Uganda, a country located on the equator in East Africa, offers unspoiled nature, lush tropical rainforests, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience of gorilla trekking. The landscape is predominantly hilly and green, with an elevation ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 meters above sea level. The country experiences rainfall throughout the year, resulting in beautifully green and fertile landscapes.

Uganda boasts a diverse range of vegetation, from typical East African savanna to thick tropical rainforests, providing an ideal habitat for a multitude of animal species. In the early morning hours, visitors can witness not only predators like lions and leopards but also giraffes and elephants gathering at watering holes. In the afternoon, attention shifts to gorillas in the rainforests or hippos along the riverbanks. With over 1,000 bird species, Uganda is a paradise for bird lovers.

The main attraction drawing a large number of visitors annually is the endangered mountain gorilla, found in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. Visitors can participate in the popular activity of gorilla trekking in these parks, providing an opportunity to see these incredible animals up close—a truly unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in the authentic and untouched beauty of the African continent.

Spectacular landscapes, pristine rainforests, awe-inspiring animal sightings, and a welcoming and warm population, combined with the gorilla trekking experience, will leave you spellbound in Uganda.

The cost for permits to partake in gorilla trekking is currently approximately USD 600.00 per person per trek.

Here are some additional interesting facts about Uganda:

  • Size: 241,038 square kilometers
  • Population: 47.2 million
  • Official languages: Swahili and English
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Currency: Ugandan Shilling
  • Visa: Since July 1, 2016, visas can only be applied for online at Scanned passport copies, passport photos, proof of Yellow Fever vaccinations, and other required documents need to be submitted. After the application process and successful submission of the necessary documents and visa fee payment (50 US$), the visa will be issued upon entry. Please feel free to contact us for further information!

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