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Safari Tours and Vacations in Uganda

The Pearl of Africa is an amazing safari vacation destination, there is absolutely no doubt that Uganda is blessed with spectacular natural beauty, a fantastic climate throughout the year,  diversely interesting safari attractions and diverse culture.

Do you wish to have an encounter with the mountain gorillas? Then a Uganda safari tours is one for you, the country is home to half of the remaining endangered gorillas in the whole world inhabiting the dense Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Further more, catch a glimpse of the amazing chimpanzees in the Kibale National Park as well as the rarest of bird species while on your Uganda Safari holidays.

A Uganda tours doesn’t stop there, you get to explore the adventurous part of your life by taking part in the wide range of water sports such as white water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, boat safaris among others, hike up to the glacier topped Rwenzori Mountain and traverse north to the roaring waters of the Murchison falls.

Let Ameera Africa Safaris craft your magical safari vacation around your interests and budget, your tailor-made Uganda Safari Tours & Holiday by our expert team will see you have a glimpse of the  splendid diverse culture , nature and bounty of wild life such as the big 5, hippos, Nile crocodiles, surely it will be an experience to reckon with.

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Safari Game Drives

With over ten wildlife protected areas, the Pearl of Africa is the perfect destination for Uganda safari holidays game drives in Africa. When it comes to wildlife Uganda tours, this destination is quite unrivaled and you will find that excellent opportunities to see the BIG5, such as Elephants, Leopards, Rhinos and many more, are abundant.

Experience the utter thrill of wildlife safari tours in Uganda where you get a glimpse of some of the 342 mammal species of Uganda’s wildlife protected areas with Ameera Africa Safaris. Our Uganda safari holiday packages are aimed at presenting you with the best face of wild animals in their natural habitat and a raw wild side of the best national parks and game reserves in Uganda.
Tick off phenomenal animals sightings off of your Uganda safari tours and holidays bucket list such as; the tree climbing Lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi and the Chimpanzees of Kibale National Park among others. Truly, with our tailored game drives, you can have all the fun in the wild and never quite get enough!

Uganda tours game drives can be arranged at the most appropriate time for you; either early in the morning, late afternoon or at night. Early morning game drives are ideal for catching some great vistas as animals head out of their nests to hunt and go about their day. The afternoon brings with it drama of its own as animals make their way to water sources to quench their thirst but end up fighting off predators instead.

Night game drives are often a delight for scientists and researchers who intend to observe some nocturnal animals that are hard to spot during day. Get your camera ready for incredible animal shots within open savannah fields of popular spots like Buligi and Paraa in Murchison Falls National Park and the peninsular areas of Queen Elizabeth National Park as you enjoy your safari tour in Uganda.

Therefore, when you plan for your Uganda safari tours with Ameera Africa safaris, prepare for your senses to be awakened as you indulge in a trip with a game ranger and your Ameera safari team to see some animals like Wild dogs, Serval Cats, Zebras, Hyenas, Jackson’s Antelopes, baboons, Kobs, Giraffes, Chimpanzees, Monkeys, Baboons, and Warthogs among others.

Gorilla Trekking

Perhaps you have heard about the endangered Mountain Gorillas of the world but you have never quite seen them? Well, with our personally tailored Mountain Gorilla trekking Uganda safari vacations, you have the ultimate chance to experience what it feels like to stand in close range with these giant apes. We assure you, almost no experience can outmatch that moment!

Mountain Gorilla trekking is without doubt, the backbone of wildlife safari holidays in Uganda and the world at large. This is majorly because these endangered mountain gorillas only exist in the verdant jungle of Bwindi and the Virunga Mountain range. Consequentially, Gorilla trekking Uganda tours are only possible in Uganda, Rwanda and the DR of Congo.

In addition Uganda is uniquely blessed to be a home to about 400 individuals; almost half of the world’s Mountain Gorilla population, making it the top destination for Mountain Gorilla trekking Uganda tours. With Ameera Africa safaris, your chances of spotting a Mountain Gorilla while on safari tours to Uganda are 99.9%. No other odds elsewhere could ever beat that!

Mountain Gorilla trekking can be experienced in two places while on your Uganda safari tours & holidays; Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park provides a safe haven for 14 habituated mountain gorilla families with 600 individuals in total while a smaller population of the gorillas is found in Mgahinga gorilla national park with only one habituated gorilla family and about 300 individuals that are mobile between Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC. 

The adventure is quite a thrilling one right from the point you set off from your lodge at about 7.00 am. After a short briefing to prepare you for the experience, start your trek into the deeper reaches of the jungle accompanied by a game ranger and a guide. It will not be long before you come within the presence of the Mountain Gorillas and you can observe them from a safe distance of about 8 – 10 meters.

Often foreign residents and non residents pay 700 USD for a Gorilla Trekking Permit while East African residents pay 250,000 UGX then they can trek these gorillas in groups of 8 people while on their Uganda tours. Ensure to always abide by the set rules such as a 15 years’ minimum age limit, no littering or physical contact with the Gorillas and refraining from any sudden movements and noises.

Chimpanzee Trekking

When you speak of a primate Uganda safari holidays, you must look forward to our Chimpanzee trekking adventures! Although most people might think a primate adventure starts and ends with trekking Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi or Mgahinga, we seek to present you with a fuller picture of Uganda’s primates; and that includes the ever charming Chimpanzees.

For the more adventurous souls, Chimpanzee trekking is always a must do activity while on your safari tours in Uganda. Many a tourist will also ascertain to the exotic charm of this activity that beckons you to the laid-back thick green of Uganda’s primate capital; Kibale National Park. With Ameera Africa Safaris, you get to walk the path of intrigue with about 5,000 Ugandan chimpanzees.

There are about 1,200 Chimpanzee individuals in Kibale National Park and unlike Mountain Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee trekking will keep you on your toes! This is simply because Chimpanzees are highly mobile and will swing from one branch to another with such graceful ease as they attempt to pluck the highest fruits in the top branches while putting to test their leaping abilities.

On these Uganda safari vacations Chimpanzee trekking, your main job is to keep up with the high pace of Chimpanzees while staying as quiet and as far as possible so that you do not get their attention. Spend about 1 – 2 hours observing these primates from a safe distance of 8 – 10 meters as they feed and play with each other. Do not touch, feed or engage the Chimpanzees and always observe the minimum age limit set.

With such a huge number of Chimpanzees in Uganda (5,000 individuals), we organize Uganda safari holidays Chimpanzee trekking in other protected areas throughout the country such as Budongo forest with 610 individuals and Kyambura with about 29 individuals. Other destinations include; Kaniyo Pabidi and Kalinzu forests among other destinations.

Compared to Mountain Gorilla trekking, a Chimpanzee Uganda safaris tours is quite affordable. Permits in Kibale National park cost about USD 100 – 150 depending on the season while they cost about USD 50 in Kyambura gorge and USD 90 in Budongo forest. However, Chimpanzee trekking adventures are always worth it and we can guarantee that you will always be glad you went!

Bird Watching

Are you a bird lover that enjoys a colorful spread of wings in the wild? If yes, a bird watching Uganda safari tour is the right adventure for you. Uganda boasts of about 1,066 recorded bird species including a cocktail of at least 2 endemic species, 66 accidental and 3 species that have been introduced by humans. On East African level, Uganda harbors 150 endemic species that cannot be found elsewhere in East Africa.

With Ameera Africa Safaris, you only need a good camera and a good pair of binoculars to complete your birding Uganda safari vacations. Clear open skies and open fields make for the best bird watching platforms in top places like Queen ElizabethMurchison Falls and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. Forest varieties are abundant in destinations such as Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale National Parks.

Highlight your Uganda tours birding adventure with an escapade to Semliki Valley National Park; a destination for at least 20% of Uganda’s endemic and unique bird species. Uganda safari tours in Semliki are quite like no other as you encounter mind blowing popular specials like the Gray crowned crane, Shoebill stork and dazzling red throated bee eater among others.

This is definitely going to be your Uganda tours birding adventure of a lifetime with Ameera Africa Safaris as we whisk you away to destinations that might feel somewhat mythical for your Uganda safari holidays. A pointer and a birder’s guide book will come in handy as our guide draws your attention to a bright winged creature balancing off a twig from a tree near you.

More birds to capture on your Uganda safari tours and holidays include; the Egyptian plover, Blue Turaco, papyrus gonolek, Black billed Barbet, Back bellied Bustard, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, African Darter, Yellow fronted Tinkerbird, Goliath Heron, Rock Pranticole, Blue napped mouse bird, Silver birds, Veracious Dove, Black headed lapwing, Nkulengu rail, Giant Kingfisher and long tailed Nightjar among other birds.

Volcanoes Hiking and Mountain climbing

Meet the highest points of the country with our Uganda tours Volcano hiking adventures. There are about six mountains in Uganda with the most popular being the Rwenzori Mountain range, Mt Elgon and the Virunga Mountain range. Volcanoes Hiking and Mt climbing Uganda tours are definitely a must do when you arrive for your safari tour in Uganda.  

The Rwenzori Mountain Range, also known as the “Mountains of the moon”, happens to harbor the highest point in Uganda and also the third highest in East Africa and Africa at large. Journey with us as we scour the ridges of Rwenzori for a chance to experience the snow capped Margherita peak and the endless glaciers that crown the Mountain top.

The battle to the summit often kicks off at the base of the mountain where you are often greeted with a mixture of rainforest and marshes. Witness the vegetation of these volcano ranges grow from rainforests through moorland to alpine zones with unique vegetation that you might not see elsewhere in the world. Your reward will be a breathtaking landscape escaping over the borders into a totally new world.

Volcano climbing or mountain Rwenzori hiking for that matter goes without saying that it is not an adventure for the weak in spirit. This particular Uganda tour adventure will be the ultimate test of your physical and emotional capabilities as you endure cold weather streaming down from the glaciers of ice and the physical strength the actual hiking takes.

Apart from the physical stress on your body, the emotional strain and the altitude sickness, hiking Uganda’s highest mountain range on a Uganda safari tour is a sure way to touch up tours to Uganda adventure as you stand at an elevation of 5,109, the highest point in Uganda with endless picturesque vistas. Also with our specially tailored volcano hiking Uganda tours, we make the hustle fun.

Always remember to stay as hydrated as possible and carry enough snacks and chocolate bars to get you through the hike. Resting your body and eating enough between the hikes are key in getting you to the summit. In addition, we recommend that you take off enough time to train, months before your Mt climbing safari tour in Uganda.

Cultural Experiences

There is no better way to understand the people of Uganda than to learn about their culture, values and traditions. With about 54 tribes, expect to dive into some of the most vibrant ways of life on the planet with our special Uganda safari tours cultural experiences or encounters. We bring you closer to ancient Ugandan lifestyles that have been hidden from the world.

From the popular Karimojong of the north to the Buhoma community of the south, the Uganda tours experience only gets better. Tread the edges of Uganda’s national parks, where countless lives have long depended on the natural resources exuding from these wildlife protected areas. The cultural experience adventure really lets you walk in the footsteps of tribes men that lead a totally different life from yours.

After your wildlife Uganda safari vacations, visit some cultural villages strategically positioned around national parks and game reserves that offer a feel of what living like a traditional Ugandan is. You can help prepare and taste local cuisines, make or purchase artifacts and visit the plantations to learn how food is locally grown, harvested and maybe even processed.

The Boomu women’s group is one of such cultural centers of locals and it was started in 1999 with the sole intention of promoting local village lives through income generating activities that would in turn help eradicate poverty, malnutrition and keep children in school. Initially the group had only female members but currently even men are welcome to join.

Other Uganda tours cultural villages include; batwa community, KAFRED and many others. These cultural villages provide a chance for a cultural safari adventure involving activities like farming, herbal medicine making, music dance and drama, preparing and tasting local meals, arts and crafts and perhaps even visiting the local school where the children go.

These cultural villages are beneficial both to the locals and the tourists. When you visit on your safari tour in Uganda, the income generated from your tour is directed towards providing better health care, education and other social services to the natives. In turn, the local’s lives are made better through participating in income generating activities such as selling artifacts and working as local guides.

Boat Safaris

What do you like to do in the afternoons, boat safaris? Then we totally got you. At Ameera Africa safaris we understand that Uganda safari holidays are fuller and more complete with calm voyages across the water’s surface to more treasures beyond. Our Uganda safari tours packages are now more adventurous than ever as we take you to some of the best spots for a boat cruise or launch all over the country.

Escape the immense tropical heat within a boat with your guide as you transverse the natural streams of the ‘pearl of Africa’ for our safari tour in Uganda. The water’s edge is often delicately lined with soggy marshes that hide birds like the Shoebill and papyrus gonoleks. Uganda tours boat safaris are also particularly great for spotting animals like Nile Crocodiles as they catch their prey.

The Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of such places where a safari tour in Uganda is perfect for a boat launch. The Kazinga channel is a 40km stretch of fresh water, joining Lakes George and Edward. Often, an afternoon 2 hour Uganda tour boat cruise on this Channel is the perfect way to meet half of the world’s population of Nile crocodiles and a variety of wildlife.

The Kazinga channel is a 40km stretch of fresh water, joining Lakes George and Edward. A 2 – hour Uganda tour boat cruise on this Channel is the perfect way to meet half of the world’s population of Nile crocodiles. The next stop is the Nile cruise leading to the majestic falls in Murchison Falls National Park where riverine forest grows in abundance.

Other super cool Uganda safari tours & holidays destinations for boat safaris include, Lake Mburo, Lake Mutanda and the source of the Nile among others. A typical Uganda safari vacations boat cruise takes about two hours on a round trip following the water course as you enjoy sights of water life like hippos, flamingoes, Egrets and monitor Lizards and other animals.

Hiking and Nature Trails

With Ameera Africa safaris, make nature walks and light hiking part of your Uganda safaris tours. Our sole purpose is to give you the ‘ultimate Uganda safari’ and that involves exploring all the natural goodness that our dear motherland, Uganda, has to offer. Our Uganda safari tours & holidays extend beyond game drives, boat safaris and Hot Air Balloon adventures to nature walks.

Choosing a nature walk is one of the best safari experiences with our Uganda safari holidays since it brings you closer to nature and towards your wildlife safari with a more natural feel. Come up close and personal with a few antelopes and Zebras in Lake Mburo National Park in order to capture those phenomenal pictures that all your friends back home will be talking about for a while.

In addition, Lake Mburo National Park is one of the few protected areas where you can have a nature walk. Bright red orange sunsets make for the best vistas across the wild plains in this national park with Ameera Africa Safaris tour in Uganda. Nature walks are also incredibly convenient for landscape viewing compared to the usual 4*4 wheel vehicle. They allow you to stand upon rugged hills to scour the horizons beyond.

Have you ever had Uganda safari vacations birding adventures on foot? How about visiting the Royal Mile in Murchison Falls National Park with us? Drown yourself in a variety of bright colored birds along this road including some rare birds like the Puvel’s Illadopsis, strange weaver, Regal Sunbird, Dusky crimson wing and Grauer’s swamp Warbler among others.

Walking safaris can be accomplished in various destinations around the country, depending on your choice and preferences. Our expert team at Ameera Africa Safaris allows you to have the best walking and nature walk experience as you discover Uganda’s wildlife on your safari tour in Uganda. With our safari packages, only the best destinations for your walking safaris in Uganda await you.

Kampala City Tour

Behind the crowded streets and the ditches in the roads, Kampala city is a vibrant, modern and religious city as well. Kampala city is Uganda’s Capital and main center for all operations in the country. It is moderately populated with people of various ethnicity, culture and religions with some being natives and others, immigrants. It is the absolute definition of a metropolitan town!

When it comes to celebrating and living life to the fullest, never count out the people of Kampala. Uganda safari holidays in Kampala city offer some spectacular luxurious sights with the best hotels located within the city centre and its outskirts. Have a go at some of the tastiest cuisines on your Uganda safari tours, comprising of both exotic and eccentric dishes and drinks.

Join us on a safari tour in Uganda cultural experience by visiting some top ancient sites around Kampala city such as the Kasubi tombs; where fallen Kings of the Ganda kingdom are buried. The tombs also contain ancient royal artifacts like spears, drums and other royal hunting gear that was used by the ancient Kings to rule and spear head hunts. We also organize trips to the King’s Palace where Amin’s torture chamber lies almost forgotten.

With our Uganda safaris tours stop by the Namugongo martyrs’ shrine that bares remains of about twenty two Catholic martyrs that were burned to death on orders of Kabaka Mwanga because of their faith. For many visiting these shrines of the Anglican and Catholic martyrs can prove quite emotional to learn of their gruesome death since some of them were really young.

Continue on a spiritual journey through Kampala’s culture with Ameera Africa Safaris as we take you on Safari tours in Uganda to more religious sites such as the Rubaga Cathedral and St Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe; the first ever Cathedral to be built in Uganda. These ancient cathedrals boast of exotic architecture that draws many to their walls.

There will be equally enough time to visit the Gaddafi Mosque, if you wish, as part of Uganda tours cultural experience. The mosque was built by the assistance of former Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi and is the largest Mosque in East Africa. Other sites to see on these Uganda safari vacations is the Uganda Museum, Ndere cultural center, art galleries, independence monument  and many others.

Water Sports along River Nile

White Water Rafting

Perhaps you have heard that River Nile is the longest river in Africa. Although that is very true, at Ameera Africa Safaris, we acknowledge that it isn’t all there is to the Nile. River Nile is bursting with an endless array of fun activities to try while on your Uganda safari Holidays. From beautiful riparian scenery to wildlife and water sports, the Nile is a must visit for a safari vacation tour in Uganda.

White Nile rafting or White water rafting is one of many such water sports that you can indulge in at the Nile on your Uganda safari tours and holidays. Many people consider this sport extreme and some might even shun it off to the more adventurous souls but the truth is White water rafting is one of the most exhilarating sports or Uganda safari tours activities that you can ever do.

Uganda tours White Nile rafting or white-water rafting is the most undertaken Uganda tours water activity mostly because of its genuine thrill and adrenaline inducing capability. River Nile is blessed with rapids that range from grade 3 all the way to grade 5, and as it flows northwards, it cascades from clear calm streams to white moderate and intense rapids.

This intense Uganda safari tours and holidays experience is the ultimate test of resolve as you embark on battling the Nile rapids. Visitors are often allowed to choose the rapid grade that they can handle and you can always opt for moderate or intense grade 5 rapids. The whole point of White water rafting is embracing the intensity of the Uganda tours natural beauty as you hold onto a rope for dear life.

Prepare to feel your heart pumping in your chest as the raft smashes into the rapids and its occupants are sent flying into the air before hitting the water in a free dive.  There is no need however to fear the experience or shy away for lack of expertise as the water rafting team will brief you and basically train you in the free-flowing section of the river before actually hitting the rapids.

We recommend a clean and dry set of clothes as you will find yourself in and out of the water often between the experiences. Plenty of snacks and drinking water is also highly necessary. White Nile rafting Uganda safari holidays can be done either on half day basis or full day basis with the best Ameera Africa Safaris team always making sure you have the best and safest trip possible.

Bungee Jumping

What would you do if you had the opportunity to jump sky high off a 44 meter cliff and hang over the renown River Nile? With Ameera Africa Safaris, we make all that possible and readily available to you. Our Uganda safari vacations water sports on River Nile entails a once in a lifetime jump on top of River Nile to test how much you can handle heights.

Visitors are led towards a tower, erected about 44 meters high on a cliff overlooking River Nile. The main tip while on the tower is not to look down especially if it is your first time. Do not be surprised to see people changing their minds about jumping once they look at the bottom where they are meant to touch the water… yes, Uganda tours bungee jumping can be that intimidating!

After a short briefing about what to expect and what to do to remain safe, a strong elastic cord is tied to your legs and you are encouraged to jump. At this point, it might feel really scary but once you let go of that fear and take a leap, it will feel like soaring through the air like a bird over this tropical natural beauty.

Once it feels like you are about to touch the water, the cord pulls you back up and you are flying again. The adventure continues for about 3 times as you fall and are pulled back by the cord before you are eventually untied and taken away in a boat back to shore.

Bungee jumping safari tour in Uganda can be organized in many forms including tandem jumps and water touch frequency. However, no matter what you choose, at Ameera Africa Safaris we believe that you should have the best experience and we do our very best to ensure this. Additionally, with bungee jumping, you will be able to overcome your fear of heights.

There is no set minimum age limit for visitors seeking to undertake bungee jumping but definitely a 40 kgs minimum weight limit is a must. Couples can have the experience of jumping together and those who are scared can jump with their friends. Always ensure that you are in a good health condition because illnesses like heart problems might cause adverse effects when you jump from such a high distance.

Quad Biking and Horseback safaris

Uganda safari holidays Quad biking and Horseback riding along River Nile are almost similar only that you either have the experience on a Quad bike or on the back of a horse. Explore the rural side of Jinja as you follow a clear trail through riparian forest, local plantations and villages. This experience has a cultural touch to it in the sense that you get to meet the natives and learn a bit about their ways of life. You only have to watch out for the children!

Kayaking and Jet Boating
There is just so much to do with our safari tour in Uganda water sports on River Nile. It always comes down to what you would like to do at that particular time and our team of experts is always there to ensure you have the best experience and tour. Kayaking and Jet boating are yet another way to indulge in extreme water sports along River Nile in Jinja.

Take on the immense rapids of the Nile inside a Kayak on a safari tour in Uganda with Ameera Africa safaris for an experience you will be telling your friends about. The experience is quite safe as you will have a life jacket on and a helmet to protect your head in case you fall out of the Kayak. Be sure to carry a good camera and enough battery to take all the pictures that you will want to keep.


Uganda safari vacations tubing adventures along the Nile basically involves floating along the river in a tube. The adventure welcomes both young ones and adults and is the perfect water sport for the family. If you are looking for something to bond over, then tubing is for you. Uganda tours tubing along River Nile is conducted over the calm free flowing section of the river and is totally safe.

Lake Bunyonyi

Unlike boat cruises that are popular with some national parks in Uganda, Lake Bunyonyi introduces another approach to water excursions; canoeing! For our Uganda safari tours & holidays, we offer canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi to give you a more diverse safari itinerary from the usual. We journey to the western part of Uganda for this once in a lifetime experience.

Lake Bunyonyi is a natural water body located between the Kisoro and Kabale districts in the south western part of Uganda. At a depth of 44 meters to 900 meters (allegedly), Lake Bunyonyi is believed by many environmentalists to be the second deepest lake in Africa. The lake stands at 1,962 meters above sea level and is 25 kilometers long and 7 kilometers wide.

Canoeing is quite unique in the sense that you have to employ a more traditional “boat” called a dug-out canoe that you sit in while you paddle to your destination. The dug-out canoes are made from tree trunks that are hollowed out to create enough space for people to sit comfortably in. We bet this experience is one that you might not encounter elsewhere on your Uganda safari holidays.

Lake Bunyonyi is one of the Uganda tours lake that have been blessed with beautiful scenery comprising of free-flowing hills and 29 Islands. Picture standing before an open blue sky complemented by clear blue waters and endless hills covered in riparian forests, tea and banana plantations. We couldn’t think of a better way to finish off any Uganda safari tours.

With Ameera Africa Safaris, Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi doesn’t simply end at exploring the surface of the Lake in a dug-out canoe but extends to exploring the natural features therein. We hope you are ready to paddle your way to arrival at some of the unique islands scattered on the lake such as Sharp’s Island and Punishment Island that harbors a sad history for being an exile for pregnant unmarried girls in ancient Bakiga culture.

Enjoy your Uganda safari vacations at Lake Bunyonyi in a dugout canoe as you sail past Islands and some bird life. The lake is also free from Bilharzia thus it is safe for swimming and some mild fishing. The surrounding hills engulfing the Lake are fertile ground for local cultivation with crops like Tea and bananas mainly grown. We encourage you to have a camera so that you can capture these once in a lifetime moments.


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