Things to do in Uganda
Most travellers rightly visit Uganda for excellent wildlife and birdwatching holidays, but there is such variety in this large country and we’d love to share some of our favourite things to do here.
Places to go in Uganda
Read about the highlights of the incredible country of Uganda in our short summary guides to the main places to go.View more
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda is one of the best places to see the endangered mountain gorilla.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
With the widest variety of wildlife of all Ugandan parks (and tree-climbing lions!), QENP is a great choice for an excellent all-round safari experience.
Kibale National Park
Chimpanzee trekking is the main reason to visit Kibale National Park as it has the highest concentration of primates than anywhere else in Africa.
Murchison Falls National Park
Uganda’s largest national park has excellent wildlife including chimps and the impressive Murchison Falls which you can see from a boat trip on the Nile.
Places we love to stay in Uganda
Here you’ll find a small collection of our favourite places to stay in Uganda, though as an independent tour operator specialising in tailor-made holidays, we actually sell a much wider choice of Ugandan properties than we show.View more
Budongo Eco Lodge
Gorilla Forest Camp
Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Facts and information
Direct from UK flights 3 times a week or daily via Nairobi.
English is the official language, with Luganda and Swahili also widely spoken.
GMT +3 hours
Visas are required for UK citizens which can be purchased on arrival at the airport. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months.
No compulsory vaccinations but several are recommended and you should take malaria prophylactics.
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