Mist-shrouded forests, jagged valleys and emerald terraced hilltops — Uganda is a wildlife enthusiasts dream.

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.  

Uganda sits at the crossroads of West African Jungle and East African savannah, making it a melting pot of wildlife, landscapes and culture. Considered as one of Africa’s finest birding countries, it is also home to lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants and almost half of the world’s endangered gorillas.

Abercrombie & Kent has been pioneering African travel for over 50 years. Our bespoke, experiential journeys to Uganda are specially tailored to you. Join us as we go beyond the ordinary. 

Award-winning holidays to Entebbe, Kibale, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Beyond

Join us on our Uganda Wildlife Discovery journey into the heart of Uganda and up close with the country’s incredible wildlife and landscapes.  

Start your experience on the shores of Lake Victoria — Africa’s largest lake before journeying to Kibale National Park, where you’ll join your experienced tracker in search for some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered creatures.

Venture deep into Queen Elizabeth National Park where residents include hyena, leopards, hippos, elephants and a population of tree climbing lions.

After a luxurious stay at your wilderness camp, head south to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to discover one of the habituated gorilla families in its natural habitat.

Extend your African adventure and explore the contrasting countries of Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda or relax with a beach escape to the white-washed island of Zanzibar. 

Uganda's luxury high-end holiday accommodation

Accommodation is more than just a place to sleep at night — it is part of the experience. From tranquil lakefront getaways and intimate guest houses to glamorous tented resorts, your accommodation in Uganda has been carefully selected to accentuate your spectacular surroundings.

Start your journey to Uganda with a stay at The Boma — a charming colonial guest house with beautiful flowering gardens and intimate atmosphere, close to the action of Entebbe.

Your luxury cottage at Kyaninga Lodge offers panoramic views across the Mountains of the Moon, Lake Kyaninga and beyond, which can be admired from your private veranda.

Nestled deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp — one of the most unique and remote permanent tented camps in Africa. Gorillas regularly frequent the grounds and it is our idyllic base for gorilla tracking.

Tour highlights from Uganda experts

Our Africa travel experts have explored every corner of Uganda to curate authentic holidays that bring out the very best of the country. Choose from a wide range of tours and activities:

  • Track chimpanzees in the wild at Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Seek out the extremely rare shoe-billed stork
  • Trek through misty rainforest to locate the critically endangered mountain gorilla
  • Walk to the rim of the crater in Kibale National Park where over 300 species of birds live

When to Go

The best time to travel to Uganda is between June and September, during the country’s dry seasons when conditions are more favourable for gorilla tracking. Migrant bird species are most abundant between November and April. Expect cooler evenings at higher altitudes.

Featured Uganda Journeys

Private5 days, from AU$7,035
Gorillas of Bwindi

This is a unique and remarkable opportunity for encounters with the rare and endangered gorillas of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Private5 days, from AU$7,035
Private9 days, from AU$12,565
Uganda Wildlife Discovery

​The beautiful Central African country of Uganda is one of the continent’s most surprising. Although best known for the population of mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, there are many other wildlife experiences to discover.

Private9 days, from AU$12,565
Private11 days, from AU$16,855
Wildlife of Kenya & Uganda

Traverse the untamed bush of a private conservancy on the two-million-acre Laikipia Plateau then contrast this with an intimate encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas of Bwindi in Uganda for a wildlife adventure like no other.

Private11 days, from AU$16,855
Group of 1611 days, from AU$20,425
Uganda: Gorillas & Beyond - A Marco Polo Journey (2020)

Journey up the Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park, trek through Kibale National Park in search of chimpanzees, and track — and closely observe — endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Group11 days, from AU$20,425

Featured Accommodation

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

​Located deep in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in western Uganda, this intimate lodge offers luxury in the midst of one of Africa's most amazing natural environments.

Kyaninga Lodge

​Set against a stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the legendary Mountains of the Moon in the distance, Kyaninga Lodge is the result of six years of commitment creating an experience not to be missed.

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

​Ishasha Wilderness Camp is an exclusive tented camp that offers quality accommodation in the unspoilt remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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