Uganda is a land of contrasts. Uganda is a very popular safari destination because of the endangered mountain gorillas, which are mainly found in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The chance to see one of our closest relatives in the wild is a unique experience.
The best time to visit Uganda from June to September and from December to March.
Going on safari in Uganda is a unique adventure! Wild Times specializes in organizing tailor-made safaris. Guided by your ideas and preferences we create an itinerary that suits you and your travel companions best! To give you an idea of the possibilities you will find some example safaris below, though it goes without saying that organizing tailor-made safaris is what we do best. Call us for advice or request a safari proposal here.
Unique safaris in Uganda
During this safari you will visit the chimpansees of the Kibali Forest for a full day together with researchers, walk amongst the gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and hike through some of Uganda’s most spectacular natural highlights.
The absolute highlight of this tour is sharing time and space with the enormous mountain gorilla. It is a unique experience to see how these fascination giants live in harmony in their natural habitat. There are just over 650 mountain gorillas left in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. For a visit to the mountain gorillas a permit is required. These are limited to protect the species, therefore it is important to plan your gorilla tracking adventure in Uganda several months beforehand.
Dit is een speciale primaten safari ontwikkeld in samenwerking met het Jane Goodall Instituut Nederland. U steunt hiermee de Jane Goodall projecten in Oeganda, waaronder het Kibale Snare Removal project. De stichting werkt nauw samen met lokale bevolking om chimpansees te beschermen. Oeganda staat bekend om haar chimpansees en berggorilla's en Oeganda is een van de weinige landen waar je deze dieren in het wild kan tracken en zien. Een unieke belevenis.
Uganda is a land of contrasts. In half a day you can drive from mist shrouded volcanic mountains to hot hazy savannah, dappled with wildlife. Serene undulating hills of tea plantations, lush but ordered, give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife and a rich Cultural history and Institutions. It’s all there, a feast for all the senses.
This safari brings you the highlights of Uganda combined with rare accommodations. Discover the original Uganda by hiking through its dense forests, cruising on the impressive Murchison Falls while enjoying its unique flora and fauna.
This safari is an experience of a lifetime for the entire family in Uganda. It combines the following elements: nature, culture and fantastic activities for both children and adults.
Tijdens deze safari zie je het ware Oeganda in een land dat nog niet wordt bezocht door massa's toeristen. Je maakt kennis met de lokale bevolking en vooral met imposante natuur en imposante gorilla's, chimpansees en andere wilde dieren die in dit groene hart van Afrika leven.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest is one of the most beautiful rain forests of East Africa. Thirteen different species of primates can be found here. Nowhere in Africa so many different species live together in just one forest. To mention a few: Redtailed monkey, black and white colobus, Blue monkey, Greycheeked Mangabay, red colobus and bushbabies. But chimpansees is what the world revolves around in this forest.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
The Queen Elizabeth National Park with its nearly 2000 square meters, borders in the North with the Rwenzori mountains and in the West with Lake Edward. Unfortunately many animals were decimated during the war with Tanzania, but numbers are growing and the area is very interesting and worthwhile to visit.
Murchison Falls is the largest Ugandan game park and the park is split in two by the river Nile. The landscape varies from thick rain forest to the hilly savannah areas in the Southwest that stretch out to the North. Murchison Falls is one of the greenest parks in Africa!
Kampala is the vibrant capital of Uganda, and with its 1.2 million inhabitants, the largest city of the country and the economic heart of Uganda. The nightlife, the friendly people and the proximity to Lake Victoria make a visit to the city worth the effort. Your safari in Uganda starts and usually ends in Kampala or Entebbe.
Entebbe is a large town in Central Uganda. Located on a Lake Victoria peninsula, the town used to be the seat of government for the Protectorate of Uganda, prior to its Independence in 1962. Entebbe International Airport, is Uganda's largest commercial and military airport. Entebbe is also the location of State House, the official office and residence of the president of Uganda.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
This park is the area for trekking mountain gorillas. Trekking in Bwindi Forest Impenetrable guarantees an inspiring adventure. Bwindi is pristine and inhospitable and covers approximately 300 square kilometer of forest, mighty waterfalls and valleys with magnificent views. An adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is an experience of a life time!
In addition to the chimpanzees or an unforgettable boat trip upriver to the Murchison Falls, fishing on the Nile in Uganda is one of the biggest attractions of the Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda's largest National Park). Whether you are the serious fisherman in search of a big Nile Perch, or simply want to enjoy a day out on the Nile in Uganda with family and friends, fishing on the Nile in Uganda is an experience you will never forget.
A game walk in Uganda, something every traveler should experience! A game walk in Uganda is unique and enables you to experience the African nature and its wildlife on a whole different level. A game walk in Madagascar gets you within a few feet of the wild animals, while under protection of armed and experienced rangers.
Aan het reusachtige lake Tanganyika ligt Gombe National Park. Hier startte Dr. Jane Goodall ooit haar research naar chimpansees. Vandaag de dag is het mogelijk om hier de chimpansees in het wild te zien en ook mee te lopen met het onderzoeksteam van het Jane Goodall researchinstituut dat hier nog steeds actief is.
A night game drive in Uganda is a wonderful opportunity to see predators on the hunt, animals that sleep during the day and are rarely seen while the sun is up. You are accompanied by a authorized guide who will inform you of the dynamics of the animals and their natural habitat.
A Honeymoon safari in Uganda is that once in a lifetime experience that every love bird that wants something unique for the start of his or her marriage should try. A safari is comparable to a marriage, it is a journey where you constantly love, learn new things and overcome difficulties.
In the tropical rainforest of Uganda lives the rare Mountain Gorilla also know as the ''Gentle Giant''. Tracking gorillas in Uganda is one of the most exciting experiences you will ever have. Picture yourself making your way through thick, nigh impenetrable woods whilst hearing birds, a nearby river and your own accelerated heartbeat. Facing a family of gorillas in Uganda is serene and exciting at the same time!
Vlakbij Kibale National Park ligt het moerasgebied Bigodi Wetland. Je kan hier prachtige wandelingen maken en er zijn ongeveer 200 soorten vogels, waaronder de Great Blue Turaco en zo’n acht soorten primaten. Je gaat met een ranger op pad en door dit te doen, ondersteun je de lokale bevolking. Bigodi Wetland is een paradijs voor vogelaars.
Hotels & Lodges
We strive to offer our customers small-scale lodges and camps. A beautiful safari often depends on the right choice and order of accmmodation. Wild Times designs itineraries based on authenic and remote lodges between 3* and 5* ratings. Because of our long-term relationships with African partners our prices are equal or lower priced compared to the prices you could arrange directly. Because we have visited all the lodges and camps we offer, we know which ones suit your needs best within each price category. Below you will find a small selection of our African accommodation.
Entebbe | Boma Guest House
Boma Guest House ligt aan de rand van Entebbe en op korte afstand van de internationale luchthaven en Lake Victoria. De accommodatie bestaat uit vijftien slaapkamers met badkamers ensuite, Afrikaanse inrichting. De bar ligt in een mooie tuin en biedt direct uitzicht op Lake Victoria.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest | Mahogany Springs Lodge
Mahogany Springs Lodge ligt aan de Munyaga rivier en heeft zicht op Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. De lodge biedt privacy en rust in combinatie met optimaal comfort in een spectaculaire omgeving. Mahogany Springs is de perfecte uitvalsbasis voor Gorilla Tracking en Bird watching avonturen.
Best time to travel
The best game viewing months in Uganda are during the dry seasons from June to August and December to February. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Uganda. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet and one can’t avoid rain completely. However, after heavy rain, the skies often open up to bright sunshine.
Overview of the average temperatures and precipitation in Uganda: