There is sometimes a strange and unexpected reward for places isolated by political climate or conflict: blockades and war zones don't apply to nature. Having suffered civil war, Idi Amin's bloody rule and decades of ethnic conflict, Uganda has finally found its silver lining, as off-limits areas have become havens to wildlife that might otherwise have perished. Its most famous residents are the critically endangered Mountain Gorilla, of which half the world's surviving population lives in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Aside from gorillas, chimps and the 'big five,' accessible, affordable Uganda is also the much-sought after source of the Nile River, as mythical as ever - now for its whitewater rafting and kayaking.
Ultimate Africa (DAUA)
Spanning eight countries, this journey is full of diverse cultures, abundant wildlife, spectacular landscapes, stunning beaches and loads of adventure. Track the Big Five across open savannah, explore the Okavango Delta in a dug-out mokoro canoe, encounter gorillas deep in the Ugandan wilderness—do it all on this ultimate 54-day adventure and get a real feel for how large Africa really is. Travel aboard our rugged overland truck is well-paced and wilderness camping will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. Encounter rare wildlife and real people on this unique and cost-effective journey through the stunning scenery of southern and East Africa.
Highlights: Experience game drives, witness giant sand dunes and massive Victoria Falls, photograph exotic wildlife, ride in 4x4 safari vehicles and dug-out canoes, meet mountain gorillas.
Uganda & Gorillas Overland (DUUG)
Using Uganda's vibrant Kampala as a base, this compact 8-day adventure offers those short on time a life-changing experience in the forests of Uganda. Experienced trackers will take you deep into the region’s forests for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Our overland trucks are an adventurous and inexpensive way to see the highlights while wilderness camping will keep you in the thick of the action. Your CEO will take care of the planning so you're free to explore all that Uganda has to offer. What a trip!
Highlights: Encountering wildlife in several game parks, searching for hippos while enjoying a boat ride down the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park, getting up-close to mountain gorillas on their turf