Uganda is a country of diverse landscapes, with open savannah, thick rainforest and spectacular mountain scenery. The country offers great biodiversity with its National Reserves and protected areas, home to a unique range of flora and fauna, including over 1000 bird species.
Uganda is famous for its wildlife, especially the mountain gorillas and for the opportunity for tracking these wonderful creatures.
Mountain gorillas are critically endangered species with less than 800 remaining individuals. Over half of these are found in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, the rest are in the Virunga Volcanoes shared between Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo.
Mountain gorillas are not known to survive in captivity so they can only be seen in their natural forest habitat. Our gorilla safaris in Uganda bring the opportunity to experience a trip of a lifetime to view these magnificent animals in this natural setting.
In Uganda, there are seven currently habituated mountain gorilla groups, with six of these available for tourist visits. The seventh gorilla family is habituated for purposes of research for development of mountain gorilla welfare.
Gorilla tourism in Uganda generates income that is channelled back into gorilla conservation and also benefits the local communities, helping to prevent human-wildlife conflict.
Half the population of mountain gorillas in the world is in Uganda. Even though Uganda is best known for its gorillas, it also has other interesting wildlife and birdlife. Uganda is home to 11% of the world’s bird population. and about 7% of the world’s butterfly species.
7% of the world’s butterfly species are in Uganda, their natural habitats include the Savannahs and the Rwenzori Mountains. Visitors can go solely on butterfly safaris to experience the beauty of these creatures.
Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa, bordered by Kenya, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania. Uganda is also in the Great Lakes region of Africa.
The 34 million people living in Uganda are speaking more then forty three different indigenous languages, including sign languages. English and Swahili are the official languages.
Vehicles drive on the left side of the road. Bicycles are the main type of transportation in the towns.
An English man might say he is going to spend a penny, drain the lizard, have a piddle to name a few while an American man might say he is going to take a leak. Ugandans are making a short call.
HOLIDAY LENGTH (different options): 10 nights
PRICE GUIDE: From USD 14,300.00 pp
"Africa always brings us something new" - Pliny the Elder, Historia Naturalis