Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Uganda has been dubbed “The Pearl of Africa”. Not only is it home to the world-famous Big Five, and some of the world’s last remaining Great Apes, it also has an impressive list of natural features, making it a destination of supreme diversity. Within its borders, Uganda boasts Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa; the Rwenzori Mountains, among the highest in the world; one of the last remaining true rain forests; and Murchison Falls, which is one of Africa’s most prestigious national parks set alongside the world’s longest river, the Nile. All these things aside, it is said that the reason it has been dubbed The Pearl, is because of its people.

Although Uganda is most famous for its great apes (gorillas and chimpanzees), it is also home to an abundance of other wildlife.

Uganda’s prestigious National Parks (a total of 10 in the county) are home to Africa’s famous Big 5, in addition massive herds of general game, many of which are endemic to the area.

Being home to some of the worlds last remaining rain forests, towering mountain ranges and Africa’s Great Lakes, Uganda’s diverse land is one of the continents top birding destinations, being home to over 1000 species of birds!


Uganda has a warm tropical climate with average temperatures falling in the 26 – 32°C range on an average.
Lying on the equator, Uganda has torrential rainfalls during their wet seasons, and comfortable, dry weather patterns during their dry seasons.
Footsteps Tours only runs scheduled safaris when weather conditions are optimal in our chosen destinations:


Uganda has 2 dry seasons and 2 wet seasons each year.

December – February: Dry season, offering great conditions to travel Uganda

June  – September: Dry season, offering great conditions to travel Uganda

Gorilla trekking
  • Multiple morning and afternoon safaris
  • Tree-climbing lion safari
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Rhino trekking
  • Birding watching
  • Murchison Falls Viewpoint
  • Rwanda Genocide museum
  • Cultural experience
  • Multiple Boat safaris
Zambia Safari

Population: 44 Million - rising by ± 2 million per year

Capital City: Kampala

Currency: Shilling (± $1 = 3750 UGX)

Area: 241037 km sq.

Industries: Agriculture, tourism, steel and cement production

Languages: English & Swahili (56 spoken languages)

Chimpanzee trekking

14 Days / 14 Nights

Entebbe - Kigali

€2975.00 p/person
(+$750 for gorila trekking permit)

Uganda camping tour

€2445.00 p/person
(+ $750 for gorilla trekking permit)

Breakfast x 13
Lunch x 11
Dinner x 10

View our Uganda tour