Best Short Uganda Safaris For Budget & Luxury Travelers 2025

Short Uganda Safaris

Short Uganda Safaris by JimJam Safaris & Tours are usually brief expeditions ranging from 1-4 days. Book Gorilla Trekking and wildlife viewing on a short stay. Uganda safaris offer a captivating journey through lush landscapes and diverse wildlife. From the iconic savannah of Murchison Falls National Park to the dense forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, there’s a safari experience for every adventurer. Encounter majestic elephants, elusive leopards, and playful chimpanzees while cruising along the Nile or trekking through the jungle. Uganda’s rich biodiversity and warm hospitality make it a premier destination for unforgettable safari experiences. Whether tracking mountain gorillas or spotting the Big Five, Uganda promises an immersive and awe-inspiring adventure amidst nature’s wonders.

Among the special bird species in Uganda Safaris are the shoebill storks and the Ibis. Places to view birds in Uganda include Semiliki National Park, Bwindi National Park, kidepo National Park – home of several rare species, Lake Bunyonyi, and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Uganda, known as the “Pearl of Africa,” is landlocked in East Africa, offering stunning scenery and diverse wildlife. Uganda safaris are renowned for allowing visitors to trek through rainforests in search of endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and golden monkeys.

Short Uganda Safaris

Short Uganda Safaris: Explore The Pearl of Africa

Here are some of the popular activities you can enjoy on a short Uganda safari:

  1. Primates watching
  2. Walking and birding safari tours.
  3. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
  4. Wildlife viewing in Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, or Kidepo Valley National Park.
  5. Boat safaris on the Nile River.
  6. White-water rafting on the Nile River.
  7. The Sipi Falls is a series of three waterfalls cascading over 100 meters.
  8. Cultural tours with the Batwa
  9. Rwenzori hiking and primates watching
  10. Tree climbing lions in the Inshasha sector

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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

1 Day Mgahinga Gorilla Trek: Best Friendly Tour Cost From Kigali

One of the most convenient safari experiences for travelers with busy schedules. This 1 Day Mgahinga Gorilla National Park trek starts from Kigali in Rwanda at as 4:00 am starting with breakfast. After breakfast, you transfer with your driver to Mgahinga Gorilla Park in the green forest vegetation. Mgahinga hosts half of the population of mountain Gorillas in Uganda.

Murchison Falls National Park

1-Day Murchison Falls Tour From Kampala Uganda

This Murchison Falls Tour from  Kampala is a 1 Day Safari Tour for Budget, Midrange & Luxury travelers within Uganda. You will have a game drive and a boat cruise. The one-day trip starts and ends in Kampala-Uganda’s capital with early departures from Kampala and late returns From Murchison. You will get a chance to explore various wildlife and several bird species.

2 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking

2 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Trekking Safari from Kigali Rwanda

The 2-day gorilla safari starts and ends in Kigali.  This trip takes you to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which has the same vegetation and terrain as that of Volcanoes National Park. While at Mgahinga, you will have a great time meeting the mountain gorillas that share 99% DNA with humans. During the gorilla trek, you will have a great time meeting the gentle giants.

Mahoma Trail Trek

3 Days Mahoma Trail Trek | Best Rwenzori Mountains Hike

This 28km trail takes you to a cross-section of the scenic Rwenzori mountains. The trail is an alternative to longer treks that lead to the high peaks. On this Mahoma trip, you will traverse the lower slopes of the mountains, finishing at Lake Mahoma where the trail joins the existing ‘Central Circuit’ trail to return to the park gate. The entire circuit can be completed in 1-2 nights, or parts of it can be done as a day hike.

Short Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour From Kigali | Best Package

Our 5-day short Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour From Kigali starts in Kigali and ends in Entebbe. The safari takes you to Bwindi impenetrable national park in western Uganda. This park has over 340 mountain gorillas making it half of the mountain gorillas remaining in the world. The safari will continue to Queen Elizabeth famous for the Kazinga channel and many animal species Including tree-climbing lions.

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Minimum age for gorilla trekking in Uganda

Uganda Wildlife Authority may allow a child below 15 years to trek gorillas. When the child is about to celebrate his or her 15th birthday, UWA can extend sympathy to such a child and allow him or her to trek gorillas. The second instance where a child below 15 may trek gorillas is when much as he/she is below the required age expresses maturity and is physically strong. If the above are assessed and the child qualifies, authorities may decide to give that child a chance to trek gorillas in Uganda. READ MORE

Best time to go gorilla trekking

Best time to go gorilla trekking in Uganda

It is paramount to keep in mind that Mountain gorillas can be tracked throughout the year because their movements are not affected by changing seasons. The best time to go gorilla tracking is in the dry season where the vegetation is not thick and the ground trails aren’t very slippery. Getting this time right is kind of complicated because global warming has affected weather patterns a lot in Africa making it very hard to predict the beginning and end of the wet and dry seasons. At the end of the day, the final decision of when to visit the gorillas remains with the traveler.  READ MORE

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