We have been travelling regularly to Uganda for over 15 years. Such is our knowledge of the country, that over this time we have arranged tours to Uganda for ITV and BBC film crews, shown CNN journalists the ropes and even been approached by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority to help habituate a group of gorillas (Nkuringo, in case you were wondering). In short, no-one knows Uganda better than Steppes Travel. Chris and Bridget are our experts to help design your Uganda gorilla trekking holiday.
WHY WE LIKE UGANDA
Congolese rainforests meets eastern savannah with dramatic effect. Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls are popular for big game - where lions climb trees, prehistoric shoebills take flight and Africa’s largest crocodiles bask in the sun. Try the rugged Kidepo National Park, bordering Sudan - as remote as you get in Africa (our Congo trips aside).
In Kibale Forest, troops of chimpanzees swing through the vines, and there are hidden blue lakes and remote caves to explore. The big draw is of course, the 25,000 year old Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where you can spend an hour in the company of mesmerising mountain gorillas.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR UGANDA HOLIDAY
Ever changing scenery – rainforests, volcanoes, dazzling markets, savannah and even snow. There is colour everywhere, from the traditional Kanga’s worn by women to iridescent sun birds and multi-coloured rock agamas. Easily accessed by a great network of flights, the country is also easily explored with a guide and vehicle allowing for plenty of stops - aside from the endless photo opportunities, who can resist a freshly baked Mandazi doughnuts from a roadside café or some delicious flavoured gin (obviously not for your driver).
If however, you prefer to keep a clear head whilst on your travels, why not try and learn a few words of the local language – but make it easy on yourself, the Karamajong dialect in the extreme northeast has a vocabulary of only 180 words. Mam Nace!
SOME IDEAS FOR A UGANDA HOLIDAY
- Track mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Time with the gorillas is a life- changing experience. Don't miss out
- Track chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge or Kibale Forest
- Go wild and enjoy an expedition to Kidepo Valley - some of the most dramatic scenery in east Africa in one of the most remote lodges
- Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park for tree climbing lions, look for shoebills on the lakes or bargain hard in the colourful markets
BEYOND THE ORDINARY
- Gain exclusive access to gorilla researchers on our exclusive gorilla doctor tour
- How about exploring Kampala’s markets on a local boda-boda motorbike?