Travel to Uganda

Travel to the Republic of Uganda

Located in Western Uganda in the town of Kabale, Hidden Gems of Uganda is a family run business aimed at offering a personal touch, and great value safaris and tours. From a 1 day gorilla trek to a multi day safari tour around Uganda & Rwanda, we have something to suit every budget. We can put together a bespoke package of any number of days and including activities that you are interested in.

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43 meters-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos. Uganda's capital city is Kampala.

What is Uganda known for?
The area is known for its tea, tobacco, and cotton production. Uganda is a landlocked country that is made up of savannas, mountains, and lakes. ... In terms of population, Uganda is the second largest landlocked country in the world.

What is the best time to visit Uganda?
Although it's regarded as a year-round activity, the best time to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking is during the country's two dry seasons: January and February and from June to September.

Uganda experiences a temperate climate even though the majority of the country is within the Tropics with temperatures between 16 - 26'C for the majority of the year(April - November).

Where is Uganda located?
Uganda lies astride the equator in Eastern Africa between longitudes 29 east and 35 east and between latitudes 4 north and south, at an average altitude of 1,100 meters above sea- level. the total area is 236,580sq.km.

Which Age Group is Allowed for Gorilla Tracking?
Gorilla tracking is strictly for those who are 15 years and above. It is always advisable to seek more information from the Uganda Wildlife Authority when in need of a tracking permit.

Safety:
Uganda as a country is so safe to the tourists as well as visitors, the Americans and the gorilla trekkers.

Visa and Entry Requirements:
Visitors to Uganda must have a valid visa in accordance with national immigration laws, guidelines and formalities. Uganda visas can now be obtained online at: visas.immigration.go.ug (opens in new window)

Medical Requirements:
All travelers to the Republic of Uganda must have a valid Yellow Fever Immunization card.

Visa fee:
The charges for Uganda's Visa start from US$ 50. For more details on visa applications: visas.immigration.go.ug (opens in new window)

East Africa Tourist Visa:
The East Africa Tourist Visa will allow travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry visa. This visa costs US$100 and is valid for 90 days as long as one does not travel outside the partnering countries. You can apply for this at: visas.immigration.go.ug

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Best Season:January and February and from June to September
Popular Location: Kampala, Entebbe, Jinja, Mbale, Gulu, Mbarara

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