Uganda

Mist-shrouded forests, emerald terraced hilltops, mountains and wetlands are a haven for Uganda’s extraordinary wildlife.

Beyond the renowned and endangered mountain gorilla, Uganda is blessed with breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary wildlife.

This beautiful Central African country sits at the crossroads of West African jungle and East African savannah, making it a melting pot of wildlife, landscapes and culture and a thoroughly rewarding holiday destination.

When Winston Churchill released his 1908 book, My African Journey, he described Uganda as the ‘Pearl of Africa’, which is the perfect metaphor for a country so rich in splendour. Considered one of Africa’s finest birding countries with over 1,000 species, its ten national parks and reserves are also home to lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and almost half the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorilla. There are rare golden monkeys and chimpanzees making Uganda a wildlife enthusiast’s dream.

From the rugged ‘Mountains of the Moon’, home to Africa’s third highest peak, to the shores of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake and long-sought source of the Nile; the rich biodiversity of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the wildlife-rich Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda is nothing but surprising and its people warm and welcoming. All of this awaits on an A&K journey to Uganda.

Abercrombie & Kent has been pioneering African travel for nearly 60 years. Our bespoke, experiential journeys to Uganda are specially tailored to you and your needs. Join us as we take you beyond the ordinary, on the path less trodden, staying in luxurious tented camps and lodges located for the best wildlife viewing. And as an A&K guest you are invited to visit and participate in some of A&K Philanthropy’s inspirational community and conservation projects.

Continent Africa
Language Swahili/English
Capital Kampala
Population 45,741,007
Area 241,037 km²
Currency Ugandan shilling

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When to Go

Uganda can be visited all year round. Situated astride the Equator, the country enjoys a tropical climate with very little temperature variation throughout the year. The best time to visit is between June and September, during the country’s dry season when conditions are more favourable for gorilla tracking, although gorilla permit availability may determine when you travel. Migrant bird species are most abundant between November and April.

More Inforation About A&K's Uganda

Abercrombie & Kent specialises in redefining luxury travel across Africa in all its diversity. We’ve been traversing its wild and wonderful wilderness areas for over half a century helping couples, friends and families discover its riches. So, whether you choose one of our luxury small group tours, private journeys or ask our travel experts to tailor-make your very own custom itinerary, rest assured that you’ll be immersed in the very best of Uganda.

Our long-standing connections and 5 permanent, full-time offices in East Africa, including one in Uganda, allow us to offer our guests the best game-viewing locations at the best camps and lodges, the most desirable room categories, the finest transport options and access to exclusive experiences with the best experts in the region, as well as unmatched service at every stage of your journey.

While other safari providers rent or lease their vehicles, A&K owns and maintains its own custom fleet in Uganda. Built to our specifications, vehicles come with high front and side windows providing great views, air-conditioning in most vehicles, a refrigerator filled with chilled water, even Wi-Fi access. Our own maintenance team ensures regular safety checks take place and repairs done as required. Our safari guides are the best in their field, each one having completed a rigorous training programme with ongoing refresher courses ensuring their skills are finely tuned.

This kind of unencumbered insight into the authentic heart and soul of a place — to the people and sites that exist far beyond the reach of the average traveller — is something we pride ourselves on and ensure we deliver on every journey we create.

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