Uganda - home to the endangered mountain gorilla, habituated troops of chimpanzees, tree climbing lions and the rare shoebill - a stork-like large bird whose large bill resembles a Dutch clog. Not to mention beautiful mountain ranges, impressive waterfalls, vibrant African cities, and rivers lined with elephants drinking, hippos wallowing and crocodiles basking in the sun.
Whilst many people will visit Uganda purely for the humbling experience of spending a precious hour in the company of a gorilla family as they go about their normal day's activities of playing, grooming and feeding in their natural rainforest habitat, there is plenty to see, do and enjoy to turn an otherwise short fly-in trip into a longer holiday.
If you are a birder in particular, you can come with your binoculars to see any number of the 1,060 bird species that can be found here.
Uganda is still relatively quiet in terms of visitor numbers, despite all the attractions and highlights to be found here, so you will feel as if you have discovered a piece of Africa and you have it relatively to yourself.
With daily flights also linking Uganda to both Kenya and Tanzania, it is also easy to top or tail your holiday to Uganda with a safari in either of these iconic destinations, or head to the Kenyan coast or the exotic island of Zanzibar before you fly home for some R&R at the end of an otherwise truly memorable holiday experience.
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Fly In, Fly Out Gorilla Trekking
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
If your sole aim is to track gorillas and tick this off your bucketlist, then this fly in, fly out 2 night trip is ideal for you. The short duration of your time in Uganda works perfectly as a combination with a safari in Kenya or Tanzania, as there are direct flights between Kenya's Masai Mara or Tanzania's Serengeti Park with Entebbe, making this gorilla trip a perfect add on to a longer holiday in East Africa.
This is a 2 night itinerary including Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
A 6 night itinerary taking in the highlights of Uganda - chimpanzee trekking in Kibale, game drives in the Queen Elizabeth National Park and gorilla trekking in Bwindi. It may only be 6 nights, but every day will be a truly memorable holiday adventure.
This is a 6 night itinerary including Lake Victoria, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.