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Custom Uganda Tours. Meet the Silverback.
Inspiring National Parks, Mountain Gorillas - Prices from $2,698
Life changing encounters with wild gorillas, whitewater river rafting, inspiring national parks, varied wildlife. Uganda is for the seasoned adventure-seeker looking to reignite their travel bug. It is for the culturally curious and the venturous voyager. If you crave African wilderness, if you seek out the unexplored, if you dream of a face to face moment with a family of mountain gorillas and if you want to find a place that is an unabashedly audacious and condensed Africa, then we might have a place for you. In short, Uganda is nothing if not an intense country that welcomes the open-minded and bold traveler.
From Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile, and its hundreds of species of varied and unique birds, to the appropriately named Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and its Silverback Gorillas, an eco-tour of Uganda will stay with you like no other trip will. The country brings together every aspect of Africa from towering mountains, exotic river tours, dense jungle, wide open plains and welcoming culture. For the progressive traveler, there is no better place to experience so much in so little time.
Our Beyond the Big Five tour was selected by National Geographic Traveler as one of 2014's 50 Tours of a Lifetime. This list is reserved for travel companies dedicated to cultural travel, sustainability, and innovation in the industry.
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Highlights of Uganda
Gorilla TrekkingThe appropriately named Bwindi Impenetrable Forest offers the world’s best opportunities for gorilla trekking. The Ugandan government jealously protects these at-risks primates, and their population has been increasing in Bwindi. Thus, a face to face encounter with these creatures is truly an exclusive and special experience. A set of gorilla families are closely tracked through the forest as they move, and treks into the thick jungle to meet them can take anywhere from 2 to 8 hours. This type of trek is the definition of adventure travel.
National ParksUganda’s efforts to protect its natural beauty for future generations is clearly evident in the amount of national parks it keeps within its relatively small borders. Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse set of ecosystems, Kibale Forest’s active primate and bird species, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest’s thick vegetation and majestic mountain gorilla families and Lake Mburo National Park’s awe-inspiring vistas all manage to exist in this one relatively small African country and pull it off with style.
Lake Victoria & Nile RiverNamed so after British Explorer John Hanning Speke found the vast body of water in 1858 and correctly guessed he had found the source of The Nile, Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa, and the largest tropical lake in the world. Needless to say, the sheer amount of life this one lake supports is astounding. The social impact of the river Nile only adds to the historical significance of the fabled lake that took European explorers so long to discover.
Varied WildlifeIn addition to the Big 5, Uganda is home to over 50% of the world’s mountain gorillas, over 1000 species of birds, and 500 species of mammals. Where other African countries have density of animals, Uganda has diversity. The awesome landscapes and magnificent vistas of this country end up taking second place to the life that populates them. And the well-protected national parks only play as backdrops to the cacophony of species this beautiful country has to offer.
- Uganda’s climate is decidedly equatorial, though specific weather patterns vary as much as the country’s elevations. The southern regions receive consistent rainfall throughout the year, and as one moves into the center of the country, the rain season is limited to only “most” of the year.
- Most of our itineraries begin in Kampala, the nation’s capital. Entebbe is about one hour south of Kampala and is home to Entebbe International Airport, the country’s only international airport. The country’s rail and air network is still developing, and most travel within the country will be via 4x4 vehicle.
- Most travel itineraries will be based around the country’s extensive network of national parks. Popular destinations include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Kibale Forest National Park.
- Ugandan is a blending of African ingredients with some European influences. Most traditional meals include a stew or sauce made from meat, groundnut, or beans paired with a starch made from maize, mashed green banana, or millet in the south. A more international selection of menus is available in Kampala.
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