Uganda Safaris

Uganda Safaris and Gorilla Trekking in Uganda.

There are a million reasons why Uganda is always visitors’ favorite travel destination in the world. Among the many reasons include its uniqueness, featuring a combination of distinct tourist attractions of travelers’ interest and some of these attractions don’t exist in any other part of the world.

From authentic African cultures to untapped wilderness, Uganda is amazingly a complete African safari destination priding herself of 10 magnificent safari Parks, fresh water bodies including the Source of the Nile River, world’s 2nd largest fresh water lake- Lake Victoria, 12 game/wildlife reserves and countless cultural/heritage sites. Uganda is a birder’s heaven, home to the few remaining world’s mountain Gorillas, These and a lot more make Uganda a true Pearl of Africa.

Uganda is the world’s friendliest nation as voted in 2017. They are warm and welcoming,   offering endless smiles to visitors. Those who have visited enjoy the feeling of being at home. Ugandans are always willing to help and are social people. The nightlife is vibrant, you can never be bored.

Uganda is distinct with a diversity of over 56 tribes/cultural groups all living harmoniously. Each tribe/ culture group is unique and has its own traditions, practices, lifestyles, dances, and more. These provide a diversity of cultural experiences that Dolphin Tours will be delighted to immerse you in.  Experience the authenticity of the Uganda cultures, traditions, dances, foods and a lot more.


Mountain Gorillas and Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda.

Mountain gorillas are a few massive apes on earth living in only 3 countries; Rwanda, Uganda and D.R. Congo. These apes have a unique trait- sharing over 98.5% of their DNA with humans and an encounter with them in Uganda’s jungles is with no doubt a lifetime experience. It should be noted that mountain gorillas are never in the zoo and visiting Uganda for mountain gorilla trekking is interestingly a great opportunity to capture lasting memories with them right in their natural habitats.

Over 1063 mountain gorillas are believed to be still thriving on earth and of these, half of them are right in the pristine protected areas of Uganda. Mountain gorilla encounters in Uganda are possible only in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Amazingly, Uganda is also a pocket-friendly gorilla safari destination offering a chance to primate lovers worldwide to see mountain gorillas at USD700 per person currently for a gorilla permit.

Uganda Birding Safaris

Uganda is remarkably Africa’s top birding spot, hosting over 1080 bird species of these 60% are all bird species in Africa and 11% of the world’s bird species. The diverse bird species are spotted nearly everywhere in Uganda from montane forests, tropical lowland forests, wetlands, lakes, rivers, cities, savannas to mention but a few.

Uganda hosts resident and migratory birds with a significant number of endemic bird species including the fox’s weavers, African green broadbill, Rwenzori turacos, and African green breasted pitta and offers one of the best and easiest spotting for the rare show bill stock. The country’s top birding spots include among others Murchison Falls National Park, Mabamba Wetland, Kibale National Park, Budongo Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semuliki National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, and more.

Big five mammals.

Uganda offers a unique African Safari experience where all the big 5 game (Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, Rhinos, Leopards) can be seen in the various national parks and game reserves. There’s much more than the Big 5, and that includes Giraffes, Uganda Kobs, Topis, various Antelopes, Zebras and much more can be seen in Ugandan Parks during the day and night game drives. The game is still in its natural habitats and Uganda as a destination is still less of mass Tourism. This makes Uganda a bucket-list travel destination for most travelers on African safaris.

The key spots to see the big African game in Uganda include Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park which also hosts the tree climbing lions, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for viewing rhinos and Lake Mburo National Park.

Source of River Nile adventure.

Uganda isn’t only home to the second largest freshwater lake- Lake Victoria but also has the Source of the Nile River. The 6650km long River Nile is Africa’s natural wonder and has its Source right in the Pearl of Africa. A visit to the Source of the Nile is a lifetime opportunity for adventure seekers to challenge themselves with rewarding experiences ranging from white water rafting, bungee jumping, boat cruise, kayaking to jet boating and much more.

Mountain Climbing

Other amazing attractions/reasons/activities why you should visit Uganda include hiking/ mountain climbing through the world’s legendary mountains like the Snow-Capped Mountains of the Moon/Rwenzori Mountains (5109m), Mount Elgon, and Virunga Volcanoes.

Historical / Heritage sites

For researchers, education and history lovers, Uganda has a number of heritage and historical sites that can be included in your program. Among the World Heritage Sites worth visiting are the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Kasubi Royal Tombs, and Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

Good Weather

Uganda is also known for its best weather due to its ideal location astride the Equator line crossing. It’s warm and tropical climate ranges between 21-25 degrees. The coolest months are in the rainy seasons of March to May and September to December. The dryer months are from Dec to February and June to August. Travel in Uganda is all year round.

1 Day Mabamba Swamp Tour

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