Uganda Overland Tours

Despite the beauty of rural jungle and mountain Uganda it's the chance to interact with the mountain gorillas that will be undoubtedly the highlight of any visit.

It is a truly humbling and often emotional experience to be in the presence of these great apes, watching them forage for food and go about their daily lives. This personal encounter is arguably the most sensational wildlife experience of them all!

Must Do's In Uganda

  • Trek for the mountain gorillas deep in the rainforest of Bwindi National Park.
  • Wandering around Jinja, on the shores of Lake Victoria
  • Climbing mount Elgon and seeing the magnificent Sipi Falls.
  • Raft the River Nile from Bujagali Falls
  • Ride a boda-boda taxi in Kampala
  • Paddle a dugout canoe on Lake Bunyonyi

More On Uganda

Malawi has an incredible variety of stunning landscapes. The unique rolling hills of orchid clad Nyika; the cool forested plateau of Zomba; the 10,000 feet climbers' paradise of Mulanje Massif; the broad and fertile Shire Valley. From rugged highlands to lowland plains - the scene is ever changing.

Hundreds of miles of tropical golden sand beaches line Africa's third largest lake. Lake Malawi is a true inland sea and is tideless. Relax in the sun on uncrowded beaches, hand-feed tropical fish at the world's first freshwater National Park or enjoy the many water sports such as windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and canoeing.

Uganda's Climate

Uganda enjoys a tropical climate with temperatures averaging about 26 degrees Celcius during the day and 16 degress Celcius at night. The hottest months are from December to February.

The rainy seasons in the south are from March to May and from October to November. In the north the rain season is from April to October.

Uganda Overland Safari Tips

  • Get travel insurance, which covers medical evacuation.
  • Keep in mind that it's very expensive to exchange money in Uganda.
  • It's common to bargain when shopping from craft shops and markets.
  • Beware of petty street crime - don't wear expensive jewellery.

Uganda Overland Tours

Tour Price: from ZAR 6 930 per person
Starting our 9 day East Africa overland safari in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, we first visit the Masai Mara in search of the "big five" before heading to Uganda for the highlight of this safari, trekking the Mountain Gorillas in the their natural habitat. The Mountain Gorillas inhabit the rain forests of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda on the high slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes and to track them and find them among the tangled vines and giant trees is a spine-tingling experience.
Tour Price: from ZAR 6 930 per person
Starting our 10 day East Africa overland safari in Uganda's capital, Uganda, we head west into the depths of Uganda to our base at the tranquil Lake Bunyonyi where we will embark on an amazing Gorilla Trekking excursion. The Mountain Gorillas inhabit the rain forests of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda on the high slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes and to track them and find them among the tangled vines and giant trees is a spine-tingling experience. Other highlights of this trip are the memorable countryside of Uganda, known as the 'Pearl of Africa'. In Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park is home to black and white rhino, flamingo and leopard, while Lake Naivasha harbours large pods of hippos.
Tour Price: from ZAR 9 730 per person
Mountain gorillas inhabit the rain forests of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda on the high slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes and to track them and find them among the tangled vines and giant trees is a spine-tingling experience. Other highlights of this trip are the memorable countryside of Uganda, known as the 'Pearl of Africa', and searching for the 'big five' in the Masai Mara. Lake Nakuru National Park is home to black and white rhino, flamingo and leopard, while Lake Naivasha harbours large pods of hippo.
Tour Price: from ZAR 16 730 per person
A combination of two of our most popular overland tours sees your experience the varying faces of Africa, from the island paradise beaches of Zanzibar to gorilla viewing in the rain forests. The island of Zanzibar will see you soak up its exotic traditions, while the game parks of east Africa are renown for their unspoiled natural beauty and prolific game. The memory of the Gorilla Trek and observing these amazing creatures as they meander and feed in their ever-diminishing habitat will remain with you forever. You will be caught up in the way of life, which is hard to leave.