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Why you should have a Uganda safari.

Why Uganda Should Be Your Next Travel Destination In Africa

A small east African country offers visitors of all ages and experiences some of Africa’s best and most unique safaris and wildlife experiences.

Uganda offers a variety of activities, including gorilla and chimpanzee safari options, Nile River explorations, fantastic birding and abundant wildlife in national parks and reserves. Uganda has something for everyone!

There are many highlights to Uganda safaris. One of the most popular activities is gorilla tracking. Uganda is home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas, and visitors have a chance to see them in their natural habitat. Chimpanzee tracking is another popular activity, as Uganda is home to the largest population of chimpanzees in Africa. Safari goers can also explore the mighty Nile River, photograph the spectacular Murchison Falls and view wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park. A diverse and exciting safari destination with something for everyone awaits!

Game drive at Murchison Falls National Park.

Uganda Safari And Travel Highlights!

  • Mountain Gorilla trekking
  • Chimpanzee safaris
  • Lush and tropical volcanic mountains
  • Adventure activities on the Nile River
  • Murchison Falls and Murchison Falls National Park
  • Exceptional wildlife and birdlife in the Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Lake Victoria (boating and fishing excursions)

An excellent destination for safari and photography enthusiasts.

Many different types of African safari are available, bird watching and wildlife photographic safaris, river cruises, white water rafting, fishing excursions and canoeing expeditions of the Nile River and Lake Victoria through to gorilla and chimpanzee trekking.

Uganda is a small country by African standards, and getting around while on safari can be challenging at the best of times. The most popular way of getting around the country is via road-going safari vehicles that all depart Kampala or Entebbe. The road network close to the main cities is good but does fall apart quite quickly when in the more rural areas. Rural roads and tracks can be bumpy and potholed, especially during or after the rainy season, so 4×4 vehicles as standard.

Private chartered flights are available as a more bespoke safari option for those who want and need to maximise their time on the ground. There are also numerous airstrips and small airports throughout Uganda, making it easy to plan fly-in safari options should one desire.

Getting into the country is much easier than expected; direct international flights fly directly into Entebbe International Airport daily, and hourly regional flights from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and even South Africa.

Couple on Honey moon tour in Uganda.

To make the most of your Uganda safari adventure, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits are limited daily and are relatively expensive; checking the availability of permits is one’s first port of call when enquiring. The rest will fall into place once the permits are secured.
  • Don’t forget your binoculars! Uganda is home to an incredible variety of birdlife (especially in summer), and you will have the opportunity to see species you may never have seen before.
  • Be prepared for a range of weather conditions. Uganda experiences temperatures that vary from very hot to quite cool, so pack accordingly.
  • The rainy season runs from April to October, so bring along a raincoat or poncho.
  • For all travellers, no matter the age, a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required.

When travelling to Uganda, there are several accommodation options to choose from. From luxurious safari lodges to smaller, more intimate safari camps to more extensive hotel/ resort type options. In Kampala and Entebbe, large hotels are an option or, should one desire, a whole host of small boutique guesthouses on offer. There is certainly something to suit everyone’s budget and style.

All accommodation options are available throughout the country and are all located within or just outside (short driving distance) all national parks and attractions.

The travel and information guide below offers tourists some of the best safaris and wildlife experiences in Africa. Enquire and book your safari holiday today and explore everything Uganda has to offer!

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Customer Reviews

Ngoni Safaris Uganda

Customer Reviews

Michael T 06/June/2021

TripAdvisor
Above & Beyond
Review of: 3-Day Gorillas trekking and Batwa Experience
Sedrick went above and beyond to accomodate our request for an itinerary alteration due to our compressed time in Uganda. He also compeltely took care of scheduling our covid 19 testing and drove us to the site on arrival.

Our driver/guide Ben was also outstanding!

**We highly recommend using a porter during gorilla trekking as their are some complex parts to the trail/terrain. This also benefits the local people by providing them work.**

David 24/June/2021

TripAdvisor
Seeing Lots of Animals and Uganda
The schedule suited my time in Uganda exactly and was a great opportunity to view some of the top wildlife and natural wonders of the country. Lodgings range from mid-range to near upscale and are in beautiful locations. Food is good and ample. My driver, Stanley, was expert at spotting wildlife and, very importantly on the Ugandan roads, a careful and skilled driver. You see various parts of the country on this tour, and due to distances, be aware you'll spend quite a few hours on the road. One thing they might add is an itinerary going into more detail ahead of time on each day's activity and suggested things to bring. I was concerned about the needed COVID test for return home, but they took care of arranging that, and it turned out successfully. Overall the tour was a real highlight and is highly recommended.

Justo Nov 18, 2019

Safaribookings
I went on an 11 day safari visiting Kampala, Jinja, Lake Mburo NP, Bwindi NP, Queen Elizabeth NP and Kibale NP. Communications with Ngoni were prompt and easy from the start. As soon as I made my booking, Sedrick contacted me through WhatsApp and guided me through the rest of the process. Leading up to the tour he made sure I was well-prepared to begin. He was always very clear and friendly. Service was exceptional. I had the pleasure of going on this safari with three members of Ngoni's staff - Sedrick, Nelson and Joel. These guys made my comfort their priority from the moment we met. Whether it was checking if I was okay with the accommodations or making sure I always had a bottle of water, I always felt like I was being well taken care of. Nelson is an excellent guide. His knowledge about the flora and fauna of Uganda was extensive, always able to answer any questions I had and was eager to teach - it's obvious that he has a great love for his country and it's environment and is eager to share this love with his clients. My experience with Ngoni and Uganda surpassed all expectations I had. Absolutely amazing, and thanks to the guys at Ngoni it feels like a new home - can't wait to come back and visit. Webale, brothers!

Stephany Aug 13, 2019

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Sedrick was unique and stood out from the rest in the high quality communication he provided since the first inquiry. He called me to provide information about the itinerary and see if I had any questions even before booking the tour. We communicated through WhatsApp for any other questions that came to mind after that call. After picking me up from the airport, he and Pilot (additional tour guide) provided plenty of information about the country to give me some context and we started our long drive to the impenetrable forest. The food was delicious with many options; the accommodation was very clean with exceptional service; and the transportation from Entebbe to Bwindi park was very comfortable (although long). As a solo female traveler, both tour guides (Sedrick and Pilot) did an exceptional job at enduring I accomplished everything intended to in Uganda, and always made me feel safe. I highly recommend to book your safari with this company because the quality and professionalism will not let you down.

Shakira Dec 14, 2018

Ngoni safaris uganda is the best tour operator in Uganda. A few weeks back we traveled to Bwindi impenetrable with sedrick to explore the beauty that is Uganda. This company took care of us . with most comfortable car , Great guide .We highly recommend it to the next travelers

Winnie Dec 19, 2018

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I was going on a gorilla safari with my friend and this was going to be the first ever safari for the both of us. Luckily, the communication with the office was super easy and we got answers to all of the questions we needed. The driver / guide (Sedrick) was very professional and funny and made our time very pleasant. Also, he had a proper knowledge of the local area close to the Mgahinga national park and he promptly spoke some 7 languages which we thought was super positive. The safari was surely the highlight of out East African trip!

Ritah Jan 2, 2019

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My Team and I did a five day trip, including Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls and Kidepo. It was truly an incredible experience. Our guide, Sedrick, was knowledgeable, skilled in driving in some challenging settings and just plain fun to hang out with for five days. The lodging was perfect, especially Savannah Lodge. The tents and beds were high quality. The views were spectacular. Meals were delicious and varied. I recommend Ngoni safaris Uganda with all my heart and soul!

Pilot May 28, 2019

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Our six days trip was amazing. The driver/guide had an incredible knowledge of animal and bird-life and are so interesting to talk to. His driving skills through lashing rain and massive puddles was admirable! The cooks managed to produce varied and delicious meals from the kitchen, which we ate both at accommodation or roadside when we were travelling from one place to another . At all times we felt safe and well-looked after. All in all, an incredible experience, due not only to the abundance of wildlife we were lucky enough to see, but also to the great efforts put to have our Safari a better one . The safari was full of fun. Traveling with ngoni safaris is my life time memorable experience and I highly recommend it to travellers who would love to visit uganda or EastAfrica for holidays, vacations or Adventure.. Even five stars are too small .
 
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