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Extraordinary Holiday Packages & Tours to Uganda

Enjoy exciting Uganda tours as you explore an array of national parks, dense forests, hippo-filled rivers, and breathtaking villages. Tick this eco-friendly destination off your bucket list and get a taste of exceptional African hospitality.

Otherwise known as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda offers astounding safaris as it boasts numerous mammals, reptiles, birds, and insects.

Looking to have an outstanding encounter in this African gem? At Exoticca, we help you explore Uganda without any hassle. Almost all of our holiday packages include flights, hotels, tours, and transfers.

Trips to Uganda from the UK

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Are you ready for unforgettable Uganda tours from the UK? Explore this east-central African nation and learn about its several ethnic groups. Uganda takes pride in its astonishing diversity and various natural attractions that draw tourists from different parts of the globe.

Bordered by top tourist destinations like Tanzania and Kenya, Uganda has many mind-blowing places to visit. While savoring the country’s beauty, discover Lake Victoria, Bwindi National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kampala, and other points of interest.

Top points of interest in Uganda


As a popular tourist destination, Uganda has numerous wonderful places to visit. Exoticca takes you to the best points of interest in the country.

Don’t miss out on the chance to explore the following sites during your Uganda tours:

Bwindi National Park


This famous UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts outstanding biodiversity. It’s home to over 300 bird species, 120 mammals, more than 200 butterfly species, and lots more. 

Wander the location while watching forest elephants, red-tailed monkeys, yellow-backed duikers, l’Hoest’s monkeys, regal sunbirds, white-tailed blue monarchs, and other rare species. Enjoy Uganda gorilla tours as the mystical primates play in their habitat.

Immerse yourself in adrenaline-rushing adventures by participating in mountain biking. Cycle around the sprawling trails in this serene park. Take part in the cultural and village walks, and meet with the Batwa people and other indigenous residents.

Looking for more activities? Go to the nearby Lake Mutanda for a canoe ride and to view the mountainous ranges surrounding the site.

Queen Elizabeth National Park


Located between Lake Albert and Lake George, Queen Elizabeth National Park is a magnificent savanna destination for fascinating Uganda safari tours. Walk through the place and appreciate its awe-inspiring savannah grasslands, wetlands, and forests.

Although this site houses numerous hippos, Nile crocodiles, and elephants, tree-climbing lions are its major attraction. Marvel at these big cats as they spend their days mounting acacia and fig trees. If you’re physically fit and adventurous, trek with gigantic chimpanzees. 

Take a short trip for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Other sites of interest to visit in Queen Elizabeth National Park include Kasenyi Plains, The Katwe Explosion Crake Lakes, and Mweya Peninsula.

Entebbe


Entebbe is a tourist gem located on the northern side of Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake on the continent. Kick off your Uganda holiday in this lovely town by cherishing its cultural beauty, lush vegetation, and wildlife safaris.

Visit the Uganda Reptiles Village to see lizards, chameleons, turtles, crocs, and snakes like mambas, cobras, and vipers. Discover the Entebbe Botanical Gardens and the Uganda Wildlife Education Center to find rare animal species.

Soak yourself in the waters as you enjoy swimming, canoeing, fishing, and boat cruises. If you prefer a more relaxing activity, bask in the sun at one of the beaches in Entebbe.

Don’t end your Uganda tours without visiting Lake Victoria and shopping for amazing souvenirs at the Entebbe Craft Village.

Kibale National Park


Extending over an area of about 300 square miles (482.8 km2), Kibale National Park is a vast, scenic location with figs, mahoganies, and so on. This destination is perfect for anyone seeking to spot mammals, primates, and birds.

Traverse Kibale National Park and revel in the sweet fragrances of diverse flowers. As you enjoy your Uganda trip, stop by the Kanyachu visitor center to track chimpanzees.

Learn more about this pristine forest and the locals by participating in village visits and nature walks.

Uganda: Off the beaten track


Interested in creating a one-of-a-kind experience in Uganda? Exoticca gives you the freedom to discover this majestic country on your own.

Visit Kampala, the country’s capital city, to see huge cathedrals, temples, museums, and art galleries. Savor Ugandan delicacies in one of the fine restaurants lining up the streets of this destination.

Take your adventure tours in Uganda to the northwestern region to see the famed Murchison Falls. Blessed with diverse wildlife, this site is great for watching animals and marveling at the water gushing out of a small gorge.

If you like island hopping, don’t hesitate to tour Ssese Islands. Relish windsurfing on this wonderful archipelago of 84 isles.

Book your trip to Uganda with Exoticca

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Get the most out of your holiday in Uganda by booking with Exoticca. Our well-planned itinerary gives you a stress-free experience in the country.

All included: Flights, hotels, tours & transfers


At Exoticca, we go the extra length to offer you an astounding holiday in this African treasure. Join our all-inclusive Uganda trips covering your flights, hotel, tours, and transfers. Some meals may be included in certain packages.

Our expertly curated Uganda tours ensure you don’t have sleepless nights over planning your trips or looking for accommodations. Select your preferred package, fly to the country, and indulge in extraordinary adventures.

Uganda partially or fully guided tours


With the help of Exoticca, get all the support you require to maximize your time in Uganda. Our partially and fully guided tours allow you to explore this beautiful holiday destination without worries.

Well-versed and courteous locals handle our Uganda guided tours. As they help you discover magnificent places in this country, learn more about the relevance of every site.

Want a unique experience of this awesome nation? Use your free time to explore Uganda as you desire. We can also assist you in organizing private tours. Get real-time digital itinerary assistance from Exoticca throughout your Uganda safari trips.

Crafted by our own travel experts


At Exoticca, our accomplished travel experts rely on their unmatched expertise to select the best tourist destinations in Uganda. Take advantage of our wealth of knowledge to enjoy a seamless trip and discover this African jewel.

We use the latest technologies to craft a top-quality itinerary and create a fantastic travel experience for you. While delivering exceptional services, our tour and travel agents in Uganda follow all environmental regulations to keep everyone safe.

Frequently asked questions

What time of year is best for Uganda?

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Most places in Uganda experience warm weather throughout the year. The conducive climatic condition ensures you can visit any time you deem fit.

How many days should I spend in Uganda?

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If your Uganda tours are planned properly, ten days should be enough to visit the topmost tourist sites and savor the best activities in the country.

Is Uganda tourist friendly?

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Uganda is a tourist-friendly destination as it’s generally safe. Many locals are friendly to international visitors and are always ready to lend a helping hand.

Is it better to see gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda?

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Both African countries have a large number of gorillas. It’s better to see these animals in Uganda as it has more mountain gorillas than all other nations on the continent.

Is it safe to visit gorillas in Uganda?

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Yes, it’s safe to visit gorillas during your tours and travels in Uganda. Gorilla trekking is well organized, and the rangers in most nature parks are trained and equipped to protect tourists and animals.

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All in all a wonderful holiday.

We were very impressed with all aspects. The accommodation in all the venues was very good and we were very well looked after. The excursions were varied and interesting.

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More information about Uganda

For its modest size, Uganda packs a punch as a travel destination. Most choose a trip to Uganda to come face-to-face with its most mysterious and famous inhabitants: the mountain gorillas of Bwindi, but as the home of the much-contested source of the Nile and the tallest mountain range in Africa, the Rwenzoirs, there’s much to be discovered in Uganda. It’s also a top destination for tracking chimpanzees as well as a good choice for an African safari to see the Big Five. Winston Churchill called it the ‘Pearl of Africa’ and it’s easy to see why.

Stunning landscapes, wandering wildlife and welcoming locals make Uganda a destination not to be overlooked. As tourism is less well-established here you’ll be able to experience a slice of ‘true Africa’ on a trip to Uganda. Aside from the urban sprawl of the capital, Kampala, on the banks of Lake Victoria, Uganda is largely undeveloped. On a tour of Uganda, you’ll pass by picture-perfect terraced hillsides and dense forests as you explore the wild side of Africa. Situated between Kenya, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania, don’t miss out on visiting Uganda when you travel to East Africa.

 

History of Uganda

Understanding the history of Uganda is the best way to get to know the heart of the country and how it came to be the fascinating travel destination it is today. Hunter-gatherer communities and tribal groups were the original inhabitants of Uganda. In the 14th-15th centuries, the Empire of Kitara emerged as the first organised state in present-day Uganda, followed by the kingdoms of Buryoro-Kikara, Buganda, Toro, Akole and Busoga. In the 19th-century British explorers arrived in the kingdoms, on their search for the source of the Nile, marking the beginning of the Imperial British East African Company and eventually the Uganda Protectorate.

Uganda gained independence from Britain in 1962, leading to the abolition of the countries traditional kingdoms as it became a republic. In 1971, a military coup led by Idi Amin spelt the beginning of eight dark years in Uganda’s history. More than 100,000 Ugandans were murdered under the regime, in particular, those who had supported the former president. Furthermore, the large Asian population, many of which were entrepreneurs and business owners, were forcibly expelled during this era.

Such a huge loss of the population caused a decline in infrastructure and put a strain on the economy. In 1978 Amin’s forces invaded neighbouring Tanzania, sparking the Uganda-Tanzania War, which Uganda eventually lost when Kampala was captured the following year. Amin then fled the country. In 1986 political stability was restored under Yoweri Museveni, who remains the president to this day. 

 

Nature in Uganda

Lying in the East African Plateau, Uganda is known for its fantastic natural attractions, such as Lake Victoria, one of the world’s largest lakes and an integral part of daily life for southern Ugandans. Above all else, a trip to Uganda is all about embracing the amazing natural environment and all the amazing sights and sounds that come with it. Murchinson Falls is one of the country’s top natural attractions. This national park is famous for its waterfall, where the Victoria Nile plunges over a massive drop in a spectacular display of the power of nature. River kayaking is a popular activity in the park, as well as day trips on the Nile river itself. Murchinson Falls is also home to a variety of wildlife, such as elephants, hippos and even lions. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is, without a doubt, Uganda’s most desirable destinations.

It’s one of the best places in the world to see mountain gorillas in the wild. A number of gorilla ‘troops’ can be traced within these mist-shrouded mountains and tracking excursions are well worth the expense as expert guides help to guide travellers into the heart of the forest to watch the gorillas in their natural habitat. Queen Elizabeth National Park is a great choice for those looking for an authentic safari experience. Named after Queen Elizabeth, following her visit to Uganda in 1952, the park is similar to other game parks in East Africa but with a greater concentration of animals, ranging from lions to leopards, chimpanzees, hippos and the iconic Ugandan kob.

If you’re keen to see more of the country’s primate population on a tour of Uganda, you cannot miss out on a visit to Kibale National Park. This reserve is famous for its chimpanzee tracking excursions and is home to the highest concentration of primates in the world. It also plays host to a rich and diverse population of birdlife, making it a paradise for avid ‘twitchers’. Finally, if you’re the kind of adventurer that’s pulled to the mystery of the mountains, head to Rwenzori National Park which encompasses the Rwenzori mountain range and acts as a natural border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The highest peak is Mount Stanley, which stands at a staggering 5,109 metres tall. 

 

Culture in Uganda

Due to the diverse range of ethnic groups living within Uganda,  the national culture is complex and multi-faceted. In the north of the country, you can find groups such as the Lango, Acholi and Karamojong people, the latter of which is known for their livestock herding traditions. Elsewhere in Uganda, Bantu-speaking groups make up a large percentage of the population. The official languages are Swahili and English, although many different Bantu languages are spoken widely throughout the nation. Christianity is the largest religion and is also a considerable Muslim population, which can be traced back to connections made through East African trade routes during the 19th-century.

If you travel to Uganda you’ll encounter many opportunities to get to know the diverse local cultures. From witnessing the intricate ceremonial dances of Bwindi’s Batwa people, or getting to know the farming practices of local tribes, to discovering the ancient rock paintings of Nyero Rock and meeting urban Ugandans in a busy Kampala bar. There are many special cultural sites worth visiting on a tour of Uganda.

Visiting the ancient Buganda Tombs of Kasubi, the Basilica of the Uganda Martyrs or the sacred Sezibwa Falls can all reveal complex and fascinating elements of Ugandan culture. Coffee is another important part of Ugandan culture, and they make a stunningly good cup as well as growing the beans. On a trip to Uganda, it is worthwhile remembering that the country is relatively conservative and therefore visitors and locals alike are expected to dress modestly. 

This beautiful country, known for its mountain gorillas, forests and the great Lake Victoria, is a haven for wildlife lovers and a paradise for any traveller who wants to experience unfiltered Africa. Authentic people, lively cities and untouched natural beauty, means a trip to Uganda needs to be top of your travel list. 

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with a minimum of six months validity.

  • Visa

    A visa is required to enter the country. This must be requested online before travel via the following link: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/

  • Time zone

    UTC + 03:00.

  • Currency

    Ugandan Shilling

  • Language

    English and Swahili

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  • Electricity

    240 V. Adapter required

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

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