Why Uganda holidays are truly unique

In contrast to Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda is a compact, rich, and fertile country which can offer both the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park as well as the Impenetrable Forest of Bwindi. 

Uganda offers something entirely different to its neighbouring countries in East Africa with many travellers deciding to visit Uganda only after having enjoyed a traditional safari in Kenya or Tanzania first. Tourism is relatively new, and does not have the extensive infrastructure of the aforementioned countries, but what Uganda does offer is authenticity, fewer crowds and a lot more variety than one would expect in its own individual way. Due to the limited infrastructure Uganda is still a relatively expensive destination, but we can blend the right accommodation and activities to design the perfect itinerary for you. 

Where else in the world can you experience tracking the endangered mountain gorillas through the forests, and the same day find yourself on the plains in scorching heat searching for the elusive tree climbing lions?

Uganda safari reviews

  • Information provided was comprehensive and the trip matched up to that information really well. Our guide, George, traveled with us all the way and was excellent in every respect - friendly, fun, knowledgeable, and passionate. The specialist guides on certain treks were also of a really high quality.

    TAILOR-MADE UGANDA GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI

    4 out of 5
  • Had a wonderful time and I hope it won't be too long before I return to Uganda - I do think it is a beautiful country. On that note, I feel I have only just scratched the surface and the next time I would like to spend much more time at Bwindi, much more time at Ishasha, and maybe another night at Lake Mburo!! I would like to spend much more time 'birding' in Uganda, maybe combining that with the gorillas at Bwindi. I couldn't return to Uganda and NOT see the gorillas!

    TAILOR-MADE UGANDA GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI

    5 out of 5
  • The best person we met, John who picked us up at the airport and was the BEST right up till he dropped us off at the airport door. Also everyone we met from all the Lodges, Parks and treks were GREAT. Thanks. [In terms of accommodation] We were easy to please. The Lodges all had their own different Cool thing about them. Just right. Have to say the two Volcano Lodges and Nile Safari had the funniest and nicest people.

    TAILOR-MADE UGANDA GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI

    5 out of 5
  • Holiday of a lifetime! Fantastic gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and safari at Little Governor's Camp in the Masai Mara. We have been with NWS twice and the lodges, accommodation and trips have been superb each time.

    Tailor-made Kenya & Uganda Safari

    5 out of 5
  • [our consultant] handled our booking - he was extremely helpful and informative throughout, found just the right trip to fit what we wanted and sorted everything quickly and efficiently. The information pack we were sent prior to departure was comprehensive, and it was interesting to note that some of our fellow travellers on the trip who had booked through other agents in other parts of the world were clearly less well briefed and less well prepared.

    TAILOR-MADE UGANDA GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI

    5 out of 5
  • Both guides Joe and Ham did everything humanly possible to meet every ones needs, as on these sort of trips everyone has different needs and they coped with that with precision. Joe was my main guide for the trip and 'WHEN I DO MAKE MY NEXT TRIP' I will defiantly will request for his services and that’s not taking anything away from Ham.

    TAILOR-MADE UGANDA GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI

    5 out of 5
  • The whole experience was the realisation of a lifelong wish. Without exaggeration, for me NWS turned a dream into reality effectively and efficiently. A thoroughly professional service enhanced by the personal contact with NWS staff who create the itinerary and manage the process.

    TAILOR-MADE UGANDA GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI

    5 out of 5
  • The experience with the gorillas was absolutely amazing - lived up to everything I'd hoped for and more. It's a well-run tourist service and gives you confidence the country/people are doing everything possible to preserve this special species. The Wild Frontiers guides were also very good - friendly, knowledgeable and went out of their way every day to make our trip perfect. The transportation was also very comfortable despite the bumpy roads!

    Tailor-made Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

    4 out of 5
  • Our destination consultant was wonderful, I started planning about 1 year prior to my trip, and he stayed in contact as needed and arranged exactly what I wanted! I was very grateful for his assistance both before and after my trip….I WILL travel with Natural World Safaris again!!

    TAILOR-MADE UGANDA GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI

    5 out of 5
  • The trip was amazing from start to finish - stayed in some fantastic lodges and had really good gorilla and chimp sightings. Our guide, Moses, was wonderful - friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the wildlife and the country

    Uganda Highlights Small Group Safari

    5 out of 5
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THE PEARL OF AFRICA

The variety of Uganda overall is astonishing when compared to the savannah countries of East Africa; not only does one have access to the majority of the savannah game that you would see in the Serengeti or the Masai Mara but you also have over a thousand species of bird, two national parks where you can track the mountain gorillas, a variety of habitats where you can track chimpanzees and a wide variety of forests, lakes and mountains.

Those looking for a more traditional Uganda holiday should include Queen Elizabeth National Park in their itinerary. Located between Lake George and Lake Edwards, this huge reserve is home to almost 100 mammals including lions, leopards, elephant and buffalo and well as incredibly diverse flora (with five distinct climatic zones within its borders) and over 500 bird species. Game viewing can take place either by vehicle or by boat, usually along the Kazinga Channel connecting the two lakes, where many hippo can be spotted. Lodges and camps within the park are varied in both size and affordability and we can choose those which match your requirements.

It is estimated that over 50% of the world’s population of mountain gorillas reside in Uganda’s conservation areas, making it the place to go to experience this astonishingly human-like animal in its natural habitat.

Why book with us

We are destination specialists

Our team of specialists have extensive on-the-ground knowledge and have all lived, guided or explored in great detail the destinations that they sell. They will design your journey around you, at the right place at the right time.

We are wildlife specialists

As a leading specialist operator we have excellent partnerships with naturalists and conservationists. We know our wildlife and do what we can to preserve its natural habitat.

We really care about our destinations

At Natural World Safaris we frequently monitor the social, economic and environmental impact of our travel operations to ensure we are at the forefront of a sustainable and ethical tourism industry. 

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