Wildlife Safaris

Engage in adventure game drives to visit the wildlife animals


African Buffalo Safaris

Explore & Discover the wild containing wildlife & primates in Uganda & Rwanda which will provide memorable safaris


Primate Safaris

Encounter the primates in trekking and habituation
scenarios deep in the forest


African Buffalo Safaris

Since our first purpose-built vehicles departed for Africa more than 24 years ago, we have gone a long way. Our love of adventure has always been unwavering. We have expanded in size and experience over the years, as well as in our love for, familiarity with, and connections to the people of Africa.

African Buffalo is regarded as an authority in travel to Africa today, and we provide a wide variety of tours. Starting with our original African Buffalo Experience and moving on to treks, city stays, and custom packages. Yet, we continue to pursue our original objective of giving individuals with a passion for Africa adventure on thrilling, reasonably priced vacations

Popular Uganda Safaris

1 Day Birding Mabamba Swamp Tour

Visit the famous Mabamba swamp to gaze at the many unique bird species that will blow your mind

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3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari

Explore the Stunning primates of Uganda in their natural habitat for the greatest time ever in your life

3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

Encounter the endangered chimps of Uganda gazetted at Kibale Forest in a fantastic Trekking

4 Days Golden Monkey & Batwa Trail

Enjoy the best wilderness feeling with the Batwa & the endangered golden monkeys in this tour

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6 Days Chimps & Wildlife In Uganda

Visit the most interesting places in Uganda where you will find and see the wilderness fully

7 Days Explore Mgahinga Gorilla Safari

Have an exciting time in the deep woods of Mgahinga finding its secrets in a trekking safari

9 Days Hiking Mt Elgon & Culture Safari

Discover some of the best views and areas that will provide unforgettable memories

12 Days Primates & Wildlife In Uganda

Experience dazzling moments in the wild of Uganda as you visit the top National parks for satisfaction

Top Uganda Safari Destinations

Bwindi Forest

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Murchison Falls

National Park

Kibale Forest

National Park

Queen Elizabeth

National Park


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Mt. Rwenzori

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Lake Mburo

National Park


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FAQs About Uganda Safari


What makes Uganda good for a safari is, gorilla trekking which is best done in Uganda, the highest population 450 mountain gorillas, climb the Mountains of the moon (Rwenzori mountains), You can see the tree climbing lions in Africa, you can enjoy white water rafting on the Nile, 1000 bird species makes it a top birding destination in Africa.
You will visit the superb Murchison falls, engage in sightseeing of Uganda’s savanna, wildlife, lakes and rivers. Uganda is one of the most hospitable countries in the world thus making it the best cultural safari destination in Africa.
What makes Uganda special is that its a less crowded safari destination as compared to the neighbouring Tanzania and Kenya. This is a perfect way to spy on the safari animals.
Uganda is a better country for a safari vs Kenya or Tanzania because it not only has the big five animals, it has the big six. Besides the elephant, leopard, lion, buffalo and Rhino, it has the mountain gorillas that you cannot find in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana or South Africa.


Uganda – unique unlike any other country in Africa hidden to many is symbolic; Uganda boasts of the most impressive scenic Wonders – the significant River Nile, the very powerful waterfall – the Murchison Falls, the highest Mountain Range the Mt. Rwenzori – the Mountains of the Moon, the Virunga Volcanoes, the most wonderful in all of Africa with Lake Bunyonyi plus Lake Mutanda. The boat cruise at Kazinga channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park gives you a chance to see variety of wild animals along the shores. Most visitors love the tropical beach Islands, the rare Mountain Gorillas, impressive wildlife Chimpanzees – this is the true representation of African wilderness all compacted into a tiny nation.


The best time to visit Uganda is between December-February or June-August, when there are 2 dry seasons.
June-August is the peak of the dry season. This is when waterholes will be full and thick grasses have turned parched brown, which enables animals to be easily spotted from a distance. Great bird watching happens now.
You can go to Uganda any time of the year, with temperatures at around 24°C to 30°C, the climate is generally warm. The best month to visit Uganda is July.
Best time to go for gorilla trekking in Uganda is June, July, August. (Bwindi National Park & Mgahinga Gorilla)
Best time for birding in Uganda is December, January and February.
Best time for game viewing safaris in July, August, December and January.
March, April and May is rain season, probably not the best time to visit the pearl of Africa


Home to 10 National Parks and 4 Wildlife Reserves, and many towns, cultural villages, and communities to choose from, one may be spoilt for choice. The first step is determining the kind of vacation you want or the specific things you’d like to see and do.
If you are you looking for a classic safari experience, Then the ideal destination for you is Queen Elizabeth National Park or Murchison Falls National Park.
For those for great ancient cultures, Boom cultural village, Batwa pygmies, Karamoja in the north or Kidepo Valley etc are at your service.
Bwindi impenetrable forest home of mountain gorillas or Kibale forest for Chimpanzees for you who wants get deep into nature or trekking into ancient jungles.
For the birders, Entebbe near Lake Victoria and western Uganda’s conservation areas should be your destination.
For buzzing city culture, people, and adventure, Kampala capital or the colonial Jinja town ‘’home to the source of the Nile’’ will keep you awake night and day.
Suppose you’re traveling with small children who can’t take prophylactics. In that case, you should avoid Uganda, where malaria looms, especially in the low altitudes where mosquitoes breed profusely. Otherwise, Uganda is excellent for family journeys, and there are ways to avoid catching malaria during your holiday.


Uganda is one of the gifted countries in Africa with a lot of different national parks and activities available for you to choose from for your safari. Its therefore recommended that you book a 7-14 days safari if you really want to enjoy what Uganda has to offer.
It is well known that those visiting Uganda for the first time will only yearn to come again. Aside from the big apes like the Gorillas in Bwindi, and Chimpanzees in Kibale forest National Park,

Uganda is also home to the Big five which you can see on a trip to Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth national Park. There also several mountains such as the Rwenzori Mountain, Elgon as well as the Muhabura exctint Volcanoes which are suitable for those looking for a mountain climbing experience.

In addition to the wildlife experiences, you can also add exciting cultural encounters as well as adventure sports like white water rafting, Quad biking, Kayaking and so much more.
In case you would like to book with us, Adventure in the wild safaris, we design itineraries that always match with the safaris or trip you may wish to have or you are interested in and we make the costings for you that are really favourable.
The vast majority of the trips we run are tailor-made, so we’ll design an itinerary that fits with your travel schedule, interests, and budget.


For anyone looking out for a safari in Uganda worry not about your physical fitness for most of the activities done in Uganda do not require a lot of physical fitness. Such as game drives, bird watching, boat cruise and many more. However, there are activities that require one to be physically fit such as gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking. This is because they require trekking into the jungle to look out for different gorilla families in their habituations. Another activity that require physical fitness in Uganda is mountaineering, on Rwenzori, Elgon, gahinga,muhabura etc . it is recommended to have high level physical fitness for one to adventure in such activities.


For a family holiday in Uganda, Western Uganda is the top region to visit: home to most of the country’s national parks, reserves and natural attractions, it offers spectacular wildlife, astonishing landscapes to explore and lots of outdoors activities. For families with older children, mountain gorilla and chimpanzee trekking are two top highlights, while children of all ages can enjoy wildlife spotting in the most popular national parks of the region – Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls – and guided nature walks to spot birds and monkeys in the region’s beautiful rainforests, such as in Budongo Forest Reserve.
Central Uganda also has some wonderful attractions for families: children above the age of six can track rhinos on foot and go in search of shoebill storks in canoes at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, and for children who are under the age of 15 and can’t go chimp trekking, a visit to Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary is a great alternative. Scattered in Lake Victoria, the Ssese Islands also make for a relaxing beach destination with some fun activities, such as wind surfing and fishing.
For active families, Eastern Uganda is home to the adrenaline capital of East Africa, Jinja, which lies at the source of the Nile River. For children above the age of eight, white-water rafting is a heart-pumping adventure and there’s plenty more fun to be had on the river, including boat cruises, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. Then on land there’s bungee-jumping, horse-back riding, quad biking and mountain biking – more than enough to keep even the most energetic of children entertained for a few days.


The fun part of planning your impending safari trip to Uganda comes from buying all your specialized equipment. Your shopping list may include items from mosquito repellents to a good set of binoculars and a pair of durable hiking shoes.
Be prepared for all kinds of weather. Nights in the southwestern highlands can be freezing even in the dry season. Yet days are unpredictable, with random tropical showers and bursts of hot sunlight.
Think about preserving your memories, whether investing in a quality camera, expanding your smartphone camera space, or buying a scrapbook and a spare set of pens.
Another essential purchase is a first aid kit, complete with any personal medications and all items you’ll need to treat minor pains and injuries.


Uganda’S safaris are cheap compared to its East Africa counterparts Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda.
The cost for Gorilla permits in Uganda is at 700 dollars which has added a fixed cost to many of the itineraries and this has however made it cheaper still than all the countries in East Africa
NOTE: Each client who may need a safari or a trip is charged a price which is different from that of the other depending on how long you want your trip to be, the type of accommodation, and also the number of clients to go for a safari.


If you have a pre booked trip, you will be in a safari vehicle provided by your tour operator or safari company. You will have your local guide with you all the time since this will be a private tour. Most private journeys whether both luxury or budget are encouraged when it comes to an African safari.
Taxi is the commonest way of getting around Kampala and other areas. It accommodates 14 people but during the restrictions, it takes less than a half number. Cost per day is about $ 5 to cross from one district to another.
Boda boda is a motorcycle spread all over the country. We encourage you to use Safe boda as they provide helmets. Cost per day is about US $ 10
Special Hire Taxis are not very pocket friendly. A full day could easily cost you US$ 80
Buses are available. Great if you are moving to places far by 200km from your location such as Fort portal, Kasese, Mbale, Kisoro, Masinde enroute Ziwa Rhino sanctuary and wildlife parks in Eastern Uganda, Southern Uganda and northern Uganda.
Air Travel. Aero link takes you to different national parks for luxury wildlife safaris. Consult your tour operator for prices.
Water transport is used to visit Ssese Islands and chimpanzee trekking in Ngamba.


Uganda is a really very safe destination for any traveler. This is because of the firm political stability in country and with securely protected borders within the east African region and the robust internal security bodies. The people are friendly and communicative. It is easy to move about the city centre and, surprisingly, the visitor does not need to be overly concerned about security.


Any one on a safari in Uganda does not need to worry about where to stay, because Uganda has got a number of accommodations ranging from the luxury, midrange, and budget.  All the accommodations are so amazing, attractive, ensuite with good location and amenities for customer satisfaction.
For those who are camping enthusiastic, camping tents can be provided upon request with camping fire for warmth and protection from dangerous animals.
For more information about the accommodations in Uganda you can reach us out on Email: info@adventureugandagorillas.com


Expect to feel the taste of Uganda local food dishes, that every visitor should try while on tour. The Ugandan cuisines are comprised of both traditional and modern cooking style of the freshly harvested food stuffs from local farms. Like any other country Uganda also has international dishes prepared in different restaurants and safari lodges in Uganda national parks   across the country. For example, Uganda has Chinese restaurants in Kampala that prepare Chinese dishes, Italian restaurants, American, Arab, Indian food restaurants in Kampala and in many other big towns around Uganda.
Uganda has a number of different cultures which have staple food and different meals prepared on certain occasions for example at wedding parties so one needs to try some of these Local Ugandan dishes to have a complete trip in Uganda.


In Uganda, carrying large amounts of cash around isn’t safe; however, ATMs are not necessarily available on every street corner. Avoid traveller’s checks, as they’re rarely accepted as a viable currency.
Generally, your best bet is to withdraw enough cash at the ATM with your credit or debit card upon arrival to take you through your trip. Remember that ATMs may not be able to break down the bills. So, visit a Forex Bureaux on arrival, change some cash into smaller bills, and exchange some into Uganda Shillings (UGX). The local currency is suitable for tipping service personnel.
Fortunately, almost all modern safari camps and lodges in Uganda accept debit/credit cards. Confirm this with your local safari operator before your trip.
For safety, divide your cash, and keep it in several locations. Make sure your credit card has a Visa or MasterCard logo. When planning your Uganda safari journey, alert your bank to avoid cancelling your card on suspicion of fraud when you use your card abroad.


It’s important to check with your consulate whether you need a visa before departure. That is determined based on your nationality. Uganda visa rules change anytime, so checking with an official government source is essential rather than relying on advice from outdated travel websites.
Uganda’s immigration requires all persons intending to travel to Uganda for holiday, tourism, etc., to apply and obtain a visa online at https://visas.immigration.go.ug/.
Even if you don’t need a visa, there may be some special requirements for your passport, like your passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of entry.
Uganda issues single-entry visas valid for three months from the date of issue and multiple-entry visas valid for six months. See https://www.immigration.go.ug/content/visas-and-passes for more details.


The Uganda gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) is a subspecies of the eastern gorilla that can only be found in East and Central Africa. It is a big primate (great ape). It is the largest primate still alive. It can only survive in hostile conditions at high altitudes and in extremely cold temperatures thanks to its larger size, greater strength, and longer, thicker fur than other gorilla species.

The uganda gorillas has a nose print that is particular to each individual, much like human thumbprints.

The only gorilla species present in Uganda is the mountain gorilla, which is the race most in danger of going extinct. On the slopes of the Virunga Mountains in Mgahinga National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda is home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorilla population.

Mountain gorillas reside where?
Only two distinct populations of mountain gorillas exist in east-central Africa; one is found in the Virunga Volcano Mountains, a transnational area that spans three forest reserves in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The other is found in a remote, rift valley montane forest in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which also includes the DRC’s Sarambwe Natural Reserve.

Only high-altitude montane and bamboo forests, between 8,000 and 13,000 feet (1,400 and 3,800 metres), free of human habitation are home to mountain gorillas.

Conservation of mountain gorillas

The mountain gorilla’s status was changed from “critically endangered” to “endangered” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which determines the conservation status of species. Owing to intensive conservation initiatives centred on these great apes that involve governmental entities, non-profit organisations, tour operators, and private citizens.

Experts caution, however, that if conservation efforts are not given the attention they merit, they risk rapidly reverting to being critically endangered.

The mountain gorilla conservation tale, however, is regarded by conservationists as one of the most effective initiatives in the field of natural history.

Popular Rwanda Safaris

3 Days Akagera Wildlife Safari

Visit the rarest animals in this Akagera wildlife safari which gives you chance to game drive the wild

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3 Days Rwanda Chimps & Canopy Walk

Visit the best primate national park in Rwanda known as Nyungwe Forest for the best wild moments

6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari

Encounter the different primates of Rwanda including the famous Volcanoes Gorillas for esctasy

12 Days Rwanda Birding & Forest Trek

Explore the great birding locations & trek the mountainous forests to see and have the best time ever

Top Rwanda Safari Destinations


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Nyungwe Forest

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Immigration Safaris

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