Our approach to the best Uganda safaris involves combining the best lodges, experiences and safari areas to create the best itineraries. Aptly known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’, Uganda is rated as one of the best African safari destinations. Its embarrassment of safari riches can make it more challenging to choose what to exclude…
Options for the best Uganda safaris reflect the country’s remarkable diversity, with habitats ranging from misty cloud forests to rolling savannah.While its key experiences can also be enjoyed elsewhere in East or Central Africa, no one country can offer them all with the warmth and wonder of Uganda.
The best Uganda experiences include what for many people are the most emotive wildlife encounters of all – high-altitude trekking in search of endangered mountain gorilla or the equally mesmerising chimpanzee viewing.
The grasslands of Queen Elizabeth National Park – among Uganda’s best safari parks and reserves – provide a counterpoint to these experiences, as does the barely restrained power of Murchison Falls. After the excitement, the tranquil waters and atmospheric islands of Lake Bunyonyi offer a secluded, contemplative hideaway.
Uganda’s best safari lodges are equally diverse: channel classic safari vibes in tented camps with savannah views, or move closer to a lodge fireplace on a cool, damp mountain evening.
Drawing on this sense of variety to deliver connected yet contrasting chains of unforgettable moments in the company of primates, vast herds of antelope and coffee growers help us curate Uganda’s best safari itineraries.
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