Uganda Luxury Safaris
Discover Uganda’s iconic safari destinations and have your perfect getaway by booking a Uganda luxury safari. Some people think of Uganda or African in general as a rustic place with wild landscapes, remote places and low quality accommodation facilities but believe it or not, the country offers some of the most opulent sleeping options as well as breathtaking wildlife experiences in the World.
Whether you are yearning for a Uganda luxurious honeymoon, Luxurious honeymoon safari, luxurious family safari, luxury gorilla safari or luxury wildlife tour, be assured of experiencing the unspoiled African wilderness. This country boasts of numerous National Parks and Wildlife Reserves, offering opulent Safari Lodges and Tented Camps. For top City breaks, Entebbe, Kampala and Jinja offer different luxury Hotels.
Besides upmarket accommodation options, Uganda luxury safaris are enhanced by fly-in luxury Uganda safaris into the different safari destinations, using luxury safari vehicles for getting to or around the different destinations as well as having a luxury Uganda safari with a private safari guide for travellers who wish to elevate their experiences to another level of grandeur. Your trip is only as amazing as your guide and having a private guide with many years’ experience will guarantee unforgettable experiences.
Top safari destinations to enjoy Uganda Luxury Safaris
Luxurious Safaris in Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison falls National Park in north-western Uganda is the country’s premier National Park and undeniably offers some of the most luxurious places of lodging in addition to unmatched wildlife viewing experiences.
The Luxury trip to this Protected Area starts with a private flight to any of the Park’s Airstrips (Chobe, Pakuba and Bugungu), followed by pick-up by a private and comfortable Land cruiser to any of the luxurious accommodation options such as Chobe Safari Lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, Baker’s Lodge and Fort Murchison among others. Travellers will get the opportunity to undertake private game drives, boat cruises, guided nature walks, sport fishing and the unrivalled hot air balloon tour. This Safari destination is possibly the most popular place for Uganda luxury safaris, drawing celebrities such as Koshie Mills, Sophia Anna Bush, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, to mention but a few.
Secluded Luxury Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi National Park is one of the four Mountain gorilla Sanctuaries, in the south-western mountains of Uganda and is another perfect safari destination to achieve your Uganda luxury safari. This Protected Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where travellers can see mountain gorillas in the wild but also come across chimpanzees and other primates.
Right from the price of gorilla permits, gorilla trekking tours and generally considered luxury, although budget travellers can also get the chance to enjoy the adventure. Permits go for $700 per person for the non-resident foreigners, $600 for the residents and Shs. 250,000 for visitors from countries within the East African Community.
The gorilla permits when combined with a fly-in safari to Kihihi and Kisoro Airstrips or drive by private and luxurious Land Cruisers as well as sumptuous accommodation options make your trip phenomenal. These places include Gorilla Safari Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Mahogany Springs Camp, Trackers Safari Lodge, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Lodge and many others. Gorilla trekking is obviously the main activity to partake in this Park but the more luxurious Gorilla Habituation Experience (at $1500) can also be booked.
Retreat to Kidepo Valley National Park for the Uganda luxury Safari
Taking a trip to Kidepo Valley National Park is remote and wild but you will be surprised that it is one of the best African wilderness destinations with a touch of seclusion, hence making it wonderful for luxury safaris. See some of the rarest animal species (cheetahs, black-backed jackals, ostriches, caracals, side-striped jackals, Klipspringers, lesser kudu, Roan antelopes, civets and genets among others) in an untouched natural environment.
Situated in north-east, the Park is famed for being the “real African wilderness” and if your idea of a luxury trip is seclusion and intimacy, then this is the best place for you. Stay at Apoka Safari Lodge, Adere Safari Lodge and Kidepo safari Lodge among others. The long driving distance between Kampala and Kidepo Valley National Park is one of the reasons why it is rarely explored, regardless of its rich diversity but for your Uganda luxury safari, you can organize a fly-in safari to Apoka airstrip.
Luxury Uganda safari to Kibale Forest National Park
Connect with our distant relatives in Kibale National Park by partaking of the luxury chimpanzee safari. On-board a private Toyota Land Cruiser or Toyota Prado be driven to the Safari destination and for a chimpanzee trekking permit of $200, you can get the chance to enter the tropical rainforest within a private guide to search for Great Apes in their natural habitat.
After enjoying a private and intimate encounter with the chimpanzees in their natural habitat, our visitors are at liberty to continue for the next activity (Crater Lakes Tour or tour of Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary) or just unwind at the comfort of the luxurious Safari Lodges that include Ndali Crater Lodge, Kyaninga Safari Lodge, Crater Safari Lodge, Primate Safari Lodge, Kibale Safari Lodge, Papaya Lake Lodge, Chimpundu Lodge and many others.
Private trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park for the Uganda Luxury Safari
The highlight of your private luxury trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park is searching for four of the big five game-Lions, Elephants, leopards and Cape buffaloes with rare views of the tree-climbing lions that are found only here and Tanzania’s Lake Manyara National Park. Luxury travellers to this safari destination are offered options of discovering this beautiful natural wonder through private hot air balloon tours, private guided bush walks, private game drives on-board a luxurious safari vehicle, private sunset boat cruise with champagne, chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge or a birding tour with a private guide.
Accommodation options for visitors on Queen Elizabeth National Park luxury safari include Mweya Safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, Jacana Safari Lodge, Mazike Valley Lodge (formerly Kyambura Gorge Lodge), Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Elephant Plains Lodge, Kasenyi Safari Camp and so much more.
Why you should choose Uganda for your Luxury safari experience
Some of the reasons for choosing Uganda for your next Luxury safari experience include;
- Uganda is a haven to wonderful diversity of animals that range from Great Apes (mountain gorillas and chimpanzees), the big five game, antelopes to some of the highest concentration of bird species.
- Beautiful and World-class luxury Safari Lodges, Hotels and Tented Camps in the whole World.
- Be sure of experiencing some of the rarest wildlife encounters that can never be found anywhere else in the World such as mountain gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, experiential tours and so much more.
- A number of add-on options like fly-in tours as well as private guides to elevate the luxury safari experiences are also provided.
- Uganda is endowed in wildlife and jaw-dropping landscapes.
- Mouth-watering foods and beverages enjoyed by luxury travellers.
What to pack for your Uganda luxury Safaris
Whether a first-timer or seasoned luxury traveller, your packing list must include appropriate clothing (short and long sleeved shirts, fleece rain jacket, pair/s of shorts, safari pants), footwear (sandals for use around the Safari Lodge or Camp, hiking boots for mountain climbing, gorilla trekking, chimpanzee treks), basic first aid kit (anti-nausea tablets, anti-malarial tablets, pain killers, gauze, bandages and sunscreen), camera with extra memory space and batteries, travel documents (passport, visa, air ticket, yellow fever vaccination certificate), toiletries (wet wipes, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrush, hair combs), backpack, warm sweater and pair of binoculars among others.
When is the best time of the year to enjoy Uganda luxury safaris?
The best time of the year to enjoy Uganda Luxury safaris is during the dry months-from June to September and December to February when vegetation is sparser and watering sources fewer thus most animals converge around the few remaining watering points. These conditions favor game drives within the savannah National Parks. For luxury travellers with plans of gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking and mountain climbing, the season is also perfect because hiking trails are likely to be drier, less slippery or muddy.