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Welcome to Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours Ltd, the best Uganda safari company and Destination Management Company (DMC) for Uganda, Rwanda & Congo. We offer remarkable tailor-made, eco-friendly safaris in Uganda and Africa at large, for solo travelers, couples, small groups, and families based on their special safari needs, budget, and preferences.

With over 13 years of experience in organizing wonderful custom-made gorilla trekking, wildlife tours, community African cultural tours, birdwatching, and spectacular scenery viewing safaris in Uganda and Africa at large, we are unmatched at creating life time adventure safari memories!!

Why You Should Undertake a Safari in Uganda to Popular Uganda Safari Places

Uganda, is a remarkable beautiful land with untamed wilderness, situated in the heart of the African continent, that awaits adventurous travelers and those in quest of breathtaking nature.

Uganda safaris take you to a country dubbed as the "Pearl of Africa" is a Hidden Gem, offering captivating wildlife encounters, an amazing blend of diverse ecosystems, plus unique cultural tours & experiences.

We tailor Uganda safari tours that will enable you to have a comprehensive discovery of Uganda, where you will explore the enchanting landscapes, see majestic primates (Gorillas and Chimpanzees), embrace the vibrant local communities and their culture along with the interesting history of this magical country.

Your Safari to Uganda With Us Direct Impacts on the Lives of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

We are a credible and diligent social corporate responsible African Uganda safari company that is highly reviewed by many of our past clients.

When you travel with us, you directly contribute to the improvement of lives of the orphans & vulnerable children at our orphanage school and orphan homes ( Christ Our Vision Child Care International) in Kalagi, Mukono District, Uganda.

Together with you, we plan your safari to Uganda to take you on a journey nothing less of amazing lifetime memories of remarkable nature, and a deeper understanding of wonderful Uganda – the "Pearl of Africa".

Contact Us & Enjoy The Professional Services of Our Proven Trustable & Dependable Team That Will Plan For You Memorable Uganda Safaris Suited to Your Travel Needs in 2024/2025 & Beyond!!

15 Best Uganda Safari Packages & Holidays

With over 12 years experience in organizing safaris in Uganda and beyond, we present to you the most popular Uganda safari tours and holiday packages below.

Uganda Safaris & Tours Take You to the Land of Unbelievable Experiences

Based on your Uganda safari interests, our team of expert travel consultants organizes incredible gorilla safaris in UgandaRwanda, and the Congo. Here, you will trek and see lowland and mountain gorillas. We enable you to do amazing Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda tours and an unforgettable wildlife safari in Uganda & other Africa destinations.

Visit Uganda a country that defies everyone’s expectations. You will discover landscapes starting from the Rwenzori Mountains towering high at 5109M above sea level, situated in Rwenzori Mountains National Park, to the pristine waters of Lake Victoria.

Her rich diversity sets Uganda apart from other African safari destinations, making it a prime location for various types of safaris in Africa.

Below are some of the top Uganda safari attractions & activities that one must experience.

1. Gorillas in Uganda: Mountain Gorilla Trekking

A New Baby Gorilla Born in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda is a popular Uganda safari activity, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is best known for this experience and gorilla habituation. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is in second but also well-known for Golden Monkey tracking.

Bwindi Park is 331 sq km and is home to 459 gorillas—more than half of the remaining mountain gorilla population in the world.

A Uganda safari tour would be incomplete without undertaking a gorilla trek through the dense jungle forests. You will witness the gentle giants play, feed, groom each other and their babies, and nest in their natural habitat.

2. Chimpanzees in Uganda: Chimpanzee Tracking

Chimpanzee trekking in Africa

On top of gorillas, Uganda is blessed with the highest concentration of common chimpanzees in Africa and the world at large. about 5,000 individuals. Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda in Kibale National Park, the primate capital of the world, offers Uganda safari undertakers over 1500 members in one park with over 13 other primate species.

Guided chimpanzee treks through the lush Kibale Forest will take you face-to-face with these intelligent and endearing apes—man’s closest cousin in the animal kingdom—and offer a breathtaking glimpse into their behaviors and daily lives in their natural habitat.

Primate trekking experiences and safaris in Uganda are awe-inspiring, breathtaking, humbling, and unforgettable, allowing you to get a deep insight into these magnificent apes.

3. The African Big5 5: Wildlife/Game Viewing Uganda Safaris on Game Drives, Boat Trips and Game Walks

Queen Elizabeth National Park: Classic Wildlife Safaris

5 Days Uganda Safari, Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi, Game Viewing Tour In Queen

For those seeking a quintessential African wildlife safari experience, Queen Elizabeth National Park is your best safari destination. Queen Elizabeth Park is home to the popular Big Five animals, such as lions, including the tree-climbing lions, African elephants, buffalos, rhinos, and leopards that you will see during game drives, boat cruises, and game walks.

On a safari in Uganda’s Queen’s Park, you will observe these majestic animals against the backdrop of the beautiful Lake Edward, creating photo moments for perfect safari memories.

Breath-taking Game Viewing in Murchison Falls National Park & The Top of The Falls

Things to do in Uganda, Uganda Safari Attractions, What to do in Uganda on Safari

A visit to Murchison Falls National Park is evidence of the perfect power of nature. It is here that the famous Nile River squeezes through a narrow 3-meter gorge, forming a thunderous, roaring waterfall from which the park was named.

The sight of the bottom & top of Murchison Falls is breathtaking, and it is yet another one of the many attractions this park has to offer.

While on a Uganda safari in Murchison Falls National Park, you also have the opportunity to witness diverse wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, buffalos, rhinos, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, and many bird species.

4. Uganda is Home to 50% of birds in Africa and 11% of world birds

Uganda Birding Tour Shoebill Stork Mabamba Swamp

For those looking for an amazing birding safari in Africa, according to professional birders, birdwatching safaris in Uganda (birding in Uganda tours) offer the best birdwatching expeditions in Africa!

Uganda birding safaris are a must-do for every birder who wants to enjoy the best African birdwatching tours.

Undeniably, Uganda is among the leading birding destinations in Africa!  This country boasts an incredible bird list of over 1,090 bird species, counting the endemic Fox Weaver.

Amazingly, the population of birds in Uganda  is almost 50% of birds in Africa and 11% of world birds.

5. Uganda Communities & Cultures: Unique and Authentic Ugandan Cultural Experiences

Cultural Safaris In Uganda Deep Into Ugandan Communities For Best Culture In Uganda Safari Experiences.

Despite the fact that Uganda safaris usually anchor around wildlife viewing, remarkable Uganda has much more to offer, including community tours.

Its diverse 60 ethnic tribes, each with a unique language, have rich cultures such as dances and foods. Traditional economic activities like crop growing and livestock farming, unique history, warm hospitality, and welcoming people make Uganda an ideal place for cultural encounters.

You can plan to visit Uganda beyond her national parks to the most remote villages, where you can personally be involved in the unique traditions. These include traditional dances, farming experiences, tasting local cuisines, and the way of life of indigenous communities.

This authentic traditional experience makes your safari to Uganda more meaningful. They allow you to visit the people in traditional local markets—fresh fruits, craft centers, & traditional blacksmiths. You can further visit traditional healers, local women weaving unique clothes, home equipment, and wonderful artifacts—native to Uganda.

6. Sightseeing Lakes, Rivers, and Mountains: Uganda Safari Tours

Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda

The Rwenzori Mountains (5109 m above sea level) and the green-covered Elgon (4,321) are two mountains in Uganda that are known for their extraordinary, breathtaking beauty.

This country has ever-flowing freshwater lakes such as Lake Victoria, the biggest freshwater body in the world, located in Entebbe district. The other is Lake Bunyonyi, the 2nd deepest lake in Africa, located in south-western Uganda in Kisoro; and Kabale, a place of beautiful gently rolling hills.

The popular River Nile, the world’s longest river, is one of the major attractions that attracts many travelers to Uganda. Unique land formations like plateaus, rift valley bases with many crater lakes, and evergreen forests like Bwindi, Maramagambo, and Ichuya Lake all add to the tapestry of what to see on a safari in Uganda.

7. Uganda Offers Responsible Tourism Safaris & Tours

For those planning to embark on a Uganda safari, it is paramount to focus on responsible tourism and eco-friendly trips. It is important that you support eco-friendly lodges where they exist and promote the re-use of plastics. You should participate in ethical wildlife tours with a low impact on your visit to nature.

This way, you will enable Uganda to achieve all essential goals towards preserving her natural attractions for future generations. By carrying your safaris lightly and with respect to nature, you will join the determined eco-friendly travelers to conserve Uganda’s incredible natural biodiversity.

8. Uganda Safaris Offer the Ultimate Africa Safari Memories of a Lifetime!

Picnic Lunch in Kidepo National Park

Why organize your Uganda safaris & other trips with us?

Uganda tours are an unforgettable African journey. Whether your interest is trekking mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, seeing the African Big 5 in their natural habitat, or visiting and interacting with vibrant local cultures, Uganda has it all. It is a land of immeasurable safari experiences, awaiting your adventure.

  • We always plan unique active adventure safari itineraries for Uganda and special African adventure vacations. All these activities are the most sought-after in all our Africa Safari destinations of operation.
  • We pride ourselves on offering the best African Uganda safari holidays. Other African safaris at large that are eco-friendly with a low impact on nature at affordable safari prices.
  • We customize your dream safari packages based on your budget, time of travel, class of safari, number of days, and any special needs. This is to ensure that you have a comfortable, memorable vacation to Uganda tailored to yourself.
  • Our team of expert tour consultants is always ready to customize your unique Uganda safari packages and other African safaris.
  • We always ensure that your safari is eco-friendly, enjoyable, affordable, comprehensive, and most suitable for your dream safari interests.
  • All our safaris feature the bespoke and most sought-after safari destinations.

The best Uganda safari destinations are Bwindi Impenetrable, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, and Kidepo Valley National Parks. These are complimented by adventure parks like the Rwenzori Mountains and Mount Elgon National Parks. Other sites include game reserves, scenery, and African communities to give you the best vacation experience in Uganda.

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Commonly asked Uganda Safari Questions

As you plan for your Uganda safari holidays or African safari tours, read through the common Uganda safari questions & Africa tour FAQs below to plan even better.

It is generally safe to travel to Uganda especially if you are on a well-organized Uganda safari adventure. Uganda has the friendliest people in the world, who are ready and happy to welcome visitors to their country. Read More

Looking for top things to do in Uganda on safari? please note the best popular Uganda safari activities include:- gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, Big5 game viewing, gorilla & chimpanzee habituation, bird watching, mountain climbing, etc. Uganda offers a variety of adventure and fun tourist activities. Read More

Uganda is a country in East Africa. Uganda lies astride the Equator between Longitudes 29 East and 35 East and between Latitudes 4 North and South, at an average altitude of 1,100 meters above sea level. Read More

English is Uganda's official language, spoken by most educated people, and it is the most useful language for tourists on Uganda safari tours and travel to Uganda for other reasons. Luganda of the Baganda tribe (the biggest ethnic group in Uganda) is the most spoken local language out of more than 30 indigenous languages. Read More

Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa for magnificence, variety of form and color, a profusion of brilliant life-bird, insects, reptiles, beasts 9 Gorillas & Chimps and for vast scale according to Sir Winston Leonard Churchill in his book “My African Journey” published in 1908. As witnessed by many Uganda safari travelers, Uganda also has the happiest and most loving people in the whole world. Read More

Uganda has a unique combination of safari attractions not available anywhere else that make Uganda a special African safari destination worth visiting. Whether it's your first safari in Uganda or a return trip, Uganda will always offer you a unique special adventure. Read More

When to go to Uganda? What is the best time to travel to Uganda? When should I visit Uganda? These are the most frequently asked questions by travelers planning theirRead More

A safari in Uganda cost is derived from various elements that comprise your Uganda trip itinerary such as the cost of tourist activities like permits at $700, accommodation, car/flight, driver/guide e.t.c. The average minimum for a one (1) day Uganda safari ranges from $200 to $300 for one person and the more people the cheaper the cost. Read More

There are a variety of unique things to buy during Uganda safari trips. Souvenirs like African crafts, traditional clothes, food ingredients like spices, etc are some of the items travelers can take home as a memento of their travel to Uganda. Read More

For obvious reasons, the most convenient way of accessing Uganda from Europe, North America, Asia, and South America is by air for your Uganda safari tour. Practically all fly-in visitors land at Entebbe International Airport (https://entebbe-airport.com/), which lies on the shores of Lake Victoria about 3 kilometers from Entebbe town and 46 kilometers from Kampala, the largest and capital city of Uganda. Read More

Regular Uganda entry requirements include your travel documents, Uganda visa application, or East Africa tourist visa, yellow fever certificate, a 72 hour valid PCR COVID-19 test done from your country of journey start from are some of the major items required to travel to Uganda. Read More

Yes, at the time you book your safari to Uganda, be certain to obtain a passport or check your current passport and make sure the expiration date is at least 6 months beyond your travel date, it is usually in this passport that a Uganda visa or an East African Tourist Visa is put for you to travel to Uganda.Read More

Uganda like any other sovereign country requires one to have her visa if he/she is to enter into her boundaries except for the nationals of the Visa-exempt countries. If you are coming for a safari in Uganda, you can have either a Uganda visa or an East African Tourist Visa. Read More

To get a visa to Uganda for your Uganda safari, an e-visa can be applied for online through the official Uganda Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control website: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/ at least 5 working days before the intended dates of travel, and will usually be approved within 3 working days of application. Read More

You can get a visa on arrival in Uganda for your safari and other reasons for your visit to Uganda. However, when the e-visa system was implemented in 2016, a statement was issued to the effect that it would completely replace the Visa on arrival system, but this has yet to happen. We recommend that you can get your visa online ahead of time. Read More

Uganda visa-exempt countries/Uganda visa-free countries include; Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Angola, Eritrea, Malawi, Madagascar, Seychelles, Swaziland, Lesotho Sierra Leone, Gambia, Comoros, Mauritius, Antigua, Barbados, Fiji, Grenada, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Cyprus, Bahamas, Belize, Jamaica, Malta, Singapore, and St. Vincent-Tonga. If you coming for a Uganda safari tour and are from any of those countries listed here, you don't have to worry about a visa cause you will have it at the Airport or any entry border point. Read More

Entebbe International Airport re-opened on 1 October 2020. Land borders have also re-opened. There are some New Normal Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) put in place for all arriving and departing passengers to ensure their safety.Read More

There several flights that you can use when coming for your Uganda safari or other business. Here we list some of the major airlines that fly into Uganda.
  • Emirates - offers daily flights to Entebbe from Dubai. Website: emirates.com
  • Brussels Airlines/Brussels - offers flights to and from Entebbe 3 times a week. Website: brusselsairlines.com
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/Amsterdam Flights to and from Entebbe 5 times a week. Website: klm.com. Read More

There are different things to consider when booking flights to Uganda. Ensure to book your flights early enough so you can reserve the best economy options in case you plan to use it. This also helps to avoid the headaches that come with last-minute operations.

It is best to fly directly or rather connect through major countries. Arriving at your tour destination one or two days before will allow you to recover from the jet lag as you prepare for your adventures ahead of time.

Within the country, you can have chattered flights that connect to different safari destinations within the country. It is important to also prepare a room for freshening up before flights to different destinations or for your departure back home.

Make sure you have your travel documents, and other important equipment like Cameras, Binoculars, Medicine and change clothes close to you in case your bags get lost.

Likewise, it is important to follow the travel advice from your tour operator as they have experience with the right procedures for arrivals, departures, and meeting guides.

Safaris in Uganda are great for families! Various travelers seek family-friendly tours for their holidays with tour operators who help them book the right tours, accommodations, and programs that favor families of all ages.

Families are usually driven in vehicles with pop-up roofs for amazing views. Various destinations offer children activities like learning how to track animals.

Family tours in Uganda are thus an amazing way to connect and strengthen family bonds. Booking these holidays during the school days will thus allow children to connect with other children in Africa.

Discover the best family safaris by booking your trip today!

Uganda is an amazing destination for both group and solo safaris as there are various experiences to cater to both categories.

Group safaris usually have 5 to 15 people thus making the trip more enjoyable to have for a safari although there should be enough time for preparation compared to solo travels.

On the other hand, group travel is usually cheaper than solo travel because participants may share costs for example transport and accommodation costs.

Solo travels, however, can make planning more flexible and will grant you a more personalized experience to have during your trip.

The physical demands of a safari in Uganda majorly depend on the activities that you are participating in.

Gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee tracking which are Uganda's highlight activities are some of the challenging activities compared to others for example game drives and boat cruises where you either sit on a boat or 4x4 safari vehicle.

If your safari includes walking tours, then it is advisable to prepare by working out to make your tours less demanding physically. Other walking tours are more challenging than others for example Mountain hiking is more challenging than primate tracking or birding.

Many accommodation facilities offer massage to relax muscles after a long adventurous day. Therefore, discover your best safaris today.

A safari in Uganda will bring you closer to the animals in their natural habitat to explore their uniqueness.

Being famous for primates, Big Five, and other animals, you will watch Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, different Monkey species, Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Rhinos, Buffaloes, Zebras, Giraffes, Hippos, and different Antelope species among others.

If you wish to see specific animals, note them down and ask your tour operator to help you find the best spots to see them.

As you plan for things to pack for a trip or your Uganda safari packing list, the words light and right should be considered and it all starts with a suitcase, face mask, safari clothes, boots and sandals, sweater, fleece jacket, sunscreen, travel documents, a negative PCR COVID-19 test, basic first aid kits Read More

One of the ways to keep cherished memories from your trip is by taking photos using your best cameras and other photographic gear. Therefore, it is important to get the right camera equipment for your safaris and tours. DSLR or mirrorless have a good zoom with a range of 200mm to 400mm.

A teleconverter will also allow you to magnify photos for a great view.

Fast shutter speeds of about 1/500s and above help to capture moving animals much more clearly, and carry extra batteries and larger memory cards to cater for space.

Also, carry a monopod to make long lenses steady and macro lenses for closer looks.

It is advisable to also store cameras in the camera storage bins in the vehicles instead of the camera bag. Ask your guide to make the vehicle provide enough background light.

When you are going to take a photo of an animal or bird, allow it to first relax if possible to take a more natural photo.

Wondering about what to wear on a safari in Uganda for a comfortable trip. The best clothes for a safari to Uganda should be a light waterproof jacket, safari boots, sweater/fleece jacket, sunglasses e.t.c with colors like khaki, greens, and light brown. Read More

If you are looking for where to stay when you visit Uganda, here is a list of the best places to stay in Uganda during your safari under budget mid-range and luxury hotels, hostels, lodges, safari camps, and campsites. Uganda, has been a tourist destination for decades therefore, she offers a variety of Uganda safari accommodation choices to all travelers. Read More

The currency of choice, for trade, and tourism in Uganda is US Dollars (US$/USD). Many Uganda safari hotels, safari companies, Airlines, Uganda Wildlife Authority for gorilla permits, and park fees are paid for in US Dollars. Read More

Getting Uganda Shillings while on a safari in Uganda can be done at Entebbe International Airport or at a border post if you are entering via land or you can convert at any of the foreign exchange (forex) bureaus in Kampala city and other major towns in Uganda. Read More

During your Uganda safari holidays, you can use your Visa debit or credit card. All large towns and many smaller ones have at least one 24-hour ATM where local currency can be drawn against any international PIN-protected credit/debit card with a Visa or Mastercard logo. Read More

To book your Uganda safari tour, transferring money between banks in Europe, North America, or Asia to Uganda remains the safest mode, banks although a little slow, takes some days. It is quicker to send money using Western Union or MoneyGram but at times there are some loopholes. Read More

As you safari in Uganda, you are advised not to pull out all your money with other people watching you. It is good to always keep the little money you're going to use soon nearer and keep the rest far safe. Read More

Tipping in Uganda is not a must after service provision rather the client does it of their own will and they are free not to tip if they don't feel like it. During their tours, clients should always give tips at their own discretion and how much they are comfortable tip. Read More

There are different guidelines to follow for your safari and they are important for the safety of the wildlife, travelers/tourists, and staff.

Etiquette first begins when you meet the local people. Thus, always learn some words in the local language for example “how are you”, “thank you” and “please.”

While exploring the wildlife, some of the etiquette to follow includes keeping silent when for wildlife explorations, dressing appropriately for a specific safari activity, asking for permission before taking photos of the locals, respecting culture, disposing of litter in the right places, and following instructions from your guide.

These guidelines and more will enable you to enjoy more of your safari adventures.

Enjoying your trip in Uganda begins with choosing the right package for your tours. The good news is that there are many safari packages to suit your trips in the country and below, we look at some of them.

7 days Uganda safari - Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking, Wildlife Safaris, and Lake Bunyonyi

6 days Uganda tour - Ziwa Rhinos, Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Bunyonyi

5 days Uganda safari tour - Gorilla trekking, Wildlife safaris and Lake Bunyonyi

4 days Uganda tour - Wildlife safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park

3 days Uganda tour - Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Uganda has many tour operators to make you enjoy the safari experiences in the country. Choosing one, especially those with experience in the field will make your tours more comfortable.

Ensure that the company is registered and thus licensed to operate tours and travels.

Experienced guides will thus give you the best safaris to lead you to an enlightening experience as they will be knowledgeable about the wildlife, the local communities, and nature.

As an incredible company with more than 12 years of organizing safari trips, we are happy to help organize your safaris and tours in Uganda.

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