Experience Unforgettable Wildlife Adventures and Vacations in Uganda with Customized Tours.
Experience Uganda like never before with tailor-made tours that give you complete control over your itinerary. You get to choose the places you visit, the activities you join, and the type of accommodation you stay in during your wildlife adventure package. A safari specialist is available to provide guidance in planning your trip, and the best part is that this service comes at little to no cost to you.
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Advantages of personalizing your Uganda tour
With Uganda Tours, you can create a personalized itinerary that perfectly suits your interests, preferences, and budget. Whether you want to see the mountain gorillas up close or witness the incredible wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park, a reputable tour operator can help design a vacation that meets your unique needs.
Your safari specialist will arrange your accommodation from a carefully vetted list of service providers, ensuring that there is something to suit every traveler's needs, from luxury lodges to budget-friendly guesthouses. You will work closely with the specialist to plan your trip and get advice on the best activities and attractions to include in your itinerary.
Why use a safari specialist to personalize your Uganda tours
At Nkuringo Safaris, we believe that every traveler deserves a personalized and unforgettable experience. That's why we offer tailor-made Uganda tours that give you complete control over your itinerary. We ensure that your African dream journey is everything you dreamed of and more.
We also leverage our specialist knowledge of local logistics, verified service delivery, the best local guidance, and financial protection promised by travel boards. These tailor-made safaris have many soft hidden advantages that may not be immediately obvious, such as the traveler having a better chance of getting the most out of the destination because we organize everything in advance on their behalf.
Finding hotel room availability can be a huge obstacle for many travelers to Africa, but with tailor-made safaris, you can set the departure and return date that is relevant to you. Usually, all ground service providers are partners to your tour operator: they understand experience business. They are keen on growing their travel products service you, so expect personalized service from our intuitive guides, drivers, and any representative we engage on your behalf.
Please browse through these examples of tailor-made Uganda tours & vacation packages for ideas to start planning your journey.
Frequently Asked Questions
Uganda is a unique African safari destination compared to its eastern counterparts. You should expect more varied experiences in savannah and rainforest attractions—the rugged western region offers excellent privacy on game-viewing drives and trekking excursions.
General game viewing is excellent year-round, thanks to significant concentrations of wildlife, temperate climate, and wide-open landscapes. Expect game viewing in generally closed 4x4s with three rows of seating and a pop-top roof hatch.
Accommodation is mainly in authentic traditional lodges and tented camps, including meals in room pricing.
Tailor-made tours in Uganda are best with a combination of activities like gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, guided bush walks, cultural tours, game drives, and game viewing on a boat.
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Uganda offers the best tourists and research access to primates in their natural forests. With the country's security stability, robust wildlife protection and conservation programs, and affordable hotels, Uganda offers exceptional primate viewing adventures.
Uganda hosts more than half of the last mountain gorillas in two national parks and 14 primate species swinging in various protected forests. Chimpanzee trekking adventures in Kibale National Park stand out as the best in the region, coupled with easy access to them.
Tailor-made Uganda tours allow you to see the primates and drive or walk among Africa's big game animals on a single private trip without crossing borders.
Also, with a wide availability of accommodation stretching from budget hostels to exclusive luxury safari lodges, you can tailor a personal journey to suit your travel budget and excitement.
When one mentions safari, the first thing that comes to mind is driving through endless golden plains filled with animals and unfolding predatorial drama.
Although Uganda may not match the safari-likes of Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda throws a worthy punch that is relatively good for wildlide adventures. And because only a few ardent travellers have discovered Uganda, tailor-made tours in Uganda are a private affair. You could literally be the only one on the game tracks or the entire safari camp.
Uganda could, arguably, give you a better-varied safari experience combining the savannah big-game, primates, mountains, rich birdlife and incredible landscapes. Few safari destinations can brag about pulling off such varied experiences on a single trip.
You can trek mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, take a game drive, boat safari, hike mountains, dance at a cultural festival, and tick off a bird list of more than 1000 species on a single tailored Uganda safari.
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Uganda's tourist parks offer a decent selection of safari accommodations for all travellers, from budget hostels to exclusive luxury safari lodges. Most lodges and camps are located just outside the National Parks, providing easy access of not more than a 15-minute drive to the park's activities.
Many of Uganda's safari lodges are small, with less than ten rooms, offering an intimate private stay for their guests. If lucky, you could occupy the whole property by yourself for days in the shoulder months.
When planning your tailor-made tour in Uganda, your tour operator primarily advises you on the best safari lodges for each activity.
The advantage of bespoke safaris is that the operator will recommend and book the room on your behalf. You don't have to worry about making the right choice for accommodation.
The dry season with plentiful sunshine is the best time for a tailored tour in Uganda. The dry season, also considered peak season, falls between June to August and December to February.
The northern Kidepo Valley and Murchison Falls National Parks experience the least rainfall during that time. The dry months are also the best for gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking adventures in the west and southwest regions.
The trails are dry and simple to navigate, and it’s simpler to spot wild animals as they gather around water points in the dry season. Birding is relatively good during this time too.
On the other side, Uganda has tropical weather, which means you cannot rule out possible downpours any day.
The wettest months of March to May can be challenging customizing a private safari in Uganda. Some lodges close down during this time or discount their rates.
Nonetheless, a bespoke safari is good all year round, and tourists can visit Uganda any time.
Uganda is one of the safest tourist destinations in Africa, although opportunist petty crime pop-up unexpectedly, like in any other country.
Uganda has also received a bad rap for its politics and human rights abuse, which sometimes spread into the tourism industry, although they shouldn't. You'll be surprised to see same-sex Ugandan walking hand-in-hand in the streets disregarding the much-publicised impunity of the gay community. If you don't bring it up or publicly show you affection, like public kissing, Ugandans will not care about your sexual choices.
Politics can be dirty, even in developed countries. For Uganda, it also gets down-and-dirty in the city streets during political rallies, which is why many tourists will avoid the cities during those times and head into the tranquil countryside. When the hot political winds blow, they usually don't affect the national parks and remote destinations.
Parks, reserves and remote tourist destinations are some of the most well-protected places in Uganda, with an entire Uganda Wildlife Police Force dedicated to ensuring the safety of tourists and animals.
So personalize your Uganda tour and include guided walking in the jungles and driving through national parks because the activities are safe for any traveller.