Uganda

Uganda is situated on the equator and is known for varied habitats: flat savannah plains, lush verdant rainforest, great lakes and tall western mountains. The critically endangered and highly protected mountain gorillas inhabit the dense forests of Mgahinga and Bwindi. The National Parks: Lake Mburo and Murchison Falls offer visitors a safari experience in interesting and dramatic landscapes.

Uganda is a landlocked country situated on the equator, rich in biodiversity and varied in landscapes. It is a country of amazing topographical contrasts - from open savannah and dense forest through to tall, misty mountains. The western part of the Great Rift Valley runs through western Uganda, with the beautiful mountain lakes of Albert and Edward providing catchment areas for the mountain rains and draining into the tributaries of the great Nile River. The country is home to over 1000 species of birds and 338 recorded mammals. Uganda's protected areas and national reserves are also home to a superb array of tree species and breathtaking scenery. The most famous species is the Mountain Gorilla, now carefully protected in Uganda’s dense forests: in Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga National Park in south-west Uganda. A unique and beautiful species, there are less than 1000 left in the wild. A trip to Uganda provides the chance of a once-in-a-lifetime sighting. Stay in a luxurious lodge on the edge of Bwindi National Park for stunning views across the forest canopy, and the chance to see these beautiful mountain gorillas, and many others animals, in their natural habitat.

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Classic Uganda

Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Jinja

A veritable melting pot of habitats, terrains and species, Uganda contains a hugely diverse ecosystem. From the grassland of Murchison Falls National Park to the dense expanse of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a wide variety of wildlife inhabits these conservation areas, allowing for a superb safari experience. This itinerary allows you to experience...

Best for: Adventure, Wildlife, Couples, Honeymoon

Highlights of Uganda

Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Located on the equator, surrounded by the Great Rift Valley, Uganda is home to a wide variety of landscapes and habitats. Ranging from the open savannah to verdant rainforest, Uganda's rich assortment of wildlife thrives due to the diverse terrain of the country. Explore this rugged wilderness, trekking through the unspoilt forests of Kibale and...

Best for: Adventure, Wildlife, Couples, Off the beaten track

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