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Luxury Uganda Safari

Mountain gorillas and more than 60 protected areas. Mountain gorillas and more than 60 protected areas.
Why Uganda?
Uganda is home to half the world’s remaining population of endangered mountain gorilla. While tracking these gentle giants is a true highlight of any Uganda adventure, the country is one of immense natural beauty.

More than 60 protected areas comprise Uganda’s varied geography. From the rich rainforests adorning the slopes of the Bwindi and Machinga volcanoes to the enormous Lake Victoria, Great Rift Valley and Murchison Falls, Uganda is a nature lover’s dream. Get close to wildlife by tracking mountain gorilla through the mists of the Virunga Mountains, then go birdwatching and enjoy more than 1,100 different species of birds.

Uganda may not be top of mind for a conventional safari, which we think is an excellent reason to visit for exactly that. Let Journeysmiths show you the remarkable wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park – teeming with lion, giraffe, elephant, antelope, buffalo, crocodile and hippo. This lesser-known safari destination is filled with forests, open plains and tiny lakes set in volcanic craters. And speaking of lakes, few places are more idyllic for a boating excursion. Lake Kyoga, Lake Albert and Lake Victoria are splendid for birdwatching and relaxation alike.
  • Incredible natural beauty from north to south.
  • Mountains, lakes, rainforest and waterfalls.
  • Birdwatching with more than 1,100 species.
  • Track endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
  • Exclusive safari experience in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Boating on Lake Victoria and beyond.
  • Drift down the Victoria Nile to Murchison Falls.
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Connect with nature like never before
Your Uganda Safari Awaits
Uganda Locations
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Gorillas In Bwindi Istock 576898388 By Visualcommunications
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Shrouded in mist and home to half the continent’s population of endangered mountain gorilla, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a paradise of biodiversity. This ‘impenetrable forest’ is among Uganda’s oldest rainforests.
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Murchison Falls Portrait Istock 660409354 Credit Znm
Murchison Falls National Park
On the shore of Lake Albert, Murchison Falls National Park is part of the larger Murchison Falls Conservation Area, which includes two neighbouring wildlife reserves. The region is phenomenal for birding, hiking, and game drives.
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Chimp Kibale Portrait Ss
Kibale National Park
There are 13 primate species in Kibale National Park, climbing between the branches of the mountainous forests here in southern Uganda. Large troops of primate have been habituated by researchers, enabling close encounters for visitors.
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Mgahinga Ss By Martin Mecnarowski
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Uganda’s smallest park is Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. As the name suggests, it’s an important habitat for mountain gorilla, as well as the endangered golden monkey and Batwa hunter-gatherer culture.
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Scenery In Kidepo Portrait Ss By Radek Borovka
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In Uganda’s northeast sits the Kidepo Valley National Park. It’s a relatively untouched savannah landscape with vast herds of zebra, buffalo, giraffe and hartebeest. It’s also home to exciting big cats.
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Jinja
It sounds like a bold claim, but Jinja is known as the adventure capital of east Africa for good reason – it’s a stone’s throw from the source of the Nile River, where whitewater rafting and bungee jumping await.
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Hippo In Semuliki Portrait
Hippo In Semuliki Portrait
Semuliki National Park
Established in 1993, Semuliki National Park is Uganda’s newest. It’s also the only true tract of lowland tropical rainforest in eastern Africa, rife with bubbling hot springs and biodiversity.
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Lake Mburo Istock 867512704 By Judd Irish Bradley
Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park has been a protected area since the 1930s. It’s one of Uganda’s smallest savannah areas, but it has a robust wildlife population and over 300 species of birds.
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Top 10 Uganda Experiences
Sometimes called the ‘Pearl of Africa,’ Uganda radiates natural beauty with exquisite greenery, deep tranquil lakes, soaring mountains, and perhaps the greatest natural treasure of all — half of the world's last remaining mountain gorilla population. Here’s our list of ten wonderful experiences that you might consider whilst you are in Uganda:Sometimes called the ‘Pearl of Africa,’ Uganda radiates natural beauty with exquisite greenery, deep tranquil lakes, soaring mountains, and perhaps the greatest natural treasure of all — half of the world's last remaining mountain gorilla population.

Here’s our list of ten wonderful experiences that you might consider whilst you are in Uganda:
Best Places to Stay in Uganda
Hero Image Main Area Gorilla Forest Camp Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Hero Image Main Area Gorilla Forest Camp Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Gorilla Forest Camp
The only camp within the boundaries of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Gorilla Forest Camp is the ideal base for gorilla tracking, primate viewing, and birding.
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Hero Image Pool Mihingo Lodge Mburo National Park
Hero Image Pool Mihingo Lodge Mburo National Park
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Mihingo Lodge
The eco-friendly Mihingo Lodge has been designed with its natural surroundings in mind; its owners wanted to protect the local landscape and the rare wildlife that calls it home.
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Hero Image Outdoor Seating Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
Stay in the clouds at 2,000m above sea level: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge boasts fabulous views and is within walking distance of the start-point for gorilla treks.
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Hero Image Exterior View Of Lodge Lemala Wildwaters Lodge Jinja
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Wild Waters Lodge
Surrounded by rainforest on an island in the River Nile, Wild Waters Lodge is one of the most idyllically situated properties in Africa.
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Hero Image Exterior Of Lodge Mount Gahinga Lodge Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
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Mount Gahinga Lodge
Mount Gahinga Lodge is a rustic luxury lodge inspired by Ugandan tradition but with modern comfort at heart.
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We are a boutique travel specialist. For over 30 years we have been crafting the finest tailor-made holidays to the world’s wild places. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you every time.We are a boutique travel specialist. For over 30 years we have been crafting the finest tailor-made holidays to the world’s wild places. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you every time.
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