The Ultimate Guide to Uganda Safaris


The Ultimate Guide To Uganda Safaris

Uganda safari experience

It’s time to take you deep into the heart of Uganda’s enchanting landscapes, captivating wildlife, and vibrant cultures. Your Uganda safari is sure to be an experience that promises adventure, connection, and lifelong memories – and we’re here to help you find the answers to your questions.

From the best times to traverse its untamed terrains to unraveling the mysteries of gorilla trekking, let our comprehensive guide pave the way for your unforgettable expedition into the heart of East Africa’s hidden gem.


What Makes Uganda Safaris Unforgettable

Thinking about planning a Uganda safari? These are the moments you’re sure to remember long after your travels.


The Majesty of Mountain Gorilla Trekking

Come face-to-face with the awe-inspiring mountain gorillas. Witness their playful interactions and learn about their conservation in an experience that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.


Embark on Big 5 Safaris

Uganda’s diverse national parks offer a unique opportunity to witness the Big 5 – lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinos – in their natural habitats.


Immerse in Spectacular Scenery

From the dramatic Rwenzori Mountains to the sprawling savannas, Uganda’s landscapes are a visual masterpiece. As you explore, you’ll find yourself immersed in breathtaking scenery that evolves with each turn, leaving you in awe of the natural wonders that abound.


Uncrowded and Unspoiled

Uganda is Africa’s hidden gem, offering the chance to explore pristine wilderness without the crowds.


The Warmth of the Ugandan People

Beyond its natural wonders, Uganda is renowned for the genuine warmth of its people. Engage in authentic interactions with locals, and be welcomed into communities with open arms.


Uganda Safaris: Fall In Love With The Landscapes

From misty mountain ranges and dense rainforests to vast savannas and serene lakeshores, Uganda’s tapestry of landscapes weaves an unparalleled story of diversity. This captivating blend sets Uganda apart, creating an African destination that offers a kaleidoscope of experiences found nowhere else on the continent.

You’ll experience a sampling of that diversity when you spend time in the following parks:

Bwindi Impenetrable & Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks

Live a once-in-a-lifetime moment with a mountain gorilla trekking adventure and witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Murchison Falls National Park

Experience the awe-inspiring sight of the Nile River squeezing through a narrow gorge, creating a magnificent waterfall.

Kibale National Park

Delve into the world of chimpanzees and other primates during an exhilarating trek through lush forests.

Kidepo Valley National Park

Discover the untouched wilderness of Kidepo, known for its remote landscapes and diverse wildlife.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Embark on a classic safari and witness the abundance of wildlife that calls this park home.


Choosing the Perfect Time for Your Safari and Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Uganda

Nestled along the equator, Uganda boasts a climate of relatively steady temperatures throughout the year.

The months of January and February shine as the warmest periods, offering an average daytime range of 24°C to 33°C (75°F to 91°F).

Uganda Safaris During The Dry Seasons

The dry months of June to September and December to February are ideal for gorilla trekking, providing clearer paths and better visibility.

Aside from the drier days, there are other perks for choosing to do your Uganda safaris during the dry season, including:

Uganda Safaris During The Wet Seasons

In the southern regions, you’ll encounter two distinct Wet seasons. The first, from mid-September to November, and the second from March to May, bring forth refreshing rains.

Typical days during the rainy season may feature a small amount of rain in the morning that clears up, as it’s not dramatically different from the rest of the year. Plus, there are a number of ways your rainy season visit can feel even more special, including:

Lush Landscapes and Vibrant Flora

Traveling during Uganda's wet seasons grants you the privilege of witnessing the land come alive in a burst of lush greenery. The rains breathe new life into the landscapes, transforming them into a canvas of vibrant colors and enchanting sceneries.

Exclusive Wildlife Encounters

With fewer travelers during this time, you'll enjoy a sense of solitude and tranquility as you observe the animals in their natural habitats. Witnessing the animals coming out to play in the rain-soaked surroundings is a captivating sight, offering you a chance to observe their behaviors in a distinct setting.

Spectacular Birdwatching

The rains draw out a plethora of birdlife, including migratory species, adding vibrant flashes of color to the already stunning landscapes. Whether you're a seasoned birdwatcher or a casual admirer, you'll be captivated by the symphony of calls and the opportunity to spot a diverse range of species in their full splendor.

However, it’s essential to note that rainfall can surprise you at any time, even during the Dry season. Meanwhile, the northern areas experience an uninterrupted Wet season spanning from March to November, followed by a more discernible Dry season spanning from December to February.


Experience Uganda With One Of Our Best-Selling Uganda Safaris

As a Uganda-based tour operator with over a decade of experience planning Uganda safaris, we know it can be a little overwhelming when wondering where to start with such a big country. To inspire the start of your planning, we’re sharing three of our most popular Uganda safaris:

The Grace of the Mountain Gorilla Encounters

 4-Day Uganda Safari – Venture into the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and meet the mountain gorillas face-to-face, a truly awe-inspiring experience.

  1. Embark on a gorilla trekking experience, observing these awe-inspiring creatures in their natural habitat and enjoying the beautiful Ugandan scenery.
  2. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where you will see a variety of flora and fauna, including primates, birds and butterflies.
  3. Finish your trip by driving back to Entebbe for your scheduled flight, feeling inspired and excited for more African safari adventures.
rwenzori trekking hike

The Best Of Uganda

22-Day Uganda Safari – From mountain gorilla tracking in the mountains to Big Five animal spotting on the savannah; tree-swinging chimps to tree-climbing lions; the gentle source of the Nile to its thundering descent through Murchison Falls, you will truly get a sense of the variety that a Ugandan safari entails.

  1. Go chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park and watch them play, feed and swing through the trees.
  2. Spot lions climbing trees and lounging on branches in Ishasha then go for a game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  3. Visit Kiyebe village, one of the most remote and traditional villages in Uganda, where you can plant your own tree, collect honey, and taste local beers with the villagers.
rwenzori trek

Gateway To Uganda

12-Day Uganda Safari – See the highlights of Uganda in this 12-day Uganda safari tour in one of our most affordable packages. This itinerary includes a wide range of Uganda’s stunning national parks, each with its own landscape and opportunities for diverse wildlife from white rhinos to mountain gorillas and cheeky chimpanzees.

  1. Experience the rare and endangered white rhinos up close and learn about their conservation efforts at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
  2. Witness the incredible power of the Nile as it forces its way through a narrow gap at the top of Murchison Falls.
  3. Encounter a diverse range of wildlife, including lions, elephants, buffalos, and more, during a morning game drive and afternoon boat ride on the Victoria Nile River.
  4. Discover Ishasha, one of the few regions in Africa where lions can be seen climbing trees, during a leisurely drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park.


Why Choose Kikooko Africa Safaris

At Kikooko Africa Safaris, we are more than just tour operators; we are stewards of East Africa’s natural and cultural treasures.

Our dedication to creating immersive, responsible, and impactful experiences sets us apart:

Local Expertise

We are a locally owned and operated Uganda safaris company based in Entebbe, Uganda.

Positive Impact

We ensure that your journey contributes to wildlife conservation and community development initiatives.

Tailored Experiences

We customize your safari to match your interests, ensuring every moment is unforgettable.

5-Star Service

What Our Travelers Have Said About Our Uganda Safaris

Hans Z
Hans Z
Ein Land in Afrika, wie man es nicht erwarten würde Ich war bereits im 2019 auf Reise in Uganda und für mich war klar, dieses Land nochmals mit Freunden zu besuchen. Ich habe die Reise in Zusammenarbeit mit Rena, welche ich im 2020 an der Fespo kennen lernte, zusammengestellt. Wegen Covid um 1 Jahr verschoben konnte die Reise erst dieses Jahr zusammen mti 4 Bekannten stattfinden. Es waren 17 anstrengende, aber in jeder Beziehung lohnende Tage. Alex war unser Guide und Fahrer, welcher uns auf jede Art von Schotterstrasse zum Ziel brachte. Kein Tag verging ohne irgendwelche Überraschung - dies im Zusammentreffen mit Land und Leuten. Kurz unsere Highlights: Mbamba Sumpf, und der scheue Schuhschnabel war da! Gorilla Tracking im Bwindi N.P. - Familie mit 9 Berggorillas während 1 Std. vor unseren Kameras. Schimpansen Tracking in der Kyambura Schlucht - ca 15 Schimpansen währen 1 Std. in unserem unmittelbaren Umfeld. Aufbruch zum letzten Tracking im Gahinga N.P. auf der Suche nach den Golden Monkeys. Die 4,5 Std. Marschzeit haben sich gelohnt. Während 1 Std. im Primärwald inmitten von mehr als 100 Tieren. Und dann zuletzt noch der Lake Mburo N.P. - völlig unerwartet stossen wir bei einem grossen Wasserloch auf über 30 Giraffen! Ein unglaubliches Erlebnis. Ganz herzlichen Dank an Rena u. Warren für Reiserealisierung und Alex als ausgezeichneter Guide. Es war keine Ferienreise - es war eine Erlebnisreise der Sonderklasse! Ist in jeder Beziehung weiter zu empfehlen.
Christian V
Christian V
eine perfekte tour in uganda Wir verbrachten im Sommer 2022 zweieinhalb Wochen in Uganda. Wir könne alle Berichte und Einträge in dieser Kommentarspalte ohne Einschränkungen bestätigen. Warren und Rena haben uns eine perfekte Tour zusammengestellt, welche auch kurzfristige Anpassungen ermöglichte. Ivan als Guide und Driver war wie unser Fels in der Brandung, sei dies als ausserordentlich sicherer Fahrer oder als Kenner von Ugandas Tier - und Vogelwelt. Die Aktivitäten umfassten hautnahe Begegnungen mit Wildtieren wie Nashörnern, Gorillas und Hyänen, und zwar ohne trennende Autoscheibe. Weiter tauchten wir tief in die Kultur und Lebensweise der Ugander ein. Scheinbare Banalitäten wie eine Autowaschstation, der Besuch einer Bierbrauerei oder Salzgewinnung unter schwierigsten Bedingungen brachten uns dabei nachhaltig ins Staunen. Wer nicht bloss touristische Attraktionen, sondern einen tieferen Blick hinter die Kulissen sucht, ist bei Warren und Rena bestens aufgehoben.
Andreas H
Andreas H
Tolle Reise wir kommen wieder Wir waren im Juli 2022 zwei Wochen mit Amos und Iven von Kikooko Africa Safaris in Uganda unterwegs. Es war einzigartig einfach genial. Die zwei Guides waren super und auch sehr Flexibel. Es war eine unvergessliche Reise von Entebbe zu den Sipi Falls dann weiter in den Norden Kidepo Nationalpark und Murchinson Falls. Danke an Amos der deutsch spricht und an Ivan unser Driver und natürlich an denn Chef von Kikooko Warren und Lydia für die tolle Gastfreundschaft und das gute Essen. Sabine und Andraes Heller Switzerland
Herrvorragende Uganda Safari Wir waren 19 Tage mit Alex als Guide/Driver und Cathy als Dolmetscherin (Deutschsprachig) auf Safari in Uganda.Es war eine wunderbare Zeit. Alex überraschte uns immer wieder mit Aktivitäten und gab uns auch immer die Möglichkeit das Programm unseren wünschen entsprechend anzupassen. Sein Fahrstil war sehr angenehm und man fühlte sich jederzeit sicher.Sein wissen über das Land und die Bevölkerung sind top und somit konnten wir nicht nur sehr viele Wildtiere beobachten sondern bekamen auch einen guten Einblick auf das gesamte Land und die Bevölkerung.Wir können eine Safari durch Uganda jedem sehr empfehlen. Das Land bietet sehr viele Möglichkeiten. Sei es eine Wanderung in den Bergen, Pirschfahrten durch die Nationalpärke, Schimpansen trekking oder zu den Berggorillas. Uganda bietet für jeden das richtige.Rena und Warren werden für jeden das Perfekte Program zusammenstellen. Wir waren begeistert von der Perfekten Organisation und hatten eine sehr schöne Zeit mit Alex und Cathy.Nochmals ein grosses DANKE an das gesamte Kikooko Team und wir werden es von Herzen weiterempfehlen.
Lindis P
Lindis P
Traumhaft schöne Uganda-Reise Es war eine Traumreise! Faszinierend, abwechslungsreich, hoch interessant, perfekt organisiert. Ein wunderschönes Land das viel Potenzial hat. Es lohnt sich Uganda zu besuchen. Die Erlebnisse waren einmalig. Wir kennen einige Länder in Afrika, Uganda ist ganz anders. Grüne Landschaften, freundliche Menschen, ein sehr angenehmes Klima, warm aber nicht drückend heiss. Besucht Uganda es ist bezaubernd!Rena Keller und Warren, die beiden die unsere Reise organisiert haben sowie Alex unser Guide/Driver haben einen genialen Job gemacht. Es gibt absolut nichts, dass zu bemängeln wäre. Die Kommunikation in Deutsch mit Rena betr. Organisation, Wünsche usw. war und ist natürlich auch ein Pluspunkt. Kikooko Africa Travel DANKE!Von Herzen und voller Überzeugung können und werden wir Kikooko weiter empfehlen. Besser kann man es nicht machen!!!
The best experience in the most wonderful country! From arrival to departure, this trip was outstanding. The attention to detail with every single thing was simply wonderful. Alex was our tour guide and he truly was amazing - going above and beyond for every possible thing. The gorilla experience was definitely a highlight but we also saw leopards (which are very rare to come across on safari), hippos and families of elephants... as well as rare 3 horned chameleons AND a shoebill. Alex kept us well fed on Ugandan Rolexes and savannah cider. Each accomodation location was clean to a very high standard and incredibly comfortable. I would recommend this trip with Kikooko to everyone!!
Toller, einmaliger, erlebnisreicher, unvergesslicher Uganda-Urlaub Wir konnten unsere Wünsche vor der Reise einbringen u. diese wurde angepasst. Nochmals dickes Dankeschön an die Rena & Team.Es hat alles perfekt funktioniert u. unsere Erwartungen wurden übertroffen. Zudem war es eine gute Auszeit von Corona, da das Leben nur meist draussen stattgefunden hat und man so nicht immer an die Massnahmen denken musste.Herzlichen Danke auch für unseren Guide „Alex“ der sehr kompetent und immer sehr flexibel war. Es war für uns ein Naturerlebnis pur mit verschiedenen Vegetationen. Das werden wir nicht vergessen. Nicht umsonst wird Uganda als „Perle“ von Afrika bezeichnet. Auch die Kulturellen Erlebnisse mit den Menschen haben uns beeindruckt.Unsere Verpflegung war immer sehr gut und durch Alex konnten wir auch das einheimische Essen auf der Strasse probieren wie z.B. die Kochbanane Matooke.Wir können so eine Reise nur jedem Empfehlen, der gerne in der Natur ist und im Urlaub aktiv sein möchte.Denke wir werden wieder kommen - Uganda Teil 2 ist in Planung :)Theres & Ralf
Luke W
Luke W
The best tour company in Uganda! If you want to visit Uganda I cannot recommend Kikooko and the team enough!The itinerary was perfect and the organisation was all first class from before the trip all the way through to covid testing and getting dropped back to the airport.Alex our guide couldn’t do enough for us and made the trip so special. Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a once in a lifetime experience and the whole experience was just incredible. Chimpanzee talking and swimming in Lake Bunyoni as well as game safaris for elephants, lions and leopards, Uganda seriously has it all and so much more!There is a reason they call this the Switzerland of Africa! Beautiful.
Hervorragend Gastgeber Die Kikooko Crew ist mit Herzblut dabei Wir haben die Zeit sehr genossen und vieles gesehen und erkundet. Unser Guide Alex war sensationell und hat uns immer wieder überrascht. Nur zu empfehlen !
Stefan Teige
Stefan Teige
Einfach perfekt (trotz Corona) 🙂 Wir haben Kikooko Travel an der Ferienmesse in Bern kennengelernt, die Begeisterung von Warren und Rena für das Land Uganda hat uns sofort fasziniert und angezogen, für uns war klar dieses Land wollen wir sehen.Nach langem hin und her, was wir nun in unseren Ferien im November machen wollen und können, fragten wir im September bei Kikooko Travel an, wie die Corona-Situation in Uganda aussah.Rena gab uns sehr kompetente, ehrliche Informationen und so entschieden wir uns für eine 12 tägige, für uns massgeschneiderte Privat-Reise in Uganda.Während sich hier im November die Corona-Lage zuspitze und es immer wie unsicherer wurde, ob wir wirklich die Schweiz verlassen können, freuten wir uns um so mehr, als wir sicher in Uganda ankamen und wir herzlich von Rena und unserem Fahrer + Guide Alex im empfangen genommen wurden.Während den ganzen 12 Tage klappte alles perfekt, die Corona-Situation ist entspannt in Uganda und wir fühlen uns jederzeit absolut sicher. Alex hat uns immer super instruiert, wann wir die Schutzmaske anziehen sollten und wie wir uns verhalten sollen. Auch der Covid-Test vor dem Abflug war gut organisiert und verlief reibungslos. Uganda ist ein unbeschreiblich, beindruckendes Land, die wunderschöne Landschaft, die Tiere in der Savanne, die Gorillas und Schimpansen im Regenwald und was alles noch toppt: die liebevollen Menschen!Wir danken Alex für die rundum perfekte Betreuung während der Reise, sein Wissen über Land + Leute ist unglaublich. Wir danken Warren und seiner Familie für die herzliche Gastfreundschaft und Rena für die super Informationen und einfache Kommunikation vor der Reise.Wir danken allen dreien für die wertschätzenden Gespräche am Ende unserer Reise.Wir können Kikooko Travel nur weiterempfehlen und hoffen ganz fest, dass wir nochmals dieses wundervolle Land mit diesen lieben Menschen bereisen können. Stefan und Patricia


Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions about what Uganda safaris are like? Here are quick answers to common questions we receive from travelers like you:

Safari costs vary based on itinerary, accommodations, and activities.  Here are some averages we have seen. Please keep in mind that these prices may vary based on specific itinerary details and the season of travel.


For Budget Camping Tours in Uganda, a private tour costs approximately $300 per person per day, while a group tour is priced at around $250 per person per day. 


If you prefer Budget Accommodation Safari Tours, the rates are approximately $275 per person per day for private tours and $225 per person per day for group tours. 


For a more comfortable experience, consider Mid-Range Accommodation Safari Tours, with private tours costing about $425 per person per day and group tours at $275 per person per day. 


Luxury Accommodation Safari Tours offer the ultimate experience, with private tours priced at approximately $600 per person per day and group tours at $550 per person per day. 


Contact us for personalized pricing.

Absolutely! Uganda's safaris offer a diverse range of activities, from gorilla trekking to cultural immersions and traditional game drives, making it a fantastic destination for a well-rounded safari experience.


  1. Mountain Gorilla Trekking - Uganda is renowned for its mountain gorilla encounters in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. These treks provide a unique opportunity to observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
  2. Big Five Safaris - While Uganda doesn't have all of the Big Five, it's home to lions, elephants, and buffaloes in Queen Elizabeth National Park, as well as rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
  3. Cultural Experiences - Uganda's diverse ethnic groups offer rich cultural experiences. Visitors can engage in traditional dances, visit local villages, and learn about indigenous customs, such as the Batwa pygmies' heritage.
  4. Birdwatching - With over 1,000 bird species, including the rare shoebill stork, Uganda is a birdwatcher's paradise. Murchison Falls National Park and Kibale Forest National Park are excellent birding destinations.
  5. Chimpanzee Tracking - Kibale Forest National Park is famous for its chimpanzee tracking experiences, allowing you to observe these primates up close.
  6. Savannah Safaris - Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park offer savannah safaris where you can spot a variety of wildlife, including lions, leopards, giraffes, and hippos.
  7. Boat Safaris - Take a boat safari along the Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park or the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park to witness hippos, crocodiles, and a myriad of bird species.
  8. Scenic Landscapes - Uganda boasts stunning landscapes, from the Rwenzori Mountains to the crater lakes in Fort Portal, offering opportunities for hiking and photography.

The best months for a safari in Uganda largely depend on your interests and the type of experience you're seeking. However, generally speaking, the best time to visit Uganda for a safari is during the dry seasons, which provide better wildlife viewing opportunities and more comfortable conditions for travel.


June to September (Dry Season): This period is considered the peak safari season in Uganda. The weather is generally dry and pleasant, and wildlife is concentrated around water sources, making it easier to spot. It's an excellent time for gorilla trekking, as the forest trails are less muddy.


December to February (Dry Season): Another dry season occurs in December through February, making it a great time for safaris. The weather is warm, and wildlife is active. Birdwatching is particularly rewarding during this time.


Shoulder Seasons (March to May, October to November): These months mark the transition between the wet and dry seasons. While there might be occasional rain, it's a good time for budget travelers, as prices tend to be lower, and fewer tourists visit during these periods. Wildlife can still be seen, and landscapes are lush and green.


It's important to note that Uganda's climate can vary across the country, so conditions may differ in different regions. Additionally, gorilla permits, which are essential for gorilla trekking, should be booked well in advance (we recommend six months). Regardless of the time of year you plan to visit, as they are in high demand.

Uganda is home to a diverse range of safari parks and reserves, each offering unique wildlife and landscapes. There are 10 major national parks and several other wildlife reserves and sanctuaries: Here are the primary safari parks and reserves in Uganda:


Murchison Falls National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Kibale Forest National Park

Semuliki National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park

Lake Mburo National Park

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Mount Elgon National Park


In addition to these national parks, there are numerous wildlife reserves and sanctuaries across the country, such as Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve. These areas are dedicated to the conservation of specific species or ecosystems.

Uganda and Kenya both offer incredible safari experiences, but the choice between them depends on your specific interests and preferences. Uganda is renowned for its unique gorilla trekking opportunities in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, which provide an intimate encounter with mountain gorillas. It's a destination for travelers seeking a more diverse range of wildlife and adventurous trekking experiences. Uganda also offers lush landscapes, birdwatching, and cultural interactions with local communities.


On the other hand, Kenya is famous for its classic savannah safaris in iconic parks like the Maasai Mara, Amboseli, and Tsavo. The Great Migration, one of the world's most spectacular wildlife events, occurs in the Maasai Mara, drawing visitors to witness massive herds of wildebeest and zebras crossing the plains. Kenya offers a broader range of the Big Five and is well-suited for traditional game drives and photography.


Ultimately, the choice between Uganda and Kenya depends on whether you prioritize gorilla trekking and a more diverse range of experiences (Uganda) or the classic African savannah safari and the Great Migration spectacle (Kenya). Consider your wildlife interests, budget, and preferred activities to make the best decision for your safari adventure.

When it comes to value for money and affordable safari experiences, Uganda stands out as an excellent choice in Africa. Uganda offers a unique combination of sought-after wildlife encounters, stunning landscapes, and cultural experiences, all at a comparatively lower cost than some of its neighboring countries.


Uganda is particularly known for its exceptional gorilla trekking opportunities in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. While gorilla permits in Uganda are not the cheapest, they are more affordable than those in Rwanda, making Uganda a top choice for budget-conscious travelers seeking this once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Moreover, Uganda offers Big Five safaris in parks like Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park, where you can spot lions, elephants, buffaloes, and more, all without breaking the bank. The country's diverse range of wildlife, including chimpanzees, offers excellent value for wildlife enthusiasts.


Uganda's budget-friendly accommodations, friendly local communities, and numerous affordable activities, such as birdwatching and cultural interactions, make it a top-value destination for those looking to enjoy an unforgettable safari without the premium price tag.

Mountain gorilla trekking is a remarkable wildlife experience, and it is available in two African countries: Rwanda and Uganda. These countries are home to the endangered mountain gorillas and have established conservation efforts to protect and conserve these incredible primates while offering tourists the opportunity to observe them in their natural habitat.


Rwanda, specifically Volcanoes National Park, is known for its well-organized and accessible gorilla trekking experiences. Trekkers can enjoy relatively comfortable hikes through the lush forests to encounter gorilla families.


Uganda, with Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, is another fantastic destination for mountain gorilla trekking. Uganda's parks provide a more diverse range of gorilla trekking options, including habituated gorilla groups and a variety of landscapes to explore.


It's worth noting that while the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is also home to mountain gorillas, it is currently not available for tourists due to security concerns and political instability in the region. Therefore, Rwanda and Uganda are the primary and safest choices for those seeking this extraordinary wildlife adventure.


How We Make Your Uganda Safaris Experience Unique

We believe that every traveler is unique, and your Uganda safari should reflect your individual preferences and desires. Our team is here to assist you in creating a tailor-made itinerary that captures your interests and captures the essence of this captivating destination.

Design Your Itinerary

Dream big and let your imagination run wild. Whether you envision encountering gorillas in the mist, exploring diverse landscapes, or immersing yourself in local culture, we'll help you shape your ideal itinerary.

Personalize Your Experience

Our experts are skilled at transforming your vision into a reality. We'll work closely with you to ensure that every detail aligns with your preferences, from accommodations to activities.

Adjust to Your Budget

Your Uganda safari is an investment in unforgettable memories. We understand the importance of budgeting, and our team is skilled at creating experiences that match your financial comfort without compromising on quality.

Inquire Now

Kikooko Africa Safaris is more than a travel agency; we’re your partners in creating exceptional experiences.

Your journey begins from the moment you inquire with us. Let’s embark on this adventure together, shaping a safari that reflects your interests, suits your budget, and captures the essence of East Africa’s vibrant landscapes and cultures.

Get in touch today to start planning your personalized Uganda safari.


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