A safari in Uganda is like visiting an “Africa in miniature” – everything is here. Thick jungle, mountains shaped by glaciers, rushing rapids, large sparkling lakes, terraced slopes, grasslands, dry savannas, deep rainforest and breathtaking beauty wherever you look. This is a land of contrasts, a geographical example: the western Rift Valley, the Nile – the world’s longest river, Bwindi – The Impenetrable Forest, Lake Victoria, the legendary Rwenzori Range – the Mountains of the Moon, Ituri Forest. In just a few days you can see some of the world’s rarest creatures: track gorillas and chimpanzees in the rainforest, look for Shoebill in the swamps, find traces of forest elephants, visit a Karamajong tribe or a Batwa (pygmy) village.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda and is home to about 300 mountain gorillas, two of which are resident. The area is also rich in other species of primates as well as birds and butterflies. A gorilla trek in Bwindi gives you the opportunity to meet these amazing animals for an hour and the hike through the dense forest can be easy and beautiful but in bad weather a long day hike can be both heavy and wet. However, any difficulties are usually quickly suppressed when meeting the real masters of the forest.
Nestled in the corner of Uganda’s border with Sudan and Kenya is one of Uganda’s rarely visited but still most spectacular parks waiting to be discovered. Kidepo Valley National Park offers spectacular savannahs and mountain scenery, ending in a rugged horizon. There is a very rich flora and lots of animal species that can only be found in Kidepodalen. Here you have the chance to see animal species that are completely unique to Kidepo, such as ear dog, striped hyena, aardwolf, caracal cat, cheetah, the rare African wild dog, waterbuck and koantilop.
Our partner in Uganda is Wildplaces which has been in Uganda since 1993. Companies are owned and run by people with a true love for the country and a deep-rooted commitment to the conservation of Uganda’s nature. They started with Semliki Safari Lodge in the 1990s and saved the Toro-Semliki Game Reserve from total decay. In close collaboration with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and Indiana University, they were instrumental in establishing and operating the so-called Semliki Chimpanzee Project in the Semliki Wildlife Reserve.
The fertile Uganda is located in the heart of Africa and is just over half the size of Sweden. It is at least 80 km from the country to the nearest coast. According to countryaah, Uganda’s southern border is just south of the equator. Uganda’s geography is dominated by the East African plateau, which rises 1000-1500 meters above sea level.
Short for UG by abbreviationfinder, Uganda has a tropical climate, but since the country is located at an altitude above sea level, the temperatures are lower than in other countries around the equator. The average temperature is between 20 and 25 degrees all year round.
Yes. Nordic citizens can get a visa at the border, and costs about USD 50-100.
As a traveler, it is important to be able to show an exit ticket, contact information for a person / hotel in Uganda and sufficient funds for the trip.
Ugandan Shilling UGX
100UGX = 0.25SEK
English is the official and language of instruction. About 40 local and regional languages where Luganda and Swahili are the largest.
Mandatory – The yellow fever vaccination is required if you arrive from certain countries in Africa or South America.
Recommended – Malaria prophylaxis. Check with your vaccination center for personal needs.