Uganda is a stunning country, an ideal destination for a tailor made safari holiday, honeymoon or adventure trip. As a holiday destination, Uganda, known as the Pearl of Africa, is perhaps East Africa's best kept secret. It is quite unlike any other African country, with spectacular mountain scenery along with rainforests, rivers and lakes and areas of open plains, which provide homes for an extraordinary diversity of life. Uganda holidays are diverse and awe-inspiring.
One of the highlights has to be trekking to see primates in their natural habitat. Mountain gorillas can be seen at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, or in the Parc National des Volcans in neighbouring Rwanda which is easily accessible from Uganda.
You can see chimpanzees, go birdwatching for the 27 Rift Valley endemics or the rare shoebill stork, see elephants, lions and hippos and other great African wildlife in a range of wildlife areas such as the Kibale forest and the Queen Elizabeth (Ruwenzori) National Park.
The local communities also really make a trip here very special, sharing their cultural traditions and welcoming us to their country.
Amanda, Tribes managing director, is a goodwill tourism ambassador for Uganda due to her fondness for the country, so Tribes is well-places to give you sound, enthusiastic advice about a holiday in this great place. Give us a call!
Read about some of the inspirational experiences you could have in Uganda
Below you’ll find some of our very favourite places to stay in Uganda. However you can also see our full directory of properties by clicking the ‘All Places to Stay’ button.
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Time: GMT +3 hours
Flight time: Direct from UK flights 3 times a week or daily via Nairobi.
Language: English is the official language, with Luganda and Swahili also widely spoken.
Visas: Visas are required for UK citizens which can be purchased on arrival at the airport. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months.
Health: No compulsary vaccinations but several are recommended and you should take malaria prophylactics.