Most come for the gorillas and chimpanzees but leave with memories of warm-hearted hospitality, the feeling of complete remoteness and Tarzan-jungle experience of simply being in among raw, untouched beauty. To trek with these incredible creatures is often a lifelong dream come true for many travelers.
Let us show you the wild side of Uganda.
Wildlife – The drawcard is the gorillas. Trekking through the jungle you will learn about many species, as the national parks contain over 120 other mammals, including a dozen other primate species. For birdwatchers, the jungle is one of the highlights of your trip with over 350 species recorded.
Safety – Your safety and happiness is paramount concern focus for us. We use private transfer vehicles where most companies won’t, and we have excellent guides to escort you throughout your journey.
Exclusive lodges and some of Africa’s best camps – Uganda is not as ‘polished’ as some other safari destinations, but there some stand-out properties that have incredible style and service. Here, the experience is more important than fancy details and amenities and your stay will be full of Ugandan hospitality. Most of the accommodation throughout the nation would be considered solid 4* experiences. Vibrant African colors, natural materials, and responsive friendly staff are usually the norm at the independent boutique properties and wilderness lodges we prefer to support. Every property booked on a Rothschild Safari is vetted by staff and offer the highest standards in each category.
Where to Go?
The main mountain range where the gorillas live straddles the border between Uganda and Rwanda, so you can trek with the gorillas from either side. Uganda – The Bwindi Impenetrable forest truly impresses with its volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges, home to roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas. You’ll experience a rustic approach to accommodation and tourism in general. The trekking is steeper than the Rwanda side, but typically through more forest instead of farms. Gorilla trekking in either country is special, so speak to us about which side is better suited to you personally.
When to Go?
Please talk to us, and we can give you our recommendations on the best time to travel, based on your safari itinerary.
While you are in a humid, wet rainforest with weather that can’t always be predicted, ideally June – September (long dry season) or December – February (short dry season) are the best times to travel.
At Rothschild Safaris, we believe that the design of your trip is very important. We put great time and care into the order and logistics of your you travel. Clients will often pair the gorillas with some time on safari in East Africa. We are prepared with expert advice and first-hand experience on the most comfortable and convenient way to travel between locations so that you have minimum stress and maximum time on the ground.
Only you know your true dreams and desires, and we are here to make this journey personal and unique to you…