- savannahs, forests, lakes, and rivers- and engage with the local people! The possibilities are infinite! You can almost certainly see all of the species found in Tanzania and Kenya, but Uganda is not a crowded destination! A great way to keep an eye on the animals!

Why Do You Go On A Safari To Uganda?

Uganda has a lot to offer tourists who come to see this amazing country. After a long safari, Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, with its intimate and heavenly islands, makes for an excellent resting spot. Relax under a tree on the equator’s sandy beaches and experience weather that averages 22 degrees Celsius all year; this is ideal weather for a break except during the two rainy seasons.

In Uganda, gorilla trekking is a must-do safari experience.

You can see the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains, which tower over much of Western Uganda, as well as its rainforests and jungles, which are unlike anywhere else in East Africa. Fish at the bottom of Murchison Drop for the 150-pound Nile Perch, which are difficult to catch anywhere else. The green foliage provides a lovely backdrop everywhere you go; this could be referred to as Africa’s “Evergreen Country.” A variety of tourists have nicknamed it Africa’s Banana Republic, not because of its government, but because of the various varieties of bananas found there. Uganda has 506 protected forest reserves, which account for 6.3 percent of the country’s total land area.Taste a variety of different fruits while on a Uganda safari, including the pineapple, which is unrivaled in flavor, as well as the sweet, juicy mangoes, papaya, which tastes very nice fruity and is full of flavor, and don’t miss out on the Jackfruit, which is the closest thing to honey in any fruit.

What To Expect On A Uganda Safari

Mountain Gorillas and Primates, as well as other habitats, may be shown throughout their natural setting in a safe area. Uganda’s Big 5 species are worth seeing on your Uganda safari.There are no critically endangered species among the 330 mammal species seen on Uganda tours, but seven are endangered, two are vulnerable, and 17 are near threatened. Aside from seeing wild animals like lions, zebras, giraffes, rhinos, elephants, and others, you will go bungee jumping, visit the Murchison Falls, go Nile white water rafting, visit cultural and historic places, and so many more on your adventure tracks. On Uganda safaris, there is so much to see and do. This is one of Africa’s most fertile countries; in certain regions, it’s possible to produce up to three crops a year.

On a Ugandan Safari, Where Do You Stay?

Most visitors have no idea what to expect in terms of lodging; National Park lodges vary from budget to five-star accommodations, all of which are designed to cater to your every need during your stay in this African wilderness. Enjoy tasty meals delicately cooked by their skilled chefs in lodges, tented camps set in traditional style, or stunning bandas. You will stay at Serena Hotel Kampala, Cassia Lodge, and several other locations in Kampala before leaving for your safari. Any attraction venue has lodging to meet your specific requirements. The luxurious Mahogany Springs, Clouds Lodge, and Gorilla Forest Camp are all located in Bwindi.

Chobe Uganda Safaris Lodge is located in Murchison Falls. Visitors to Queen Elizabeth National Park should consider staying at Mweya Safari Lodge. There are 15 lodging options in Buhoma alone where Uganda tours focused on gorilla monitoring are performed, including Volcanoes safari lodge, Silver back lodge, Sanctuary Gorilla Woodland Camp, Buhoma Group Rest Camp, among several others.

When Is The Best Time for a Uganda Safari?

The most commonly asked Ugandan questions! The solution is straightforward! You are welcome to visit Uganda at any time of the year! It’s a hot and humid atmosphere here.

The cost of a safari, which is normally higher during peak season, may be the difference. Many safari operators provide discounts in May and April, and the Uganda Wildlife Authority offers a $150 discount on a Uganda safari gorilla permit. The equator runs through Uganda from east to west, and the glorious Rift Valley creates its mark from south to north, as well as the source of the Nile River, which flows through Uganda northward to the Mediterranean Sea, are all worth seeing. In Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks, the best months for game watching are June, July, and August, as well as December, January, and February.

How Much Does a Uganda Safari Cost ?

Let’s see how much we can save if we do any costing together. Is that correct? As of 2020, a gorilla safari permit in Uganda costs $ 700 per user. The cost of lodging varies from $150 to $900, depending on where you stay. A simple three-day safari to Bwindi should cost about $ 1200 per passenger, which is the cheapest choice. For budget safari tourists, other destinations such as Murchison and Queen Elizabeth could cost about $ 1000. When you fly with other people, the cost is greatly decreased. If there are two of you, you can save over $300 on a three-day tour.

Why is Uganda called the Pearl of Africa?

There is no other African safari country on the continent that compares to Uganda, a country that even ancient explorers were astounded by. Its splendor, natural wonders, and incredible people wowed these visitors. The first Uganda safari tourists arrived as a result of this. Winston Churchill traveled here and explored around Uganda as modern means of transport became available to travelers, and he was enthralled by what he discovered, calling it “The Pearl of Africa,” long before gorillas and chimps were tracked.

What distinguishes Uganda from other tourist destinations? 

Uganda – unlike any other countries in Africa, Uganda is symbolic; most spectacular scenic Wonders – the notable River Nile, the very powerful Murchison Falls, the tallest Mountain Range, the Mt. Rwenzori – the Mountains of the Moon, the Virunga Volcanoes, the most wonderful in all of Africa with Lake Bunyonyi plus Lake Mutanda.  There are sandy tropical beach islands, unusual Mountain Gorillas, and amazing Chimpanzees – this is the true embodiment of African wilderness compressed into a tiny country.

Are Ugandans Friendly ?

The Most Tourist-Friendly Countries in Africa! In line with the African Economist Magazine, the ancient explore Winston Churchill published in it after his trip to Uganda in 1907 that above all, the people of Uganda are very different from all, and indeed they are. While there are some critical remarks regarding Uganda safari tours and Uganda as a country without a pleasing mat, visitors find it to be one of the friendliest countries in Africa, with a large number of welcoming people. Is it appropriate to tip? Of course, considering the fact that there is no set quantity of capital. Anything over ten dollars should be fine.

What is the Weather like in Uganda ?

Uganda is also one of the must-see destinations on the African continent because of its pleasant climate. It has a temperate climate, allowing visitors to participate in safari events such as game drives, bird watching, and gorilla tracking all year. Make sure you have the appropriate safari clothes for an African safari.

Its extraordinary weather is due to two factors: its position on the equator and its geographical height, which provides it with a distinctive evergreen feature. Uganda is a hidden safari beauty queen, gifted by birth and endowed by the riches and diversity of its people; it is really the hidden safari beauty queen, waiting for you to discover it.

UGANDA SAFARI DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS

#1 Murchison Falls: This is Uganda’s largest conservation area, covering over 3,840 kilometers and named after the country’s most prominent waterfall, the Murchison Falls. These falls are created as the Victoria Nile slams into a small cleft and plunges 43 meters down with a thunderous roar. These falls are the focal point, and they are the most famous.

#2 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest: Bwindi Impenetrable Jungle, perhaps the most biologically rich region on the planet, is a must-see destination for those visiting Africa. It is home to half of the world’s only living population of endangered mountain gorillas. UNESCO listed this African treasure as a world heritage site, largely because of its biological significance.

#3 Chimpanzee Trekking Uganda Safari: Chimpanzees are man’s nearest living relatives, sharing 98 percent of human genes. They can be found in 21 African countries, but owing to its dense population, Uganda is the best place to see them. While Kibale forest is suitable for chimp monitoring, Uganda safari chimps can also be seen in Budongo forest in Murchison Falls national park and Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park.

#4 Queen Elizabeth National Park: This game reserve is by far Uganda’s most scenic and visited. The park’s distinctive appearance is due to a large number of landscapes, including savanna grassland mixed with various kinds of trees and grassy plains, as well as different swamps, geological features such as volcanic cones and deep craters, and tropical rainforest. Broad game viewing, bird watching on the Kazinga channel, and tracking chimpanzees in the Kyambura Gorge, as well as the famous tree climbing lions in Ishasha, are all common activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

#5 Kidepo Valley National Park: Despite its remote location, Kidepo Valley National Park is a true gem of Ugandan nature, with vast savanna landscapes and looming mountains in the distance. It has a diameter of 1,442km2 and is located between 900 and 2750 meters above sea level. The number of visitors per day is low (an average of six per day), and it is likely to be the only park on the continent where you can get the park to yourself.

#6 Lake Mburo National Park: Despite being one of Uganda’s smallest nature parks, Lake Mburo is home to a diverse range of wildlife. There are over 315 different bird species here, as well as a diverse animal life with 68 different mammals to see on a Uganda safari, including impala, leopards, buffalo, jackals, and hyenas. Apart from that, the only place where you can see zebras is here.

#7 Sipi falls Uganda safari: Sipi Falls, located in the foothills of Mt. Elgon and overlooking a vast plain, is arguably Uganda’s most beautiful chain of waterfalls. The falls have three tiers, all of which are breathtakingly beautiful, but the main drop of 95 meters draws the most tourists, and Sipi’s lodging overlooks it. Spending a night or two in this breathtaking yet serene spot is an opportunity you can’t afford to skip.

#8 Lake Bunyonyi: This is Uganda’s most beautiful lake. There are 29 islands in the lake, the majority of which are occupied and terraced for agriculture. Enjoy watching schoolchildren row dug-out canoes in the misty dawn as crested cranes soar overhead in the wake of the schoolchildren.

#9 Lake Mutanda: This scenic lake, located just north of Kisoro, provides a calming base from which to explore the region and track the famed mountain gorillas in the nearby Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The misty Virunga ranges in the background, as well as the papyrus swamp with plenty of Uganda safari walks, bird watching, and a variety of water sports all to yourself, make you envious of the locals.

tenth Chimpanzee Tracking in the Kibale Forest: Located east of the Rwenzori Mountains, near the town of Fort Portal in western Uganda. The evergreen rain forest spans 766 square kilometers and is located between 110 and 1600 meters above sea level.

With Queen Elizabeth national park, this forest is one of the few remaining expanses that contains both montane and lowland forests, creating a never-ending forest.

11 – Mountains of Rwenzori Trekking is a famous outdoor activity. On the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, this spectacular mountain range can be found. Margherita, the highest snow-capped mountain in the region, is 5109 meters high. It runs for around 110 kilometers. This UNESCO world heritage site features a wide variety of landscapes, from bizarre afro-alpine moorland on the lower slopes to dense tropical rainforest on the lower slopes and glaciers on the highest peaks.

#12 Mount Elgon Hiking: This park is situated on the Kenya-Uganda border. Mountain Elgon, with a caldera spanning over 40km2 at its height, has by far the highest surface area of any extinct volcano on the earth. After the Rwenzori, this is Uganda’s second highest mountain, with its highest peak, Wagagai, standing at 4,321 meters.

#13 Holiday on the Ssese Islands: This green archipelago of 84 islands stretches along Lake Victoria’s northwestern coast. After your Uganda safari, the Ssese Islands are a perfect place to rest and read a nice book on the gorgeous white sand beaches. A decent canoe ride is recommended, but swimming is not recommended due to the danger of biharzia and the possibility of collisions with hippos or crocodiles.

#14 Semuliki National Park: The park occupies 220 square kilometers of valley floor, acting as a gateway between the heights of Central Africa’s vast steaming jungles and East Africa. This area is home to fascinating animals as well as sulphur hot springs that can be seen on a short day hike.

#15 Ride to Lake Victoria: It is Africa’s largest lake and the world’s second largest freshwater lake, in addition to being the Nile’s only reservoir. A shallow depression in the center of the Great Plateau fills with Lake Victoria’s waters and this stretches between the Eastern and western rift valleys.

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