UGANDA

Uganda is the country where East and West Africa meet, featuring lush forests inhabited by primates and arid savannahs which are home to a wide array of plains game. Lakes, mountains, tea plantations and waterfalls are some of the landmarks that made an impression on Winston Churchill when he travelled here, leading him to refer to it as "The Pearl of Africa".

What Uganda lacks in volume (it's about the same size as Oregon or Cambodia) it more than makes up with variety, an incredible array of landscapes that range from the snowcapped Mountains of the Moon and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, to the semi-desert northeast and water-spangled lake district.

Eye See Africa has a few hand-selected quality suppliers to ensure that you will have an incredible and life-enriching experience in Uganda.

Why Uganda

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park nurtures healthy populations of elephant, lion, hippo and other large mammals, and is a major stop on the migratory bird route up the Great Rift Valley.
  • Home to 13 different primate species, Kibale National Park is one of the best places in Africa to see chimpanzees in the wild.
  • Murchison Falls National Park is flush with hippo, crocodile and other animals that live in or near the water.
  • The holy grail of Uganda wildlife-watching is Bwindi Forest, which can only be accessed on foot, where roughly half of the world's mountain gorillas reside.

 


Some ideas of adventures to Uganda...

As with all the itineraries on our website, these are just examples of what is possible. After listening to you, we will plan your obligation free itinerary taking your budget and individual needs into consideration. Contact us today to start planning your dream adventure to Africa.

 

THE MUBARE – 4 NIGHTS – RWANDA & UGANDA

Visit both Rwanda & Uganda on this 4-night/5-day adventure with a Gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the south-western part of Uganda where your accommodation is located on the breathtakingly beautiful Lake Mutanda. Spend a morning in the Virunga mountains range in Rwanda to see golden monkeys and have lunch at “Hotel […]

THE BWINDI – 9 NIGHTS – UGANDA

On this 8 day classic Uganda safari hike through Kibale’s lush rainforest looking for chimpanzees. Spot some of the 600 bird species of Queen Elizabeth National Park and experience one of the most magical lifechanging moments of your life visiting the Gorillas in Bwindi forest. THE BWINDI On this 8 day classic Uganda safari hike […]

SNEAK PEEK - UGANDA

FACTS


Area : Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa with a diverse landscape encompassing the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes endangered gorillas and chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a famous mountain gorilla sanctuary, while Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-ta waterfall and wildlife such as hippos.

Population : 37.58 million

Capital : Kampala

Language : English, Swahili

Currency : Ugandan shilling

WEATHER


Climate : Uganda has a tropical climate, with temperatures ranging from 21-25°C (70- 77°F), apart from in the mountainous areas, which are much cooler; the top of Mount Elgon is often covered with snow. The hottest months are December to February. Evenings can feel chilly after the heat of the day with temperatures around 12- 16ºC (54-61°F).

Most regions of Uganda, apart from the dry area in the north, have an annual rainfall of between 1,000mm and 2,000mm. There is heavy rain between March and May and between October and November, when road travel can become difficult in parts of the country.

When to go:
Gorilla Trekking: the best time to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking is during the country's two dry seasons: January and February and from June to September.

HOW TO GET THERE


Uganda’s International Airports : All flights from outside the country only have safe landing at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) which is the only international airport in the country. Some airstrips frequently used by travelers in the country include; Arua Airstrip, Moyo Airstrip, and Kololo Airstrip, usually for business. For tourism purposes, the airstrips that have been developed for easy connection to the different destinations in the country include; Apoka, Pakuba, Bugungu, Kasese, Mweya, Kihihi, Kayonza and Kisoro.

Points Of Interest


Bwindi Impenetrable National Park : – home of half the world's population of endangered Mountain Gorillas as well as being one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth.

Murchison Falls National Park : One of Uganda's oldest conservation areas, it was initially gazetted as a game reserve in 1926 to protect a savanna that Winston Churchill described in 1907 as 'Kew Gardens and the zoo combined on an unlimited scale'

SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE PICS FROM UGANDA

Mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. #Uganda
Nile River #Uganda
Jinja is about a 2 hour drive northeast of Kampala without said traffic and lays on the northern edge of Lake Victoria. It is considered the source of the Nile River and was discovered by John Hanning Speke back in mid-1800
Wild Chimpanzee   portrait

Wild Chimpanzee ( Pan troglodytes )  portrait in the jungle. Uganda

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