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Uganda Safari Tours - Gorilla Safari | Safari Holidays in 2023


Updated on 14th August 2023: a gorilla trek is a highlight for every tour done in Uganda and Rwanda, and CNN has named Uganda as one of the best destination to visit in 2023. We believe that this can be the time for you to start out designing and making ready your next Uganda safari vacations. We at Four Crane Safaris will help you to design Uganda gorilla safari tours of lifetime memories that suits your personal interest as well as your budget and enjoy an exhilarating Uganda safari game drive in stunning national parks of Uganda, offering an unparalleled experience of Uganda safari holidays, wildlife safari and encounter with rare mountain gorilla on gorilla safaris in Uganda. We will create for you the perfect gorilla safari tours in Uganda that meets your expectations with the help of our safari consultants. We will help you in getting the best Uganda Safaris and tours advice when choosing for the best safari destination in Uganda. Check out our 4 day gorilla trekking safari in Uganda or 7days best Uganda gorilla trekking package.


4 Days  Gorilla Trekking Uganda

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Tours

Is located amidst magnificent forests in the extreme end of Southwest Uganda, across the steep escarpments of the western rift valley, Bwindi is the only park in the world that is famous for harboring half of
the world’s endangered Mountain gorillas. This 4 days safari will fufill your gorilla trekking dream to Uganda. We are excited to share with you this adventure experience. Apart from gorilla trekking, you will also encounter cultural experiences with the Batwa people who live around the park with these gorillas. Safari in Uganda and Uganda gorilla safari tours is a lifetime experience. Our accommodation options range from midrange to high end luxury lodges.  Contact us for quotation and more details about this package

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7 Days Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari

7 Days
Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari  

This 7days Gorilla, wildlife and chimpanzee safari package takes you to the very best of Uganda Safari and gorilla trekking Uganda. This Uganda Gorilla safari tour comes with best and clean lodging options which range from Mid-range to High End Luxury in both road trip and fly in Safari. The first day of your trip will be spent at Entebbe then second day you will proceed to Kibale forest National park for Chimpanzee while the third day after Chimpanzee trek will head to queen Elizabeth National park to spot big 5 Africa and end with Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable National Park in day six, day 7 will drive back to Entebbe airport.  Contact us for more details

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7 Days Kibale Queen Elizabeth National Park And Lake Mburo Safari

7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

This 7 days Uganda Safari itinerary includes Uganda Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest National park, Boat Cruise in kizinga channel, Wildlife Viewing at kasenyi Plaines the best sector for game drives in queen Elizabeth National park, Scenic viewing and game walk, cultural walks in Kibale. This is also perfect package for those who love birds as lake Mburo national park offers variety of birds and zebras. Contact us for quotation and more details about this package  We are convinced that you are going to end up absolutely satisfied with this customized wildlife adventure to Uganda with our field tour guides.

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4 Days Murchison Falls National Park

4 Days Wildlife  Safari to Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison is one of the largest national parks in Uganda it split into two parts by  River Nile. The amazing view of Budongo forest as you enter the park, rugged terrain of the western Rift valley and the top of Murchison falls where water cascades through a narrow gorge 45M.  The Murchison falls national park is among the top five visited National parks in Uganda and it offers a variety of wildlife, this is also a place where you find the rare Shoebill Stork and many more bird species. Its a must to include when planning for your Uganda safari.  Contact us for more details about Safari to Murchison Falls National park

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5 Days Gorillas
& Chimpanzees Safari

This is the perfect Uganda safari package for those of addictated to primates, 5 day gorilla and chimpanzee package lets you feel the real gorilla and chimpanzee experience. This safari begins from Kibale forest national park then end in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park where you will encounter gorillas in their natural home. This 5 days package features, birding, cultural encunters and sightseing during transfers and this is standard package for those who dont want to be on rush as it allows you enough time. Accommodation on this Uganda gorilla safari tour is superb, we allow you to select accommoadation type of your choice. Contact us for more details about this package. 

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22 Days
Budget Birding Safari

Discover a unique birding experience at Botanical Gardens and afternoon birding at Mabamba wetland on a wooden canoe and game drives to see the Africa’s Big Five in action while in the wild. Discover Murchison Falls National Park and experience number of activities like hot air balloon ride, hiking the falls and superb game drives. Experience Uganda gorilla Safari tours to Queen Elizabeth National Park  boat cruise, habituated Chimpanzee trekking at Kyambura gorge and game rides and encounter with rare endangered Mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Nation Park. You will also discover a variety of birds in Budongo Forest and Lake Mburo National Park. Contact us for more details about Safari to Murchison Falls National park

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Choosing a good Uganda safari tour operator ensures that you land on the best destination that will make you enjoy every bit of Uganda safari in 2023.  Landing on the best Uganda safari company should not stress you because you only need to Contact us to book your Uganda safari holidays 2023 or pick one of our packages and Customize Uganda Safari tours that is great for your visit. Consider us for the most exciting Uganda gorilla safaris. we would love to offer you an adventure travel and affordable Uganda safaris and tours that meets your dream of visiting this pearl of Africa. Also learn more about our 15 days African Jungle Package. We also have the best of East Africa safari package which will take you to the best of wildebeest migration in Masai mara and Serengeti National park. Our all inclusive standard gorilla trekking packages starts from US$1,366 or equivalent to £1,160 While our all inclusive Game Safari packages starts from US$867 or equivalent to £750GBP per person based on the group of 2 travelers. The group of more than 2 travelers will spend less than this on Uganda safari tours with us. 

Why Visit Uganda “The Pearl Of Africa”

Home to Mountain Gorillas 
Uganda has over 50% of worlds endngered mountain gorillas 

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Uganda is home to primates and gorilla trekking is affordable
The People
Uganda has friendly people with interesting culture.
Uganda is The Pearl of Africa
Lakes, mountains, tea plantations, and waterfalls are some of the landmarks that made an impression on Winston Churchill when he traveled here, leading him to refer to it as “The Pearl of Africa”.

Is Uganda good for safari?

Yes Uganda is very good for safari, Uganda is one of the best country for safari in East Africa.

What is the best month to visit Uganda?

The best month to go for Uganda safari is June, July, August and December, January, February, March to April. its always sunny and dry during these period of the year which makes it easy to hike most especially gorilla trekking is easy during dry seasons because its not muddy compared to rainy seasons and forest is easy to penetrate during dry seasons of the year.

How much is Uganda safari?

Uganda safaris and tours in 2023 costs between 280USD – 1800USD per person per day depending on type accommodation and activities.

Are gorillas in safari?

There are only two African countries where you can find mountain gorillas and this are Uganda and Rwanda, you can book for Uganda gorilla safaris or gorilla trekking in Rwanda.

Does Uganda have safaris?

Yes Uganda is the best destination for both primate and savannah wildlife safari. Uganda has the best safaris. Experiencing gorilla Uganda safari is what everyone would book.

Is Gorilla Trekking Safe?

Though travelers have to penetrate the thick forest to find Gorillas but the forest is also safe as well. Therefore gorilla trekking is safe in either Uganda or Rwanda.

What is Uganda safari?

Uganda Safari simply means the Uganda journey. By mentioning Uganda Safari simply you mean Uganda journey. Uganda safari tours has number of activities to adventure which includes; Uganda gorilla safari tours, birding safaris, wildlife game drives, cultural experiences which is referred to as community tourism among others. However the word safari is Kiswahili language and it has become common today and widely used to refer to as "journey". We would love you to enjoy Uganda safaris and tours and gorilla safari tours in Uganda. Uganda has all what travelers need to be comfortable right from safari lodges which offer services from budget, midrange, low luxury and high end luxury this gives you to have magical time in Uganda. Hiring professional tour operator like us is all what you need to put your effort when planning for your Uganda safari tours or Uganda gorilla safaris because we know all what you need and will curate your safari holidays to meet your expectations of visiting Africa. We do not just give you sightseeing experiences but we give you to experience memorable African culture and beyond.  We treat you in unique way because we want you to feel like you are the only one experiencing Uganda safari tours and gorilla Uganda safari in 2023.

Everything You Need to Know About Uganda Safari Tours in 2023

Once your safari request is received, we will assign one safari consultant who will be in touch with you and guide you through the process of customizing Uganda safari tours to make planning and organizing your Uganda safari holidays simple to visit gorillas in Uganda. We will advise and give you our free itinerary in order to make it easy to plan for your Uganda Travel and Tours and Uganda Gorilla safari tours by offering personal, professional, friendly service. We will look after you during your trip from day one to the end so that you can enjoy the Uganda safari holidays and Uganda gorilla safari tours, our tour guides are well educated and offer professional service. Our 11-day takes you to the very best Uganda safari tours have to offer. We will guide you to experience Uganda wildlife safari to Uganda’s most visited and scenic national parks and Experience unforgettable gorilla safari tours in Uganda and wildlife encounters. We will guide you on a journey to visit 18 groups of the endangered mountain gorillas and a lot of other primates in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Park where half of the world’s mountain gorillas live. Our Uganda gorilla safari tour packages range from 3 days excursion tours to 22 days. We organize customized Uganda safari tours for independent travelers and groups, birding safaris, school and college, honeymoon and holiday safaris, vacation tours, and many more as requested by the client. Our team of expert Uganda safari holidays consultants is ready to tailor your trip as you need it.

Planning Uganda Safari Tours:

Safari to Uganda is always planned and booked ahead of time Four months to one year to arrival, this is because to allow you enough time to study, understand and trust the tour operator you are dealing with and also this gives tour company enough time to tailor-make your trip accordingly. Secondly, if you are coming for Uganda gorilla safaris, you are advised to start planning for Uganda safari early because gorilla trekking permits get sold so quickly, is always recommended to secure your permit ahead of time at least one year before. However one can still book Uganda safari tours within short notice, Two to Three months to arrival but this does not guarantee you to have a gorilla trekking permit. All these are organized by a tour agency or tour operator you are hiring.

Shoebill stalks in Uganda:
Shoebills are endangered birds and are very rare birds on earth, these birds can be found in Central and East Africa in particular they can be seen at Murchison falls national park along the banks of river Nile in the Delta area, Mabamba swamp in lake victoria closed to Entebbe, Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park at southern of lake Edward, etc. the bird has unique features this makes it to be most wanted to pay a visit. Some say it’s a very scary bird; this is one of the activities which drive visitors to this pearl of Africa.

Chimpanzees in Uganda
This is another unique and a must-do activity, many tourists who visit wonder why this small country Uganda is blessed with primates, Kibale national park the home to thousands of chimpanzees has become more popular and most visited in the world today and it is a must include in the travel bucket list of your safari package better still African safari. Tracking chimpanzee is not as difficult as Uganda Gorilla safari tours though they move swiftly in the forest but remains easier activity, chimpanzees can be tracked in the morning or afternoon depending on the shift best for you. When it comes to securing trekking permits, you do not need to secure permits as early as securing gorilla trekking permits, apart from chimps, the park is blessed with a number of other primates like monkeys among others also hiking and cultural encounters are in Kibale before you connect to the next destination or return to the airport.

Uganda wildlife in Savannah national park.

Primates being popular in destination Uganda has drawn people to ask the following questions;

Where can I see gorillas in Uganda?

Where can I see Elephants and Lions in Uganda?

Which other activities are done on safari to Uganda?

How much is the Uganda safari?

Well, Uganda is popular for having half of the world-famous primates has made other travelers think that Uganda is only for gorilla safari tours but this is still not correct, Uganda has almost every type of wildlife, mentioning a few; Zebras, Elephants, Hippos, Lions, Cheaters, leopards, gazelles, Buffalo, etc. remember Uganda is home to rare tree-climbing lions this makes Uganda the best destination in Africa because you have a chance to spot almost every kind of African wildlife. Bwindi is the only national park in the world-famous for harboring more than half of the mountain gorillas in the whole universe, Bwindi impenetrable national park is the only forest you can see gorillas in Uganda.

The question should be, where can I see other wildlife in Uganda? But let’s answer the question; where can I see Elephants and Lions in Uganda?

Let’s go straight to the answer here, the Elephants and Lions are seen in Queen Elizabeth National park and Murchison falls National Park in Uganda, these are two famous and most visited national parks in Uganda, they are on the list of best of Uganda safari.

Another question is; which other activities are done on safari to Uganda? Uganda has a lot to offer to its visitors, right from gorillas, chimpanzees, game drives in savannah parks, cultural experiences, city tours, and historical sites visit like Iddi Amini torture chamber, Kabakas palace, Namugongo martyrs shrine, Punishment Island, etc.

Uganda also has other tourist sites like Sempaya female and male hot springs, Sip falls, Nyero rock paintings Source of river Nile excursions among others, the fact remains that Uganda Safari tours or Safari to Uganda is safe with amazing experiences.

Let’s take a look at another common question people always ask; how much are Uganda safari holidays? Or how much is a safari to Uganda?

The answer is whether you are planning an Uganda gorilla safari tour or just a savannah wildlife safari, the cost for the best safari in Uganda depends on the number of people, type of preferred accommodation, and number of days and season of travel but let’s look at average cost of Uganda Safari or Uganda gorilla safari tours and savannah parks wildlife safari below;

A couple of 4 days of holiday safari in Uganda in Standard Midrange lodges costs between 1,624USD – 2,880USD per person for either fly in Uganda safari or a road trip for game rides in Savannah Parks. 

How Much are 4 Days Gorilla Tracking In Bwindi?
We hope this information will help you to know how much you will need to spend on gorilla trekking in Bwindi National park. This is the only park in the world that is famous for harboring half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi costs 700USD Per person to get permits, however, the budget for complete gorilla safari tours in Uganda starts from US$1,301 per person for a group of 2people traveling, US$1,220 per person for a group of 4 people, US$1,198 per person for the group of 5 people and US$1,170 per person for the group of 6 people respectively depending on the number of days and type hotels preferred. This is the cost for 4 days gorilla safari road trip in standard Budget accommodation.  The cost will cover all transportation, full board accommodation, a Guiding fee, lunch En route, drinking water during the safari, cultural experiences, and a gorilla trekking Permit of 700USD per person.

Is it higher to ascertain gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda?
Uganda is better country to see gorillas than Rwanda because Uganda has lot of gorillas compared to Rwanda and the price is affordable for Uganda.

How much will it price to travel Gorilla trekking in Uganda?
Gorilla trekking in Uganda costs 700USD per person for permits excluded transportation, meals, and accommodation.

How much is gorilla tracking in Uganda per person per day?
Midrange 4 days gorilla tracking costs between 515USD to 725USD per person per day

how much does a budget gorilla safari cost?
Budget Gorilla safari holidays cost between 1,200USD - 1,800USD per person

How much will it price to ascertain gorillas in Uganda?
To see gorillas in Uganda costs 3,979USD per person on 4 days of High-end luxury accommodation.

Where can I see Gorillas in Uganda?
Gorillas can be seen in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. All these national parks are located in southwestern Uganda and the price for gorilla permits are sold at the same price.

Travelling Around Uganda

Most guests on Uganda safari tours favor touring Uganda by road – quietly feasibly, since it's no larger than the U.K. smart sealed highways radiate out words from Kampala capital of the country to regional cities and though the onward journey to the Uganda national parks is commonly on murram roads, the road network is improving all the time. Tarmac has greatly improved access to Mgahinga national park and southern Bwindi in southwest Uganda and to the isolated Kidepo valley national park in the far north-west.
Tourists on Uganda safari holidays are also enjoying a major improvement to the start of their Uganda safari.   In 2018 a bran-new specific road connected the airport with western national Kampala, permitting adventure–goers to skirt the congested capital and travel directly between international fields and destinations in western Uganda where the interesting safari activities are carried out like gorilla safari tours in Uganda.
Traveling for Uganda safari by road across the country is always a lively adventure experience owing to its diverse landscape. The scenery is, without doubt, spectacular at ground level – however, it’s even additional spectacular from the air. 
Today, the aerial views of Uganda are more accessible and affordable than ever with regularly scheduled flights between Entebbe and airstrips located in or near all the national parks of Uganda. Especially popular is a two-hour direct flight from Entebbe airport to isolated kidepo valley national park, avoiding a safari drive of at least 10hours to this remote Uganda safari park. These flights also fly to Murchison falls national parks Pakuba airstrip and Kasese airstrip, close to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The 60-minute flight between these locations follows the Albertine rift valley, providing views of Lake Albert and the Rwenzori Mountains while avoiding a bumpy nine-hour drive. Internationally, traveling by air is the most convenient way to reach Uganda.


Uganda contains a fine name as a gorilla safari holidays destination, not therefore stunning during the land of glorious scenery and life wonders. In addition to our natural heritage, we in the Uganda tourism trade have put a huge amount of effort and talent into creating the top quality Uganda safari tours services and accommodation facilities that will guarantee wonderful and memorable Uganda safari holidays for each visitor. Planning for your holidays to Uganda should not stress you because we have all that visitors could ask to enjoy Uganda safari tours vacation, don’t hesitate to place your Uganda safari inquiry. Queen Elizabeth Uganda’s most diverse national park enjoys a particularly scenic location between lakes Edward and George, at the foot of 5,100 meters Ruwenzori Mountains. Though dominated by grassland, the park also contains lakes, rivers open savannah, acacia woodland, tropical forest, and vast wetland. Collectively, this supports an impressive 95% mammal species and over 600 species of birds.

With boat journeys on the forty-kilometer kazinga channel, a winding drive among spectacular volcanic craters, lion viewing on kasenyi Plaines, chimp pursuit within the depth of Kyambura Gorge, walks in maramagambo forest and game drives in the remote wilderness of Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National park has plenty interest any visitor on Uganda safari tours. The national park experiences two rainy seasons March to May and August to November, one can plan for Uganda safari holidays to Queen Elizabeth national park in any month of the year but drier months are the best for Uganda safari tours. Lion pride is sustained by the large herds of Uganda kob that graze the Kasenyi grasslands the best place for game drive. Lion encounters on Uganda safari tours are guaranteed by joining the park’s predator research project as its members monitor radio-tagged pride. In the far south of Queen Elizabeth national park, en route to Bwindi forest for Uganda gorilla safari tours, the Ishasha savannah is home to Elephant, topi, buffalo, and the park’s famous tree-climbing lions.   

What to Expect on a Gorilla Safari
On the day of your trek, expect to go leave your bed early enough and move for a briefing by 7:30 am. After making a briefing, tourists are allocated different routes, every eight tourists. Head to the forest in the middle of guides and rangers as you start your trek for gorillas. In the forest, you'll see monkey species, butterfly species, mammals, and then far more. Generally, the forest is difficult and a decent level of fitness is needed. At the tip of the day, expect to be muddy and perspiring. Once you see the gorillas, it’s okay to require photos together with your camera or iPhone however avoid flash as an alternative the gorillas may charge. You may pay between forty minutes and one hour in the company of those giants. It’ll be such a life of dynamical expertise. After the trek, head back to your accommodation or take a cultural village encounter with the Batwa pygmies.


There are 4 most visited national parks in Uganda with their interesting activities, these include;

1. Bwindi impenetrable national park
Bwindi being harboring more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas has become the world's popular destination for gorilla safari holidays, primates that every traveler on Uganda safari holidays would want to visit and interact with. Bwindi is also a birding destination and cultural encounter with the Batwa community which can be done a day before or after gorilla trekking. Thousands of tourists on Uganda safari tours visit this national park every year and gorilla trekking permits are sold so fast.

2. Queen Elizabeth National Park
Named after the Queen of England, this is the second most visited and the second largest national park in Uganda. Queen Elizabeth national park is of most scenic destination and the park is famous for its incredible wildlife e.g. buffaloes, giraffes, Hippos, Lions, cheaters Elephants, etc. The big five Africa can be seen on a game drive in Kasenyi plains perhaps the best sector for a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Habituated chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura gorge region of the park and game drives at Ishasha sector spot rare tree-climbing lions make this national park more unique and popular today. Evening a two-hour boat cruise to spot hippos is another amazing experience.

3. Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale is a popular destination for chimpanzeesand easy access from Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Queen Elizabeth national has driven many primates lovers to visit this park. The park has a number of other primates apart from Chimpanzees and also cultural experience is done in the isunga region of this national park. The park offers both evening and morning shifts of chimpanzee trekking since Kibale forest can easily be penetrated not as impenetrable as Bwindi forest national park which requires some good fitness to embark on the trek.

4. Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison falls could take the third position and Kibale would be in the second position but Murchison being isolated from Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Park which are the most visited, has pushed Murchison falls national park to number 4 of the most visited national parks in Uganda. Murchison falls National Park is the largest national park of all in Uganda. The activities driving tourists to this destination are; Game drives, lunch cruise, hiking of falls, sport fishing, birding, and a visit to amazing waterfalls.
The 4 destinations will make the best of Uganda safari and Lake Mburo can be added on the list as the best birding destination in Uganda. This will possibly make 11 days Uganda safari holidays package.

If you would love to visit one the above national parks, below is the number of days you need to plan;
4 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking
5 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park
3 Days Kibale forest national park
4 Days Murchison falls National Park


There are hundreds of places to visit on an African Safari but we are going to mention the most wanted to visit Places in East and South Africa.
Below are the top 5 most wanted to visit and known tourist destinations in East Africa and South Africa.

1. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
This is a forest behind gorilla trekking in Uganda, not just gorilla safari tours in Uganda but also lots of birds and other primates live in this forest. Cultural encounters with the Batwa are another interesting activity on Uganda’s safari to Bwindi.

Best time to visit: June to September and December to April but can be visited throughout the year.  

2. Serengeti National Park
Serengeti is located in Tanzania, the park is famous for its great wildebeest migration also known as the “World cup of Africa” or “wonders of the seventh generation”, one of the activities driving thousands of travelers to Tanzania safari. Serengeti is also Africa’s leading national park in 2021.
Best time to visit: June to September and December to April.  

3. Masai Mara Game Reserve
Kenya’s Pride tourist attractions which every traveler is yarning to visit, Kenya safari to Masai Mara is another great place to participate in wildebeest migration and it connects to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Masai mara offers great cultural experiences with Masai People which makes it superb.

4. Kruger National Park
Kruger is one of the famous and largest African game reserves. Are home for Big 5 Africa and other mammals? Is also among the nominees for 2021 Africa’s leading national park. South Africa safari to Kruger never disappoints.

5. Source of River Nile
Located in the Eastern city of Uganda, Jinja city is surrounded by the River Nile, this is where the Nile starts officially. Most travelers can’t end a tour in Uganda minus visiting and feeling the Nile breeze. Nile Sunset cruise and Nile Lunch cruise is an interesting activity and make the best safari in Uganda.
Planning Tips:
While planning to combine the above 5 destinations, you will have to plan for 20 days to cover the four countries. Always start from South Africa, Kenya, and Tanzania then end with Uganda. If planning for only Uganda safari holidays, we recommend 5 days to do gorilla trekking in Uganda and visit Jinja source of the river Nile. For Kenya 3 to 4 days are enough for Masai Mara migration. Plan for 4 days for Serengeti National park in Tanzania and 5 days for Kruger National Park.


Bwindi is the only national park that has over half of the world’s mountain gorillas, the park has 4 sectors where Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda are done, and these include the following;

Buhoma sector
Located within the northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Park, the Buhoma sector was the primary sector to be habituated in 1993 simply when the park was declared a United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization Heritage. Buhoma is the most famed and most visited part of the park, with the oldest Gorilla family Mubare and 3 alternative families of Habinyanja, Rushegura, and Katwe Gorilla families all available for visitors to track on Uganda safari tours.

Ruhija sector
Located in the Eastern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the sector is home to the Gorilla families Bitukura and Oruzogo family and all are available for tracking. The sector has another group called the Kyaguriro family for research use. The region stands at an elevation of over 2350 meters above sea level making it the coldest area in Bwindi. The region offers excellent hiking opportunities and has charming trails for those interested in nature walks like the Rwamunyonyi peak, which make Uganda’s safari holidays amazing. Other primates in Ruhija include monkeys.


Rushaga sector
Located in the south part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Rushaga is a home to 5 Gorilla Families which by far is the most of any sector and its gorilla are habituated. Rushaga can be easily accessed through Kisoro and becomes a straightforward tracking point for those traveling from Kigali.  Busingye, Bweza, Nshongi, Mishaya, and Kahungye are the habituated families for tracking. The sector, additionally like the buhoma and ruhija sectors, offers an opportunity for the Batwa community to visit expertise for those curious about the cultural encounter to add to Uganda gorilla safari.


Nkuringo sector
The sector is also located in the southern part of Bwindi, Nkurinthe go is home to Nkuringo family and the Christmas family available for trekking. At times, the Bushaho gorilla family crosses from Rushaga to the Nkuringo sector, which means visitors on Uganda safaris can find them either way. Nkruingo is located at higher altitudes, which makes trekking in this region very strenuous and hard. The sector is recommended for the young and energetic Uganda safari tours travelers and those interested in something beyond just seeing gorillas but also hiking. While in this area it's clear and straightforward to see the Virunga Volcanoes in Uganda and Rwanda and may give your ideas to visit the region.

Is Bwindi National Park Safe?
The Bwindi national park is a safe, scenic tourist attraction in Uganda and is mostly visited by European travelers and American travelers who love to see gorillas on an African safari in Uganda.

How to get to access Bwindi Impenetrable National park:
getting to Bwindi Impenetrable national park is simple, whether from Entebbe international airport you can access Bwindi impenetrable national park by either driving or use of domestic flights.

Distance from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable national park by road can take 9 hours (500 km), a flight from Entebbe international airport can take only between1 ½ to 2 hours to land at Kisoro airstrip where you will find a guide waiting for you for another 1-hour drive to Rushaga sector of the park, that makes a journey of 3 hours in total by flight.
If a traveler is connecting from Queen Elizabeth national park the journey takes 3 hours to Bwindi.




We’re committed to assisting you to find affordable and cheap flights to Uganda that won’t let you break your bank. We much understand that you want to fix your hard-earned cash toward exploring the world on budget of your own airfare. When it comes to booking flights to Uganda that fits your budget range and itinerary, look no further because we have listed both airlines and airways that operate flights to Uganda. We also offer a variety of African safari packages for your next African holidays, get a Uganda safari itinerary from us and book flights from any of the airlines listed below. Book your holidays to Uganda today and get ready to immerse your senses with the unforgettable splendors of Uganda getaway tomorrow.

You don’t need to be worried about flights to Uganda when planning for gorilla safaris in Uganda as there are many simple and affordable international Flights to Uganda, many of them are direct flights from Europe, Asia, and Africa which makes traveling to Uganda easy from any country or any part of the world. With some of these airlines/ airways which operate worldwide, one can never fail to reach Uganda through Entebbe international airport, the only international airport the country has.

You can fly to Uganda with any of the following Airlines:

1. KLMRoyal Dutch Airlines

2. Brussels Airlines

3. British Airways

4. Emirates

5. Kenya Airways

6. Ethiopian Air Lines

7. Qatar Airways  

Domestic Flights  
These domestic flights fly from Entebbe airport to the following destinations:

  1. Bwindi impenetrable national park daily
  2. Murchison falls national park daily
  3. Queen Elizabeth national park daily flights
  4. Kidepo valley national park
  5. Kibale forest national park, landing in Mbarara airstrip among others.

 At Four Crane Safaris we will help you to book affordable scheduled domestic flights or private charters from Entebbe international airport providing excellent access to most of the national parks within Uganda.


Africa is known as the best place for wildlife viewing in the whole world. There are variety of states in Africa that deliver outstanding photographic expedition experiences, with their very good distinctive experiences. The important factor when choosing a country where to go for your next African safari is to consider specific wildlife of your interests, and other interest apart from African wildlife viewing.
Below are the top best safari countries in African continent.
South Africa
South African safari has almost everything, there are beaches, mountains, cities, winelands, culture, and, great safari national parks and game reserves. You feel no difference like being in the USA or any of the European countries. Private reserves adjacent to the Kruger National Park offers the best safari such as the Sabi Sand and Timbavati reserves.  For those who don’t mind being in crowded places, we recommend the Kruger National Park. Kruger is the easiest quality place in Africa to encounter the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino), here you have a chance to spot all five species in a one day of your African safari. It is also, the better place to spot leopards. This country has so a lot to offer extra than safaris. It is always advisable to combine some non-safari time in South Africa. Cape Town is always compared to San Francisco and Sydney, this has made it to be considered by many to be one of the top five cities in the world because it has stunning coastal drives, charming hamlets, and the famed Garden Route. Not just that, There is also a remarkable wildlife with outstanding whale and shark watching. Apart from Cape Town, there are other great regions that offer game parks, historic battle fields, warm water beaches, mountains, some of the world’s most luxurious trains etc.

Tanzania is considered the great wildlife migration safari country.  In Tanzania safari, you find the best  safari of your dreams:

There are famous destinations in Tanzania, like the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar and Mount Kilimanjaro. The country also has national  parks that are not well known, like Ruaha national park, Katavi national park and Mahale National Park. All of this national parks advocates the greatest wildlife quantities in all of Africa. Tanzania is home to roughly 2 million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle moving through the Serengeti ecosystem and its considred as Africa’s  largest populations of many safari species, such as lions and legendary Great wildest Migration. The major safari tours activities takes place in Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire which is known as the Northern Circuit. The perfect area to visit in Serengeti change throughout the year according to the movement of the Great Migration. And therefore, most good camps tend to be seasonal tented camps that migrate with the wildebeest Migration and travelers will have a private guide and vehicle that stays with them throughout their entire safari on a Northern Circuit.
Kenya has maintains its world rank among the simplest wildlife viewing countries nowadays, giving unequaled adventure experiences.

The great Maasai Mara Game Reserve remains the best area for seeing big cats, and it’s the best game drive viewing reserve. Viewing of the Great Migration pouring into Kenya from June through November is quality Kenya safari experiences.
Kenya is well known with vibrant culture of the maasai people and a vast range of activities like walking, biking, horseback riding, and cultural experiences of the masai are all available.  The Laikipia plateau in Central Kenya also offers great adventure with diverse activities, such as hiking and horseback riding.  The outside of Mara ecosystem, has also turned into the best area for game viewing of some rare species like African wild dog, reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra.  

Uganda safari tours for Gorilla safari holidays or gorilla trek is one of the most driving activity force of safari holidays in Uganda, not just that, the country also has a big number of other safari national parks. Most travelers choose to combine incredible  mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park with excellent chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest national park for the superb Uganda safari holidays experience. Between Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national and Kibale Forest national park lies the vast Queen Elizabeth National Park, this will naturally make it the inclusion to encounter general game on a primate-focused safari. The stop over at ziwa rhino sanctuary while heading to the largest Murchison Falls national park which  is located north west and its a popular addition for those interested for an extended Uganda safari holiadys.  There is another best-kept secret in Africa known as real wilderness is  Kidepo Valley National Park. It is isolated near the border with Sudan and Kenya in an extremely remote corner of Uganda. Kidepo valley can be accessed by either road or by domestic flights. Domestic flights are available between destinations for travellers who don’t want long drives over poor roads. Interestingly, Uganda safari lodges and activities are at  cheaper cost and more decent than most of other safari countries, but the high costs of logistics equalize many of the savings on lodging. One can cross to Rwanda from Uganda to see Rwanda gorilla in volcanoes national park.

Botswana, the world's largest Elephants population, is taken into account by several life enthusiasts and consultants to deliver one among the best quality safaris overall. It features pristine wildlife in huge, remote non-public concessions, beside across the nations protected parks and reserves. One thing made Botswana  among the simplest countries is that the admirable model of low-density safari tours. There’s a superb non-public concession system in Botswana. However, with a well updated and customised plan, Botswana can be the most perfect African safari holiday destination year-round. The non-public concessions give additional freedom than most national parks letting full cross-country game driving and night drives. Several camps conjointly supply walking, boating, and ‘mokoro’ (traditional canoeing) activities.

The beautiful Sossusvlei Dunes fill the horizon.
Namibia one of the special destination with a number of the foremost dramatic scenery in continent. Namib Desert is the oldest desert within the world, pushes up against the cold Atlantic Ocean lineation and forms The Skeleton Coast, one among the foremost desolate and remote area on earth. The red sand dunes at Sossusvlei are among the foremost spectacular scenic areas on the world. Etosha Park is Namibia’s best place to spot most ancient safari species.  Namibia is the perfect country of all  for its scenic and beautiful  landscape, remote  and real wilderness area adventures, and wildlife specialties, like trekking of the African  black Rhinos on a foot guided safari or looking for Namibian desert-adapted elephants. Namibia conjointly contains a nice diversity of cultures that may be unbelievable to expertise.


What makes Uganda one of the top African safari destination among the top Uganda safaris and tours is gorilla safaris in Uganda, tracking of over 400 endangered mountain gorillas and experiencing population of over 1000 bird species, 330 mammals and different apes species in 10 Uganda’s best national parks safaris National Parks. Find best tour packages for gorilla trekking in Uganda, with best budget friendly hotels where to spend your holidays.

What are the Covid 19 travel updates for Uganda in 2023?
All Uganda safaris and tours national parks and all other Uganda safari holidays destinations are open and safaris resumed early in 2020. All fully vaccinated travelers are no longer required to present a negative covid-19 PCR test certificate on arrival to Entebbe international Airport and travelers are no longer required to do another mandatory covid-19 test on arrival and departure and travelers are allowed to move freely to their destinations without any disturbance.

Travelers can now visit Mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest national park as well as the 10 savannah national parks such as Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park and Lake Mburo National Park etc. So why not book one of the Uganda Safaris and tours?

What makes Uganda best destination for safari in East Africa is that the best gorilla trekking experience is done here and Uganda has the highest population of mountain gorillas in the whole world. Apart from gorilla safaris in Uganda, you can climb the Rwenzori mountains known as "mountains of the moon", experience tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth national park, participate in superb white water rafting on the source of river Nile, visit splendors Murchison falls, enjoy sightseeing of Uganda’s beautiful savanna, wildlife, lakes and rivers. Uganda is a very hospitable country that makes it the destination for cultural safari in Africa with Kampala capital city being the best city for night life in the region. Uganda is special that it’s not as crowded as compared to the neighboring Tanzania and Kenya thus provides a perfect way to spy on animals on Uganda safaris and tours. When compared, Uganda is better than Kenya or Tanzania for safari holidays. Besides the elephant, leopard, lion, buffalo and Rhino which are big five Africa animals, Uganda has the mountain gorillas that cannot be seen in any African Country including Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana or South Africa. A Uganda safaris and tours immerses your senses with memorable Gorilla safaris in Uganda experiences. Uganda is a perfect destination for your dream of gorilla safari holidays! That’s why the former British prime minister, Winston Churchill called it the “Pearl of Africa”.
Apart from ordinary Uganda safaris and tours, travelers can still engage in fishing safari or adventures in famous source of River Nile and catch big Nile-perch of up to 150kg which can be very difficult to catch elsewhere. In deed Uganda is worth visiting for your next safari vacation to an African continent, just get in touch with us to book one of Uganda safari vacations.


Uganda is 241 136 sq. km sounded by   fresh water bodies and is located  along the Equator, it is temperature is  between 24-28®C average during day time and 125 mm annual rainfalls over two periods of April, May and November to early December with the sun still shining  even during these rainy seasons. it provides Uganda safari holidays makers with a suitable weather all year round. 
What is Uganda’s official language?: The official and main language in Uganda is English.  
What is Uganda’s Currency: Uganda currency is Uganda Shillings (UGX).
Uganda Visas
Every traveler is required to have a visa when traveling to Uganda and it can be purchased on Uganda migration website at a fee of USD 50 or at any High Commission of Uganda in where they are present and represented by ambassadors. 90 days tourist visa is recommended for travellers on Uganda safari tours. It is traveler’s responsibility to make sure that their passports are valid for a minimum of six months and has several clear pages for visas prior to departure. It is also recommended that you check the status of your visas prior to travel.
Road Conditions / Distances / Vehicles
While on Uganda safari tours, most of your travel will be on tarred roads but they are in African standards good condition and interesting beautiful scenery makes up for some of the very long drives. Your safari vehicle is generally used throughout your Uganda safari holidays for traveling between destinations as well as for game drives and other activities at the lodges and within the National Parks. There are options for scheduled or charter flights for the longer routes please contact us to enquire for prices about domestic flights.
Accommodation Facilities
Depending on how you want to spend your Uganda safari tours, our accommodation options range from luxurious to moderate.  Uganda has different levels of accommodation ranging from large hotels to smaller more intimate lodges and tented camps.  We only use the best accommodation options available, ranging from 3 to 5 stars. We encourage consulting your customized itinerary for full details of each place you will be staying during Uganda safari holidays.

We recommend soft bags (15 kg maximum) for your main gear, plus a camera bag or smaller 'day pack ' for inside the vehicle.  If you are travelling internationally with Sonsonate / hard bags / suitcases, etc., we recommend you to select few important safari items repack them into your soft bag and then you can leave your hard suitcase at your return point Hotel. The same applies if you are travelling on domestic flights in Uganda, you are required to curry soft bags with maximum of 15kg per person anything beyond that you will have to pay extra fee..
Packing list for day pack for gorilla and chimpanzee tracking

1.  Plenty of water – 1-2 liters per person

2. packed lunch and snacks. 
3. Gardening type of Gloves.

4. Waterproof bag for cameras in case it rains.

5. A hat, sunscreen, dipterous insect repellent and Band aids may be helpful.

6. Walking sticks square measure created out there at the beginning of the trek for a few of the vessel and additional slippery tracks and should sway be terribly handy.
A lightweight water proof jacket.

Videos & Photography
There are no extra fees charged for personal filming with personal video cameras in Uganda safari tours; however there are costs to be incurred for Professional photographers, film makers or media and you should advise us at the time of booking as special procedures are required. When in your Uganda safari holidays, we advise you not to photograph any government buildings, police or military posts and ask permission before taking any photograph of local people. 

For gorilla safari tours in Uganda 35 - 70 mm zoom, or 50 mm fixed are usually sufficient to photograph mountain gorillas and remember you are not allowed to use a flash on gorillas, only use longer lens for Game & bird photography obviously recommended 80-300mm.  
Make sure that you reconfirm your onward and return flights 72 hours prior to departure to avoid your seats being cancelled.
Your personal safety and well-being on Uganda safari tours is our first priority.  We kindly request you take care of your items at all times,  do  not display big amounts of money, especially  in public places like markets or in the center of Kampala or Entebbe cities. 
Uganda Safari holidays National Parks Prices/Tariffs in 2023 
1. Uganda Gorilla permit: USD 700 per person - generally prepaid in full at time of booking.
2. Chimp permits at Kyambura Gorge:  USD 50 per person (max 6 persons at a time).
3. Chimp permits Kibale Forest: USD 200 per person  
4. Park entry fees: USD 40 per person. 
5. Park entry fees for Murchison falls National park: USD 45 per person.

Where can I see Gorillas in Uganda?

Gorillas can be seen in Bwindi Impenetrable natiobanal park and Mgahinga gorilla national park

How much does a luxury safari cost?

This depends on the country you choose to spend your holidays but super high end a luxury Uganda safari tours with gorilla trekking starts from US$948 per person per day and without gorilla trekking starts from US$392 per person per day, depending on the size of travelers and number of days to spend on safari holiday.
The above are 2023-2024 cost for luxury safari in Uganda

How long is the African safari tour?

The duration of African safari tour depends on the availability of days you have, however the duration of African safari in Uganda Safari holidays can be a minimum of 2 days safari, depending on the destination of your choice. Mostly the 2 day tour works for short distance destinations from the point of entry or city of arrival e.g. Entebbe or Kampala city tour which is not far from Entebbe Airport.    

How do I book a safari in Uganda?

How to book a safari in Uganda from United Kingdom, Europe, United State of America or from any part of the world is simple,

Step 1: Know what you want to do in Uganda

Step 2: Search for Uganda Safari tour operators.

Step 3: I identify your package and lastly agree on the price you are paying, in this stage the tour operator will send you the invoice and bank deatails. After making a deposit of full payment you are required to send a prove of payement via email or whatsapp. after making full payment just realx and wait your travel date.

What should I expect from the Uganda safari in 2023 - 2024?

Uganda is a beautiful and peaceful country and there is a lot to expect on a safari to Uganda in 2023 – 2024 it includes the striking feature that is most seen in the areas near the rainforests such as Bwindi, Kibale, Budongo, etc., most rewarding what you should expect in Uganda safari is incredible mountain gorillas, culture, game safari and sightseeing of the terraced agriculture, which rings the hills in thousands of shades of green. Most safaris always head western part of the country to the broad belt of national parks that form the western border. The country is located on the meeting point of the eastern savannah and western jungle, Uganda is blessed with excellent terrain for the wider varieties of safari, ranging from a traditional game drive through grassland looking for wildlife animals and the birding is superlative.  Including the glorious of the shoebill stork. The most visited traditional Big Five national parks of Uganda are Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls.

Who is this safari for?

Uganda is a destination for everyone and mostly for those in search of the absolute primate safaris that’s to say Chimpanzees which roam in numbers at Kibale forest national park, the last mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National park, and habituated chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, not only that, you also expect colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, de Brazza monkeys and a host of other more species.

How long to stay in Uganda for Safari?
Uganda safari length will vary but a 3-day safari will let you track down the last standing mountain gorilla and those seeking to track gorillas for 4 days will fly into Entebbe and enjoy overnight on the lake shores of Victoria before either flying or driving out to the southwestern part of the country where magical Bwindi is located.  Though Experts recommend one to track the mountain gorillas twice, still tracking once is greatly a payoff experience unless you want to taste the tracking in two different sectors of the park that you will opt tracking twice as the first time you will do let say for example in Rushaga sector the second time in Buhoma sector. Visitors usually fly back or drive to Entebbe after the gorilla experience or elsewhere or to head another Uganda safari circuit to Kibale national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Murchison Falls.

When should I go for Safari?
Uganda safari is good year-round however the rainy seasons (March to May and September to November) can make it a little tricky. As the difficulty level of tracking gorillas and chimpanzees increases during rainy seasons

Uganda Safari Latest Updates

JUST IN: Bwindi impenetrable national park has received a new baby gorilla on 14th August 2023, this makes a number of mountain gorillas in Uganda higher than those of volcanoes national park in Rwanda.
If you've ever heard a dream to be closer to silverbacks mountain gorillas in their real natural home, a safari to Uganda will fulfill your dreams and expectations with an over 90% chances rate of coming across to one of habituated gorilla families group in the rainforest of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park, a gorilla safari in Uganda has turned the hottest wildlife encounters with monthly gorillas increase in numbers. Not all that an Uganda safari is all about only gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable rainforest, the country Uganda is home to many diverse savanna national game parks and tourists relaxation sights and is also considered among the most spectacular birding destinations in the world. Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, or Kidepo valley national park are classic big 5 Africa game drive, chimpanzee trekking, and Nile cruises destinations in Uganda. Kibale forest national park located in the southern part of Uganda offers a vast wildlife corridor together with the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park which has a concentration of Elephants that sometimes cause migration in search of water.

A combination of Uganda’s tropical rainforests and swamps together with grasslands, Kibale national park keeps the biggest population of chimpanzees in the African continent not only but also accommodates at least dozens of other primates. Kibale forest is a recommended destination for those who are interested and want to embark on a primate trekking journey, with about 350 recorded bird types or species. Uganda is green and a hilly country surrounded by many freshwater lakes and mountains, through the country’s infrastructure is limited Uganda keeps developing which leads to now having good safari accommodations ranging from 1star to 5 start city-based hotels. Uganda is now ideal for safari-goers, birders, and wildlife addicts, it’s more spectacular safari experience when Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania are combined together to make an East African safari.

History & Economy of Uganda:

Uganda is Settled for about 50, 000 years now, Uganda has a big number of indigenous people which includes the Baganda, Luo, Bachwezi, and Batwa (pygmies) who are also hunter-gatherers, the Batwa were displaced by the cattle herders and farmers, the majority went and settled in Ituri forest in D.R.C and some settled in Bwindi impenetrable forest in Uganda.

Uganda People & Culture:

Uganda has 47 million people as of 2023 and are scattered the whole country with central Uganda Kampala dominated by the Baganda tribe and which is the largest ethnic group and tribe in the country. Uganda has over 52 languages but Kiswahili, English, and Baganda are the most spoken but English is Uganda’s official language. Other languages are also spoken too across the country but mostly in their respective districts’ origins. Religiously, Uganda is overwhelmed with Christianity and Islam. Uganda is friendly and a conservative nation, visitors are always comfortable and do well mostly when travelers adhere to local rules and behavior. Uganda safaris and tours can never bore your interest in enjoying a safari holiday.

How to Travel from the USA to Uganda through the UK:

Arranging your safari from the United States of America to Uganda through the United Kingdom is simple whether you are boarding from Washington DC to London all you need to plan is your holiday packages to cover three countries.,

Let’s see below how you can Travel to the UK from the USA and then connect to Uganda;
You will arrive at London city airport on day one and get transferred to the hotel or for sightseeing if arrive earlier, spend a night then on day two you can visit top London tourists attractions like Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, The London Eye, London transport Museum, Emirates airline cable, Tower of London, Shrek’s adventure! London, sea life London, Kidzania London, The view from the shard, Madame Tussauds, etc. you can also do London by night open bus tours and afternoon tea cruise before your dinner and overnight. You can visit Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral on day 3 of your tour then depart for Uganda on day 4 where you will land at Entebbe international airport, you may be transferred to nearby tourists destinations like a source of the river Nile, Kabaka’s palace or will embark a long 5 hours’ drive to Lake Mburo national park depending on your arrival time. On day2 you will do a game ride, horseback ride, boat cruise and nature walks in lake Mburo national park and drive to Queen Elizabeth National park on 3rd day where you do an evening game drive or boat trip, Day 4 is an early morning game drive in Kasenyi plains and evening lion tracking, you will do chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge in the morning then have a transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla trek and cultural experiences. You will end the Uganda safari by doing morning gorilla trekking on day six and evening cultural performances with the Batwa community and return to Kampala then Entebbe airport on day 7 for your flight back to the USA.
You can see that you need to plan 10 days to travel to 3 destinations that is to say UK, USA, and Uganda. Better still the 10 days can be reduced to 7 by only including 4 days of gorilla safari tours in Uganda and ignoring other wildlife game safari.


Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the jungle forest where most of Uganda safari activities are done and it can be reached using many routes by road and below are most commonly used routes to access the park.
1. Kampala City Via Ntungamo Town, Rukungiri Town, Kihihi Town up to Buhoma Town
This is the most efficient, direct, and quickest route for visitors who are traveling from Kampala city or Entebbe. This route follows a tarmacked drive for approximately 390 km to Rukungiri district then another 82 km distance drive on winding marram road up to the headquarters at Buhoma of Bwindi Impenetrable national park.
2. Kampala City via Kabale Town, Kanungu Town to Buhoma Sector Headquarters
About 414km of this route has tarmac which is about 6-7 hours of driving between Kampala and Kabale district after tourists will drive in a winding murram road for only 120 km which will take about 5-6hours drive to reach to Buhoma sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park which is the headquarters of the park. All drives are recommended for a 4WD vehicle.
3. Queen Elizabeth National Park (Mweya) via Kihihi Town to Buhoma sector HQ
This route heads up to the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park’s southern region called Ishasha which is well known for tree climbing lions and providing the view of scenic landscapes of tea plantations. When using this route, it’s recommended to have a stopover to search for the lions in the ishasha sector then proceed to Bwindi after a short game safari in queen. From here the journey only takes about 64 kilometers from Ishasha and it’s along the dirt road without tarmac.
4. Kampala Capital City via Kabale Town, Ruhija Sector to Buhoma HQ
The driving distance from Kabale town via Ruhija to Buhoma gorilla trekking headquarters is approximately 95 which will take around 4 – 5 hours drive on a marram road and always a 4 wheel drive vehicles are recommended.
5. Kampala City via Kabale district to Nkuringo Sector of Bwindi
Driving distance from Kampala or Entebbe via Kabale to Nkuringo is approximately105km which takes a duration of between 4-5 hours driving in sloppy mountainous areas with marram road. Some of the tourists prefer to spend a night in Kisoro city then proceed the following morning to Nkuringo or Ruhija sectors of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park which is approximately 80 kilometers and a 4 wheel safari vehicles are highly recommended because of nature of roads
By air.
There are many flights scheduled to Bwindi daily from Entebbe international airport to Kisoro Airstrip for tourists visiting or doing Uganda gorilla safaris in Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors. Upon landing in Kisoro, tourists are transferred for about 1 hour to a safari lodge in Rushaga and 2 hours to a safari lodge in Nkuringo sectors for trekking gorillas the next morning, and travelers will need a 4-wheel safari van or land riser since it’s a winding murram road which sometimes gets muddy when it rains.

For the northern part of the park, there are flights scheduled that land at Kihihi Airstrip which serves the Buhoma sector and part of the Nkuringo and Ruhija sectors northerly.

How Much is 7 Days Uganda Safari?

There are hundreds of Uganda safari packages and 7 days Uganda safari is among those amazing and highly booked tour.  The cost for 7 days’ Uganda safari depends on the number of factors, such as number of travelers and travel style eg Luxury, midrange, or budget safari. However, a couple travelers on this 7 days’ safari will cost USD2,766 to USD4,150 per person or Equivalent to £‎2489 to £‎3890 per person. This cost covers airport transfers, transportation from one safari destination to another, gorilla tracking, full board accommodation, Full time professional tour guide, Chimpanzee tracking, Boat cruise, game drives, cultural experiences.  The reason why the cost is calculated in USD and British pound because most of travelers coming to Uganda for safari do travel from UK and USA.

How do I plan a safari to Uganda?

Whether you are planning a safari to Uganda from USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Canada or from any other part in the world, the first thing when planning for safari to Uganda is to compare Uganda safari packages by contacting Uganda tour operators, once you have decided on the package and price, the second stage of planning a safari to Uganda is to decide of your travel dates, the third stage is to book for your flight, the 4th stage is to pay for your safari package then the last step is to pay for a Uganda Visa.  That’s how you can plan for a safari to Uganda.

Where is Uganda Safari?

There are a lot of destinations where Uganda safari tours are taking place. Uganda Safari is in the 10 famous national parks namely; Bwindi impenetrable national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Kidepo valley national park, Kibale Forest national park, Murchison falls national park, Lake Mburo national park, etc., all these national parks offer not only wildlife safari experiences but also cultural activities such as Uganda art and crafts experiences, Cultural dances. That’s where safari in Uganda is.

What Borders Uganda and is Known for Safari?

There are 3 countries that are bordering Uganda and are known for safari, all of them offer unique safari experiences.

Below is the list of countries that border Uganda and are known for having amazing safaris;

1. Tanzania: This country borders Uganda from the south and it is known for wildebeest migration safaris.

2. Kenya: This borders Uganda from the East and also offers wildebeest safari and cultural encounters.

3. Rwanda: This borders Uganda from the southwest, it's known for Gorilla trekking safaris and cultural experiences.

Uganda Safari Animals

Wondering what to see when on a Uganda safari? There are several types of Animals that can be seen in Uganda as the country has almost every type of African wildlife species that can be seen in 10 gazetted safari national parks in the country of which two out of ten national parks are occupied by primates such as mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, etc.

Some of the Uganda safari Animals include the following;

Mountain gorillas, Chimpanzees, Elephants, Lions, Giraffes, Hippos, crocodiles, leopards, cheetahs, Hyenas, Buffaloes, Wildebeests, Golden monkeys, Red-tailed Monkeys, Baboons, etc.
The above can be seen during game drives in Savanah National Parks, boat cruises on the Nile River, or during hiking and trekking.


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Uganda Safari Reviews

Nicole P - London

The most flexible safari itinerary.
We booked 5 Days Safari with Four Crane safaris and they gave us most flexible itinerary in really reasonable prices and they are Friendly, patient, attentive, understanding, have supportive tour guides, knowledgeable team when it comes tailoring safari. They are Experts in safari tours. Only use Comfortable and clean lodges. They provided us with the best experience of safari tours. They have really Staff which is very helpful when looking for souvenirs. We were given real value for money trip.


Paul - New York City, New York

Really our best experience
We had such great and memorable time on Safari with Four Crane Safaris tour guides. The team were super fast and made everything easy even though we contacted them argently and booked safari just couple weeks before but the communication was great, they made us to be aware what to expect. Our tour guide Ambrose was very kind and has lot of knowledge about wildlife and culture, because of his keen eyes we were able to see variety animals and we even chanced to see lioness hunting in queen Elizabeth National park''

Clément Girardot - Paris, France

Very good Ugandan travel agency
I had a great time and pleasure to travel around this East African country Uganda, many  thanks goes to Four Crane Safaris team. I will never forget my hiking experience in mountain Rwenzori together with their guides we covered upto mountain stanley peak, these mounatins have really such an extraordinary fauna and flora. I just had to enjoy the hike as a solo traveller and the views were amazing, they took care care of everything.

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