Offering diverse and glorious natural wonders, Uganda is a place of incredible biodiversity and one of the few places on earth where you can raft the Nile as part of an alternative Big Five safari.


Explore an
untamed Uganda

Discover the real version of Africa.

The landlocked country of Uganda might be smaller than its East African neighbors. Still, the fact that it’s off the beaten track means the only competition you’ll have when trying to spot the wildlife is the occasional hippo and elephant. Ready to explore the “Pearl of Africa,” as they call it?  Here’s where to go and what to see!

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Discover the
mighty Uganda

Uganda, often missed by many travelers, is a real treasure. In the western part of the country, there's a special place called the Rwenzoris. This is where the famous Nile River begins. These mountains are covered in mist, and they have icy peaks, beautiful waterfalls, and clear lakes. But the biggest treat? The "mountains of the moon." Here, you can trek and see large mountain gorillas in their natural home. It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see these amazing animals up close in a unique and beautiful setting.

Luxury Africa Safaris to Uganda


13-Day Uganda and Rwanda Primate Safari

3 Days | 2023-2024

Entebbe, Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest,
Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi NP, Mgahinga NP, Volcanoes NP,
Nyungwe Forest, Lake Kivu & Kigali.

This 13-Day Prestigious Combined Uganda and Rwanda safari take you across Uganda’s borders to Rwanda – famously known as a country of “A thousand Hills and a Million Smiles.” You will compare the unique features of Uganda and Rwanda, from the Gorillas both countries share, the green vegetation cover, and the rolling hills and valleys. You will meet eye-to-eye with the amazing Gorillas and Chimpanzees in their natural habitat, one of Africa’s major highlights.

Uganda | Rwanda

$ 28, 450
Includes On-Tour Air

Explore More Destinations in Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park

Murchison Falls Nationals Park


Uganda at a glance

Going off the beaten track comes with questions. When is the best season to view wildlife in Uganda? How cold does it get at night and what languages are spoken? To help you prepare for your journey, we have put together a few keys facts to encourage your adventurous spirit.

Uganda key facts

Uganda is one of the most diverse countries in Africa. Because of all these diverse habitats, Uganda is home to a variety of wildlife that will amaze even a seasoned traveler. The nature parks with savannahs are home to lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, hyenas, hippos, zebras, and the unique Ugandan kob. In the various jungles of Uganda live no less than 24 monkey species. From the nocturnal Galagos to the beautifully colored fringe monkeys and the famous mountain gorillas. In addition to the wide variety of mammals, Uganda, with more than 1000 bird species, is one of the most bird-rich countries in the world. And not to forget: the colorful and hospitable people. No day without a smile here!


42.73 million


Uganda Shilling (UGX)


236,040sq km


All year around


Swahili, English, Ganda

Open plains

Savannah landscape covers the volcanic grasslands

Riverine Forest

Forests frame the Great Rift Valley lakes

Freshwater Lakes

Freshwater lakes surrounded by wooded grassland.


Home to the highest mountain in Africa.

Black and White Colobus Monkey

Curious Creatures not to be missed.

Mountain Gorilla

Gorilla trekking worth it once you’re beholding.


Spot a couple while on a game-viewing.


Uganda is home to an array of Ostrich species.


For sunshine and hot weather, visit Uganda from late December to late February as this is the dry season. June to September is also a good time to travel as you can expect warm temperatures and little rain. The wet seasons run from March to May and October to November – during this time downpours are frequent and often create less accessibility on roads and within some national parks.


March to May


October to February


June to September


To help you prepare for your journey to Uganda, please ensure you understand the latest travel and health requirements and restrictions required to visit Uganda, for both directions of travel, which may change frequently. Bush 2 City Tanzania is also happy to answer any questions you have before or during your trip.

What wonderful plans. You are planning to go to Uganda, or maybe you have already booked! The trip is standing, the tickets have been arranged and the preparations can begin. Before you actually board the plane, you must still have arranged a visa. Below we give you as much information as possible to help you on your way to applying for this visa.

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon departure from Uganda. You must apply for a visa online before arriving in Uganda. If you have completed this procedure online, you will receive a ‘letter of approval’, with which the visa can be stamped in your passport upon arrival at Entebbe Airport. This visa is single-entry and valid for 30 days and costs US$50 p.p. Are you also visiting Kenya and/or Rwanda? Then an East Africa visa is recommended. Press the button below for more information.


It is mandatory for every traveler to Uganda to submit a visa application online before arrival in Uganda. With this online application it is also necessary to pay the visa fee by credit card, US$ 50 p.p. + 3% commission fee. If you have completed the entire procedure online and made the payment, you will receive a ‘letter of approval’, with which the visa will be stamped in your passport upon arrival at Entebbe Airport. You apply for the visa per person.

Please note, this Approval Letter itself is usually only valid for 3 months. This is the period in which you then have to travel into the country. So don’t request it earlier than three months before arrival in Uganda! For example, if you leave on 1 September, apply for the visa only from 1 June. Do not wait until a few days before departure, because experience shows that the confirmation sometimes takes some time; 1 month in advance is usually well on time!

The validity of the visa itself, i.e. the number of days you are allowed to stay in the country, starts the moment you enter the country. For example, if you have a visa for 30 days, those 30 days will count when you arrive in Uganda!

>Go directly to the online visa application for Uganda here! (the official website)



Are you only going to Uganda and are you not visiting other countries? Then you can apply for a single-entry visa online. It is valid for 30 days. Once you have completed the procedure, paid and the application has been approved, you will receive a Letter of Approval, which will give you the visa in your passport upon arrival in Uganda.

Required for visa purchase:

> Accommodation details (e.g., your hotel or host)

> Passport details and contact information

> Credit or debit card for payment


Start your trip in Uganda, but then travel to Rwanda and/or Kenya, you can apply for an East Africa visa online. This visa is valid for 90 days. Once you have completed the procedure, paid and the application has been approved, you will receive a Letter of Approval, which will give you the East Africa visa in your passport upon arrival in Uganda.

> Apply for your visa no earlier than 3 months before departure! You fill in such a form per person.

> You apply for the visa in the country where your trip starts, so if your trip starts in Kenya or Rwanda and you want to apply for an East Africa visa, it will be done via Kenyan or Rwandan immigration respectively.

>The East Africa visa is only valid if you continue to travel within these three countries and expires as soon as you leave one of these countries. If you go to Tanzania in between, for example, you must apply for a new visa to be able to return!

>Nb: people with a Belgian nationality do not need a visa for Rwanda.


Single Entry Uganda, US$ 50 p.p. + 3% commission fee, valid for 30 days.

East Africa visa, US$ 100 p.p. + 3% commission fee, valid for 90 days. This visa is multiple entry – as long as you travel within the countries covered by the East Africa visa


For travel to Uganda, you must have a valid passport that is valid for at least 6 months after arrival in Uganda. Also, consider at least 2 blank visa pages in your passport for the necessary stamps.


> You must have a return or transit ticket.

> You must be able to provide proof of sufficient financial resources (cash/credit card) if requested.


Children have needed their own travel documents since 2012. An entry in a parent’s passport is no longer valid. Outside the Schengen area, the rules are often extensive and strict when traveling with minor children. The rules are even stricter if only one parent, or both parents, do not travel with them. Think also of the countries you travel through on your way to the destination. More information about this can be found on the Official website of the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control of Uganda.

Bush 2 City Adventure does not have the qualifications to provide all health advice in Uganda. It is therefore strongly advised to contact a vaccination agency or your physician approximately six weeks before departure for full advice.


All travelers must have a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate.

This requirement doesn’t apply to the following travelers:

  • Travelers under the age of 1 year.
For full details and exemptions, see  WHO – Yellow Fever

Uganda is a relatively safe country, with friendly people and beautiful nature. As a traveler you often have a lot of money in your pocket and beautiful camera equipment with you, so always be wary. Around election periods, things can be unsettled in the capital. Especially around bus and taxi parks, markets, and entertainment venues, it is advisable not to carry valuables with you and to be alert for pickpockets. If you walk down the street at night, don’t carry valuables too ostentatiously on your body. Also, don’t go to a bank after sunset.

Bush 2 City Adventure takes the health and safety of its travelers seriously and takes every measure to ensure that trips are safe, fun, and enjoyable for everyone. We recommend that all travelers check with their government or national travel advisory organization for the latest information before departure:

From Australia?

Go to: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/

From Canada?

Go to: https://travel.gc.ca/

From the UK?

Go to: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/

From New Zealand?

Go to: http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/

From the US?

Go to: http://travel.state.gov/


The World Health Organisation also provides useful health information.

Tipping isn’t mandatory in Uganda but considering that most Ugandans earn little, tips will be appreciated. As a guide, adding 10% in cafes and restaurants is acceptable, although not necessary.

Tipping isn’t mandatory in Uganda but considering that most Ugandans earn little, tips will be appreciated. As a guide, adding 10% in cafes and restaurants is acceptable, although not necessary.


Mobile phone coverage is generally good in Uganda’s large cities and towns, but less so in rural and mountainous areas. Ensure you have global roaming activated before leaving home if you wish to use your mobile phone.

will be able to access the internet quite easily in the internet cafes of Uganda’s capital and large cities, but limited to no access should be expected in regional and rural areas.

Mobile phone coverage is generally good in Uganda’s large cities and towns, but less so in rural and mountainous areas. Ensure you have global roaming activated before leaving home if you wish to use your mobile phone.

Squat/pit toilets are the standard in Uganda, except for western-style flushable toilets that are sometimes available in large hotels and other modern buildings. Carry your own supply of soap and toilet paper, as these are rarely provided.

Drinking tap water isn’t recommended in Uganda. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water. Ask your leader where filtered water can be found; some hotels we stay in may have drinking water available. It’s also advisable to avoid ice in drinks and peel fruit and vegetables before eating.

Credit cards are usually accepted by large hotels and western-style restaurants (particularly in the cities) but not by smaller vendors. Ensure you have adequate cash to cover purchases not able to be made on credit.

ATMs are easily found in large cities and tourist areas, but are rarer in small towns, rural areas and villages. Be sure to have other payment methods available when venturing out of the city, as ATMs aren’t always an option.

  1. Jan New Year’s Day
  2. 26 Jan NRM Liberation Day
  3. 8 Mar International Women’s Day
  4. *Good Friday
  5. *Easter Monday
  6. 1 May Labour Day
  7. 3 Jun Martyrs’ Day
  8. 9 Jun National Heroes’ Day
  9. *Eid al-Fitr / End of Ramadhan
  10. *Eid al-Aduha
  11. 9 Oct Independence Day
  12. 25 Dec Christmas Day
  13. 26 Dec Boxing Day

* subject to changes

For a current list of public holidays in Uganda go to World Travel Guide’s website.

Absolutely. All passengers traveling with Bush 2City Adventure are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability, and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.


See your safari
fantasy come to

When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it,

literally. From planning the perfect circuit. Arranging transfers

on small bush aircraft and going through customs.

We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24/7, from start to finish.

Ready to take the road less traveled?

Contact your travel designer to plan an unforgettable safari.


Uganda Experiences

There are things to do in Uganda for both daredevils and more refined thrill-seeker. As you walk through the mist under the canopy of the Bwindi lush rainforest. Or on a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park silently tracking a lion or a leopard. Feel the rainbow of the might Murchison Falls National Park or the vibrant of cultural people of Uganda village. Alive with the rewild energy of its people, who share passion and love of their land and its wildlife.

Insider’s View
Add to my Journey

Rolling across the landscape by your vehicle, you’re scanning the territory for any movement your eye can detect. You’re like a tracker, dizzy from the possibilities waiting for you. Only, in that case, your driver hits the brakes and points.

How to See a Lion for
the First Time

Uninfluenced by your presence, a lion just lied here, just a foot away. Once fixed, raise your camera to photograph the lioness. She’s looking right at you: a very essential safari moment. Those are your first lion. But definitely not the last one.

Top Trip Deal
Best Safari With Lions Encounter

Ready to take a life-changing African safari?

Our custom-designed journeys across African continent offer you a taste of the might Lions experince. Our industrial leading and passionate guide and storyteller will take you to the front row moment and here, in the shadow of a nearby bush: lions. Here, in the shadow of a nearby bush: lions. The male lies sluggish, his chin rests on a tree trunk – he is royal, even as he divides his deadly jaws to yawn.

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Mountain Gorilla Encounters

Strolling through Rwanda's ultra-plush Volcanoes National Park, you'll have the opportunity to meet the rare and fiercely protected mountain gorillas and experience that's bound to stir your soul and leave you forever changed.

Mountain Gorilla Encounters

Gorilla trekking adventures are once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and it is one of the most awe-inspiring ways to reiterate the human-animal link. After you've walked in the footsteps of the giants, you'll never look at yourself in the same way again

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Mountain Gorilla Safaris

Our curated journeys in Uganda offer you a taste of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Filled with intimate encounters, dramatic landscapes and award-winning, luxury sanctuaries in pristine regions of the country. Hosted by our industry-leading guides. Passionate storytellers who look forward to sharing their love of Uganda's iconic wildlife with you.

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