Luxury Uganda Safari holidays – Best safari lodges and comfortable safari jeeps
Luxury Uganda safari holidays – if you are looking for up market holiday in Africa – Uganda offers excellent luxury lodges and tented camps situated in and around the best National Parks and reserves, from Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo National Park and Murchison Falls National Park to a private island along the Nile River, a high-altitude forest outside of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains.
For city stays, Kampala and Entebbe also have a handful of luxury five-star hotels. Many of Uganda’s luxury lodges are small and intimate and a few are decidedly quirky in design making for memorable stays.
Planning a luxury Uganda safari holiday in Africa is as easy as picking your safari destinations and then choosing from the best lodges in the National Parks or nearby. Most luxury travellers on a short holiday visit Entebbe for a day or two, Kibale Forest National Park for Chimpanzees and other primates, Queen Elizabeth National Park for big game safaris and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for Gorilla tracking.
Travellers on longer trips also visit Jinja City for exciting Nile River activities such as white-water rafting; Murchison Falls National Park for incredible landscapes and wildlife and, for adventurous travellers who like to really get off the beaten track, there’s a flight to the magnificent rugged Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda’s remote north.
Many roads in Uganda are rough and travelling by car can take a long time for the distance covered. Self-driving is possible but many travellers prefer to hire a driver guide for their journey around Uganda. You can also fly between the most popular safaris destinations by plane.
If you want to travel in the most relaxing and hassle-free way, then do a custom flying safari, where you travel by private charter planes between destinations, and then get transfers from the airstrips to each luxury lodge.
Uganda is a compact, rich, and fertile country which can offer both the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park as well as the Impenetrable Forest of Bwindi.
Uganda offers something entirely different to its neighbouring countries in East Africa with many travellers deciding to visit Uganda only after having enjoyed a traditional safari in Kenya or Tanzania first. Tourism is relatively new, and does not have the extensive infrastructure of the aforementioned countries, but what Uganda does offer is authenticity, fewer crowds and a lot more variety than one would expect in its own individual way.
Due to the limited infrastructure Uganda is still a relatively expensive destination, but we can blend the right accommodation and activities to design the perfect itinerary for you. Find out when the best time to visit Uganda and the differences between the months to help you plan your trip.
If you have an interest in East Africa’s primates, bird species and culture, this journey is for you. See the endangered Mountain Gorillas in both Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, spend a full day with the Chimpanzees at Kibale Forest National Park, track Golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, see plains game in Queen Elizabeth National Park and the tree-climbing lions of the Ishasha plains, go on a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel and experience the genocide memorial in Kigali City.
Uganda is Africa’s premier bird watching destination, with over 1040 species of birds and a combination of Albertine Rift endemics, ‘old forest’ bird species and papyrus species. This safari is for the avid bird watcher who wants to tick off at least 100 new species. From the not-so-hard-to-find Shoebill to the Nkulengu rail, you will be astounded how many new bird species you will see. Combine this with Chimpanzee and Gorilla tracking.
Other interesting activities
Game viewing and birding at Semliki Valley Wildlife Reserve
Game viewing and night drives at Semliki Valley Wildlife Reserve
Bird watching boat cruise on Lake Albert
Bird watching walk in Semliki National Park
Visit Sempaya hot springs in Semliki National Park
Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National park
Kazinga Channel boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Game viewing and bird watching drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Bird watching walks in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park