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The pearl of Africa: from savannahs to mountain gorillas

Uganda, often referred to as the 'Pearl of Africa', is a destination that enchants with its breathtaking nature, rich culture and incredible wildlife. A trip to Uganda is a journey of discovery through some of the continent's most spectacular landscapes, from dense, mist-shrouded rainforests to vast open savannahs and snow-capped mountain peaks.

Begin your adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where an encounter with the rare mountain gorillas is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave a lasting impression. Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park, known for its tree-climbing lions and huge variety of bird species. Or experience the power of nature at Murchison Falls, where the Nile crashes through narrow cliffs with a mighty thunder.

Every corner of Uganda offers a range of activities that will delight nature lovers, adventurers and culture vultures alike. Whether you want to track wild animals, learn about the local culture or simply enjoy the tranquillity and natural beauty of Uganda, your trip will undoubtedly be unforgettable. Immerse yourself in the heart of Africa and discover the untouched wilderness that makes this part of the world so special on your Uganda trip.

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    Best time to travel

    June - October & December - February

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    Price

    From 4.500 € per person plus flights

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    Flight time

    14h from Frankfurt am Main

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    Recommended trip duration

    From 10 days

Anja Sterker

Anja Sterker

Travel Designer

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German, English

5 reasons to travel to Uganda

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Bwindi National Park

home of the endangered mountain gorillas

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Chimp Trekking

in Kibale National Park

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Birdwatching

a paradise for birdwatchers with over 1000 species

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Rwenzori Mountains

the 3rd highest mountain range in Africa

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Murchison Falls National Park

with rich wildlife directly on the Nile

Our favorite Uganda trips

Let our Uganda trips inspire you. We are happy to tailor each trip to your wishes and ideas.

Sonneuntergang ueber den wolkenverhangenen Bergen Ugandas
The highlights of Uganda
Uganda Roundtrip | Duration: 9 nights
  • Private Safari to Uganda Highlights
  • Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park
  • Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park
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Zwei Geparden auf einem Stein
Mountain gorillas and the Big 5
Uganda and Kenya Roundtrip | Duration: 15 nights
  • Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
  • The Big 5 in the famous Masai Mara
  • Safari in the remote Laikipia Plateau
  • Relaxation in Zanzibar
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Grosser Gorilla sitzt auf dem Boden im Wald
Uganda's hidden treasures
Uganda Roundtrip | Duration: 9 nights
  • Flight safari to the remote Kidepo Valley
  • Chimpanzees in Murchison Falls
  • On the trail of the shoebill
  • Gorilla Trekking im Bwindi Nationalpark
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Uganda touched me deeply with its breathtaking nature, its warm people and its fascinating culture. From the untouched savannahs to the dense rainforests, this country is a jewel of Africa that enchants every traveler. A particular highlight: the gorillas - a moment I will never forget.

Dana Leidel
Travel Designer

Accommodation in Uganda

Stay in the most beautiful and exclusive accommodation in the country and make your safari even more unforgettable.

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Worth knowing about Uganda

Exciting information about your trip to Uganda

General information

With a total area of around 240,000 square kilometers, Uganda is about the size of Great Britain. The density of natural sites worthy of protection is astonishing: Nine national parks and six game reserves reflect the biodiversity. With Entebbe and Kampala, the former and new capital cities are located on Lake Victoria in central southern Uganda. Most national parks are located along the country's borders in the west, south and northeast. It is easy to understand why Winston Churchill once called Uganda the pearl of Africa. Numerous large lakes can be found here as well as typical African bush savannah and misty rainforests. Particularly impressive are the five-thousand-meter peaks of the Ruwenzori Mountains, some of which are glaciated, and the Virunga volcanoes near the border.

Sonnenaufgang ueber dem Bwindi Regenwald

Climate and best time to travel

The best time to travel is during the dry periods between December and February and July and October. At this time of year it is worth visiting the large national parks. Classic game drives in open jeeps are then possible as well as numerous wildlife sightings. If you want to visit the rainforest region in western Uganda, you can also use the rainy season. This way you will not only benefit from significantly cooler temperatures, but also from reduced prices for gorilla and chimpanzee trekking tours. Due to Uganda's high altitude, temperatures are neither particularly high nor particularly low. Average daytime highs vary between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius. At night, temperatures reach around 17 degrees Celsius. The region around Lake Victoria is considered particularly rainy. The thunderstorm clusters formed over the lake usually rain directly on site.

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The most beautiful national parks and safari destinations

Safari experiences are as diverse as nature which makes them possible. Nowhere is this more evident than in the safari wonderland of Uganda. Mountain gorillas in the rainforest, elephants and lions in the steppe or river cruises on the Victoria Nile? Get on board and experience the safari adventure of a lifetime!

These are the most exciting national parks in Uganda:

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Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park

Considered the pinnacle of Uganda's safari highlights, the Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The dense rainforest on Uganda's western border is home to half of the world's mountain gorilla population. In small groups with a maximum of eight participants, you will get closer to the majestic giants of the jungle than anywhere else. In the early morning hours, the great adventure begins. After a thematic introduction, you will approach the area - depending on the location of your lodge - first in an off-road vehicle. A hike through the rainforest thicket will take you ever closer to the habitat of the mountain gorillas. Once on-site, spend about an hour with the human-like primate species organized into families. Study the behaviour of these fascinating apes and receive fascinating information and tips from your expert guide. Various stream courses swamp areas crisscross the almost impenetrable rainforest, which beckons with unforgettable nature experiences all year round.

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