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&Beyond is the world's leader in luxury experiential travel and safaris. Our roots are in Africa and South Asia, where we run 33 magical safari lodges and camps in the most breathtaking parts of the continent and, through this, sustain hundreds of rural communities and millions of acres of precious, sometimes endangered wildlife land.
Uganda lies on the equator, east of Tanzania and Kenya and west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is smaller than the United Kingdom but boasts a spectacular array of landscapes - from snow-capped mountains and savannah to lush swampland and impenetrable forests.
Its remote, unspoilt parks teem with wildlife such as the famed East Africa big game species of lion, elephant and buffalo as well as primates and over a thousand species of birds. Uganda, and its neighbour Rwanda, share the unique responsibility of conserving a population of critically endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, funded in no small part through the trekking fees levied on visiting guests. Arriving at Entebbe airport in the capital Kampala visitors can embark on a full safari itinerary encompassing the best of the diverse parks, or simply a short excursion to the southeast for gorilla trekking.
Perched on the shores of Africa’s largest lake, the 124 rooms of the Lake Victoria Serena Resort feature elegant balconies with magnificent lake views
Set between the Kyambura Gorge and Gueen Elizabeth National Park, Kyambura Gorge Safari Lodge boasts six beautiful and spacious bandas.
Overlooking the depths of the primeval forest, Bwindi Safari Lodge features eight stone and tile bandas.
Set on a flat ridge deep within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is a remote and atmospheric mountain sanctuary.
Set on a forested ridge near the entrance to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge boasts eight spacious cottages.
Nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes lies Mount Gahinga Lodge.
Magic of the Mountains
Start your adventure in Kampala, Uganda's Capital City, then continue west of the country in search of the mountain gorilla in the forests of Bwindi, known as Bwindi Impenatrable Forest National Park. It was given this name due to the dense growth of herbs, vines and shrubs that covers the valley floors, making it the ideal habitat for the mountain gorilla.
Your adventure starts in Uganda tracking the rare mountain gorilla, then continues on to Rwanda with further opportunities to visit the gorillas.
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Summer (October-April)18˚C/65˚F 27˚C/80˚F
Winter (May-September)25˚C/77˚F 16˚C/60˚F
Long Rains are from March to May, although in many places it rains lightly every day for a large part of the year.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to almost a hundred animal species and boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings in the world.
An ancient rain forest, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest extends over a series of steep ridges in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain range.
At an altitude of between two and four thousand metres above sea-level, lies the spectacularly scenic Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Uganda's capital city of Kampala is famed for its seven beautiful hills.
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International flights land at Entebbe, near the capital city of Kampala. Networks of domestic light aircraft flights provide access to parks
Basic precautions should be taken, as in all countries. See more advice on travel in Uganda.
Frequently asked questions on travel in Uganda.