Uganda

Uganda

Things to do - general

 

It’s time for a rethink: after years of being in the papers for all the wrong reasons, Uganda has staged a miraculous recovery. The country Churchill once dubbed as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ is widely recognised in travel circles as ‘Africa’s Next Big Thing’, a fascinating country rich in wildlife, diverse environments and big smiles. A Uganda Gorilla Safari is first on the list for most visitors: it’s one of the best places in Africa to see the critically endangered mountain gorilla and a gorilla trekking safari in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park is hard to beat for sheer, raw experience.

But Uganda is more than just gorillas.

Wildlife aficionados will marvel at the diversity of wildlife at the Murchison Falls National Park and the Queen Elizabeth National Park (with its tick-list busting bird count of over 600 species) where, as well as at the primate-packed Kibale Forest National Park, chimpanzee trekking is fast becoming a very popular alternative to a Uganda gorilla safari.

Uganda accommodation is equally varied and rich in choices. There’s plenty of luxury accommodation that will put the finishing touch on your safari experience, and equally there are options for travellers on a tighter budget.

Uganda will constantly surprise you: it’s an ecological crossover between the tropical forests and mountains of Central Africa and the sunny savannahs of East Africa and remains a superb safari destination to get the best of both worlds – we’d just recommend a quick look at our ‘When to Go to Uganda’ section to get your timing right, especially if you want to go gorilla tracking.

These days, perhaps Churchill’s famous phrase can be revisited.

Like a pearl, Uganda remains largely undiscovered and off the main tourist circuits. And like a pearl, those who seek it out will be enriched by one of Africa’s most memorable treasures.

Buhoma Lodge

Buhoma Lodge

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Buhoma Lodge is one of the original camps in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the More info
Engagi Lodge

Engagi Lodge

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Engagi Lodge is a standard lodge bordering the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda. T More info
Gorilla Forest Camp

Gorilla Forest Camp

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Gorilla Forest Camp is a unique luxury tented camp perched on the side of a mountain. The camp is lo More info
Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Queen Elizabeth National Park
Found on the banks of Uganda’s Ntungwe River, and set within the Queen Elizabeth National Park More info
Jacana Safari Lodge

Jacana Safari Lodge

Queen Elizabeth National Park
Set on the edge of a crater lake, Jacana Safari Lodge is a tree house lodge delicately constructed u More info
Katara Lodge

Katara Lodge

Queen Elizabeth National Park
Katara Lodge is located near Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda, and is situated on the Kichwam More info
Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Queen Elizabeth National Park
Kyambura Gorge Lodge was built conceptualising the ancient Indian traditions of harmonizing the ener More info
Mweya Safari Lodge

Mweya Safari Lodge

Queen Elizabeth National Park
Mweya Safari Lodge is located in Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the western region of Uganda. The More info
Nile Safari Camp

Nile Safari Camp

Murchison Falls National Park
Overlooking the mighty Nile River and within Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park, is the Ni More info
Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
The Volcanoes Lodge overlooks the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to gorillas, monkeys, More info

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