Uganda Safaris and Tours

UGANDA SAFARIS AND TOURS PLUS EXCURSIONS

Enjoy Uganda Safaris and Tours by adventuring a country gifted by nature. Known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ because of its natural geographical beauty, Uganda is an ideal country on the African continent for holiday Safaris and Tours. Blessed with 10 National Parks, numerous game reserves and several wildlife sanctuaries, amazing nature, culture and hospitable people, all combined make Uganda an ideal African Holiday Safari destination. There are several tourist sites in Uganda including water bodies, forests, wildlife reserves plus cultural and historical sites which people visit. These tourist places combined facilitate tours and safaris in the country.

Among the tourists destination and attractions in Uganda include the game parks, natural tropical forests plus lakes and rivers on which many sporting and adventure activities take place. The Safari parks in Uganda include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mgahinga, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Kidepo Valley, Mount Rwenzori and Mount Elgon National Park. In all these park attractions, safari tours are the day-to-day activities.

When you visit Uganda and choose to tour these parks include game drive drives, birding, boat cruises, primates tracking, gorilla trekking tours, mountain hiking, nature walks and community tours among others. Our gorilla tracking safaris start from Kigali to Bwindi or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. Similar gorilla trips also start from Entebbe or Kampala to the same gorilla parks in south western Uganda. The gorilla tours ranging from 1, 2 to 3 days fall under budget, mid-range to luxury tour.

Speedway Safaris, one of the professional tour companies in Uganda offers many tour packages from which you choose to be taken to all the mentioned tourist destinations. Our tour packages run from one day to several days as you tour Uganda, Rwanda and other neighboring countries in the region.

Selected Uganda Tours by Categories.

These to categories include Uganda Wildlife Safaris, Gorilla Trekking Safaris, Chimpanzee Safaris Uganda, Day Trips from Kampala and Outdoor Recreation Activities. Others are Mountain Climbing Tours, Honeymoon Holiday Packages, Nature Tours, Birding Safaris Uganda and Uganda Flying Safaris. The list also has Uganda Luxury Tours, Cultural and Historical Tours, Sport Fishing Safaris Uganda and Adventure Geographic Tours among the many. Uganda’s massive tourism calls for the reasons why students should study tourism education in order to serve the industry that is promising for present and future visitors.

Gorilla Safaris Uganda

Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda

Choose from the several Uganda gorilla trekking safari packages that we offer. Select from among those gorilla tours that begin from Kampala or Entebbe to Bwindi or Uganda gorilla safaris from Kigali to Bwindi Forest.

Uganda Wildlife Safaris

Uganda Wildlife Safari Tours

Enjoy Game drive safaris, boat cruise, nature and community tours around the various national parks in Uganda. Parks to visit include Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo and Kidepo Valley National Park.

Chimpanzee Safaris Uganda

Chimp Trekking Tours in Uganda

Visit chimpanzees and other primates in primate destinations like Kibale forest, Budongo Forest Reserve, Kyambura Gorge, Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve, Semuliki Game Reserve or Ngamba Island in Lake Victoria.

Mountain Climbing in Uganda

Mountain Climbing Adventure Trips

Undertake the thrilling mountain climbing adventure tours in Uganda. You will visit Rwenzori Mountains, Mount Elgon Mount Muhabura in Mgahinga National Park or Kagulu Rock Hill trekking challenge.

Uganda Safaris Tours

One Day Trips and Tours in Uganda

Day Trips in Uganda from Kampala include Ngamba Island for chimps feeding, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino trekking, Jinja for several activities, Mabamba Swamp for shoebill tours & many more.

Recreational outdoor activities

Recreation Outdoor Activities in Uganda

Enjoy amazing recreational outdoor activities in Uganda. These entail white water Rafting, horseback riding, bungee jumping, sport fishing, canoeing, kayaking, motorboating, Rock Climbing and Zipllining.

gorilla trekking Uganda from Kigali

Adventure Gorilla Treks from Kigali

You can book gorilla trekking safaris for Uganda that start from Kigali in Rwanda. These include a 1 day, 2 days, 3 day Uganda gorilla tours from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga.

Fly Entebbe to Bwindi

Fly in Safari Tours in Uganda 

Enjoy Luxury Uganda Flying Safaris to various holiday destinations. Take a scheduled flight or charter flight to Bwindi, Kisoro, Murchison Falls, Kidepo, Kasese or Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Uganda Holidays

Uganda, ‘The Pearl of Africa’ is a wonderful tourist destination. Uganda is naturally endowed with fauna and flora-rich national parks plus very beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains making it a tour and travel hub in East Africa and the Great Lakes Region. When you choose to do a Uganda Safari, you will find that Uganda is uniquely gifted with rare mountain gorillas (half of the world gorilla population) found in Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks. Gorilla Tours are commonly done in these parks. Ugandans are very hospitable, friendly, disciplined and receptive people.  Ugandan national parks are gifted to harbor hundreds of animal, bird and plant species that are eye-catching to any tourist.

Uganda has 10 national parks and a few game reserves spread in all the regions of the country. There are also several tourist sites in Uganda like the lakes, rivers, forests and artificial attractions that are constantly visited by tourists in Uganda.

Visible animals during most of the Uganda safaris and tours range from mountain gorillas, the Big Five animals, the small ones like antelopes, chimpanzees plus a variety of birds not leaving out the wonderful and much sought after Shoe-bill stork. When you visit Uganda, you can chose to visit only its tourist destinations for any number of days ranging from 2 days to 3 weeks and beyond. Alternatively, you can use Uganda as base to visit it neighbors like Rwanda, Kenya or Tanzania which are equally gifted with enough attractions.

You can have a few days in Uganda and then add Rwanda by visiting its amazing mountain gorillas, chimps, golden monkeys, the beautiful Lake Kivu or the country’s diverse culture. Tour Kenya’s National Parks like the world-renown Masai Mara or Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro or Zanzibar’s beautiful and historical coastline. Speedway Safaris Uganda is available for you to work out any arrangements for such cross-border tourism. Take a sample of some of the several Safaris and Tours in Uganda.

Uganda in East Africa

Uganda is neighboring Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. Being a landlocked country in the middle of five countries, gives Uganda a strategic position for being a tourism hub of East Africa. Some time back, East Africa launched a tourism portal where each member state could showcase its tourism assets and this was an opportunity for Uganda to unveil its potential in terms of tourist sites and attractions.

Honeymoon Holiday Packages Uganda

Enjoy the soothing honeymoon holiday packages in Uganda’s finest tourist destinations. Holiday tours in Uganda may be for a few or longer days. During honeymoon vacations, lovely couples need a lot of relaxation as they rejuvenate their relationship. Holiday destinations in Uganda are characterised by nice beaches, swimming pools, calm water bodies, lovely green nature and all sorts of romantically enticing facilities that enhance affection. Honeymoon spots in Uganda include jinja, Murchison falls, Lake Bunyonyi, lodges around the crater lakes, Ssese Islands and Bulago Island/Pineapple Bay in Lake Victoria and many more. Every tourist attraction in Uganda can be a honeymoon holiday site depending on what the likes and vacation preferences of the lovebirds

Frequently Asked Questions About Africa Safaris and Tours

There are several Frequently Asked Questions about Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, Rwanda or Congo. Gorilla Trekking is a popular tour activity that many travelers enjoy in Africa. Gorilla safaris take place in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in Congo. Tours to the mentioned park are some of the most prime safaris in the Great Lakes Regions today. Different potential tourists and researchers ask many numerous questions Gorilla Trekking at large and mountain gorillas in particular. As a responsible organizer of gorilla safaris in the region, Speedway Safaris has labored to enlist the questions on which relevant answers have been provided. To get answers to the Frequently asked questions on gorilla safaris, Read More.

How much does a safari cost in Uganda?

The cost of a safari in Uganda is determined by the number of days, number of people in the trip plus the tour activities in the itinerary. This is a broader question on which one may not get a specific answer. Let us assume the cost may be for a simple 3 day safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The cost should be around USD 1200 per person. But the ordinary one day tours or short safaris from Kampala may go between USD 150 to 950 person. Longer safari trips in Uganda range between USD 2000 to 6000 basing on the activities, the duration plus the accommodation categories. At Speedway Safaris, we customize tours to the clients’ need. The prices above are rough estimates but once you contact us, we shall work out an affordable package for you. 

What is the best time of the year to visit Uganda?

You can visit Uganda all the year round, with temperatures hardly varying throughout the seasons. But, the country is considered at its best in the two dry seasons between December and February plus June and September or early October. During this time, weather conditions are predominantly good for trekking to see mountain gorillas, chimpanzees plus game safaris in the parks. Even animals are seen well at the water bodies coming for water during the boat cruise tours like in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Park.

What are the 10 best safari destinations in Africa?

The 10 Best Safari Destinations in Africa include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, Chobe National Park in Botswana, Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Others are Kruger National Park in South Africa, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

Which country in Africa is best for safari?

In Africa, some of the best countries for safaris include Uganda, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda and Mozambique among other. In these countries, expect to see the big five animals plus a variety of other mammals, birds and primates.

Are there lions in Uganda?

Yes Uganda has lions in some of it national parks. The Best Places to see Lions in Uganda in the wild include Kidepo Valley National Park and Murchison Falls National Park. Queen Elizabeth Park has lions in the main park and also in Ishasha Sector found in the south of the park. There are also lions in Lake Mburo National and in the Semuliki Wildlife Reserve, though not many.

What is the biggest game park in Uganda?

Murchison Falls National Park is the biggest of all 10 National Parks in Uganda. The park covers an estimated are of 3900 square kilometers. The park is known for game safaris, boat cruise, sport fishing, chimpanzee tracking plus nature tours including hiking to the famous top of the Falls.

How many national parks are in Uganda?

Uganda has 10 national parks which include Murchison falls national park which is the biggest followed by Queen Elizabeth national park. On the list is Bwindi impenetrable national park – the habitat to the endangered mountain gorillas, Kibale forest national park, the home to Chimpanzees and Lake Mburo national Park being the smallest. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Semuliki National Park and Mount Elgon National Park are also among the parks in the Pearl of Africa.

What are the Wildlife game reserves in Uganda?

There are several wildlife reserves in Uganda including Semuliki Wildlife Reserve, Aswa Lolim Game Reserve, Bokora Wildlife Reserve, Ajai game reserve, Bugungu game reserve, Matheniko game reserve, and Toro Semliki wildlife reserve. Others are Katonga Wildlife Reserve, Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve.

Which is the biggest national park in East Africa?

Ruaha National Park is the biggest national park in Tanzania and also in Africa. The addition of the Usangu Game Reserve and other vital wetlands to the park in 2008 augmented its size to about 20,226 square kilometers (7,809 square miles), making it the largest park in Tanzania and East Africa as whole.

Is it safe to go to Uganda?

Yes it’s safe to visit Uganda for any purpose. Whether you are visiting for safaris and tours or business investments, Uganda remains a safer country to live in for either locals or foreigners. Uganda is generally a nonviolent, protected and politically stable country within the great lakes region. The country boarders are constantly policed by army to combat any likely illegal trade and entrants. This same information answers those who also ask, Is Uganda safe to visit? Is Uganda a good place to visit? Plus many more related question about visiting the Pearl of Africa.

Where is Uganda in Africa?

On the African continent, Uganda is a landlocked country found in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south west by Rwanda and by Tanzania to the south. Uganda’s southern section is characterized by a bigger portion of Lake Victoria, the biggest in the world as is shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Found in the African Great Lakes region, Uganda is also positioned within the Nile basin and has a wide-ranging but normally a modified equatorial average temperature.

What is Uganda known for?

Uganda is known for being a home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Gorillas in Uganda live in Bwindi Impenetrable forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south western site of the country.  The country is known for its tea, coffee, banana and cotton production plus a variety of seasonal crops. Uganda is a landlocked country that is made up of savannas, mountains and lakes. The country is also known for having been led by Gen. Idi Amin as a president from 1971 to 1979.

When should I go to Uganda?

You can visit Uganda during any month of the year. However, the best time for Uganda safaris and tours is during the dry seasons that begin from June to September and December to February. In dry period, wildlife animals are easy to see during the game drive safaris in the parks. And due to changes in the climatic conditions globally, the dry seasons at times start earlier or late than expected whereby, every the so called wet months tend to be shiny and dry, favoring safaris in the wild.

What to know before going to Uganda?

What you must know when traveling to Uganda? You should first know that you should be issued with an entry permission to Uganda in a valid passport. Yellow fever immunization card and an entry visa which is priced at USD 50 USD per person. A Uganda visa may be applied for and issued on arrival to the entry point.

How can I travel to Uganda?

You can travel to Uganda by flying from any part of the world to Entebbe International Airport. Another form of entry to Uganda may be by road from the any of the neighboring countries through the boarder points. These include Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo or South Sudan.

How much does a safari in Uganda cost?

The cost of a safari in Uganda vary depending on the duration, number of visitors and the tour activities involved. Approximately, a 3 day expedition to Bwindi Impenetrable forest to trek gorillas cost about USD 1000 per person including the gorilla permit. Travelers taking shorter safaris for instance 1 day trips from Kampala may pay between USD 150 to 500 per person depending on what is entailed in the trip itinerary. Uganda safaris in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo and Kidepo Valley National park may cost between USD 500 to 2000 basing on the number of day, safari activities and accommodation categories.

Are there leopards in Uganda?

Yes there are leopards in Uganda. These members of the big cat family are can be seen in most the national parks where game drives are done. Leopards in Uganda are found in Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park and Semuliki Wildlife Reserve among others. Apart from leopards, Uganda also has lions and cheetahs which are members of the cat family.

Are there Big Five Safari animals in Uganda?

Yes Uganda is a home to the big five safari animals which include the Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and rhinoceros (rhino). Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley and Queen Elizabeth National Park are the major home to the big 4 animals except for the rhinos which are only found at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district.

What language is spoken in Uganda Africa?

English is spoken widely in Uganda among the elites. Luganda is the most spoken local language in Uganda. Luganda is a language by the Baganda people of Buganda Kingdom who the biggest ethnic Bantu group in the Pearl of Africa. Kiswahili, the biggest language in East Africa is also spoken widely but mainly in Eastern and northern parts of the country.

Is Kampala safe for female tourists?

Yes Kampala is safe for female tourists but self-cautiousness is encourage. During the day, you can freely walk or use public means around the city. However, whether day or night, as female tourist to Uganda, you are encouraged to move in open places like restaurants where there are people. Avoid dark or congested places with no clear pathways. At night, be in places where there are people, use an Uber is possible to reach you hotel.

Do I need a visa to visit Uganda?

Yes you need a visa to enter Uganda. This visa can be applied online or at the Uganda embassy or diplomatic office in your country before travelling to the country. You can also get visa on arrival in Uganda.

What country is the pearl of Africa?

In the whole of Africa, Uganda is the only country called the Pearl of Africa, as named by Sir Winston Churchill. He was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when he led Britain to victory in the Second World War and again from 1951 to 1955.

Is Uganda a peaceful country?

Yes Uganda is a peaceful country. According to the Global Peace Index (GPI) report released at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, out of the 144 countries surveyed, Uganda was ranked at the 103th positions. And the most peaceful countries on the African continent include Botswana, Malawi, Gabon, Ghana and Mozambique among others.