Tessa Robinson

Uganda Travel Expert

Home to few tourists and a whole new perspective on some of our favorite African wildlife experiences, Uganda epitomises our obsession with the natural world. From gorilla treks that rival those of neighboring Rwanda to crucial lion research initiatives; the call of the wild is impossible to ignore – and why would you? A luxury vacation in Uganda will transport you to a world you’ll never want to return from.

Tessa Robinson

Uganda Travel Expert

Uganda Highlights

From the snowy peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains to the shimmering expanse of Lake Victoria and the endemic wildlife of the Kibale National Park, Uganda is a country of stark contrast and unspoiled natural beauty. Dotted with luxurious lodges, there’s no roughing-it in this rural wonderland.

More about Uganda

MORE ABOUT UGANDA

Soaring mountains, terraced hills, and seemingly endless wildlife make this friendly and formidable country a no brainer when it comes to planning an adventurous getaway with a huge helping of luxury. Very much off the tourist trail, Uganda doesn’t have the feeling of being a safari factory, meaning you can track and spot the apes all on your own. Bliss, eh?

Private tours in Uganda

HANG OUT WITH THE GREAT APES

Joining a private tour up into the lush, mountainous highlands is a necessity if you want to hang with the Great Apes. Heading into the verdant forests of Kibale and the rolling, mist-pooled Bunyaruguru Crater Lakes you’ll begin your search for these elusive creatures - deep in the unknown jungle. Follow the hoots, hollers, and softly crackling branches. You won’t forget this.

Best Hotels in Uganda

LUXURIOUS LODGES

After all of that mist-soaked Gorilla trekking through the Rwenzori Mountains, you’re spoilt for places to rest your head. Uganda’s lodges are among the best in the country, coupling luxurious comfort with charming, old-world boutiques, and unparalleled panormas over the country’s beguiling landscapes.

Luxury Honeymoons in Uganda

A HEADY UGANDAN HONEYMOON

Uganda’s tapestry of rich landscapes, soaring mountains (the Rwenzoris are the highest range in Africa), and the Nile’s source - combined with its low tourist volume - make for a honeymoon that really stands apart. Whether you want to raft the Nile or tack gorillas in the misty mountainous habitat, the adventure is yours for the taking.

Uganda Highlights

From the snowy peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains to the shimmering expanse of Lake Victoria and the endemic wildlife of the Kibale National Park, Uganda is a country of stark contrast and unspoiled natural beauty. Dotted with luxurious lodges, there’s no roughing-it in this rural wonderland.

Where to stay in Uganda

STAY IN UGANDA

Boasting some of the continent’s greatest and most luxurious lodges, right in the heart of ape-rich mountain country, Uganda’s hotels provide the perfect base camp from which to experience this rich and immensely friendly country.

Luxury Hotels in Uganda

AMONG THE CRATER LAKES

Ndali Lodge - made up of eight charming stone cottages set among lush, colorful gardens - have the incredible Rwenzori Mountains as their backdrop. This hotel offers true luxury and eye-opening views right in the heart of ape-watching country. Keep your eyes peeled.

Luxury Hotels in Uganda

IN THE MOUNTAINS

Combining heart-pumping adventure with rustic luxury, Mount Gahinga Lodge awaits your discovery. From your luxury base in the balmy shadows of the Virunga Volcanoes, you’ll go in search of gorilla families while soaking up local hospitality and the region’s moreish food, including matooke and peanut sauce or banana-leaf steamed luwombo stew.

Luxury Hotels in Uganda

ON THE PLAINS

Feel invigorated by staying in this former coffee store reimagined as a contemporary safari lodge. Kyambura Gorge Lodge breathes new life into the Ugandan hillsides, perched high above the sunken Kyambura Gorge below. What’s more, this is chimp territory - so you can watch these friendly creatures get up to all sorts of monkey business while you, simply, watch on.

  • Population Population 35,600,000
  • Capital Capital Kampala
  • Language Language English, Swahili, Luganda
  • Currency Currency Ugandan Shilling
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT +3 | ET +8
  • Expert Tip Expert Tip

    "To really make the most of Africa's incredible wildlife, twin a trip to Uganda with one to neighbouring Kenya. Gorillas, chimps, lions and elephants all in one trip? It's the safari that's got it all."

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