8 hours 15 minutes
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required
Best time to travel
December - March, June - September
With a tropical climate, the hottest months are December to February. The main rainy season tends to be between April and May and then again from October to November. Due to the altitude the mountain air is a lot cooler. The best times to visit are Uganda are from December to March and from June to September.
Highlights - Track rare mountain gorillas; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; Private tented accommodation... Read more ...
Highlights - Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, an abundance of game and a wealth of activities. Read more ...
A special 19-day adventure from one end of Africa to the other, spanning eight countries and almost 5,000 miles in a handsomely appointed private jet. Read more ...
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* Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenatrable Forest
* Look for chimpanzees in Kibale
* Excellent bird watching opportunities
* Trek for chimpanzees in Kibale Forest
* Bird watching at Queen Elizabeth National Park
* Search for red colobus monkeys
* Privately chartered 737 limited to 40 guests
* Privileged access and VIP service
* Trek to see mountain gorillas
Uganda inspires fierce loyalty amongst those lucky enough to have been there, and with good reason. Uganda safaris offer a greater diversity of wildlife, people and landscapes than any other African destination, placing Uganda safaris amongst the richest experiences Africa has to offer.
With Abercrombie & Kent a Uganda safari and Gorilla tracking are as inspirational as the wildlife itself.
Uganda is at the crossroads of where the West African jungles meet the East African savannahs and thus home to quickly varying landscapes: semi-deserts in the northeast, lush lowlands fringing the shores of Lake Victoria, and the mountain rainforests of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Rwenzoris (the Mountains of the Moon) in the southwest.
Such diverse topographies create habitats for a kaleidoscope of unique wildlife. Lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant all roam the savannahs, whilst the forests are home to chimpanzees and the mountains are the kingdom of the endangered mountain gorilla (half the world's surviving mountain gorillas live in Uganda). Mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi, Uganda is the jewel in the crown of any safari experience.
Whilst the mountain gorillas are Uganda's most talked about asset, its birdlife is often overlooked. A travesty given that Uganda is considered the continent's finest birding country, with some 1,000 recorded species, and amongst them the extremely rare shoe-billed stork.
We are sure you will return from this beautiful country echoing the words of Sir Winston Churchill. "For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life-plant, bird, insect, reptile, beast," Churchill wrote, Uganda "eclipsed, and indeed effaced, all previous impressions."
At A&K all of our holidays to Africa are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. However, as a guide, a 12 day safari in Uganda will cost from £5,445 per person based on two adults sharing with flights from the UK and subject to availability.
Stay 3 nights and pay for 2 nights
Stay 3 nights at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp and pay for 2 nights. Valid for travel from 1st April 2013 to 20th June 2013 and the 1st November to the 15th December 2013. Terms and conditions apply.
Save US$150 per person off the Gorilla Permit
Stay 3 nights at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp and receive a US$150 discount per person off your Gorilla Permit. Valid for travel between the 21st June to the 31st October 2013 and between the 16th and 31st December 2013. Terms and conditions apply.
Ugandan Gorilla Permits Savings
The Ugandan Wildlife authority have announced great savings on their gorilla tracking permits in celebration of Uganda's 50 years of independence. Permits will be available at US$350 per person. Valid for new bookings only and subject to availability. Valid between 1st April - 31st May 2013. Terms and conditions apply.
Suggested Uganda Accommodation Offers
Located on the shores of Lake Victoria in the Kigo District just a short twenty minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport is the Lake Victoria Serena Resort. Built in the style of a Roman villa...
Set against a stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the legendary Mountains of the Moon in the distance, Kyaninga Lodge is the result of six years of commitment creating an experience not to be missed.
Located deep in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in western Uganda, this intimate lodge offers luxury in the midst of one of Africa's most amazing natural environments. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bwindi...
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is in the southern part of Bwindi National Park which is situated in the Great Rift Valley. Bwindi extends over a series of steep ridges, its massive...
Mweya Safari Lodge is located in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, which boasts numerous unique attractions, in addition to game viewing and ornithology...
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First experience with A&K. Intended to ask various travel companies for quotes but Vicky (Agnew) was so good with her suggestions that we did not seek alternative quotations the suggested itinerary was excellent and helped us decide on a balanced and interesting holiday.
- GD, Windermere
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British Travel Awards Winner
We are delighted to have won Best Worldwide Luxury Tour Operator and Best Safari, Wildlife and Nature Tour Operator at the British Travel Awards 2012.
Bwindi Community Hospital
Near Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp provides health care to rural communities living adjacent to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, among some of the poorest people in the world.