Uganda

Wildlife enthusiasts have long known that Uganda is East Africa’s best kept secret, a lush and spectacularly fertile country with a wide diversity of habitats and home to a remarkable variety of mammals and birds including half the world’s population of mountain gorillas.

Ecologically Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle. Where else can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth the same afternoon, then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippo and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to stare deep into the eyes of a mountain gorilla?

Whilst Uganda boasts generally good roads linking the parks and a light aircraft flight schedule for quicker access, the country still has an unspoilt and uncommercialised atmosphere and is home to some of the continent’s friendliest and most charming people.

Start planning your Uganda holiday by getting in touch with one of our travel experts.

Please call 01905 731373, email info@world-odyssey.com or enquire online.

Gorilla Safaris

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Tracking the endangered mountain gorilla in its remote forested habitat in south-western Uganda is one of the most compelling and memorable of all African safari adventures.

Fewer than 1,000 of these magnificent creatures remain in the forests of Uganda, Rwanda and DRC, and Uganda is home to just over half the total population.

The walking can be challenging and it can take several hours before a gorilla family is discovered – yet to spend time in the company of the mighty male silverback and his family is a rare and enjoyable privilege.

Birding Safaris

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Africa is renowned for its birdwatching opportunities with over 2,000 species recorded; Uganda alone has recorded 1,075 of these species and can quite rightly claim to be the continent’s most alluring birdwatching destination.

The country’s remarkable avian diversity, combined with the relative ease of access to bird-rich habitats, makes Uganda an appealing option for keen or amateur birdwatchers alike. We can arrange a variety of itineraries taking in all the most important locations including Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable and KibaleNational Parks, as well as the Semliki Valley (for rainforest specials).

We ensure that you will be accompanied by extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides, which is vital on safaris of this nature.

Fishing on Lake Victoria

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Almost one third of Uganda’s surface area is covered by lakes and the greatest of them all, Lake Victoria, is Africa’s largest and contains almost a hundred species of fresh water fish.

The mighty tiger fish and catfish can be found in Lake Albert and below the Murchison Falls, but the real prize is the largest fish in the area, the Giant Nile Perch, which can weigh in at over 150kg.

Around the Ssese Islands in Lake Victoria is the perfect place to try and land one of these monsters or if you want to catch something a little smaller, then the bountiful tilapia can also be great fun to try and catch. We can arrange for full or half day trips onto Lake Victoria.

The dry seasons from June to October and December to March are considered the best times to visit.

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Murchison Falls Extension

Murchison Falls National Park with the meandering Victoria Nile and the dramatic Murchison Falls is Uganda’s largest protected area, providing a stunning semi arid habitat for a variety of wildlife including elephant, buffalo, giraffe and lion.

  • 3 nights at Nile Safari Camp

(Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room excluding the cost of international flights London/Entebbe/London).

From £875 per person

Ugandan Odyssey

Incorporating a selection of the most exciting and unspoiled wildlife areas in East Africa, this 14 days driving safari blends game drives and boat trips with some excellent bush walking.

  • 1 nights at Lake Victoria Hotel
  • 3 nights at Nile Safari Lodge
  • 2 nights at Ndali Lodge
  • 2 nights at Mweya Lodge
  • 2 nights at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
  • 2 nights at Mihingo Lodge

(Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room excluding the cost of international flights London/Entebbe/London).

From £4,800 per person

Ugandan Family Safari

This superb 11 days’ safari takes you across Uganda with a private guide and 4×4 safari-adapted Land Cruiser, incorporating chimp tracking at Kibale, big game viewing in Queen Elizabeth NP, trekking in the forests of Bwindi for the mountain gorilla and a safari in Lake Mburo NP.

  • 1 night at The Boma, Entebbe
  • 2 nights at Kyaninga Lodge, Kibale
  • 2 nights at Mweya Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth NP
  • 1 night at Enjojo Lodge, Queen Elizabeth NP
  • 2 nights at Mahogany Springs, Bwindi
  • 2 nights at Mihingo Lodge, Lake Mburo NP

From £4,900 per person based on a family of 4 – 6 people (excluding the gorilla permit)

From £4,900 per person

Pearl of Africa

In the dark primeval forests you search for man’s shy cousins: the mountain gorilla and the chimpanzee. The 650 mountain gorillas left in the world are to be found only in the mists of the dramatic Virunga volcanoes and in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

  • 3 nights at Kyambura Gorge Lodge
  • 3 nights at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge
  • 2 nights at Mount Gahinga Lodge
  • 3 nights at Volcanoes Virunga Lodge

(Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room excluding the cost of international flights London/Entebbe & Kigali/London).

From £5,495 per person

Best of Uganda

This comprehensive 13 days’ driving safari will show you the very best wildlife areas of Uganda, in the company of your own expert driver guide in a private 4×4 safari-adapted Land Cruiser. You travel north to Murchison Falls NP, before heading via Hoima to the western parks of Kibale, Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi for primate viewing, a big game safari and gorilla tracking. You then fly back from Bwindi to Entebbe by light aircraft.

  • 1 night at Lake Victoria Serena
  • 2 nights at Baker’s Lodge, Murchison Falls NP
  • 1 night at Hoima Cultural Lodge
  • 2 nights at Kyaninga Lodge, Kibale
  • 2 nights at Mweya Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth NP
  • 2 nights at Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Queen Elizabeth NP
  • 2 nights at Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi

From £6,850 per person based on 2 people travelling (excluding the gorilla permit)

From £6,850 per person

LOCATION

UGANDA INFO

Visa

A visa is required for Uganda and it is required for all visitors to carry a Yellow Fever certificate (regardless where they have travelled from)

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever vaccination required if arriving from an endemic area.

Time Difference

GMT + 3 Hours

Flight Time

10hrs Indirect

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