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4 Best Uganda Safaris You Shouldn’t Miss Out In 2024

4 Best Uganda Safaris You Shouldn’t Miss Out In 2024

Uganda is among the most revered safari destinations in Africa renowned for its numerous tourist attractions that re spread across all corners of the country near and far. Dubbed the Pearl Of Africa by Sir Churchill Winston, Uganda is truly a must-visit destination for any type of traveler including domestic tourists, business, cultural, leisure, sports travelers. Blessed with up to 380 mammal species, up to 1000 bird species, 98 amphibian species & 150 reptile species coupled with a heterogenous rich culture and an abundance of spectacular landscapes and water bodies makes a Uganda safari adventure one of the best travel experiences in the world.

There is an endless list of Uganda tourist activities ideal for solo travelers, couples, families and small groups and choosing one that suits your interests and budget can be sometimes a hectic task. We at Mumwe Safaris have been organizing driver-guided safaris in Uganda and will be more than delighted to show you 5 of the best Uganda safaris you should try out when you decide to visit Uganda in 2024 to make planning much easier.

1- Gorilla safaris

Arguably one of the most popular Uganda safari types, gorilla trekking in Bwindi and Mgahinga forests is regarded as the best wildlife encounter by a majority of travelers. Home to over half the population of surviving mountain gorillas in the world, Uganda offers exciting gorilla safaris at only US$ 700 per person as compared to the much more expensive Rwanda permit that costs US$ 1500 per person.  Under the guidance of a well-trained armed UWA guide, you will search for gorillas in the wild getting 1-hour opportunity to take non-flashy photos as you observe them feed, play and interact.

2- Adventure sports

If you are searching for adventure in Africa, then Uganda should be number one on your list given the numerous exciting adventure sports fit for all age groups including the young and elderly. Jinja is regarded as the Adventure Capital of East Africa and rightly so given the wide range of adventure sports available top of the list being white water rafting on the River Nile. Other exciting adventure activities you can do in Uganda include Nile bungee jumping, kayaking, river tubing, mountain hiking (Mountain Elgon & Rwenzori), horseback riding, quad biking, zip-lining, hot-air balloon, jet boating, river surfing, sport fishing to mention but a few.

3- Game Drives

Being home to 380 mammal species ensures you get to encounter as many wild animals as time allows at very cheap rates and that is why game drives rank highly among the best Uganda safaris. Game drives can be organized by a tour operator or a car rental agency where you can rent a 4×4 in Uganda for self-drive or driver-guided tour in any of the national parks of your choice. Early morning game drives offer you the best opportunities to encounter a variety of wild animals while evening game drives will get you closer to the night hunters. Some of the animals to encounter on a game drive safari in Uganda include the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, African Elephant, Cape buffalo and Rhino), several antelope species, hippos, zebras, giraffes, and warthogs among others.

4- Chimpanzee safaris

Another interesting Uganda safari you shouldn’t miss out on when you visit in 2024 is chimpanzee tracking- the second most popular tracking activity in the country. Uganda is home to up to 5000 chimpanzees with over 1500 situated in the Kibale forest– the best chimpanzee tracking destination in Uganda.  Other places where you can encounter the chimpanzees include Budongo Forest, Kyambura Gorge and Kalinzu forest with tracking permits costing only US$ 50 per person while the Kibale permits cost US$ 200 per person.

Are you planning a Uganda safari in 2024 and still haven’t decided which type suits your budget and personal interests, you can choose from the above four or combine all of them for an amazing experience in the Pearl Of Africa. Whether you decide to rent a car in Uganda for self drive or driver-guided safari or decide to get a full package crafted for you, there is no denying you will have a great time in the national parks and other popular destinations within the country.

To book a safari in Uganda this season, simply fill in this short contact form or send an email directly to Alternatively, you can call us now on +256-700135510 to speak with our reservations team today.


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