There is a reason that Uganda is known as the Pearl of Africa. Lush untouched land and the friendliest people on the planet are sure to knock you off your feet as you fall in love with this country. Join us on a safari and learn first-hand why those who come are drawn to visit again.
There is one thing that separates safaris in Rwanda from alernate locations and that is mountain Gorillas. One of the world's greatest wildlife experiences is to sit among these beautiful creatures. Join us!
A safari in Kenya will provide you with a classic East African wildlife experience. Known for sights of herds of migrating wildebeest but also for the lakes, beaches, and diverse cultures - Kenya is an unforgettable experience.
Unmatched in splendor is the Serengeti Migration where you will see herds of zebra, antelope and wildebeest running through the land. Tanzania is quickly becoming a fan favorite for travelers - join us and find out why!
We offer Short, Mid-range, Long Safaris and Special Safaris.
Short Safaris in Uganda
Mid range Safaris
Ugandans are generally a very sociable people and there is no doubt your stay will be more than enjoyable. We will not give you rules but simply guidelines on how to get the best out of your holiday.
The official languages recognized here are English and Swahili. While there are over fifty dialects spoken, most people can speak and understand these two. In case you need a guide on your travels upcountry, the guides are comfortable with English.
Transport is mostly by road. Rail transport is for cargo at the moment. Ferries will get you to the islands, while steamer services on lake Victoria are available in case you need to connect to neighboring countries like Kenya or Tanzania.
Road transport lingo
There is a slight variation from the norm as outlined below:
Greeting around the clock is common practice here. Do not be shocked then when people always want to find out how you are, it is not being nosy but just part of the upbringing.
Common local courtesy words:
Olyotya : Hi (Luganda)
Jambo : Hi (Swahili)
Webale : Thanks (Luganda)
Asanti : Thanks (Swahili)
Rwenzori Mountains National Park
The Rwenzoris - the fabled Mountains of the Moon - lie in western Uganda along the Uganda-Congo border. The equatorial snow peaks include the third highest point in Africa, while the lower slopes are blanketed in moorland, bamboo and rich, moist montane forest. Huge tree heathers and colorful mosses are draped across the mountainside with giant lobelias and "everlasting flowers", creating an enchanting, fairytale scene. Read More
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda's most popular tourist destination. The park's diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park's magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel. Read More
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savanna. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda's largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds. The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. Read More
Mount Elgon National Park
At 4,000km2 Mt. Elgon has the largest volcanic base in the world. Located on the Uganda-Kenya border it is also the oldest and largest solitary, volcanic mountain in East Africa. Its vast form, 80km in diameter, rises more than 3,000m above the surrounding plains. The mountain's cool heights offer respite from the hot plains below, with the higher altitudes providing a refuge for flora and fauna. Mount Elgon National Park is home to over 300 species of birds, including the endangered Lammergeyer. Read More
Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda's savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. It is home to 350 bird species as well as zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck. Read More
Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda's borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species. Kidepo is Uganda's most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa's finest wildernesses. Read More
Kibale National Park
Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau. The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee. It also contains over 375 species of birds. Read More
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this impenetrable forest also protects an estimated 320 mountain gorillas - roughly half of the world's population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. Read More