The Pearl of Africa



Jun - Aug

Steadfast’s favourite time to visit

Year Round

Famous For

Gorillas & Safari

The Pearl of Africa

Visit Uganda

Great for: Gorilla trekking, primate safaris, expansive wildlife reserves

Untouched beauty takes on a whole new meaning in Uganda. Conservation has been a priority for this East African country since Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve was established in 1926. Now, nearly a quarter of Uganda’s land is dedicated to wildlife reserves where plant and animal life have been able to flourish without interference from humans.

The Pearl of Africa’s rainforests boasts the highest density of primates in the world. Gorilla tours, the most affordable in Africa, are a natural highlight but these gentle giants are far from the only primates to see. Travellers who venture into Uganda’s jungles are almost always guaranteed to come across chimpanzees, golden monkeys and a variety of other species.


Africa’s most affordable gorilla trekking

Multiple primate safari opportunities

Excellent birding

Classic savannah-based safaris

Aquatic safaris

Colourful Kampala

Featured Itineraries


  • December – February
  • June – September
  • March – May
  • October – December

UK: Yes, a visa is mandatory for UK passport holders to enter Uganda. But, UK citizens are eligible to get the document online. You can apply for the East Africa Visa or the Uganda Tourist eVisa.

USA: U.S. travelers to Uganda need entry visas. You may wish to contact the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Washington D.C. for information about visa requirements. Tourist visas can be obtained upon arrival at the Entebbe International Airport.

EU: You can apply for a visa at the Ugandan High Commission in London or apply online for an ‘e-visa’.

India: Yes, all Indian visitors need to apply for a Ugandan visa online.

UAE: Uganda Visas are mandatory for all UAE citizens with multi nationalities to travel to Uganda.



Eastern Africa in general is a medium risk Malaria area. Malaria is still present and risk is dependent on the specific area you are visiting. We advise getting in touch with our team if you have any questions regarding the malaria risk in the area you will be visiting. Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda are medium risk areas and some of our clients choose to not take malaria prophylactics when visiting these destinations. Preventative methods including long sleeve shirts, long trousers and mosquito spray are advised, especially after sunset and in the rainy months. If you are traveling to Eastern Africa while pregnant, we advise you to consult with a doctor. The responsible decision is to take malaria prophylactics when visiting Malaria areas.

  • Peak Season: 6-12 months in advance
  • Mid Season: 3-6 months in advance
  • Low Season: 1-3 months in advance

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You are able to pay and carry USD in Uganda. In restaurants and shops, credit and bank cards are charged in local currency. We advise carrying small amounts of USD for tips and extras.

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