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Best of Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Safari
13 Day Custom Tour
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
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.
Big-Game Secrets of Uganda: A Safari to East Africa’s Unchartered Wildernesses
12 Day Custom Tour
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
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
Uganda Adventure Safari For Families With Teenage Children
12 Day Custom Tour
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
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.
Signature Uganda Safari
12 Day Custom Tour
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
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
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.
Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania Primate & Wildlife Safari in 2 Weeks
14 Day Custom Tour
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
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.
Classic Highlights of Uganda and Kenya Private Safari
12 Day Custom Tour
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.
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Set in some of the most spectacular locations on Earth, an African Safari gives you an intimate look into a whole different world.
You will encounter mesmerizing wildlife, stunning landscapes, and blissful luxuries, and understanding your options will maximize your experience.
Use our Africa Safari Travel Guide to make it the best it can be as you connect with one of Zicasso’s safari experts for access to off-the-grid preserves, the best big game experiences, and so much more.
Perhaps the most difficult decision in your safari planning is where to go, followed by figuring out the best time to go.
The best time for an African Safari will change with a specific region’s seasonal diversity and the type of wildlife you want to see. When the plains become sparse and scarce during the dry season, you can sea for miles and the wildlife has nowhere to hide while also giving you the best hiking conditions in the jungles. But an African safari offers something unique in every season.
The following guide will show you why African safari in East Africa or Southern Africa is a great opportunity no matter the time of year.
The top six must-see places to visit in Uganda can help you discover why this East African gem is known as the “Pearl of Africa”. The country’s beauty, charming people, and wildlife create an unforgettable combination of experiences.
A nation proud of its heritage, Uganda offers visitors the chance to embrace local culture, while also embarking on epic adventures through forests, national parks, channels, and lakes. Uganda’s must-sees range from city discoveries to legendary lakes, breathtaking waterfalls, and the wonders of remote volcano lakes.
Gorilla trekking and a chance to view chimpanzees are highlights of any Uganda visit and add to the importance of embracing successful sustainable tourism efforts you can have when in Rwanda.
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Uganda is one of life’s greatest experiences and the unique adventure may raise questions about what you can expect during your trip, and how to make it happen.
Gazing into the eyes of one of the planet’s most magnificent creatures in a setting that feels so far removed from everyday life will stay with you forever. A gorilla-trekking experience lets you witness the majestic beings as they share their mannerisms and exhibit their strong family bonds.
Knowing what to expect when preparing for and embarking on a gorilla trek can give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience on your African travel itinerary, as well as ensuring you are well-prepared for this unique and life-changing event.
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