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Uganda Safaris and Gorilla Trekking

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The Pearl of Africa became famous as a result of Winston Churchill’s accounts of the East African country, touched by its splendor in its “variety of form and colors,” as well as its “profusion of brilliant life.” Half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population resides in this lush landscape, an experience not to be missed.

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Wild hippos in the Nile River, Uganda

Best of Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari

13 Day Custom Tour

From $12,605

Welcome to Uganda, a land where gorilla troops play in the mist and lions climb trees; where wild hippos frolic in the River Nile and large chimpanzee troops give you a curious stare; where rare and exclusive encounters fill almost every day of the vacation. With two days of gorilla trekking as the centerpiece, this 13-day safari visits five unique Ugandan national parks, revealing the mystical beauty of a country that is full of wildlife surprise and intimate encounters.

Highlights of Uganda Intimate Wildlife Safari

8 Day Custom Tour

From $7,915

Tree-climbing lions, wild gorillas, endless herds and troops of rare chimpanzees are all yours to take in as Uganda’s wildlife highlights combine the exclusive with the iconic. Escape into the wilderness to explore the country’s three flagship destinations as you travel from the mystical rainforest to the scorched savannah and the hippo-filled channels. Intimate and authentic, this custom itinerary will be packed with some of the world’s greatest wildlife encounters.

Lion in Uganda

Big-Game Secrets of Uganda: A Safari to East Africa’s Unchartered Wildernesses

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,395

Uganda does not offer a standard safari.  You will move into the unknown with the thrill of surprise at every turn with few other people around to interrupt the experience. Watch warring lions and buffalos on the remote Kidepo Valley savannah, horseback ride and walk with the herds at Lake Mburo, go gorilla trekking in Bwindi, and find walking chimpanzees in Semuliki. And that’s just the start of the wildlife encounters on your customizable 12-day adventure.  These things are just the start of what's possible on your Uganda safari trip, so consider browsing some of our other itineraries as you refine your own adventure.

One-Week Uganda Adventure Safari

8 Day Custom Tour

From $4,075

Uganda’s highlights celebrate the intimacy and diversity of untouched Africa. You will stand amid a wild chimpanzee troop, boat past hippos, track tree-climbing lions, trek to wild mountain gorillas, and explore ethereal landscapes with every turn you take. Combining Uganda’s three premier wildlife destinations, this one-week adventure has you walking in the wild, surrounded by endangered mammals, and understanding the ineffable beauty of eastern Africa

Female mountain gorilla with her baby in Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest National Park, Uganda

Uganda Adventure Safari For Families With Teenage Children

12 Day Custom Tour

From $6,955

Uganda inspires, especially for teenagers, an adventure into the wild that goes beyond the norm. Gorilla trekking, being surrounded by chimpanzees, walking with the zebra and, game drives that follow giants are just some of the experiences on offer. Uganda is not a destination for young children, as the famous wildlife activities have a 15-year minimum age. But for older children, it is a great journey into the unknown, this handcrafted safari a wonderful collection of wildlife connections followed by a private island paradise.

Ultimate Uganda Safari: An Intimate Wildlife Experience

21 Day Custom Tour

From $14,275

Uganda’s wildlife experiences celebrate the very best of the African continent and its wide range of species. Approach gorillas and chimpanzees on foot, boat through wetlands to hippos and elephants, drive on the savannah to lions and leopards and meet the primates of the Congo Basin. Your handcrafted safari will celebrate all of the angles and the wealth of the country’s animals, mixing iconic experiences with some of the world’s rarest natural encounters, then rounding it all off with days of waterfront escapism. For more of the many options offered by our Uganda safari tours, consider browsing other itineraries for inspiration and ideas.

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Signature Uganda Safari

12 Day Custom Tour

From $6,115

Uganda has always showcased Africa’s greatest diversity of safari experience. Mixing old favorites and new destinations, this signature Uganda safari adventure celebrates the icons and the intimacy. Spend four hours with a gorilla troop, become acquainted with lions and chimpanzees along the Congolese border, and experience the thrills of big game in remote Kidepo Valley. From primates to predators, your safari is connected by light aircraft and game-drive transfers, The Pearl of Africa at its glittering best.

Gorilla Trekking Uganda Tour For Solo Travelers

10 Day Custom Tour

From $5,395

Celebrate the possibility of travel on a ten-day adventure through Uganda where you will enjoy gorilla trekking, nighttime game drives, meeting Batwa pygmies, boating past hippos, and admiring chimpanzees. This fast-paced and action-packed safari mixes unique wildlife encounters with cultural connections. The tour has been carefully handcrafted for solo travelers so that the safari offers a complete range of activities, with something new for every day. With gorillas and cats as neighbors, you don’t need a travel partner. 

Luxury Uganda Safari by Private Planes and Exceptional Lodges

11 Day Custom Tour

From $10,995

Uganda’s unique habitats love to surprise, providing a home to the world’s most exotic and endangered giants. This handcrafted private, luxury safari in Uganda explores them in the most elegant of styles, with exceptional lodges and private flights between destinations. Track gorillas in Bwindi, safari across the big-game savannah, encounter chimpanzees and rare mangabeys, and then boat and walk through legendary grasslands. Tailored for intimacy and authenticity, it’s a journey to the heart of Africa.  

Great migration of wildebeests and zebras in Tanzania

Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari in 2 Weeks

14 Day Custom Tour

From $7,135

Define your understanding of the wilderness and wildlife during your 2-week East Africa safari in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and a day in Rwanda. Search for gorillas nestled in dense jungle terrain and travel alongside wildebeest during the Great Migration. Scour the forest for chimpanzees and experience the excitement of big-game safaris. Your Africa safari highlights will open your eyes to the unlimited perspectives of East Africa’s majestic landscapes and wildlife.

Unmatched Uganda Exploration: Exclusive Gorilla Habituation Safari

8 Day Custom Tour

From $7,915

Exclusive to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, you can become part of the gorilla habituation process, spending four hours with a troop that has rarely seen people. Tailored for wildlife connoisseurs and those that want to truly understand, the experience forms the centerpiece of this one week of Ugandan highlights: a day with Batwa pygmies, a gorilla trek, a bird-lovers paradise, and a big-game safari around the river.

Close up of giraffes grooming each other

Classic Highlights of Uganda and Kenya Private Safari

12 Day Custom Tour

From $11,755

Bask in East Africa’s timeless beauty on your 12-day Uganda and Kenya highlights safari. Enjoy encounters with wild chimpanzees and grazing zebra herds. Trek the misty mountains for gorilla sightings. Witness elephants wandering beneath the silhouette of Mount Kilimanjaro. Whether finding the famous Big Five or lounging in a luxury lodge, you will discover the wilderness with a mix of game drives, guided bush walks, boat tours, and aerial views.

Primates, Big-Game Safari and Paradise in Uganda, Kenya and Seychelles Safari

15 Day Custom Tour


East Africa’s revered experiences often fall into three categories. The primates and trekking to chimpanzees and gorillas in the forests of Uganda. The predators, the lions and leopards among those that prowl in Kenya on the Masai Mara and beyond. And the beach, an Indian Ocean island the perfect place to escape it all. This two-week multi-country safari combines the three, an immersion into the intimate delights of the region, connected by light aircraft that hops to remote destinations.

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Legends of East Africa: A Gorilla Trekking and Masai Mara Safari

12 Day Custom Tour


Uganda and Kenya are home to some of East Africa’s legendary safari encounters. Wild mountain gorillas can be discovered in a forest engulfed by mist, and endless herds of zebra and wildebeest will cross the Masai Mara as you do the same. Lions can be seen on the prowl and climbing trees as hippos, giraffe and elephants pass through your lodge accommodation. This 12-day East Africa itinerary will celebrate the icons and bring intimate safari experiences on the Ugandan savannah, through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and on a private Masai Mara conservancy.

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Hidden Uganda: A Safari to East Africa's Best Kept Secrets

11 Day Custom Tour


Take a private flight across the wilderness on this 11-day safari to East Africa’s secrets. Kidepo Valley is the land of the giant game and exhilarating savannah encounters. In the Semuliki forest, you will find chimpanzees that walk on two feet. Encounter newly habituated gorilla troops in Bwindi, then embark on unique horseback and mountain bike safaris in Lake Mburo. Handcrafted for those who want adventure and luxury, this safari travels to exclusive parks that delight in their impressions of raw and redolent Africa.

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Ultimate Uganda: Exploring Wild Africa From Every Possible Angle

15 Day Custom Tour


Uganda is a beautiful showcase of wild Africa with every destination offering a new adventure. Chimpanzee trekking, nighttime game drives, intimate boat safaris, tracking zebra on game walks, and then becoming part of the savannah on mountain bikes and horseback. Meeting mountain gorillas, an afternoon with Batwa Pygmies, whitewater rafting the Nile, and following the big cats on stunning game drives. All these diverse experiences and more are packed into six destinations and 15 days on this Uganda itinerary.

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Uganda Safari for Seniors: Light Aircraft, Luxury Lodges, Relaxed Activities

11 Day Custom Tour


Relaxed and redolent, Uganda offers a dreamy atmosphere for a big-game safari. Get to know the gorillas, track tree-climbing lions, cruise past hippos, and find yourself surrounded by elephants. While the safari experiences are exquisite, the rhythm is tranquil, and this 11-day luxury journey is tailored for senior travelers. Exploring three premier national parks, you create your own daily program of activities, fly between destinations, and celebrate the wonders of Uganda at your own pace, culminating in the gorillas.

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Uganda From Up Close: Africa’s Most Diverse Safari Itinerary

14 Day Custom Tour


Diversity defines the Ugandan experience. Trek to see gorillas and chimpanzees, take a horseback ride with the herds, cruise by boat and walk to see the big game of the savannah, and discover tree-climbing lions. The country’s destinations are wildly different, and there is always a fresh angle to uncover, from nighttime game drives, safari walks, and rare monkeys that surround your lodge. Encompassing five national parks, this two-week Uganda safari celebrates diversity, mixing the iconic with the unusual.

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Ultimate Three-Week African Explorer: Primates, Big-Game Safari & Natural Wonders

21 Day Custom Tour


The ultimate African adventure should include everything from primates to predators, chimpanzees to Cape Town, and Victoria Falls to vibrant tribal cultures. This awe-inspiring itinerary will take you through five countries in three weeks, uncovering the iconic highlights of a continent. You will discover Masai Mara, Uganda’s gorillas, Botswana’s elephants, endless Samburu, and the tip of Africa. Expertly guided and connected by the continent’s growing flight network, it is a three-week expedition to satisfy the most inquisitive and eclectic of impressions.

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Wildebeest Migration and Gorilla Trekking: A Uganda and Tanzania Safari

11 Day Custom Tour


Experience the indescribable feeling of a million hooves rumbling across the plains, hearing a silverback beating his chest, and watching the incalculable drama of big cats stalking their prey while the world’s largest primates surround you. The great wildebeest migration and trekking to wild mountain gorillas are Africa’s two most iconic wildlife attractions. You will experience both sensations on this 11-day luxury safari in Uganda and Tanzania. Tailored for travel from December to early March or June to August, you will be fully immersed in the world’s greatest natural spectacles. 

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Uganda Gorillas and Chimps: The Iconic One-Week Safari

8 Day Custom Tour


No two primate encounters are ever the same. Journey into Uganda’s remote jungle and the intimacy is exquisite, the world’s rarest primates surrounding you on all sides. You will have unparalleled experiences with mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, mangabeys, and rare chimpanzees walking upright. This handcrafted safari combines the country's exclusive primate highlights in just one week of luxury travel, bringing intense and evocative scenes with the jungle’s remote inhabitants.

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True African Adventure: 14-Day South Africa, Kenya and Uganda

14 Day Custom Tour


Relish a true African adventure for 14-days leading from Uganda to Kenya and ending in South Africa. This tailored safari and cultural tour will reveal the remarkable natural beauty of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, sensational wildlife-covered savannas of Selenkay Conservancy, extensive bushveld environments of Olare Motorogi Conservancy, and captivating cityscape atmosphere of Cape Town, as well as the breathtaking coastline of the Western Cape.

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13-Day East Africa Safari: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda

13 Day Custom Tour


From Kenya to Tanzania and finally Uganda, this 13-day tailored wilderness tour will reveal the majesty of Masai Mara and the Serengeti’s sprawling savannas, the beauty of the overgrown Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and the viridian canopy of the Kibale Forest National Park. You will be blown away by the breathtaking encounters with the incredible collection of wildlife that call these flourishing environments home.

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15-Day Africa Encounter: Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe

15 Day Custom Tour


Explore Africa’s highlights on this 15-day safari leading from the borders of Entebbe to the lush wilds of Zambezi National Park. Along the way, embrace the beauty of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as you walk amongst gorillas and soak up the swoon-worthy scenes of Masai Mara as you cruise across sweeping bushveld. From the diverse environments you find yourselves in to the iconic wildlife wandering Africa, every moment is worth capturing.

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