Uganda in Depth with Tanzania extension | June 2025

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DIFFICULTY

MIN. AGE

Cost to be confirmed

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Trekking to see mountain gorillas in the wild - something that will never leave you
  2. The shy, friendly locals who will want to practice their English with you
  3. The National Parks – of which you will visit five
  4. The plethora of animals in the wild – elephants, hippos, big cats, chimps, brilliantly colourful birds and so much more
  5. The country’s stunning natural beauty – mountains, jungle, lakes and rivers
  6. Stay at wonderful jungle lodges

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If you like close encounters with wildlife, friendly people and stunning scenery, Uganda might just be the best place to visit in all of Africa. In fact, this wonderful country offers the complete African wildlife experience with the added bonus of the gorillas. There are 10 national parks covering a significant percentage of the countryside. In the North East, you can spot the big cats, the savannah animals and an amazing variety of birdlife. Down the west side of the country, you’ll see a plethora of elephants, hippos, chimps and more. Plus there are the mountain gorillas. There are just 880 of these wonderful primates left in the wild and you are assured of seeing them in their natural habitat on this tour. Put simply, Uganda offers a wildlife experience second to none.

However, it is not all about wildlife. Churchill was right... Uganda is the pearl of Africa! With stunning scenery, much of the country is on a plateau that ascends to over 5,100 metres on Mount Stanley in the south - the 3rd highest peak in Africa. The landscape is a combination of jungle, grasslands and land that has been cleared for farming. Uganda shares Lake Victoria - the largest tropical lake in the world - as its eastern border with Kenya and Tanzania.

Uganda is a landlocked nation about the size of Victoria. It is predominantly a Christian country with 80% of the 30 million people being of the Christian faith. The West first took real notice of Uganda in the early ’70s when the dictator Idi Amin took power. Dubbed “the butcher of Uganda”, Amin was a military official who, after seizing power, was responsible for the expulsion and murder of hundreds of thousands of people – namely anyone who did not agree with his ways. He died in exile in 2003. Today, the country is at peace. Visitors are attracted by the gorillas which are protected from poachers around the clock. It is a safe place to visit and the hospitality industry is well-trained in service with a smile.

While the recent past of this struggling nation cannot be ignored, it is well and truly open for business. You will be greatly rewarded by visiting. Not just for the gorillas, but also for the people, the magnificent scenery and the culture.

DEPARTURE DATE
16 June 2025
DURATION 16 days
TOUR COST Cost to be confirmed
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Additional - to be confirmed

AVAILABILITY

PLACES AVAILABLE

INCLUDED

  • All transportation as per itinerary, not including international flights
  • Twin-share accommodation
  • Transfers to and from hotels as per itinerary
  • Meals as listed on the itinerary
  • Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
  • All tipping including drivers and guides
  • Experienced English speaking local tour guide
  • Escorted by an Australian host (subject to minimum number of 10 clients)

NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Electronic travel authorisation or tourist visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Any meals not indicated on the itinerary
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature e.g. drinks, laundry, telephone calls
  • International and internal flights not indicated on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports if not travelling on group flights

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Optional additional Gorilla trek
  • Optional 8-day Tanzania, Serengeti, and Ngoro Ngoro Crater extension
  • Tours depart with a minimum of 4 clients
  • Blue Dot Travel can arrange international flights
  • To book and reserve your place on a tour, a deposit of $500 and a completed booking form is required

ITINERARY

TOUR MAP

Cost to be confirmed

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Trekking to see mountain gorillas in the wild - something that will never leave you
  2. The shy, friendly locals who will want to practice their English with you
  3. The National Parks – of which you will visit five
  4. The plethora of animals in the wild – elephants, hippos, big cats, chimps, brilliantly colourful birds and so much more
  5. The country’s stunning natural beauty – mountains, jungle, lakes and rivers
  6. Stay at wonderful jungle lodges

ACTIVITY RATING