Uganda is lush tropical landlocked country situated incorporating the northern part of Lake Victoria, and bordering both Tanzania and Kenya.
Uganda is one of only three countries where you can track and see the rare mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei). This species only exists in two mountain forests, one in a corner of the Congo, Rwanda and Uganda (Mgahinga National Park), and another further north in Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 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 the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park, famous for its tree-climbing lions, Kibale forest and Semliki-Toro game reserve, both places that you can track chimpanzees, or Murchison’s Falls national park further north, which is divided by the River Nile, and offers lots of wildlife a great variety of activities.
Uganda has over 1000 species of birds, and is a birder’s paradise with many varied habitats.
For a sample Uganda itinerary involving for big game and gorilla tracking, visit our downloads area.
It is possible to combine a gorilla tracking safari with other places in neighbouring Kenya or Tanzania.