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We'll use it to show you a country where West African jungle meets East Africa savannah, with semi-desert in the Northeast, verdant lowlands on the shore of Lake Victoria, and the rainforest of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Southwest's Mountains of the Moon. Unsurprisingly it provides habitats for a vast smorgasbord of creatures with lions, leopards, buffalo and elephants roaming across the lower grasslands, while chimpanzees, and most famously, mountain gorillas live in the country's higher reaches. And if you're interested in bird watching, Uganda is an often under-rated paradise. Experts believe it's actually the continent's finest birding destination with around 1,000 species including the extremely rare shoe-billed stork.
Whatever the request to make your Abercrombie & Kent Ugandan safari and gorilla trekking holiday that extra bit special, we'll do our very best to help. Our acclaimed multi-centre East Africa team has spent over fifty years offering luxury travel across the region. A one stop shop with over 400 staff, many of them multi-lingual, it offers seamless trans-African itineraries and superb driver guides selected for their specialties from bird watching to families to first time safari-goers, along with 24-hour emergency contact and the best vehicle fleet around.
It's all waiting to be seen - you can even request the imported skills of Elvis - but at A&K we're confident we already have the perfect team to offer you the ultimate Ugandan safari in 2014.
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.
A&K will be our tour company for every future journey; we have no doubt of that. Our experience overall has sold us on A&K.
- Lisa Lewis
Suggested itineraries in Uganda
Nights: 10 | from £5,375
Trek with habituated chimpanzees in Kibale National Park and explore Queen Elizabeth National Park with over 600 recorded bird species...
Nights: 11 | from £5,015
Discover the "Pearl of Africa", or Uganda where you will bird watch in the Kibale Forest, and track wildlife through Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Chimp Trekking in Uganda
Nights: 5 | from £2,398
A wild 5 night adventure into Uganda to trek, observe and track Chimpanzee in the magical Kibale Forest.
Uganda Gorilla Safari
Nights: 4 | from £3,025
An unforgettable 4 night trip in search of the mountain gorillas in the jungles of Bwindi, Uganda with expert guides on-hand.
Kenya & Uganda Sojourn
Nights: 9 | from £3,995
A magical 9 night trip into Kenya and Uganda to discover the spellbinding Masai Mara track and to track Mountain Gorillas.
Africa: Across a Continent by Private Jet
Nights: 18 | from £51,230
An 18 night adventure through stark Ethiopia, verdant Uganda and the sweeping Serengeti to Victoria Falls, Botswana, the Namibian dunes and cosmopolitan Cape Town.