Uganda is a country of varied landscapes, with open savannah, thick rainforest and spectacular mountain scenery. The country offers immense biodiversity with its National Reserves and protected areas home to a unique range of wildlife including over 1000 bird species and varied flora and fauna.

Uganda is most famous for its rare mountain gorillas and the opportunity for tracking these wonderful creatures.



Mountain gorillas are a critically endangered species with less than 800 individuals remaining. Over half of these are found in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, the rest in the Virunga Volcanoes shared between Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo.

Mountain gorillas are not known to survive in captivity so they can only be seen in their natural forest habitat. Our gorilla safaris in Uganda bring the opportunity to experience a trip of a lifetime to view these magnificent animals in this natural setting.


Mountain Gorilla Groups in Uganda

In Uganda, there are seven currently habituated mountain gorilla groups, with six of these available for tourist visits. (The seventh gorilla family is habituated for purposes of research for development of mountain gorilla welfare).

Gorilla tourism in Uganda generates income that is channelled back into gorilla conservation and also benefits the local communities – helping to prevent human-wildlife conflict.


Uganda Gorilla Safaris

Our Uganda safari tours will take you on an exciting trek in search of mountain gorillas as well as on cultural excursions and guided walks in the rainforest in search of chimpanzees, various species of monkey, several endemic bird species and rare butterflies and plants.

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Uganda Add-Ons to Kenya Safaris

Visitors hoping to visit Uganda as an extension to their Kenya Safari can now easily do so  with the introduction of a daily scheduled flight from the Maasai Mara to Entebbe effective 1st June 2019.  Many itineraries and combinations are possible and we can tailor-make a multi-destination tour to suit your budget and available time. Imagine having Breakfast in the Mara with Lions and later, lunch in Bwindi with the Gorillas!

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Uganda Parks & Reserves

From the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park and volcanic landscape of Mgahinga to the ancient forests of Bwindi and Kibale we can show you the very best game viewing locations in Uganda.

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Uganda Camps & Lodges

Uganda offers a broad range of accommodation options. There are very remote lodges some located in the north-east, providing an experience both luxurious and genuine. Other lodges and camps are specifically located to give the best access to gorilla treks, some of which provide as close as it’s possible to get to a zero-footprint stay. The country boasts a choice of hotels, safari lodges and villa-style accommodation to suit every taste.

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Uganda Travel Information

Uganda boasts stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife including over 1000 bird species, varied flora and fauna and is home to the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas. Our travel information section aims to provide you with useful information and resources for your safari holiday to Uganda.

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Concerned about the security of your booking and your own safety while on safari?

We fully appreciate your concerns when it comes to booking a safari in Africa and you can rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Gamewatchers Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme, backed by a leading insurance company, to ensure your payments are fully protected if a bonded KATO member ceases trading.