From snow-capped peaks to dense jungles, this small equatorial country crams in a remarkable range of habitats. But it is Uganda’s forests that hide its real treasures – home to both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.

Bwindi Impenetrable forest and Mgahinga National Park both contain habituated families of mountain gorillas, whilst Kibale is possibly the best place in Africa to spot chimps. And with countless monkeys also filling treetops, this is the perfect country to encounter primates.

But Uganda also has plenty more to offer. Queen Elizabeth National Park is famed for its unique tree-climbing lions, whilst the Murchison Falls hide elusive shoebill storks.

Why Uganda

The star of the show is undoubtedly Uganda’s mountain gorillas, but this incredibly diverse country has so much more to offer. Whether it’s tracking tree-climbing lions, spotting migratory bird species, mountaineering in the Rwenzoris or whitewater rafting the Nile, the options to extend your holiday to Uganda are endless.

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When to Go

As an equatorial country, Uganda is never truly dry, but the best time to visit is definitely during its dry seasons. These run between December and February and between June and August. The conditions make primate trekking much easier and photography is less likely to be disrupted by torrential showers.

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Three Places to Visit in Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

As the name suggests, this dense jungle is a challenging environment to explore. But its interior hides one of the last remaining populations of mountain gorillas.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Stretching across lakes, grasslands, forests and wetlands, this varied park is packed with animal and birdlife. And, of course, it is most famous for its tree-climbing lions.

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Kibale National Park

This densely forested park is perfect territory for primates, providing refuge for numerous species, including habituated troops of chimpanzees.

Three Things to Do in Uganda

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Gorilla Trekking

Trek deep into the dense jungle of Bwindi, in search of mountain gorillas. Spend an hour in their company, watching in silence as they play, eat and groom.

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Tree-Climbing Lions

Head out on a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of its famous tree-climbing lions. Watch as these sleepy predators catnap on wide branches.

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Chimp Trekking

Set out into the forests of either Kyamburu or Kibale in search of the habituated chimpanzees that live here. Watch them play and forage in the trees around you.

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All our holidays are bespoke. Each one is designed with an individual in mind. Planning begins with a conversation, so that we can understand what matters to you on your holiday.

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