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Our Uganda holidays & gorilla safaris give you the chance to track the endangered Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. All our Uganda holidays are provided by operators committed to supporting local people & the environment.

Uganda holidays
Uganda conservation holiday, Gorillas and Chimps
Exclusive trip to track gorillas & chimps with wildlife experts, from 2395 (7 days) ex flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
Rwanda and Uganda adventure., from US $2850 - US $3800 (14 days) ex flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Superb safari and trip to see gorillas, from 2969 - 3549 (18 days) inc UK flights
Uganda wildlife and activity holiday
Experience the Pearl of Africa...true African adventure!, from 1750 - 2650 (15 days) ex flights
Uganda safari, gorillas, chimps and game
Track the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda, from 2960 (8 days) ex flights
Uganda tailor made safari
Your dream African wildlife adventure, from 1000 (12 days) ex flights
Uganda Gorilla & Game safari holiday
Experience the best of Uganda's highlights -small group trip, from 3850 - 4370 (10 days) inc UK flights
Uganda gorilla tracking and wildlife safari holiday
A wonderful gorilla and wild life experience in Uganda, from 1500 (10 days) ex flights
Gorilla and game safari in Uganda
The great Silverback Gorilla & wildlife all in one package!, from 1850 - 2320 (9 days) ex flights
Africa wildlife holiday, Uganda to Zanzibar
Visit gorillas in the Uganda and national parks, from 3059 (26 days) ex flights
Gorilla tracking holiday in Uganda
Unspoilt Uganda trips and East Africa Supper safari., from 950 - 2500 (10 days) ex flights
Uganda mountain gorilla and wildlife safari
An amazing opportunity to see the endangered moutain gorilla, from 1500 - 3000 (11 days) ex flights
Gorilla &  Chimpanzee tracking holiday in Uganda
Wildlife safari adventure in Uganda, East Africa, from 577 - 1930 (7 days) ex flights
Cairo to Nairobi overland tour
Overland travel in Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya., from 1675 (9 weeks) ex flights
Medical work experience in Uganda
Elective placements for Nurses, doctors, midwives in Uganda, from 1000 - 1200 (14 days) ex flights
Gap year volunteer teaching in Uganda
Full cultural immersion volunteer projects in rural Uganda, from 2985 (12 weeks) ex flights
Uganda film making volunteering
Bring the power of film-making to rural Ugandan communities, from 995 (16 weeks) ex flights
School trips to Uganda
Affordable, community based student,school trips to Africa, from 850 - 1500 (13 days) ex flights
Kenya and Uganda safari holiday
African overland safari tour and mountain gorilla watching, from 1682 - 1869 (16 days) ex flights
Kenya & Uganda small group holiday
Magnificent Lakes and Wildlife parks of Kenya, from 1399 (16 days) ex flights
Mountain gorilla project in Uganda
Work towards conservation of the majestic gorilla in Uganda, from 2695 (14 days) ex flights
Gorilla and Rwenzori expedition in Uganda
Discover the beauty in the heights of the Pearl of Africa!!!, from 2730 - 3950 (18 days) ex flights
Uganda gorillas and wildlife holiday
An incredible adventure into the heart of Africa, from 3549 - 4199 (13 days) inc UK flights
Community & holiday project in Uganda
Immerse yourself in a rural community in South West Uganda, from 300 - 1000 (8 weeks) ex flights

75 reviews for Uganda holidays4 star overall rating

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Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Every day was fabulous always something different... travelling with like minded people was also a good thing. (more)Valerie Koppi
Gorillas!!!!!. Interacting with them was the most exceptional experience elf my life and the biggest adrenaline rush I have ever had. Its is without comparison. The Masai Mara was amazing, will decamping was a buzz and White water rafting on the Nile was an amazing experience but being close to the African people(especially the happy kids) and not isolated in 5 star resorts made the trip a once in a lifetime experience. (more)Mark Asquith
It was excellent. I would go again tomorrow... it was such a fabulous trip from the start in Kigali to the end in Nairobi. Seeing the gorillas was obviously so special and memorable and the rafting in jinja was an unexpected highlight. Also the people in my group and our fabulous exodus team who were to efficient, friendly, patient and organised. (more)Sally Knowles-Jackson
From 2969 - 3549 including UK flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
Memorable parts? By far - coming face to face with a group of Mountain Gorillas Tips? Try to spread it over more than two weeks as there was rather a lot of travelling up to 12 hours on one day Local benefits? Yes definitely as it creates employment for hotels etc and also drivers, park rangers, guides and security personnel, obviously the cost of Chimp and Gorilla treks as well as Game Park fees must benefit conservation and wildlife Overall rating? It was a wonderful... (more)Colin Stevens
From US $2850 - US $3800 excluding flights
Uganda conservation holiday, Gorillas and Chimps
Seeing the gorillas was the most memorable part...Short but intense. Great organisation of activities and transfers. (more)Sandrine Guyot de La Pommeraye
This was the trip of a lifetime and more than fulfilled all of my hopes for it...the first moment that I saw the gorillas. This moment will stand out in my memory as one of the great moments of my life. I was moved to tears. (more)Jan Pullen
From 2395 excluding flights
Community & holiday project in Uganda
The best part of my holiday was meeting the local people. I was inspired by the vision that many of the local people had, and their commitment to helping the community climb out of poverty. It was amazing to see first hand how a micro credit project can empower people to develop a profitable business. (more)Peter Harrison
Amazing holiday. It felt like such a privilege to be able to get to know the local community in this way. The people of Uganda are so warm and welcoming - and this family and community are a great example of this. (more)Liz Charsley
From 300 - 1000 excluding flights
Uganda wildlife and activity holiday
This was the perfect trip: great places, great people, good value for money. We couldn't have wished for anything more. (more)Sabine Mosch
This was a once in a life time experience which has created many lasting memories. (more)Jennifer Thomson
From 1750 - 2650 excluding flights
Health care & sports volunteering in Uganda
Memorable parts? When I was marking out straight lines of the village's football pitch, the local community joined in to help. it showed me that little things can make a difference and put smile's on people's faces. Tips? Just go and throw yourself fully into the whole experience, the projects you help with and the people you share the house with. Also just relax, things are at a much slower pace so timings can be a issue, but its not really a big deal when you can go look outside... (more)James Bloomfield
From 995 excluding flights
Gorilla holidays in Uganda
Excellent! A once in a lifetime and very unique experience... Getting so close to chimps and a silverback gorilla - amazing! (more)Emma Tweedie
Seeing gorillas and optional Community Walk in Bwindi were the most memorable parts. (more)Stephen Purse
I would definately give a 10 out of 10....This is a great action packed holiday where you really do and see quite alot over the short time that you are there which adds to the memories when looking back at the time spent in Uganda while flying home. (more)Carl Willott
From 2336 - 2963 including UK flights
Gorilla safari in Uganda
The whole holiday was memorable for all the best reasons but probably the most outstanding were the 2 days spent with the Mountain Gorillas. A memory that will live with me 'til the end of my days! (more)Judith Towell
Unforgettable experience in country very different from my own. I met some very gentle and helpful people who added much to my enjoyment. All travel arrangements went smoothly and as expected. Given the chance, I would love to return to Rwanda. (more)Patrick Taylor
The whole of our week in Rwanda was extraordinary and memorable... and we lost our hearts to this small and extremely beautiful country. We had two days gorilla tracking which were wonderful - not least because of the great organisation and knowledge of the local guides and trackers. (more)Caroline Gant
From 3595 excluding flights
Holidays to Uganda
Memorable parts? Getting close to gorillas in their forest home will be unforgettable. The Nile boat trips are excellent also. Tips? Just go. Don't expect to see lots of big cats (although we did see some lions and leopards) - but seeing the gorillas is very special and the rest of the wildlife is great also. Local benefits? Benefits local people only in so far that hotels and guiding provide jobs. Benefits the environment because visitors create a reason for the national... (more)Gerard O'Hanlon
From 2350 excluding flights
Uganda volunteering projects, Bwindi National Park
The most memorable part of the holiday was being in a community without feeling like an outsider. Everyone was willing to help and also be open about their lives. I loved everything about the experience. (more)Christina Hanazawa
The most memorable parts were the women I met and worked with as a volunteer in Uganda. The women were strong, resilient, courageous, determined and inspirational. They were also welcoming of a white woman from Australia - making me feel one of them as we walked or sat in a circle to meet and explore opportunities. (more)Cheryl Phillips
Our two weeks voluntary work in Uganda flew by with so many highlights, it is impossible to name even a few. The people, their positive attitudes and their willingness to learn, the scenery and of course the gorillas. (more)Jennifer Soddy
From 995 excluding flights
Small group adventure holiday in Uganda
Memorable parts? Spotting the Gorillas in The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Tips? Always take the option of a porter when trekking the gorillas. After paying 100's of dollars for the permit, $15 for the use of a porter is peanuts. The trek is really tiring and the porter not only carries your bag but pushes, pulls and generally helps get you into t he best spots to photograph the gorillas! Local benefits? Some of the money from the cost of the permit goes towards educating local... (more)Kathy Hammond
From 1380 - 1650 excluding flights
Cairo to Cape Town overland tour
Very good for the adventurous and independent type! (more)Ferry Lubis
Seeing Victoria Falls and all the wildlife in Africa was the most memorable part of the holiday...Fantastic. (more)Andrew Service
From 2750 excluding flights
Gorilla safari and game parks, Uganda
A great holiday for viewing wildlife. The campsites had much better facilities than I was expecting and the food and guides were excellent. (more)Michele Bowers
It was all fantastic. Of course one of the highlights was coming face to face with the beautiful mountain gorilla. (more)Vicky Brownlie
From 595 - 670 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
Mountain gorillas infographic

Mountain gorilla Key facts:


The mountain gorilla can be found in Uganda and Rwanda and DRC and are critically endangered due to logging, political unrest and poaching. The largest of the species, these giants can grow to 6 ft tall and prefer dense open canopy forests.

When to go
The best months for gorilla trekking are June October and December - February

Get your permit early to avoid disappointment!
All gorilla trekking requires a permit and each park has a maximum it allows per day:
  • Bwindi National Park, Uganda: allows 32 a day
  • Mgahinga National Park, Uganda: allows 6 a day
  • Parc National Des Volcans, Rwanda: allows 38 a day
The permits can be bought up to a year in advance and can be arranged by your tour operator. The costs vary but you can expect to pay between $350 and $700 US Dollars.

Checklist
There are a few basic regulations you need to consider before booking a gorilla holiday;
  • You have to be over 15 years of age
  • You cannot be sick or have any infectious disease
  • Trekkers must be fit as reaching the gorillas can take anything between 2 and 5 hours trekking
  • Trekkers must be well equipped, which includes warm clothing for the wet cool climate high in the mountains
Our top selling gorilla safaris
5 day gorilla holiday in Rwanda
11 day gorilla holiday and safari, Uganda
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Uganda conservation holiday, Gorillas and Chimps
Exclusive trip to track gorillas & chimps with wildlife experts, from 2395 (7 days) ex flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Superb safari and trip to see gorillas, from 2969 - 3549 (18 days) inc UK flights
Uganda safari, gorillas, chimps and game
Track the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda, from 2960 (8 days) ex flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
Rwanda and Uganda adventure., from US $2850 - US $3800 (14 days) ex flights
Gorilla safari in Uganda
Track the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, from 3595 (10 days) ex flights
Uganda Gorilla & Game safari holiday
Experience the best of Uganda's highlights -small group trip, from 3850 - 4370 (10 days) inc UK flights
Uganda mountain gorilla safari
Experience Uganda's mountain gorilla safari, from 910 - 1100 (5 days) ex flights
Primate tour in Rwanda and Uganda
Track down mountain gorillas and chimps in Uganda & Rwanda, from 3450 (11 days) ex flights
Uganda gorilla tracking and wildlife safari holiday
A wonderful gorilla and wild life experience in Uganda, from 1500 (10 days) ex flights
Uganda mountain gorilla and wildlife safari
An amazing opportunity to see the endangered moutain gorilla, from 1500 - 3000 (11 days) ex flights
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