Uganda

Why Choose Uganda?

Uganda is not only home to half of the world's remaining Mountain Gorilla population in the unique climates and landscapes of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park, but it is also a country known for its huge richness, variety and diversity. Uganda’s fertile lands are made up of terraced hillsides, dense rainforest, numerous lakes, waterfalls, mighty rivers, volcanoes and snow-capped mountains.

Across its 10 outstanding National Parks, chimpanzees, monkeys & other forest primates swing through the canopies of the tropical rainforests; elephant, giraffe, buffalo, hippos and Nile crocodile reside by the lakes and rivers; while lions, antelope and other game roam the open plains and savannahs. A cultural melting pot in the 'heart of Africa' Uganda has a rich mosaic of tribes; among them the Batwa and Bambuti Pygmies, whose ancient paintings can be seen at Nyero Rock. From freshwater fishing on Lake Victoria, trekking in the Rwenzori Mountains to white-water rafting on the Nile below Jinja, this country has so much to offer.

Where is Uganda?

Uganda is located in Eastern Africa bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania.

 

Uganda combines well with...

A safari in Tanzania or Kenya;

A primate safari in Rwanda.

Uganda Highlights

  • Mountain Gorilla Trekking - No visit to Uganda is complete without encountering the Mountain Gorillas living in the Virunga Mountains in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
  • Murchison Falls National Park - Described by Winston Churchill as: "Kew Gardens and the zoo combined on an unlimited scale". Here, the Victoria Nile, with its 80 km of white-water rapids plunges over the 40m Falls.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park - Has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any park in the world. It includes sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands and is home to classic big game including tree climbing lions, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.
  • Kidepo - One of Africa's finest wildernesses, a savannah landscape which extends into virtual infinity towards distant mountain ranges.
  • The Rwenzori Mountains - Snow-capped peaks dominate the Parks golden grasslands, green tea plantations and rainforests, abundant with birdlife and tropical flowers
  • White-water rafting - Expereince a thrill on the Nile below Jinja, amongst the finest in the world.

Important Uganda Visa Information

UGANDA IMMIGRATION HAVE IMPLEMENTED THE USE OF ELECTRONIC VISAS FROM 01 JULY 2016.

All visitors to Uganda who require an entry visa and do not yet have one, shall be required to apply for a VISA ONLINE HERE prior to arrival. 

With effect from 22 July 2016, the Government of Uganda has reduced the Single Entry Visa Fee from US$100 to US$50. The fees for other types of Ugandan visas remain the same.

Visitors are required to upload clear copies of your current passport, Yellow Fever certificate and passport photo. On completion of the online application you will receive a barcoded email notification. Print out this email and bring it with you to Uganda. Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport or any other border (entry point) you must present the barcoded email.

The immigration officer will scan the barcode, take your finger prints and photo and ask for the cash payment for the visa. (Please note, Uganda only accepts USD bills dated 2006 or newer and in excellent condition). A visa sticker will be printed with your photo and placed in your passport.

When to visit Uganda

There are no hard and fast rules concerning the weather. Conditions can vary enormously from year to year and from region to region. Sometimes the rains don’t come, sometimes there are showers at the most unexpected times of year. This is a very rough guide to the seasons and weather conditions you might expect to encounter. If you would like to discuss the conditions in more detail, please call us and we will be pleased to help.