Uganda - Overland Safaris & 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 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.