Uganda holidays

Tailor-made Uganda tours created for you by local experts

"The river and the forest were like presences, and much more powerful than you..."

V S Naipaul

The Pearl of Africa is more like an uncut diamond: raw, rough around the edges but rich with potential.

Don’t expect a touristy sheen; Uganda doesn’t run like clockwork. This is the real Africa, where roads are bumpy and things happen in their own time – so if it’s spontaneity and authenticity you’re after, pack your bags. Crammed with superlatives, Uganda holds both Africa’s largest lake as well as its tallest mountains. Opportunities to encounter wildlife here are incredible, there are adventure sports to get the pulse racing, and cultural sights aplenty. The people are friendly but, above all, genuine – a mirror of their nation.

3 Things You Shouldn’t Miss In Uganda

A chest-banging experience
Less than one thousand mountain gorillas remain in the wild and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to half of them. Trek into the forest with expert guides and observe the intriguing social behavior of the large family groups – sometimes from just metres away.

Visit the locals
The real charm of Uganda is its people. Spending time with ordinary Ugandans in their villages is humbling and rewarding, and a glimpse into an older way of life.

Take a boat trip in Murchison Falls
At Murchison Falls the Nile plunges almost fifty dramatic metres. Soak up the best of African wildlife from a safari boat downstream of the falls where the river draws lions, giraffes, leopards and elephants to its shores, while crocs and hippos glide around the prow.

Inspiration:
Abyssinian Chronicles by Moses Isegawa
The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden
The White Nile by Alan Moorehead
A Bend In The River by VS Naipaul
My Secret History by Paul Theroux

Useful Facts:
Main international airports: Entebbe
Cost of a restaurant meal: About 10 USD
Cost of a beer: About 1.5 USD


Tailor-made holiday ideas for Uganda

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  • 10 days
  • from £3,560pp
Rainforest & Savannah of Western Uganda
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  • Uganda
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • FamilySafariWildlife
  • 8 days
  • from £2,910pp
Mountain Gorillas & Virunga Volcanoes
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  • Uganda
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • Walking & HikingWildlifeSafari, +2
  • 10 days
  • from £7,350pp
Primates & Predators Luxury Safari
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  • Uganda
  • DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +3
  • LuxurySafariHoneymoon, +1
  • 10 days
  • from £3,530pp
Wilderness & White Waters of the Nile
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  • Uganda
  • SeptemberOctoberNovember, +9
  • WildlifeSafariCultural, +1
  • 12 days
  • from £3,630pp
Early Birds
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  • Uganda
  • JanuaryFebruaryJune, +9
  • WildlifeAdventureOff the Beaten Path, +1
  • 21 days
  • from £6,990pp
The 'Pearl of Africa' Safari
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  • Uganda
  • JanuaryFebruaryJune, +2
  • SafariWildlifeWalking & Hiking, +2
  • 12 days
  • from £4,220pp
The 'Big Five', Gorillas & Chimps
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  • Uganda
  • JanuaryFebruaryDecember, +3
  • SafariWildlifeFamily
  • 5 days
  • from £1,160pp
River Nile Thrill-seekers Experience
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  • Uganda
  • Adventure
  • 8 days
  • from £2,500pp
Best of the West on a Budget
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  • Uganda
  • JanuaryFebruaryJune, +2
  • ClassicSafariAdventure, +2
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Fantastic holiday with an exceptional driver/guide. The local company was amazing.

– Ruth from Devon, South West England

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  • Uganda
  • January
Just perfect; a brilliantly organised, authentic trip by local company in Uganda

– Graham from UK

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  • Uganda
  • January
Tip Top Tour of Uganda

– Margaret from Nottingham

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  • Uganda
  • July
Incredible trip and amazing guide!

– Gemma from UK

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  • Uganda
  • September
Wonderful trip through a country that is amazing for both primates and birds but most of all for the friendliness of its people.

– Sally and Tony from London/Herefordshire UK

Travelled to Uganda


  • Uganda

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  • May 21, 2018
What to pack for gorilla trekking

Article by Martha Hales

It is the lifelong dream of many to see the highly endangered mountain gorillas in the wild. Our local experts in Rwanda and Uganda have put together a list of the most crucial bits and pieces that you should bring with you to feel fully prepared for this incredible adventure.


  • UgandaRwanda
  • JuneJulyAugust, +3
  • AdventureOff the Beaten PathSafari, +2
  • Apr 23, 2018
What you need to know before you go on safari

Article by Samantha Fergusson

If you've never been on safari before and aren't sure where to go or how to go about planning it, then we have the answers. Our local experts have answered some key FAQs to get you started on planning a safari of a lifetime.


  • UgandaKenyaTanzania, +4
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
  • SafariWildlife
  • Dec 26, 2017
Get to know Kampala

Article by Martha Hales

Discover the chaotic, charming bustle of Kampala. Varied street food, vast markets filled to bursting with goods of all kinds and the wonderful Ugandan people.


  • Uganda
  • ClassicCulturalFood & Drink, +1
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