Uganda

The Pearl of Africa.

About Uganda

A REWARDING AND WILDLIFE RICH SAFARI EXPERIENCE

Uganda is known as the pearl of Africa, and for good reason, it has so much to offer. You can quite easily see Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Golden Monkeys, Lions, Elephants and even a Shoebill in a very short space of time. The parks are beautiful, diverse and well worth visiting.

A relatively small country, Uganda is 241 136 sq. km. in extent, of which 44 000 sq. km. is fresh water. Situated astride the Equator, it enjoys a mean annual temperature of 22 deg C. The basic infrastructure is sound and rapidly becoming better. The ecology varies from savanna to forest to snowcapped mountains, a great diversity which shows in its recorded bird list of over 1000 species.



Uganda has left behind its tragic past and has reinvented itself, making it one of the most hospitable places to visit in Africa today. Its people are friendly and welcoming, eager to show visitors the wonders of their country. The diversity of Uganda is truly its tour de force: nowhere else in Africa can you trek gorillas one day, chimpanzees the next and lions and elephants the next. Uganda has everything you could want out of a safari. There are large areas to traverse between destinations and camps, requiring a certain amount of driving, but it is possible to charter flights as an alternative..



Climate

Straddling the equator, Uganda experiences very little year round fluctuation in temperature and no real winter or summer. The hottest months are January and February when the average daytime range is 24-33°C (52-91°F) with peaks of up to 40°C/104°F in the far north.

Seasons

JANUARY (High Season)
FEBRUARY (High Season)
MARCH (High Season)
APRIL (Shoulder Season)
MAY (Shoulder Season)
JUNE and JULY (Shoulder Season)
AUGUST (Shoulder Season)
SEPTEMBER and October (Shoulder Season)
NOVEMBER (Shoulder Season)
DECEMBER (High Season)





Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa”, has ten national parks displaying the best of East Africa. Their Rift Valley landscapes and tropical forests create dramatic backdrops to an extensive variety of flora and fauna. Managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the parks offer ‘traditional’ savanna safaris along with boat tours, forest hikes, mountain climbing and wildlife research activities. Uganda is unrivalled on the continent as a bird watching destination with over 1,000 species of birds – several of which are found nowhere else on the planet. It is also home to 13 types of primates including over half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas; and our closest relative – the chimpanzee.



Morning and Afternoon Safaris
Bird Watching
Walking
Boat Trips
Night Safaris
Cultural visits
Gorilla Treks
Chimp Experience
Private Charters
Golden Monkey Experience



41.49 Million People
Kampala
Shilling
English and Swahili
Agriculture (Coffee), Tourism and Textiles




OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

We have first-hand experience of the camps and accommodation in this magnificent safari paradise