Uganda

Uganda

Uganda Holidays

Uganda, branded as The Pearl of Africa, is fast becoming a major tourist destination. Bordered by South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda is probably best known for gorilla trekking – it is one of only three countries where you can visit the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Also unique to the country are the tree climbing lions that can be found in the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

In the south of the country Lake Victoria can be found – Uganda is part of the African Great Lakes region, and lies within the Nile Basin. It also has 60 protected areas including two UNESCO World Heritage Sights. 


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Highlights

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Hippo cruises
  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Seasons

Despite being on the equator, Uganda’s weather is quite temperate due to its altitude.

  • Dry - December to February, June to August
  • Wet - March to May, September to November

Wildlife

  • Endagered mountain gorillas
  • Tree climbing lions

Fast Facts

  • Capital – Kampala 
  • Currency – Ugandan Shilling
  • Point of Entry – Entebbe
  • Airlines – British Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines
  • Flying Time – Around 12 hours from London, depending on stop-overs
  • Time Zone – GMT + 3
  • Visa required
  • Medical Requirements – Yellow Fever vaccination
Apoka Safari Lodge

Apoka Safari Lodge

Apoka Safari Lodge is relaxed, and quietly located in the park providing a peaceful and private experience. Wildlife is viewed from the privacy of your veranda or your private outdoor stone bathtub, but the best way to see the wildlife is up close: on foot, or in one of our open-top Landcruisers. The swimming pool at Apoka Lodge – deep and co...
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Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

As Uganda's highest lodge, Clouds overlooks the Virunga Mountains in front and is backed by the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The name of the game in Uganda is gorilla trekking, and at Clouds you can combine the thrill of this experience with a relaxing luxury retreat.
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Pineapple Bay

Pineapple Bay

Pineapple Bay provides a relaxed beach experience in a remote location on Lake Victoria. This 500 acre island has it all: rocky cliffs, clean sandy beaches, tropical forests and sweeping grasslands. Take off your shoes, wrap yourself in a soft, vibrant kikoy and unwind. Massive lounging chairs, plenty of big trees and a poolside overlooki...
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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Gorilla Forest Camp is tucked away in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Sight, uniquely located to maximise your chances of seeing the famous mountain gorillas. The theatrical setting of the forest along with gorilla trekking and the luxurious accommodation of the camp all make for a truly memorable experience in Uganda.
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Semliki Safari Lodge

Semliki Safari Lodge

Semliki Safari Lodge is nestled in the heart of the Albertine Rift Valley, and is bordered by the Rwenzori Mountains and Lake Albert. The lodge is an ideal base for wildlife and birdlife enthusiasts looking to explore the rich diversity of the Semliki Basin with over 440 bird species, many of which are endemic to the area. An abundance of fauna and...
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Videos
Touched By a Wild Mountain Gorilla Filmed at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
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Apoka Safari Lodge Explore the highlights and wildlife of Uganda
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge With views of the Virunga Mountains to welcome you this lodge is the perfect base for Gorilla trekking
Pineapple Bay Relax on the shores of Lake Victoria
Semliki Safari Lodge Discover Uganda's Albertine Rift Valley's secrets at Semliki
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