Uganda gorilla trekking

Uganda is a young and vibrant country, where smiles come easily and memories and friendships are made. The diversity of wildlife in this green and lush land is dazzling and the chance to trek within metres of one of the world's last few hundred Mountain Gorillas is almost too much for your emotions. Arguably the most exciting wildlife encounter in Africa, gorilla trekking is genuinely a privilege for any visitor to this fascinating country. In addition, there are three amazing locations to track wild chimpanzees in Uganda and following a narrow rainforest trail, alive with the heart-stopping 'pant-hoot' chorus, sends a chill down the spine.

Aside from primates there are amazing savannah parks such as Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth that have made an impressive recovery from the dark days of the Idi Amin era. These parks are now full of game including vast herds of elephants, hundreds of hippos, giraffe, lion and even leopard. Take a ride along the Kazinga Channel in the shadow of the Ruwenzori Mountains, as you watch elephants drink from the nearby shore and hundreds of hippos relax in the shallows.

For those clients yearning to leave the jeeps and stretch their legs in the beautiful countryside, opportunities abound in Uganda. There are the Ruwenzori and Mount Elgon, where one can explore East Africa's bizzare montane vegetation and the bird and mammal species found in this habitat. Or for the adrenalin junkies amongst you there is white water rafting (up to level 5 rapids), kayaking and the now obligatory bungee jump, all located at Bujagali Falls.

Wildlife Trails have pioneered a certain bespoke design of gorilla and chimp safari, that brings together the best mid-range wildlife lodges - all of which we have personally visited... Read More

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For our return to Uganda and Rwanda to celebrate my 40th birthday I was keen to bring an adventerous element to the trip and as well as camping in many of the beautiful national parks, we also... Read More

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This very special Ugandan gorilla holiday gives you the opportunity to see 3 of Uganda's most iconic animal species. We start off with a short drive to the Mabamba wetlands on the outskirts of... Read More

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It is true to say that if you include a visit to Murchison national park in Uganda, you need to add a lot more time to your Uganda gorilla trekking holiday - but what's the rush? If you avoid... Read More

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Thursday October 25, 2018
A life changing experience

The main part of the trip was gorilla trekking in Uganda and Wildlife Trails had organised this very well and provided me with a comprehensive list of what to take which was great. The lodges were...

By Alison
Sunday November 5, 2017
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Uganda
Very pleasant and tailormade tour in Uganda and Rwanda. Quick, friendly and professional team at Wildlife Trails.
By Zoltan
Sunday October 16, 2016
Uganda and Rwanda wildlife experience

A totally stunning holiday with an excellent driver/guide who had brilliant wildlife and local knowledge, excellent driving skills, great attention to detail and a good sense of humour. The...

By Sheila
Tuesday July 14, 2015
Gorilla trekking and safari in Uganda and Rwanda

We had the most AMAZING 15 days in Uganda with a few days in Rwanda on safari, including the usual jeep rides but also hiking, biking, horse back riding, boating and trekking. Uganda is the...

By Jeanne and Sandra
Thursday July 9, 2015
Uganda and Rwanda wildlife holiday including gorilla trekking

A truly fabulous trip, enhanced by our lovely driver/guide Hassan and many friendly people on our travels whether at our accommodation or any of our daily activities. 

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By Ruth and Mark
Wednesday July 9, 2014
An amazing trip of a lifetime!

We had the most fantastic 2 week trip to Uganda and Rwanda which didn't disappoint on any level. Our guide Stephen was super, really knowledgeable and looked after us so well. We stayed in...

By Mark
Saturday May 31, 2014
Superb all-round African wildlife experience

We spent 2.5 weeks travelling through Uganda and Rwanda in April. We spent time in a number of Uganda's wildlife reserves, went chimp trecking and visited the mountain gorillas in both Uganda...

By Gayle
Wednesday February 19, 2014
Inspiring gorilla trekking

My first trip to Rwanda for gorilla trekking, my driver guide was very friendly and answered any questions I had. He give me a history of the genocide before I went to the museum so I knew what to...

By Jude
Wednesday September 18, 2013
Uganda -- Birds and Gorillas

An eleven day trip starting and finishing in Entebbe. Three friends travelling together in very comfortable 4x4 with excellent driver/guide. Detailed itinerary planned after discussion of exactly...

By Paul