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Uganda Safaris : Uganda is one of the finest African Safari destinations – we offer a variety of iconic Uganda safari packages ranging from gorilla trekking tours, Uganda birding safaris, game viewing safaris, Uganda camping safaris, cultural safaris, hiking tours, adventure sports and many others.

Uganda Safaris, Uganda Tours, Uganda Holidays, Africa ToursScheduled or tailor made Uganda Safaris

We offer scheduled Uganda Tours in which you can join like minded travelers for a thrilling escorted group tour in Uganda. The group tours are relatively cheaper, but still offer the ultimate Uganda safari experience. While on a scheduled safari, a maximum of 6 people is allocated per vehicle thus everyone is guaranteed a window seat. We have a huge selection of quality accommodation in every national park and major tourist towns where our guests can spend the nights. Browse our scheduled safaris.
Tailor made safaris – Every individual traveler has their own dream African safari, our expert staff is here to help you plan your safari. We can tailor your safari based on your desired activities or based on your budget. Uganda safaris have endless possibilities and you can never explore all Uganda’s wonders in a single visit, contact us to start planning your Uganda safari.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  Uganda safaris will offer you the best packages and trips that will help you get enough experience in nature, you will get to see the beauty of Uganda and the nature at its best top. You will get to enjoy our trained, caring, experienced and skilled guides who will take you through the trip till it ends.

Uganda has got tour companies such Adventure in the wild safaris who provide safari packages to its clients such as the gorilla trekking packages, chimpanzee trekking, birding in Uganda, game viewing safaris, Uganda camping safaris, cultural safaris, hiking mountains safaris, the adventure sports to mention but a few.

Why visit Uganda?

Uganda is endowed with beautiful landscapes, and a variety of wildlife. A Uganda Holiday therefore allows you explore the true African wild. There are over 10 national parks and reserves in Uganda which can be visited all year round. Uganda Safaris offer you the opportunity to relax away from the big cities back home, the activities, the people and the lodges collectively make Uganda a great travel destination for your trip. You can book Uganda Bonding trips, Groups safaris, Honey moon and couple trips or even solo adventure. At Adventure in the wild safaris, we help you plan the best adventure in Uganda right from when you inquire till when you finally book your safari. Contact us to book your next safari!

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Things To Do

Mountain Gorilla Trekking

Mountain Gorilla Trekking

This activity will  lead  you to one of the best national parks in Uganda with the biggest number of mountain gorillas. While in this jungle of Bwindi impenetrable forest, you will get to see the beautiful and charming human looking gorillas. The day you will decide to have this safari, you will have to wake up very early in the morning, have your morning tea and then you will embark on your 8-hour drive journey to the western part of Uganda in kanungu district. You will several stop overs such as at the equator to have your enjoyment there as you are taking photos, the other stop over will be fort portal you are having your lunch, then from there you will have to continue with your journey as you arrive in Bwindi. You will be checked in at the park headquarters and then directed where to spend an overnight. You will refresh up, have your dinner and then rest since it will be late as you prepare for the next day. The following morning, you will wake up, have your morning coffee to warm up your day and then you will be picked by your guide who will transfer you to the park headquarters to have a short briefing on how to trek the gorillas. From there you will be divided into a group of 8 members who will enter into the jungle to trek the gorilla families. The trekking will last for over 2 to 8 hours. Once you get these primates, you will be given ample time to stay with the gorillas, have fun and take photos. You will then get to the lodge have your meals as you prepare for an evening batwa nature walk where you will meet the pygmies interact with them and get to know what they do to earn a leaving. From there you will head back to the lodge and rest.

Chimpanzee Trekking.

Chimpanzee Trekking.

The chimpanzee activity will lead you to the thick jungle of kibale national park to trek the beautiful chimpanzee primates. You will have to wake up early in the morning, take your morning breakfast and embark on your journey of over 6 hours to reach the park. Along your way, you will have a stopover in fort portal where you will have your lunch and then proceed to kibale national park. Once you reach the park, you will be welcomed at the park entrance and then directed to the lodge where to spend an overnight. You will rest and prepare for the next day.

On the next day, you will have to wake up very early in the morning, prepare yourselves, have morning breakfast and then set off to the park headquarters to first have a brief briefing about the rules and the regulations of trekking the chimps. After you will be divided into a group of 10 to 12 members who will enter into the jungle and start the trekking. Once you get the chimpanzee families, you are given ample time to stay with them as you take the photos. From there you can get back to the lodge have your lunch and then rest to prepare for the bigodi nature walk in the evening where you will meet the local people in the community get to interact with them and know what they do to earn  leaving and their traditional ways. From their you can choose to head back to the lodge rest. So, plenty of stuff will be experienced on such chimpanzee trekking tour and will leave a memorable feeling of the wild in the traveler.

Tradition African wild life Safaris.

Tradition African wild life Safaris.

This safari is a journey into the wilderness to observe free roaming wild traditional wildlife. This traditional African wild life safari in Africa has expanded over time, however, now days any trip in Africa where you spend some time in nature looking at free roaming animals can be called a safari.

Adventure Sports.

Adventure Sports.

The adventure sports include a huge variety of sports and these are; skydiving, scuba diving, bungee jumping, white water rafting, hot air balloon safari, mountain hiking, golf safari, zip lining and horse riding. NOTE; Most of these activities are carried out in the Nile river in jinja.

Cultural encounters

Cultural encounters

This term is usually used to conceptualize the dynamics of cultural flows as well as the interaction between groups and individuals across established cultural boundaries. Cultural encounters include the batwa cultural encounter, batwa trail experience and so on.

Visiting national parks such as Murchison falls.

Visiting national parks such as Murchison falls.

On this day you will have to wake up early take your breakfast and transfer to one of the largest national park in Uganda. This will take you over 6 hours from Kampala to reach the park. You will have a stopover in Masindi district to have your lunch and then procced with your journey. Upon your arrival at the entrance, you will be welcomed and then directed to the lodge where to spend an overnight.

The next day, you will wake up have your morning tea and get to the park for the morning game drive. During this time, you will get to see a number of animals such as the lions, leopards, elephants to mention but a few. You will then get back to the lodge have your lunch and prepare for an afternoon boat cruise where you will get to the top of the falls. During the boat cruise, you will get to see a number of animals such as the crocodiles at the river banks, the hippos, the elephants and so many others. You will then get back to the lodge have your dinner and rest.

Hiking mountains

Hiking mountains

This is so far the most liked activity in the western part of Uganda and it is done mostly in the mountains of Rwenzori. This is because the mountain holds the highest peak in the whole of Africa and that is margarita. This is a peak where you can be challenged by the seven day climb till you reach the top. This is managed by a few people because you really need to be physically fit and energyetic.

For the clients who mountain climbing lovers, this is the best recommended place for because you can be given a chance to choose the right and the best trail in order to experience the scientific routes to the top of mountain Rwenzori.

There is no more worries about any train you choose because each of them provides spectacular and rewardable viewing of the glacial lakes, gorgeous viewpoints, the dramatic mountain passes, lush valley to mention but a few.

Birding safaris

Birding safaris

This safari involves the practice of observing birds in their natural environment as a hobby. Uganda has got the best spotting destinations for the birds where bird lovers mostly stage to make their activity succefull.  These include mountain Rwenzori; Murchison falls and so on. Mountain Rwenzori has got so far, a total number of over 217 birds’ species which can be spotted in the montane forest. The birds spotted in this mountain include the Robins, the sunbirds, the long-eared owl, the bearded vultures and so many others. Some of the top birding destinations in Uganda include Queen Elizabeth National Park with over 600 recorded bird species, Murchison Falls national park with over 450 recorded species, semuliki national park with over 440 recorded bird species, Kibale forest national park with over 375 recorded bird species, Mgahinga gorilla national park with over 180 recorded bird species, the bwindi impenetrable forest with over 350 recorded bird species, the mabamba bay wetland popular for the shoe bill stork a rare bird.

Uganda Tours

The Uganda tours safari will not leave you the same because you will get to see the sunrise and the sunset every single day you wakeup which are all absolutely free of charge.

The Uganda  tours  include all the  types of trips and the trips done in the pearl of Africa such as visiting the national parks which are over 10 national parks such as the Bwindi impenetrable national park to see the mountain gorillas, kibale national park to see the chimpanzees, Murchison falls, queen Elizabeth national park, lake Mburo national park, kidepo valley national park, Semliki national park, and so many others.

UGANDA GORILLA TREKKING.

The trekking of gorillas in Uganda will leave you speechless and turn you into a story teller to others. It is done in Bwindi impenetrable forest which is just an 8-hour drive from Kampala. The trekking starts in the morning before the gorillas get far to the jungle to look for what to graze on.

 The trekking starts very early in the morning by 7 am with a short  briefing at the park headquarters with the help of the trained tour guide who will  brief you about the rules and the regulations of trekking gorillas  for example do not get closer to the gorillas once you have a cold , do not mimic the gorillas because they may make them more angry and aggressive , do not litter anything around the gorilla s, do not make noise because you may make them angry and hurt you.  Having known all above   rules and the regulations, you will be divided into groups of 8 members who will enter into the jungle to start trekking.  .Since these primates graze from very far , they are not easy to find ,so you will be helped by your   ranger guide who will help you find these gorillas  by following the footprints  where they passed when they were going to graze .Once you find these primates , you are allowed to stay with them for over one hour having fun and taking photos with them .However ,once you don’t find these primates , it is not a crime to any one because they always hide away and go very far to graze .

 

Scheduled or tailor-made Uganda safaris.

Adventure in the wild safaris offers all the types of Uganda tours including the group tours, honey moon tours and also private tours. We recommend our clients to always conduct group tours because they are too cheap and help in saving. We always recommend our clients good accommodations which are ensuite and have good reviews from most clients. All the accommodations should have stunning views to help them view the towns at night and national parks.

Tailor made safaris-Every client has a dream of having a safari to the pearl of Africa. As the company we have our trained guides who are always there to help you out give you care and good services during your trip. The company provides all the types of trips to its clients starting from luxury, mid-range and budget.

NOTE;  Uganda is a wide country that you cannot explore within just a single day. therefore, contact us on our website for any information and for more trips.

What makes Uganda special? 

A onetime travel to Uganda will create the most tranquil family safari vacation hideaway for the clients which will be un forgettable and memorable. The pearl of Africa  is  a very nice country with  a very conducive climate , favorable weather to all the people who try visiting it and the residents at the same time ,good and green vegetation that attracts people , the wild animals in the national parks which you can choose to visit all the year round  such as the  lions , elephants  , the buffalos , zebras , giraffes , water bucks , rhinos , leopards and  so many others ,  beautiful landscapes, the lodges, the big cities with nice attractions to mention but a few .This makes Uganda to be also called the pearl of Africa by sir Winston Churchill and this also at the end  brings out all the special things about Uganda.

Uganda Specials

The fresh water lake on the continent

The fresh water lake on the continent

Uganda has got a fresh water lake body lake and that is Lake Victoria. This lake lies between the eastern and the western arm of the great eastern African rift valley. This lake has got a lot of activities done there and these include, fishing, boat cruise, horseback riding along the Nile river and so many others.

The source of the longest river Nile

The source of the longest river Nile

The longest Nile river in Uganda is found in jinja. It begins from Uganda Lake Victoria, Uganda and South Sudan. The following are the activities carried out on the river Nile;
Jet boating, bungee jumping, kayaking, swimming, horse riding, squad biking and so on.

The generous and welcoming people.

The generous and welcoming people.

Most of the people who live in Uganda are friendly and hospitable and they like associating with people despite their culture and where they come from. They have also got a lot of care and they are so loving. So having a safari with them provide best time.

The largest number of primates.

The largest number of primates.

Uganda has got a largest number of primates such as the gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national forest and mgahinga national park and the chimpanzees in the kibale national park.
Most people or clients prefer trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park. This is because it has got the biggest number of gorillas. The permit for trekking gorillas in Uganda costs only 700 dollars and It is much lower than all the prices in other countries such as Rwanda whose permits are over 1500 dollars.

The abundant biodiversity.

The abundant biodiversity.

Uganda has got a large number of biodiversity such as plants and the animals that have attracted a large number of clients from different destinations. Uganda has got animals such as the gorillas which have played a big role in attracting many clients. The trekking starts very early in the morning by 7 am. It starts with a short briefing to the clients about the rules and the regulations of trekking. After you are allowed to step inside and then start the trekking. Once you get them, you are allowed to stay with them for over an hour having fun and taking photos.

The strongest waterfalls in Uganda.

The strongest waterfalls in Uganda.

Uganda has got the most powerful waterfalls in the world which is the Murchison falls.  This is Uganda s spectacular scenic wonder.  These falls on Murchison are too powerful that they tremble all  the ground around the falls. These falls have got water which plummets 43 meters before flowing out towards lake albert as a placid river whose banks are dense with hippos, crocodiles, waterbuck and the buffaloes. These falls have attracted very many people from different countries who have brought in income in Uganda and hence increasing Uganda’s revenue.

Why Visit Uganda?

Set off on a once in a lifetime journey into the rugged rain forests, the vegetation, the beautiful cities and the jungles where most wildlife and primates are found. The pearl of Africa is one of the best places one should visit in order to get the best experience and then turn into a story teller. Therefore if there is anything you should not miss in your life Uganda should be one of your places and it should be on your  bucket list.

Why you should not miss visiting Uganda?

Gorilla Habituation Experience

Gorilla Habituation Experience

First of all we have the gorilla trekking experience in Uganda which has attracted very many people from different countries such as Congo , Rwanda , Tanzania and Kenya .This is one of the activities that is enjoyable and memorable to all the clients that always come .The trekking is done in Bwindi impenetrable national forest , and mgahinga national park .But however most of the trekking is done in Bwindi because it has the largest number of gorillas and it is also the nearest national park from Kampala .Trekking of the gorillas in Bwindi is done in mainly four sectors depending on which lodge you have spent an overnight . The sectors in this park  include Buhoma which has only 4 habituated gorilla families so far ready for trekking  , nkuringo which has 3 habituated gorilla families ready for trekking  , rushaga has 6 habituated families  ready for trekking  and lastly  ruhija which has 4 habituated families  .The trekking starts very early in the morning with a short briefing at the headquarters by the trained ranger guide who gives you the rules and the regulations of trekking the gorillas in the jungle.  The rules include do not mimic the gorillas once you reach there, do not come next to them.

Chimpanzee Trekking

Chimpanzee Trekking

Apart from the gorilla trekking, we also have the CHIMPANZEE TREKKING which is not so different from the gorillas. This is because they are all grouped as primates. This activity is usually conducted in kibale national park which is just 6 hours from Kampala to the park. The trekking starts in the morning with a briefing at the park headquarters where the clients are given rules and regulations of trekking the chimps. You are then divided into a group of 10 to 12 members who enter into the jungle and start the trekking. These are shy primates therefore they always tend to hide away from human. There for you need to be so much careful while looking for them. More so at times they tend to graze from far so you need to move some good distance to find these primates. Once you get them, you are given ample time to take photos and have fun with them. From there, you will get back to the lodge have your lunch and prepare for an evening bigodi nature walk where you will get to interact with most local people in the community and get to know what they do to earn a leaving. From there, you can get back to the lodge, have dinner and then rest.

African Savannah Game Drives.

African savannah game drives.

The pearl of Africa is the only country that has savannah plains  which have  unique character whereby they fade and somehow dry up  during the wet season  which is not in  any other vegetation in Uganda  in the parks .A number of national parks and reserves offer game drives in the savannah plains because this is where most animals spend their time while grazing. The game drives are done in the morning and the late evenings because this is the time when most animals are moving nearer to their home steads and habitants’ forest hence this gives a chance to the travelers to see them closer compared during day time when they are grazing far in the jungle. The game drives are usually done in the primate parks such as Bwindi, mgahinga, and queen Elizabeth. However, there are also other parks where game drives are done and these include, Murchison falls, kidepo to mention but a few. During the game drives you will get to see many different animal species such as the lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and so many others. More so you will get to see different bird species such as the African green pigeon, African harrier hawk, crowned hornbill and the giant king fisher.

Tree climbing Lions Tracking

Tree climbing Lions Tracking

The king of the jungle also known as the   Lions are the most feared animals in the jungle. These were given  that   name  because of their brevity  and being feared the most among all the other  big five animals in the jungle .This trekking of  lions is done  in the ishasha sector .This is where we only find the tree climbing lions which are not elsewhere in the countries but  only here in Uganda .This makes Uganda a best place to visit before you think of any other country.

Myriad cultures and the people of Uganda

Myriad cultures and the people of Uganda

The pear of Africa is a very lucky country with very many amazing cultures that any one from a different and foreign country would come to see them. Cultures in Uganda include, the bakiga, bagisu, banyankole, lango, Samia, Karamojong’s to mention but a few. All the above-mentioned cultures have different ways of behavior and the food they eat. They also have their own cultural wears they always put on during their traditional ceremonies and dances.

Explore the Nile River.

Explore the Nile River.

 Uganda has got the longest River in the world. This river covers over 6693 kilometers. The main activity done on this Nile river include white water rafting, boat cruise, water bugging, Bungee jumping, sport fishing, jet boating, to mention but a few. All these will make the clients to come and visit Uganda.

NOTE; For more information contact so far the best company in Uganda known as the Adventure in the wild safaris on their email info@gorillaugandasafaris.com

The big five animals in Uganda.

The big five animals in Uganda.

These are the most animals that have attracted most people to come and visit Uganda .These animals include, the elephants, the lions,  leopard, Rhinoceros,  and the buffalos .These are found in the parks like  queen Elizabeth National Park, and Murchison falls National Park, to mention but a few .More so on that you can move deeply into queen Elizabeth and get to see the chimpanzees in the Kyambura gorge which have also attracted very many people.

Uganda National Parks

Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Bwindi impenetrable national park.

This is a large primeval forest located in South western Uganda in the kanungu district. The Bwindi forest is on the edge of the Albertine rift, the western branch of the east African rift at the elevations ranging from 1160 to 2607 meters. The parks forests are Afromontane, which is a rare vegetation type on the African continent. Located where plain and mountain forests meet, there is a continuum of low altitude to high altitude primary forests in the park, one of the large tracts of East African forest where this occurs. The following are the activities carried out in Bwindi impenetrable national forest; Gorilla trekking, gorilla habituation, bird watching, the batwa cultural experience, the forest walks/ hiking, mountain biking, Buhoma community walks etc…

Mountain Elgon national park.

Mountain Elgon national park.

Mountain Elgon is a home of a plethora of wild life and it is located only 140kilometers northeast of Lake Victoria. This park covers an area of 1279 square meters bisecting the boarder of Kenya and Uganda. The park has got dense montane forest which contains primates such as the black and white colobus monkeys not forgetting the blue monkeys. Mountain Elgon has the lower slope which is inhabited by the elephants, buffaloes and very many antelopes. The following are the activities carried out on mountain Elgon national park;

Rock climbing, bird watching, Sport fishing, Nature and hiking walks, water falls, Mountain biking and so on.

Murchison falls national park.

Murchison falls national park.

This park is also known as the Kabalega national park and it is the largest national park in Uganda so far occupying an area of over 1483 square miles of the rolling grass land east of the lake Albert. Murchison national park straddles most of the Ugandan districts such as Bulisa, Nwoya Kiryandongo and Masindi. The distance from Masindi town to the park is just 72 kilometers.

The following are the activities done in Murchison falls;

Game drives, bird watching, boat cruise on the Nile delta, Hot air ballooning, nature walks to mention but a few.

Queen Elizabeth national park.

Queen Elizabeth national park.

Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the largest national parks located in the western part of Uganda in kasese district. The park was established in 1952 and it adjoins the frontier of the democratic republic of Congo to the west. It has got a vegetation which consists mostly of thickets and the small types of small trees including those of acacia. The park has got many activities which include, the game drives, bird watching, boat cruise on the kazinga channel and trekking of the tree climbing lions in the ishasha sector.

Kibale national park.

Kibale national park.

Kibale national park is located in kabalore district in the western part of Uganda. This park is just 6 hours from Kampala city to the park. The park was established in 1993 and the aim was to protect the large area of the forest which is managed as logged forest reserve per now.  More so it was   gazzeted in 1934 contains both montane forest and low land area. The following are the activities done in kibale national park; First of all is chimpanzee trekking, bird watching, nature walks, Nocturnal forest walks ad so on.

Lake Mburo national park.

Lake Mburo national park.

This is the smallest national park in Uganda located in   western Uganda in Kiruhura district. The park is situated along Kampala Mbarara high way. The park has got the following animals such as the zebras, impalas, giraffes and so on. The following are the activities done in lake Mburo national park;

Game drives both night game drives and morning game drives, horseback riding safaris, fishing trip on lake Mburo national park, rubanga forest walk, community walks, birding to mention but a few.

Rwenzori national park.

Rwenzori national park.

Rwenzori mountain national park was established in 1991 and was   designated by a UNESCO World heritage site in 1994. This was because of its outstanding natural beauty. This park was inscribed on UNESCO s list of the world heritage in danger and that was between the 1999 and 2004 because of insecurity and a lack of resources in the park. The following are the activities carried out in Rwenzori national park; Mountain climbing, hiking and nature walks, cultural encounter, birding, wild life viewing and so on.

Kidepo national park.

Kidepo national park.

Kidepo national park is a park which was established in 1962 occupying an area of over 540 square miles. It is located in the north Eastern corner of the country with wooden grass land and mountainous sceneries. Kidepo national park adjoins the frontiers of Kenya and southern Sudan. Kidepo national park has got the following activities carried out while there. And these include;

Game drives, Nature walks, Bird watching, Cultural encounters and to mention but a few.

Mgahinga national park.

Mgahinga national park.

Mgahinga national park is a park located in the south western Uganda in Kisoro district. This park sits high in the clouds at an altitude of between 2227m and 4127m. As its name suggests, it was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkeys. The following are the activities carried in mgahinga national park; Gorilla trekking, volcano hiking, caves, Birding in the Albertine rift endemics, Batwa train experience and so on.

Semuliki national park.

Semuliki national park.

This is one of the Africa’s most diverse forests particularly known for its varied bird population. Semliki national park is located in the western region of Uganda in Bwamba county in the remote part of Bundibugyo district.

The following are the activities done in Semliki national park.

Chimpanzee trekking in Toro Semliki wildlife reserve, Game viewing in Semliki National Park and many more for a stunning tour.

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