The Great Mountain Gorillas, Culture and exclusive conservancies

I grew up in Uganda and always associate it with my childhood. Since 1986 is a safe and well organized destination to bring your family on safari. The Bwindi Impenetrable forest, Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley and Queen Elizabeth National Parks are full of wildlife. Many camps and lodges offer family friendly activities and the Ugandans just love children! The Ssesse Island in the middle of Lake Victoria offers white sandy beaches and turquoise sunset boat rides for a rest at the end of your safari.

Uganda is a very special destination for a safari and our team of Africa experts will help this magical country come alive for you with a private, personalized tour.

With a country as popular as Uganda it’s very important to keep away from the crowds and mass-market tourism. That’s why, with Gorilla hub tours, you’ll experience a genuine and rewarding safari with visits to special, private conservation areas, owner-run camps and intimate luxury lodges. We’ve found the very best of Uganda and its hidden secrets for you to enjoy.

Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable forest N. Park

In this vast and varied landscape, you can witness some spectacular game.

Experience the visceral excitement of the world famous Gorilla trekking adventure in the Bwindi Impenetrable forest (which we’ll help you enjoy in private conservation areas).

Pop into Murchison falls for spectacular magical waterfalls and variety of wildlife species continue the western route for stunning views over the snow-capped Mount Rwenzori or further west to Kibale forest for another unique experience of human closest cousins the chimpanzee tracking.

Beautiful mighty Murchison Falls inside Murchison falls National Park in Uganda

In the south western part of Uganda along the rift valley route is where you will meet the unique Batwa people and learn about the remarkable insight into the lives of the Batwa who lived and depended so much on the forest.

Venture north to the romantic Kidepo Valley National park with expert guides to help you seek out the hard to find cheetah, Leopard, Lion as well as beautiful landscape of Savanah grasslands.

Visit Queen Elizabeth National park for a variety of landscape where lion and leopard stalk their prey. Enjoy the spectacular boat cruise along Kazinga channel that connect Lake George from Lake Edward and experience the highest concentration of wildlife like the largest pool of hippos in Africa, Elephants, and big herds of buffaloes, over 600 bird species recorded and different antelope species.

In the south is the Ishasha sector which is one of the few places in the world where you can spot the rare tree climbing lions. They are mostly seen roaming in the big fig tree branches relaxing and trying to spot their prey. It is also believed that they climb trees to escape from the hot ground of the savannah

The Tree Climbing Lion of Isasha, south of Queen Elizabeth National Park

With something for everyone, the game and culture rich country Uganda can be as action packed or as relaxing as you wish, in absolute comfort and luxury. Lake Bunyonyi which is the third deepest lake in the world also provides a perfect relaxation especially after a hard gorilla trek in the thick and hilly forest of Bwindi. Also name Switzerland of Africa because of its coolest temperatures, Lake Bunyonyi provides spectacular views especially the numerous highlands, the boat cruise to most of the highlands including the punishment highland, bird watching and cultural experiences are a must do while there

Beautiful Lake Bunyonyi in the Western Uganda

Get inspired by browsing through some of our most popular per-designed trips here. Then get in touch with one of our expert Uganda Travel or safari Designers to start planning the journey of a lifetime.

In the Eastern part of the the country are numerous thrilling adventure activities like grade five White water rafting, Bungee jumping, grade five Zip lining up in the tree branches as well as spectacular views of Waterfalls like Sipi falls whose waters stem from the Wagaggai peak of Mountain Elgon

6 Reasons to Add Bwindi to Your Travel Buckelist

Lying strategically on the edge of the Western Rift Valley Albertine Rift Valley in South-Western Uganda is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park also known as “the home of the endangered mountain gorillas,” named as “one of Africa’s most interesting National Parks” in 2014. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is shared by three districts including Kabale, Kisoro and Rukungiri.

Its biological diversity also provides shelter for around 120 mammal species including several primate species like chimpanzees and baboons, around 350 bird species including 23 Albertine endemics, around 220 butterfly species and about 27 frog species. All this reveals the park’s uniqueness, not forgetting the various adventurous activities that will make you fall so much in love with it as shown below.

  1. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has so many habituated mountain gorilla groups located in different regions of the forest. This means that it’s very possible to get gorilla permits when you decide to plan a gorilla tour to Bwindi. These regions include Buhoma in the north with 3 gorilla families, Ruhija in the East with four gorilla families and the rest of the gorilla groups are in the south of the forest.

2 .Bwindi gorilla permits cost USD600.00 per permit and allows you to spend one hour with the gorillas. In the low seasons of April, May and November, Uganda wildlife authority offers discounts on gorilla permits so if you wish to benefit from off season offers, please contact us. With the gorilla permit at USD600, it makes Uganda as a less expensive country to visit for gorilla trekking and gives all the reasons to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

  1. It is only in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that one can participate in gorilla habituation experience to spend for hours with mountain gorillas by paying only USD1500.00 for a permit. We organize gorilla habituation experience safaris to the southern part of Bwindi National Park all through the year.
  2. The park is also blessed with 345 confirmed and five unconfirmed species of birds, a high figure when compared to other national parks. Of the particular interest to birders are the 23 species endemics to the Albertine Rift and at least 14 species recorded now where elsewhere, among them the African green broadbill, white tailed blue fly catcher, brown-necked parrot and others. Among the most interesting and colourful birds that are likely to be seen by casual visitors are the harrier hawk, mountain buzzard, olive pigeon, white-headed wood hoopoe and any number of confusingly similar and about gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda.
  3. Besides gorilla trekking, the ancient impenetrable rainforest is also a perfect place that nature enthusiasts would love because hiking and nature walks shows them different primates and other wildlife, colorful birds and thousands of beautiful butterflies and much more. With its main nature trails, that is to say the Kashasha River Trail, the Bamboo Trail, the Muyanga Waterfall Trail, the Muzubijiro Troop, the Buhoma-Nkuringo Trail, the Habinyanja Trail, the Mubwindi Swamp Trail, the Rushura Hill Trail and the River Ivi Walk, you will thoroughly explore the valleys, ridges, the impenetrable forest, the Muyanga waterfall and river Ivi, the sand beaches, the hill of Rushura and much more. Some of these trails were used by the local people thousands of years ago and some by the Batwa pygmy impenetrable forest inhabitants. These hiking and nature walks however need prior preparation especially with dress codes.
  4. Cycling/biking, with or without a guide, through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest following the well-maintained trails will have you enjoying the astonishingly beautiful scenery and is one of the activities you should not miss out on adding to the list of your safari activities. It is usually done early in the morning and in the evenings and the cyclists can be able to view different wildlife for example red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus, squirrels, duikers, bush bucks and many more and the mountain bikes to be used can be rented.