About Uganda

Uganda holidays involve everything from adventurous gorilla trekking, to admiring the picturesque surroundings as you watch fluttering birds soar across the sunset skies. With adrenaline-induced activities being so easily available, a trip to Uganda is certain to lead you onto a path of self-discovery and ensures you explore the beauty of Ugandan culture, while exploring it in a simply unique way.

Branded as The Pearl of Africa, Uganda 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. In fact, gorilla trekking, safari adventures and phenomenal scenery are just a few of the perks Uganda holidays have to offer. This sublime holiday destination is actually one of only three countries where you can visit the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Also unique to the country is the tree climbing lions, which can be found in the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Uganda is part of the African Great Lakes region, and lies within the Nile Basin. In the south of the country, is one of Uganda’s highlights - the majestic Lake Victoria, which is the largest lake in the whole of Africa. This luxurious holiday destination also has 60 protected areas including two UNESCO World Heritage Sights.

Uganda is a blissful country, with its rural landscapes, sunny skies and exotic wildlife. Home to eight main rivers and five wide lakes, Uganda is classed as a place of paradise by travellers, with nature reserves and wildlife watching being a key part of your agenda on your Uganda holiday. Expect to hear “welcome” from the natives of Uganda, who love to make visitors feel at home in their country and are famous for their laid-back, calm approach to anything and everything, from safari trek-tours to watching wild animals roam the luscious grounds.

A trip to Uganda with Africa Travel is so unique, particularly because we offer amazing Hippo cruises, allowing you to sail down the bright waters as you watch these extraordinary animals emerge out of the water. Swimming water crocodiles are also a common sighting here, making a Hippo cruise an experience that is worthy of a photograph, or two.

For bespoke Uganda holiday packages that you simply won’t find elsewhere, explore Africa Travel and discover the beauty of tailor-made African holidays.

For more information, why not speak to one of our experts on +44 (0) 20 7843 3500 or email info@africatravel.co.uk


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


  • Endangered mountain gorillas
  • Tree climbing lions


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

In The Know

  • 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

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