Uganda is one of only three countries where you can track and see the rare Mountain Gorilla. This species only exists in two mountain forests in a tiny corner of the Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. In Uganda they can be seen in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park or in Mgahinga national park.
We recommend staying for 3 nights in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to get the best gorilla tracking experience. This can be combined with other places in Uganda, such as Queen Elizabeth national park, famous for its herds of Uganda Kob, Kibale forest, and Semliki-Toro game reserve, where you can track chimpanzees, or Murchison’s Falls national park further north. It is also possible to combine a gorilla tracking safari with other places in neighbouring Kenya or Tanzania. Since early 2014 schedule flight connections between Tanzania and Uganda have become more synchronized, and it is now possible to get from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Bwindi in Uganda in one day.
Uganda has over 1000 species of birds, and is a birder’s paradise with many varied habitats.
For a sample itinerary combining the Serengeti in Tanzania for big game and Uganda for gorilla tracking, visit our downloads area.