Uganda Safaris

Purposeful Wildlife & Cultural Adventure Holidays

Purposeful Wildlife Safaris in Uganda

Explore Uganda's remote country and discover non-traditional safari adventures; get off the beaten path on a discovery expedition into ancient impenetrable forests blanketing slopes of dead volcanoes; visit the mysterious mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and golden monkeys on a trekking experience. Safari to find the Big Five savannah animals and connect with the land, people, and culture. Find new ways to travel responsibly with us. Travel like a local, yet have memorable vacation experiences with Gorilla Junction, an ecologically aware tour company.

What you will enjoy most about Uganda







Gorilla Trekking: Hike into the tropical wooded mountains to find a habituated gorilla family and spend unforgettable moments interacting with the great Apes of Africa.

Chimpanzee Tracking: Follow a narrow rainforest trail awkwardly, listening out for the heart-throbbing pant-hoot chorusing of chimpanzees, and spend unsullied moments observing their intricate social bonds.

Water Safaris: Cruise the Victoria Nile in Murchison or Kazinga Channel in the shadow of the Ruwenzori mountains to watch herds of elephants, hippos, buffalo, antelope, lions, and many more animals converge at the waterfront.

Bird Watching: Watch a prehistoric shoebill swoop down on a lungfish in the reed marshes of Mabamba Bay, and marvel at more than 1000 colorful bird species in the most accessible bird habitats on the continent.

Mountain Climbing: Hike the misty Virunga Volcanos, or explore the snow-capped Mountains of The Moon, the highest mountain ranges, through alpine woods and glaciers, to peaks reaching up to 5109 meters.

Cultural Experiences: Walk through native remote villages and learn one of the 52 native languages; spend moments with a gracious population and experience evocative traditions on a cultural trail.


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Enjoy the happiness of traveling with a local expert.

Our tailor-made tours allow you to plan the entire trip with a local specialist, customising every detail to your travel and budget preferences.

  • Knowledgeable drivers and guides on your journey.
  • 24-hour support team available on call for emergencies.
  • The local immersion that will culturally change you.

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    Must do safari activities

    Uganda offers a range of unique safari experiences perfect for adventurous and open-minded travelers. From the grasslands to the tropical forests and mountains, Uganda provides a variety of wildlife holiday activities that cannot be found in other destinations. It is a must-visit for those seeking a one-of-a-kind safari experience. Take a look at these activities.

    Gorilla trekking

    Uganda is a premier destination for gorilla trekking, offering a unique and unforgettable experience in the tropical forests of Africa. Guided gorilla tours are available daily in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, and visitors can stay in comfortable to luxurious accommodations at five trekking centers. Don't miss the opportunity to see these great apes in their natural habitat; gorilla trekking is a must-do activity in Uganda.

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    Chimpanzee tracking

    Walking in the chimp empires of western Uganda is a must if you enjoy watching Africa's primates. Uganda has top-rated chimpanzee encounters with daily guided chimpanzee trekking adventures happening every morning in Kibale National Park, Budongo, and Kalinzu Forest Reserves. 

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    What you must know about Uganda

    Uganda is a low-key safari destination with few tourist crowds, making it ideal for off-the-beaten-path adventures. Group tours are small, and popular game-viewing circuits retain an unconstrained atmosphere. The country's numerous reserves and attractions are easily accessible to independent travelers on a limited budget. Uganda also has a healthy reputation regarding crime directed at tourists, making it one of the safest countries to visit in Africa. Don't even worry about visiting Uganda as an LGBTQ traveler; Ugandans, both in the tourist industry and on the street, are warm, friendly, and relaxed hosts who don't care about visitors' sexual orientation. Their genuine hospitality is a highlight of any visit to Uganda.

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