13 Days

Uganda Up Close:

A Luxury Expedition of the Country’s Natural and Cultural Wonders

Entebbe, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest






Travel Period

22nd October 2025 – 03rd November 2025


Entebee, Uganda


Entebee, Uganda

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“13 Days – The Ultimate Uganda Safari and Gorilla Trekking: A Bespoke Luxury Adventure”

Embark on the ultimate luxury adventure with a group of like-minded women to explore the wild beauty of Uganda. Witness the magnificent wildlife in their natural habitat as you embark on an exclusive safari experience in the country’s famous national parks. But that’s not all, prepare for a life-changing encounter with the majestic mountain gorillas as you trek through the lush rainforest. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you visit traditional villages and meet the friendly locals who will offer you a warm welcome. Our bespoke tour offers personalized attention, deluxe accommodations, and unique experiences that will leave you in awe. Come join us on this adventure of a lifetime, where wilderness meets luxury, and create unforgettable memories with your new fellow Queens.

Start Entebbe, Uganda
22nd October 2025
End Entebbe, Uganda
3rd November 2025
assistance and quoting airfares
Quotes and booking of international airfares from anywhere worldwide.
Assistance with Visa
Amazing Accomodation
12 Nights amazing, Luxury Accommodation in lodges and camps through-out
Full Tour Support
An Experienced LWT hostess will be with the group for the full duration of the tour to support guests.
Entebbe, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Tour Transport Included
Airport Transfers, Luxury coach Transport Through-out, Internal flights
Full Board Through-Out – All main meals included.
All tours and activities as per itinerary
Fitness Level
Medium – High- level of fitness required for this tour. You Must be able to walk 5 km + unassisted through uneven terrain.

Pricing and Payments:


  • Travel with a group of like-minded women
  • Fully hosted and guided tour managed by an LWT hostess with experienced local guides and drivers
  • Explore the small and quiet town of Entebbe on the shores of Lake Victoria
  • Visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre to learn about Uganda’s native wildlife
  • Go shopping at local markets for clothes and crafts
  • Rhino Trekking: Observe rhinos at a close and safe distance at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Witness the success of Ziwa’s rhino breeding program with fifteen southern white rhinos, including two babies born in the past two years
  • Enjoy a Murchison Falls boat cruise to the base of the falls
  • Discover Murchison Falls National Park, rich in wildlife such as lions, elephants, buffalo, giraffes, oribi, hartebeest, and countless reptiles and birds
  • Observe the mighty Nile River flowing through a seven-meter gap at the base of Murchison Falls
  • See large resident populations of hippos floating in the water
  • Embark on a half-day boat trip into the Victoria Nile Delta
  • Join a lion trekking expedition with a team of researchers in Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Enjoy sun-downers while watching the beautiful African sunset in Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Encounter various primates and a wide variety of birds and other mammals at Kibale National Park
  • Experience the daily lives and day-to-day activities of amusing and very social apes
  • Visit the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to over half of the world’s remaining population of mountain gorillas
  • Embark on a gorilla trekking expedition with an experienced guide to see these majestic creatures up close in their natural habitat
  • Learn about the culture and traditions of the local people by visiting nearby villages and interacting with the friendly and welcoming locals
  • Relax and unwind at some of Uganda’s most luxurious lodges and camps, featuring top-notch amenities and stunning views of the surrounding landscape
  • Experience the warmth and hospitality of the Ugandan people, known for their friendly and welcoming nature, and take home memories that will last a lifetime
Visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and embark on Rhino trekking
Take a boat cruise to the base of Murchison Falls
Spot the tree climbing lions
Spend time with the majestic mountain Gorillas in Bwindi.

Whats Included:


  • Quotes and booking of international flights if required
  • Visa assistance if required
  • Private airport transfers
  • All transfers and luxury coach transport as per itinerary
  • Experienced English-speaking local tour guides throughout
  • Fully escorted and managed by an LWT hostess
  • Full Board meals throughout – 3 main meals daily
  • All park entry fees
  • 13 nights of amazing accommodation in luxury lodges and camps throughout
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Internal flights
  • Tipping for drivers and guides
  • All tours, activities, and entrance fees as per itinerary


  • Travel and medical insurance (required)
  • Alcohol and drinks (unless listed)
  • Additional snacks, drinks, and meals
  • Souvenirs
  • Visa costs
  • International airfare costs


Itinerary Inclusions Accommodation Booking Conditions Uganda Important Travel information
Day 1: Wednesday, 22 October 2025  – Flight to Entebee, Uganda and arrival Entebee 28th Sep 2024
Day 1: Wednesday, 22 October 2025  – Flight to Entebee, Uganda (D)

Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by a representative of LWT and escorted to your chosen accommodation.

Entebbe, a tranquil town located on the serene shores of Lake Victoria, offers a range of transportation options, including boda bodas, local taxis, and pedestrian exploration. Notable attractions include the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, which provides insight into the native fauna of Uganda, local markets offering traditional crafts and apparel, and curio shops for souvenir purchases. Additionally, the Botanical Gardens on Lake Victoria provides an excellent opportunity to stroll through an array of beautiful trees, observe monkeys traversing the tree canopy, and identify numerous indigenous bird species.

Entebbe offers a diverse selection of restaurants featuring a wide range of cuisines, as well as bars and clubs where guests can indulge in the local beer, catch a football match, and engage with the friendly local community.

Your overnight stay will be at the comfortable Hotel No. 5.

Meals: Dinner (D)

DAY 2 : Thursday, 23 October 2025 – Murchison Falls National Park (B,L,D)

DAY 2 : Thursday, 23 October 2025 – Murchison Falls National Park (B,L,D)

Our guide will greet Us at Our accommodation in Entebbe before embarking on a thrilling journey to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a unique reserve located 3-4 hours away. The sanctuary houses the only rhinos in Uganda, and its well-trained rangers will ensure a safe and intimate viewing experience of these magnificent creatures.

Rhinos were declared extinct in Uganda in 1983. In response, local wildlife authorities and international conservationists collaborated to reintroduce the rhino population back into Uganda. The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre initiated this process by importing two white rhinos from Kenya in 2001. Later in 2005, the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary welcomed its first four rhinos from Kenya. Through a highly successful breeding program, the sanctuary’s population of southern white rhinos has since grown to fifteen, with two new arrivals in the last two years. This achievement has been pivotal in creating a comprehensive reintroduction program, with the ultimate goal of allowing rhinos to roam freely in the wild once again.

After the exhilarating rhino trek, we will continue our journey to Murchison Falls National Park, approximately three hours away.

Here you will experience the magnificent falls and explore the diverse wildlife in the park before retiring to the comfort of the Twiga Safari Lodge for the night.

Meals: B,L, D

DAY 3: Friday, 24 October 2025 – Murchison Falls National Park (B,L,D)

DAY 3: Friday, 24 October 2025 – Murchison Falls National Park (B,L,D)

After an early morning breakfast, you will depart with your knowledgeable guide for the northern sector of Murchison Falls National Park. This region is teeming with wildlife, including lions, elephants, buffalo, giraffes, oribi, hartebeest, and numerous reptiles and bird species. The rare shoebill stork, one of the park’s elusive inhabitants, can also be found in this area. Additionally, crocodiles are plentiful in the park’s rivers.

You will return to the Twiga Safari Lodge for lunch and then embark on an exciting three-hour cruise in the afternoon, starting at the park’s headquarters and heading to the base of Murchison Falls, where the Nile River narrows to flow through a seven-meter gap, plummeting down a forty-meter cliff into the vast gorge below. The falls have been a popular attraction since the 1950s, and the power of the water and the scenic views from their base are awe-inspiring. Along the way, you will encounter numerous large hippo pods floating in the water, crocodile groups basking on the shore, and herds of elephant, buffalo, and other antelopes searching for food along the riverbanks. Bird enthusiasts will relish the opportunity to spot a wide variety of water birds and colorful bee-eaters nesting in the cliffs along the river’s banks.

As the day draws to a close, we will retire to the comfort of the Twiga Safari Lodge for the night.

Meals: B,L, D

Day 4: Saturday, 25 October 2025 -Victoria Nile Delta- Murchison Falls National Park (B,L,D)

Day 4: Saturday, 25 October 2025 -Victoria Nile Delta- Murchison Falls National Park (B,L,D)

Begin your day with an exciting half-day boat trip into the Victoria Nile Delta, approximately 20 kilometers downstream from the park’s headquarters. The delta is home to a diverse range of wetland and papyrus endemic bird species, including the elusive shoebill stork. This three to five hour cruise provides a unique opportunity to spot rarely seen birds and animals, such as hippopotamuses, elephants, and large crocodiles. As you travel through the heart of Murchison Falls National Park, you will witness the ever-changing scenery of the Nile River as it winds its way to Lake Albert.

After returning to the lodge for a delicious lunch, you will embark on an afternoon game drive on the north bank of the River Nile. This is an excellent chance to see a variety of wildlife, including the park’s famous big cats, as well as giraffes, buffaloes, and various antelope species.

At the end of the day, retire to the comfort of the Twiga Safari Lodge for a peaceful night’s rest.

Meals: B,D

DAY 5 : Sunday, 26 October 2025 – Kibale Forest National Park -(B,L,D)

DAY 5 : Sunday, 26 October 2025 – Kibale Forest National Park -(B,L,D)

Following breakfast, you will embark on a scenic flight from Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale National Park. Nestled in the western region of Uganda, Kibale National Park is renowned for its exceptional chimpanzee tracking and bird watching opportunities, as well as being home to over 60 different mammal species.

The park, spanning an impressive 766 square kilometers, boasts the highest concentration of primates in East Africa, with a diverse habitat that includes tropical forest, grassland, and swamp areas. The park’s varying altitudes of 1100-1590 meters provide the perfect environment for Kibale’s rich primate populations, including nine diurnal primates. Visitors to the park will have the opportunity to encounter a wide range of primates, including vervet, red tail, H’oest and blue monkeys, grey cheeked mangabeys, red and black and white colobus, olive baboon, chimpanzees, as well as a variety of birds and other mammals.

During your stay at Kibale National Park, you can also participate in optional activities such as a crater walk, library visit, and school visit, which are free of charge for in-house guests.

Overnight at the luxurious Ndali Lodge.

Meals: B,L,D

DAY 6 : Monday, 27 October 2025 – Kibale Forest National Park – Chimpanzee tracking (optional extra cost)(B,L,D)

DAY 6 : Monday, 27 October 2025 – Kibale Forest National Park – Chimpanzee tracking (optional extra cost) (B,L,D)

Meet your expert guides at the National Park Headquarters for an unforgettable chimpanzee tracking adventure. The knowledgeable guides and skilled trackers will lead our group on an early morning trek into the forest, where you will have the opportunity to observe wild chimpanzees and other species of primates in their natural habitat. As you witness their daily activities and playful antics, you will be struck by the remarkable similarities between these intelligent and social apes and human beings. It is worth noting that chimpanzees are critically endangered, with only around 5,000 remaining in Uganda.

During the excursion, you will pause for a traditional lunch at Tinka’s Homestead. Afterwards, you can spend the afternoon at your leisure, taking advantage of the amenities and activities available at Ndali Lodge.

Overnight at Ndali Lodge.

Optional Chimp Trekking $350.00

Meals: B, L, D

Expert tips

Wear long trousers and a long sleeved shirt over the top of a t-shirt.

Strong, ‘worn-in’ hiking boots with long socks into which you tuck in your trousers.

Day bag with waterproofs, 2-3 litres of water and your packed lunch.

No flash photography is allowed when photographing the chimpanzees.

Includes a boardwalk so it can be slippery if wet, sturdy footwear with a good grip is advisable.

Please note: tracking may be fairly strenuous as the chimpanzees are highly mobile as they search for food throughout the forest. Also, chimpanzees are wild animals and, as such, sightings cannot be guaranteed. However viewing success rates are over 70%.

DAY 7 : Tuesday, 28 October 2025 – Queen Elizabeth National Park (B,L,D)

DAY 7 : Tuesday, 28 October 2025 – Queen Elizabeth National Park (B,L,D)

After enjoying breakfast, embark on a morning walk in Bigodi Swamp, which is widely considered to be one of Uganda’s best bird watching locations. The rich ecosystem of Bigodi Swamp offers an exceptional opportunity to view a diverse range of primate and bird species in their natural habitats. The duration of this two to three hour walk can be customized according to your individual preferences and schedule.

Following the swamp walk, depart for the northern Mweya sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is located approximately 3-4 hours away from Kibale. The Mweya area is renowned for its abundant wildlife, including warthogs, waterbucks, bushbucks, leopards, Ugandan kobs, elephants, numerous bird species, and even the rare giant forest hog. Visitors to the park will also have the opportunity to see Uganda’s unique and intriguing Euphorbia trees, also known as “candelabra” trees. The picturesque backdrop of the Rwenzori mountain range and nearby crater lakes will enhance your journey.

Overnight at Elephant Plains Lodge, where you can relax and unwind after a day filled with adventure and exploration.

Meals: B, L,D

DAY 8 : Wednesday, 29 October 2025- Queen Elizabeth National Park- Lion Tracking (B,L,D)

DAY 8 : Wednesday, 29 October 2025- Queen Elizabeth National Park- Lion Tracking (B,L,D)

In the morning, your guide will accompany you to meet with a team of researchers for the Lion tracking program. This unique experience allows visitors to learn about the daily activities and conservation efforts of these magnificent big cats, while also contributing to ongoing research.

In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along the breathtaking Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park. This scenic waterway provides opportunities to view a wide variety of wildlife, such as herds of elephants, buffalos, and antelopes, as well as families of warthogs and large groups of hippos. Crocodiles basking on the shore can also be spotted. The shores of the Kazinga Channel are a sanctuary for numerous birds, including many migratory species, as they make their way south to warmer climates. The cruise also offers a stunning view of the beautiful Mweya Peninsula and local fishing villages set along the banks.

Overnight at Elephant Plains Lodge.

Meals: B,L,D

DAY 9 : Thursday, 30 October 2025 – Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park (B,L,D)

DAY 9 : Thursday, 30 October 2025 – Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park (B,L,D)

Embark on a morning game drive through the Mweya sector as you journey towards the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha, which takes about 2-3 hours. The Ishasha sector of the park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including warthogs, water bucks, bush bucks, leopards, Ugandan kobs, elephants, and numerous bird species. Notably, the Ishasha area is famous for its tree-climbing lions, which can be found lounging on the branches of native fig trees.

In the afternoon, you will be escorted to a predetermined location within the park, where a small buffet of freshly-prepared snacks and ice-cold drinks will be set up for you. This comfortable setup provides a stunning view of the African savannah plains while you enjoy sundowners. This experience offers the opportunity to witness the beautiful African sunset in a serene setting, with a high likelihood of encountering wildlife. You can enjoy the sundowners for as long as you choose, without any pressure to return to camp before the sun has fully set. The selection of drinks available includes water, sodas, beers, house wines, and local gin.

Overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp.

Meals: B, L,D
DAY 10 : Friday, 31 October 2025 – Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park-Ishasha sector (B,L,D)

DAY 10 : Friday, 31 October 2025 – Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park-Ishasha sector (B,L,D)

Embark on an early morning game drive in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park before breakfast. This presents the perfect opportunity to view wildlife in their natural habitats, including the famous tree-climbing lions, as well as other species such as warthogs, waterbucks, bushbucks, leopards, Ugandan kobs, elephants, and a diverse range of bird species.

Later, you will be treated to a bush breakfast in the middle of the park, amidst the stunning scenery of the African savannah plains. Afterward, enjoy afternoon game drives in the Ishasha sector of the park, which will provide you with additional opportunities to view wildlife and take in the breathtaking scenery.

Overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp.

Meals: B,L, D

DAY 11 : Saturday, 1 November 2025 – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (B,L,D)

DAY 11 : Saturday, 1 November 2025 – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (B,L,D)

In the morning, you will depart from Ishasha and embark on a scenic drive to Bwindi Forest, which is estimated to take between 3 to 4 hours. On the way, you will have the opportunity to visit the Ishasha community project, a social initiative aimed at empowering the local community through various programs.

Bwindi National Park, situated in southwestern Uganda on the fringes of the Great Rift Valley, is renowned for its extraordinary diversity of flora and fauna. It is one of the few large tracts of forest in East Africa where lowland and montane habitats converge, resulting in a rich ground cover of herbs, vines, and shrubs. The park boasts a staggering 120 mammal species, 345 bird species, 200 butterfly species, and 160 tree species, making it one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in East Africa. Bwindi is also a critical conservation site for the endangered mountain gorilla, harboring almost half of the world’s population. Additionally, the park provides crucial habitat for several endangered bird species with limited ranges and serves as a vital watershed for numerous rivers that supply water for agriculture in the surrounding region.

You will spend the night at the Buhoma Lodge, a comfortable and well-appointed accommodation facility that offers a serene and peaceful atmosphere in the heart of the forest.

Meals: B,L, D

DAY 12 : Sunday, 2 November 2025 – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Groilla Tracking(B,L,D)

DAY 12 : Sunday, 2 November 2025 – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Groilla Tracking(B,L,D)

After a satisfying breakfast at the lodge, you will proceed to the National Park Headquarters to meet with your expert guides and trackers for the day, and embark on an unforgettable gorilla tracking adventure. The trek, which involves traversing through dense vegetation and up steep slopes, is amply rewarded with the rare opportunity to observe mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. These magnificent apes, with only approximately 880 remaining in the wild, offer an awe-inspiring and humbling experience, as you observe their daily activities and closely interact with them.

After the gorilla trek, you may choose to relax at the luxurious lodge, enjoying its splendid views of Bwindi Forest. Alternatively, you may explore some of the optional activities available in the area.

Overnight at Buhoma Lodge.

Meals: B, L, D

Expert tips

Wear long trousers and a long sleeved shirt with a t-shirt underneath.

Sturdy, well-worn-in walking boots with long socks.

Day bag to carry your waterproofs, water and packed lunch.

Gardening gloves can prove useful to protect your hands from thorns and stinging nettles.

Secure the services of a porter to carry your day bag and help you with the terrain.

DAY 13 : Monday, 3 November 2025- Fly to Entebee – End of Tour – Fly Home (B,L)

DAY 13 : Monday, 3 November 2025- Fly to Entebee – End of Tour – Fly Home(B,L)

After enjoying breakfast at the lodge, you will depart from Bwindi Forest and embark on a 2-3 hour drive to Kihihi Airstrip for your scheduled domestic flight to Entebbe.

Upon arrival in Entebbe, you will connect to your international flight out. This marks the end of our services, and we hope that you have enjoyed your time exploring the beautiful and diverse landscapes and cultures of Uganda. We wish you safe travels and hope to see you again soon!

Meals: B, L

Luxury Inclusions
    • quotes and booking of flights if required.
    • Fully escorted and managed by a LWT hostess from Australia
    • Visas assistance if required
    • 24/7 tour leader support throughout the trip
    • 12 Nights amazing Accommodation in Luxury lodges and camps through-out
    • Bottled drinking water
    • Internal flights
    • All hotel transfers and tour transport, international flights
    • Luxury Coach and driver through-out
    • Private, highly experienced, English speaking guides
    • Breakfast daily
    • Lunch and Dinner daily
    • Tipping for driver and guides
    • All Tours. activities and entrance fees as per itinerary
    • 24 hour support from our wonderful in country team
  • Meals other than as specified in our package
  • Drinks and alcohol
  • gratuities and any other items of personal nature (eg. excess luggage, mini bar etc)
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.)
  •  any other travel expense that has not been included in our tour inclusions
  • Chimp Tracking ($350 extra)
  • International airfare cost
12 Nights amazing Accommodation in Luxury lodges and camps through-out
  • No.5 Boutique Hotel | Entebbe- 1 Night
  • Twiga Safari Lodge | Murchison Falls National Park- 3 nights
  • Primate Lodge | Kibale Forest National Park- 2 nights
  • Elephant Plains Lodge | Queen Elizabeth National Park – 2 nights
  • Ishasha Wilderness Camp | Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park- 2 nights
  • Buhoma Lodge | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest- 2 nights
Terms and Conditions of booking

Please take the time to read and understand the booking terms and conditions prior to booking a trip with us.


For all advertised LWT itineraries and dates, a trip-specific deposit amount per person required to confirm and secure your booking.

Final balance payment is due 90 days before the trip start date.

If your booking is made within 90 days of the trip start date then the full amount is payable at the time of booking.

Full Refund if you cancel more than 90 days prior to the trip start date.

Deposits become credits if you cancel your spot (in writing) between 90-60 days before the trip start date. All other payments will be refunded.

Cancellations 59 days or less before commencement: All payments will convert to a credit, including deposit: credit must be used with 24 months

Less than 30 days: No refunds or credits


Trip prices include all applicable taxes.

Trip prices are based on shared occupancy. Single travelers will be assigned a roommate by LWT for no extra single supplement fee.

LWT is not responsible for any fees incurred due to currency exchange or fees charged by your credit card/bank for processing funds in any currency.


Any cancellation by a Client must be made in writing to


After written confirmation of the cancellation by LWT, your spot on the trip will be released immediately and is not guaranteed to be available for rebooking.

Refund terms if cancelled by the client:

Over 90 days before commencement: Full Refund
• 90 days to 60 days before commencement: Deposit will turn into a credit and all other payments refunded*
• 59 days to 30 days before commencement: All payments will convert to a credit, including deposit: credit must be used with 24 months
• Less than 30 days: No refunds or credits


Credits are valid to use to rebook for the year of the original trip or the next calendar year Valid for 24 months from issue

Credit may be transferred to another woman. You may find another woman to take your spot. She pays you directly for the deposit and assumes responsibility for any outstanding balance payments. The replacement participant must meet trip registration requirements and be approved to join the trip by LWT.

Credits may be used towards the final balance of another trip, applied at 90 days in advance of the trip start date. Credit may be transferred to any other trip, and you may cancel and reapply your credit as many times as you like, before 90 days in advance of the trip date, within the original credit expiry date.

Credits will be in AUD


Our trips are confirmed to depart when they have a minimum group size booked. LWT reserves the right to cancel any trip for any reason, but will rarely cancel a tour less than 60 days before departure except for Force Majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside LWTs control.

When a tour is cancelled by LWT before the agreed date of departure for any reason other than Force Majeure or the fault of the Client, the Client can either:

  • Take a substitute tour of equivalent or higher price if LWT  is able and willing to offer such a substitute and pay any difference in price between the price of the tour originally purchased and that of the superior substitute tour; or
  • Take a substitute tour of lower price if LWT  is able and willing to offer one and to recover from LWT  the difference in price between the tour originally purchased and that of the substitute tour; or
  • Receive a full refund of all monies paid under the contract as soon as possible.

LWT is not responsible for any incidental expenses or consequential losses that the Client may have incurred as a result of the booking such as visas, vaccinations, non-refundable flights or rail, non-refundable car parking or other fees, loss of earnings, or loss of enjoyment, etc.

If the Client is offered a refund but requests an alternative tour of a higher value than that originally booked, then the Client must pay the difference in price.

Where, after departure, a significant element of the trip contracted for cannot be provided, LWT  will make suitable alternative arrangements for the continuation of the trip.

Questions? Contact us – Jamie@luxurywomenstours.com.au or 0401293235

Uganda Important Travel information

Uganda, deservedly dubbed the Pearl of Africa, is located in the Great Lakes Region in central Africa and boasts an ecological diversity that rivals many larger countries. Here, Eastern Savannah meets West African jungle. Uganda really does offer visitors incredible diversity with its multitude of varying ecosystems. Bordered by the Rwenzori Mountains (often called the Mountains of the Moon, the 3rd highest in Africa), the Virunga Mountains, and Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria, it’s a beautiful country bursting with bird and wildlife.

In no other African destination can one see a comparable variety of primates with so little effort – not just the great apes but also more than ten monkey species.  And, if Uganda will have primate enthusiasts grinning with satisfaction, it will have birdwatchers doing cartwheels.  Uganda is, by far, the smallest of the four African countries in which more than 1,000 bird species have been recorded and it is particularly rich in western rainforest specialists – undoubtedly the finest bird watching in Africa.

For most, the highlight is found amongst the forests in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where coming face to face with endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is one of the most profound wildlife encounters you will ever experience.  Discover tree-climbing lions around Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth National Park, trek chimps in Kibale Forest or Kyambura Gorge, or snatch massive Nile perch up north at Murchison Falls where the mighty Nile cascades through a gap just seven metres wide. Adrenaline junkies will find Jinja simply exhilarating; with its white-water rafting, kayaking, and bungee jumping activities. Jinja is rapidly emerging as East Africa’s answer to the more southerly “adrenalin capital” Victoria Falls.

We invite you to explore Uganda, a diverse landscape with abundant wildlife, plenty to discover, and unique experiences. You’ll struggle to find the words that do justice to when recounting your time in this jewel of a country.

Entry Requirements

Your passport must have a minimum of at least two full clear pages for visas and stamps and be valid for more than 6 months from the date of entry into Uganda.

Please check visa requirements prior to travel with your booking agent or Wild Frontiers as requirements are regularly changed with little notice.

Most passports need a single-entry visa (cost US$55).

Visas cannot be obtained on arrival.  You must apply and pay for them online at https://visas.immigration.go.ug at least two weeks before your arrival.

You are required to upload clear copies of your current passport, yellow fever certificate and a passport photo.

The online form will ask for your contact in Uganda: G&C Tours (U) Ltd +256 (0) 772 721 479

Please take note of the following important information: 

  1. The earliest time a person can apply for a tourist visa is 3 months prior to arrival.
  2. The number of days applied for start counting from the day of the visa approval in the system and the person has to enter Uganda within that time or forfeit their visa and payment.
  3. We advise that everyone applies for a 3 month visa as this gives the traveller 90 days from time of visa approval to enter the country. Please be sure that this time period fits into your travel plans to Uganda.
  4. If a traveller applies for a visa of 7/10/14 etc days then they get the related number of days to enter the country before their visa is forfeited. I.e. if you apply for a 7 day visa and it gets approved on the 1st May 2023 then you have to enter Uganda before the 8th May otherwise the visa will be forfeited.
  5. Once Applications are automatically cancelled in the system after the time period has elapsed, they cannot be recovered or reinstated and the visa payment is lost. The traveller would need reapply for a new visa and make payment again.

Only Visa and Mastercard cards are accepted for visa payments.  Once payment is made, the system will process your application and send you a barcoded email. Print out this email and bring it with you to Uganda. Upon arrival you should present the barcoded email to the immigration officer, who will scan the barcode, take your finger prints and photo and place a visa in your passport.

The following nationalities do not require a visa to enter Uganda: all nationalities from East African countries (Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya,  Burundi), all nationalities from COMESA countries (Angola, Eritrea, Malawi, Madagascar, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, Comoros, Kenya, Mauritius, Zimbabwe), and passport holders from OTHERS (Antigua, Barbados, Fiji, Grenada, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, The Grenadines, Vanuatu, Cyprus, Bahamas, Belize, Gambia, Jamaica, Malta, Singapore, St. Vincent-Tonga and Ireland).

East Africa Tourist Visa

If you are planning an East Africa trip to include Uganda, Rwanda and/or Kenya, it may be better value to apply for a multiple entry visa – valid for 90 days for tourists only.   Cost is USD100 per visa.  For more information go to: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/#/apply if you are entering Uganda first, or alternatively the Government visa site for the East Africa country you will be first entering.

Banking and Currency

US Dollars cash is widely accepted and in most cases preferred as the currency that travellers should use to EXCHANGE into UGX on arrival for spending money on the road e.g. for drinks, curios, tips. Please note that USD bills older than 2009 are not accepted. Ensure your USD bills are 2009 or younger.  Small USD bills are difficult to change – use Uganda shillings for small tips.

Credit Cards:  Can be used at some lodges and hotels, but a transaction fee will be charged which can range up to 5- 8%.  Ask first.

Travel, Transport and Getting Around

Flights: Note that baggage allowance on all domestic flights is max 15 kgs in soft bags

Health and Medical Information

Please check with us directly for the latest health updates. 

Travellers require a Yellow Fever inoculation more than 10 days prior to your departure. The certificate will be checked on arrival in Uganda. If you have a history of liver disorders (hepatitis etc.) consult your physician first.

Tetanus and Cholera inoculations are recommended but not compulsory.

Hepatitis inoculation is at the discretion of the traveler.

Malaria prophylactics are a must and can be purchased from your local pharmacy.  Please consult your pharmacist/doctor.

Diarrhea / Giardia – Bottled water is readily available throughout Uganda, however, it’s advisable to bring medicine just in case.

This is a guide only.  Please check with your doctor or travel clinic for the latest information.

Food, Drink and Cuisine Advice

Ugandan cuisine draws on English, Arab and Asian – especially Indian – influences and uses home-grown local produce including plantains, sweet potatoes, corn, beans and cassava. Traditional foods include ugali (solidified maize meal porridge) served with a stew of groundnuts (peanuts), beans, chicken or meat such as beef, goat or mutton.

Please be sure to drink bottled water.

Climate and Weather

Uganda has a tropical climate, with temperatures ranging from 21-25°C (70- 77°F), apart from in the mountainous areas, which are much cooler. The hottest months are December to February. Evenings can feel chilly after the heat of the day with temperatures around 12- 16ºC (54-61°F).

Most regions of Uganda, apart from the dry area in the north, have an annual rainfall of between 1,000mm and 2,000mm. There is heavy rain between March and May and between October and November, when road travel can become difficult in parts of the country. The best time for trekking is during the dry seasons, between January and February and June to September.

Clothing and Dress Recommendations

During your safari, depending on the style of trip chosen, dress code may vary slightly.  None of the lodges/hotels insist on any formal type of dress – ties, jackets etc – so the norm would be casual or smart casual depending upon the level.

On Safari – Bush gear ie hard wearing clothes, no bright colours, e.g. greens, khaki and similar neutral clothes are recommended.  In the day time on safari, generally shorts or lightweight trousers, t-shirts, hat, sunblock etc. as it is generally fairly warm (25-35 degrees C).  Avoid wearing blue & dark colours in areas where you may find tsetse flies, as they are often attracted to these colours, (this would be in some parts of Murchison Falls for example, check with your guide).

We suggest you take something warm e.g. tracksuit, fleece or sweater for the mountainous areas.  It is at a higher altitude and will therefore be cooler in the evenings.  A rain jacket/anorak is also suggested as it rains regularly in the rain forest areas, even in the drier months.

Long trousers and long sleeved shirts are also recommended for general evening use to assist in the prevention of mosquito bites and also as it’s generally cooler than during the day.

Internet Availability

There are internet cafés in most large towns. Access in smaller towns and rural areas is limited.

Electricity and Plug Standards

Electricity spec Uganda:  240 volts British Standard, generally through 3 pin square plugs.  Two pin plugs are generally available in most lodges/camps as well.

General Guidance


Due to space limitations in the vehicles it is imperative that luggage be kept to a minimum.  We suggest a barrel or soft bag (15 kg maximum) for your main gear, plus a camera bag or smaller ‘day pack ‘ for inside the vehicle.  Samsonite / hard bags / suitcases, etc. are not suitable as it makes packing very difficult. If you are travelling internationally with one we suggest you repack safari items into your soft bag, before the safari, and then leave your hard suitcase at your return point e.g. Entebbe hotel to collect later.


There is a strict ban on the use of polythene bags throughout Uganda.


This tour is a full comprehensive tour of Uganda and naturally involves alot of driving.  Please consider this before booking.



No.5 Boutique Hotel

1 nights

Murchison Falls National Park

Twiga Safari Lodge

3 nights

Kibale Forest National Park

Primate lodge Lodge

2 nights

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Elephant Plains Lodge

2 nights

Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

2 nights

Buhoma Lodge

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest-

2 nights

Tree Climbing Lion

What to expect on your travels