Gorillas, chimpanzees and the Impenetrable Forest
Dense, dark forests home to wild mountain gorillas and sociable chimpanzees, tree-climbing lions and crocodiles meandering through the waters of the start of the Nile river; Uganda is home to a range of phenomenal wildlife experiences.
Often nicknamed the ‘Pearl of Africa’, Uganda is a lush, green mountainous region kept watered by all the lakes and streams. The town of Jinja, on the banks of Lake Victoria, is the source of the Nile river - the world’s longest river.
Take a boat cruise to see the Nile crocodiles or go white water rafting to explore the start of Africa’s most important waterway, then head to Sipi Falls, a beautiful waterfall on the slopes of Mount Elgon.
Visit local tea and coffee plantations in the region, or explore the nature by foot with our local guide and learn more about the flora and fauna around the extinct volcano.
While Uganda is home to Africa’s Big Five animals, it also offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet a mountain gorilla in their natural habitat.
Trek through the dense jungle to see these beautiful animals at rest and play, and carefully observe them for around an hour.
If you want to spend even more time with them, you can join the Gorilla Habituation Experience and support the crucial work habituating gorillas and ensuring their survival.
Immerse yourself in their world to understand our distant cousins, and watch how the troop interact with one another. This is also a great opportunity for close up photographs.