Uganda & Rwanda
Fondly known as the 'Pearl of Africa', Uganda offers a diversity that rivals many of its larger neighbours. It's the country where jungle meets savannah, framed beautifully by mountains and Africa's largest lake - Lake Victoria. The draw for many visitors is the gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, as well as the chimps in Kibale Forest and Chamburu Gorge, and the spectacular game viewing in the Queen Elizabeth National Park with tree-climbing lions, and water-based activities in Murchison Falls where the Nile cascades through a gap that is just 7m wide.
Rwanda, nicknamed the 'Land of a Thousand Hills' has risen from its turbulent past to become an exceptionally safe, clean and exciting country to visit for those looking for an exceptional gorilla experience, combined with the chance to explore forests, lakes and game parks with canoeing on Lake Kivu, canopy walks in Nyungwe Forest to the typical savannah safari in Akagera National Park.
Rwanda has invested a lot of money in gorilla conservation over the years which is why the permits here are so much more expensive - $1500 versus $700 in Uganda - so this is often a point of consideration when choosing where to see these magnificent creatures.
Best Time to Visit
The dry season, and therefore the recommended time to visit is June to August and December to February, and although the rainforests are typically wetter in nature it is much easier to do the gorilla trekking during these months, and more enjoyable!
Our Small Group Tours
Uganda Gorilla Express
6 days from Entebbe to Entebbe
This best selling fly-in safari tour is aimed at those who are a short on time, and keen to see some game as well as gorillas. You’ll have time to trek with the endangered mountain gorillas twice, as well as enjoy game drives in Queen Elizabeth National park - look for the tree-climbing lions!
Value Discover Uganda
12 days from Entebbe to Entebbe
The ultimate budget tour of Uganda that boosts the 7 day taster itinerary by adding in the Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo, the magnificent and renowned Murchison Falls & Lake Bunyonyi, giving you a fantastic insight into all Uganda has to offer at a great price.
Value Taste of Uganda
7 days from Entebbe to Entebbe
Experience both gorilla and chimpanzee tracking as well as some great game viewing on this value tour which takes you to 3 of Uganda’s best game parks: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kibale Forest National Park and the Northern Queen Elizabeth National Park.
10 days from Entebbe to Entebbe
This 10-day safari includes all the highlights of the 8-day fly-in trip with the addition of tracking chimpanzees in Kibale National Park and a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. With mid-range to luxury accommodation and excellent guides, this safari will be the trip of a lifetime!
Best of Uganda
8 days from Entebbe to Entebbe
An incredible eight-day fly-in trip allowing maximum time to enjoy your safari. Search for the spectacular mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, track chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge, enjoy many game drives in the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Explore Uganda & Rwanda
8 days from Entebbe to Kigale
One of the most incredible wildlife experiences you will ever encounter awaits you on this fantastic tour that combines Uganda and the remarkable Rwanda. Coming face to face with endangered mountain gorillas in both environments is a truly unique and unforgettable experience.
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