Uganda is not called the “pearl of Africa” without reason.
It is a country of contrasts; extensive savannah eco-systems in the north to dense rainforests in the south. Uganda houses the full complement of African game; great variety of plains game and predators, chimps and of course, mountain gorillas.
It really is a safari destination in its own right and we have done numerous dedicated safaris here over the years. It is also sometimes included as a ‘gorilla add-on destination’ to safaris that have taken in other countries such as Tanzania and Rwanda. It also sometimes forms the basis of a primate specific safari in combination witb Rwanda. It all depends upon your safari intentions.
Rwanda is a landlocked country in East Africa, its diverse landscape includes the snowcapped “Mountains of the Moon”, the spectacular Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria in eastern equatorial Africa. Uganda offers the full gamut of primates, predators and plains-game. In our experience it is more a second or third time safari destination than a first time African experience.
Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a famous mountain gorilla sanctuary, while Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos.
Arriving at Entebbe airport in the capital Kampala, visitors can embark on a full safari itinerary encompassing the best of the diverse national parks, or simply experience a short excursion, and lifetime experience, to the southeast for gorilla trekking.
Seasonal considerations are the same as Rwanda. The rainy season months are April, May and November.