The Pearl of Africa Uganda

The verdant, rolling emerald hills hide great reflective lakes in their folds, most notably Lakes Victoria, Albert and Kyogo, while the winding red-earth roads are lined with mango, jackfruit and banana trees and pockets of vivid green tea plantations; Uganda is a veritable oasis.

Uganda is arguably the best destination for gorilla trekking, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park are home to over 50% of the world’s population. It is also possible to track chimpanzee in Kibale and visit the Budongo Research Centre, part of the Jane Goodall institute.

You can also enjoy traditional vehicle safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park, this huge reserve has over 100 mammals (including tree-climbing lion) and 500 birds residing within it and they can be spotted from a game vehicle or from a boat. The Kazinga Channel which flows between lakes George and Edwards offers the best boating as the wildlife congregates along the banks. The wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park is also excellent, it also happens to be home to the source of the Nile and you could get lucky and spot the elusive and extraordinary shoebill stork.

The tourism scene is relatively young and the infrastructure is still not as efficient as its neighbours but the warm welcome that you will receive and fewer visitor numbers more than make up for this. We highly recommend this up-and-coming safari destination, the possibility to trek Mountain Gorilla and chimpanzee, take a traditional wildlife safari and boat trips all within one beautiful country is remarkable. Uganda is also well placed to combine with a safari in Kenya or Tanzania or some beach time on the shores of the Indian Ocean.

Destinations Within Uganda

Uganda When to go

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Deserts and Delta


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The Source of the Mighty Zambezi


Safaris in Zambia are popular for the abundance of wildlife, exceptionally high standards of guiding and the opportunity to visit Livingstone and the Victoria Falls as well as a world class walking safaris and less crowded national parks.

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A World of Wonders


Zimbabwe has emerged from a period of unrest to once again welcome visitors and re-take its place as one of the world’s leading safari destinations. Zimbabwe has a long history of safari and offers some wonderfully situated luxury and mid-range camps and lodges in its huge national parks.

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Raw Africa


The largest country in East Africa. Tanzania is diverse, there are over 120 different languages spoken, its history stretches back millions of years, with some of the earliest human fossils having been discovered in Olduvai Gorge. The wildlife is plentiful and spectacular and includes opportunities to see chimpanzee, elephant, zebra and dolphin among so many others.

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Birthplace of Safari


The original birthplace of the safari, Kenya is stunningly beautiful and offers incredible game viewing as well as picturesque white sandy beaches lapped by azure waters. The infrastructure is reliable and the people are friendly and welcoming, the range of accommodation is broad, from remote, intimate, rustic camps to luxurious hotels with exquisite décor.

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A Thousand Hills


Rwanda is a gem of a country in central Africa, entirely land locked, it sits in the Great Rift Valley and is known as ‘the land of a thousand hills’. These rolling verdant hills are blanketed in part by one of Africa’s oldest remaining forests, Nyungwe, which is renowned for its remarkable array of orchids and huge troops of striking black and white Colobus monkey.

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Kalahari Kaleidascope


Famous for never-ending, pristine dunes, the white salt pans of Etosha, the ship wrecks along the Skeleton Coast, the dramatic Fish River Canyon and the gentle Himba people. Namibia is vast and sparsely populated giving you the space to be at one with nature and the spectacular landscapes.

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A Step Back in Time


Egypt has seduced travellers for millennia, situated in the North East corner of the continent it is intersected by the great Nile River which was once the most important trade route between the Mediterranean and East Africa. The ancient passage of people and produce introduced a wealth of religions, culture and cuisine that we find in Egypt today.

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The Rainbow Nation

South Africa

South Africa has wild, remote deserts, fertile valleys, world-class vineyards, vibrant modern cities, and exceptional game parks. The Kruger and Sabi Sand are the jewel in South Africa’s safari crown and offer some of the best game viewing in Africa while there are a host of other smaller parks and reserves in the Northern Provinces and Eastern Cape to explore.

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