Uganda is the gorilla trekking destination for the adventurous and fit. Steep climbs and beautiful valleys reward you with incredible mountain gorilla encounters.

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Uganda provides you with the opportunity to tick gorilla tracking off your bucket list. Beyond Gorillas Uganda serves up a wide range of activities and attractions to ensure you experience the adventure of a lifetime. Encounter incredible wild while on safari, explore the majestic Rwenzori Mountains or cruise along Lake Victoria and experience all there is to experience in this all too rarely visited African wildlife mecca. Uganda presents you with the unique opportunity to see a selection of primates in their natural habitat. You stand the chance to encounter chimpanzees and a variety of monkeys, but visiting a family of mountain gorillas is undoubtedly Uganda’s real speciality. The parks are also home to a range of big game animals, including hippo, zebra and a number of antelope.



Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda

Combine a gorilla trekking adventure in Uganda with a classic safari experience in the Queen Elizabeth National Park – one of the most vibrantly diverse wildlife reserves in all of Africa.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda

Lying on the edge of the Rift Valley, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is home to more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas found within the Virunga transboundary in Uganda.

Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda

Lake Mburo National Park is both a remedy for your wanderlust and, as Uganda’s most compact savannah national park it boasts more than 350 bird species, herds of stampeding zebra, impala, buffalo, eland, hippos and leopards.


Best time to go to Uganda and why?

It is best to visit Uganda during the dry season between June and September as well as from December to February. This is the best time to see wildlife in the parks and provides ideal conditions for gorilla tracking. The wet season however does provide ample opportunity to have excellent gorilla trekking and wild viewing expeditions as well which makes Uganda an all-year destination.

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When is Uganda’s high season?

High season falls between June and September. Although you will never experience crowding, it is recommended you obtain permits well in advance if you are planning on travelling at this time.

When is Uganda’s low season?

Low season is from March to May and between October and November. Some of the lodges close during this period as a result of high rainfall, but scenery is spectacularly green and you stand the chance to see newborn animals whilst on safari.

When is Uganda’s best weather?

Very little rainfall can be expected between January and February as well as from June to July. This provides you with perfect weather conditions for game viewing and gorilla tracking.

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