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Uganda Holidays

With its diverse landscapes and incredibly rich biodiversity, Uganda is a nature lover’s paradise. You’ll spend your days visiting volcanic lakes and cascading waterfalls, exploring fresh green forests and driving across dusty savannahs in search of rare and unique wildlife.

Holidays in Uganda offer unforgettable experiences such as tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi National park, spotting tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth Park or visiting the Karamajong warriors in Karamoja. No matter what you’re looking for, Uganda holidays are sure to provide you with history, culture and some of the most incredible wildlife adventures that Africa has to offer.

Uganda, ‘the pearl of Africa’

The bustling city of Kampala is a perfect starting point for a holiday in Uganda. Rich in culture and heritage, check out the impressive collection of artefacts at the Uganda Museum and sample some traditional African street food amongst the organised chaos of Brave Orwino Market, before heading out into the wilderness. From Kampala, embark on a Kidepo Valley safari. Named the ‘lost Eden’ Kidepo Valley National Park offers an abundance of raw, untouched beauty and wildlife far away from the usual tourist tracks.

Bird watchers will enjoy a relaxing boat trip through the Mabamba swamp channels, while thrill-seekers can take part in adrenaline-pumping activities such as white water rafting on the great river Nile. For beach lovers looking for a slice of paradise, the picturesque Ssese Islands in Lake Victoria are a must-see. All this is set against spectacular backdrops, such as Murchison Falls, the beautiful crater lakes region and the culturally fascinating Lake Bunyonyi.

Why not combine your holiday in Uganda with neighbouring Kenya and Tanzania for further safari adventures or with Rwanda to continue the search for mountain gorillas? Whatever your holiday wishlist, call our Destination Specialists to plan a tailor made Uganda holiday today.

Destination Highlights
  • Venture through the misty rainforests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in search of mountain gorillas.
  • Visit Murchison Falls National Park and cast your eyes upon one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Africa.
  • Soak up the history of Uganda at the Igongo Cultural Centre, home to some of the best museum displays in the country.
  • Experience the safari of a lifetime at Kidepo Valley, named the third-best wildlife park in Africa.

Time Zone

GMT+3

Flight Time

Approx. ten hours in direct from UK airports

Currency

Ugandan shilling (UGX)

Visa Information

British citizens will be required to purchase a visa for travel to Uganda prior to travel.

Language

Multilingual country with English and Swahili as the official languages

Health Information

Special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Uganda. Speak to your GP for the most up to date medical advice.

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