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Day tours

Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Kampala Walking Tour (3 Hours) with Optional Gaddafi Mosque Visit

Starting at$25

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Lake Victoria Island Cycling Tour from Kampala

Starting at$69

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Food & Drink

Cooking Class With a Local (Kampala, Jinja, Entebbe - 4 Hours)

Starting at$56

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

1-Day Jinja Sightseeing Trip with Source of the Nile Boat Cruise

Starting at$156

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Food & Drink

Kampala Street Food Tasting on Foot (3 Hours)

Starting at$39

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

1-Day Kampala City Tour by Car with lunch (6 Hours)

Starting at$139

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Outdoor Activities

Pony Ride (20 min)

Starting at$13

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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

One Day Sabyinyo Volcano Hike, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Starting at$120

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Multi-day adventures

Lonely Planet Experience

Johannesburg to Gorillas

Starting at$10,680

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Lonely Planet Experience

Africa Encompassed Northbound

Starting at$11,220

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Lonely Planet Experience

Gorillas, Game Parks & Beaches

Starting at$6,490

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Lonely Planet Experience

Africa Encompassed Southbound

Starting at$11,390

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Vic Falls to Gorillas

Starting at$8,370

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Lonely Planet Experience

Gorillas & Game Parks

Starting at$3,528

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Lonely Planet Experience

Beaches, Game Parks & Gorillas

Starting at$6,490

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Gorillas to Vic Falls

Starting at$8,470

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Wildlife and nature

A day on safari in Africa: what you can expect in camp and in the wild

5 min readPublished Oct 22, 2019

If you’ve never before been on safari in Africa, you may wonder how your days will be spent. Here we run down what you can expect, from dawn to nightfall.

A luxury camping tent in the southern section of Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Jonathan Gregson / Lonely Planet
Art and culture

The rewards of visiting Uganda's Batwa tribe

6 min readPublished Sep 16, 2019

While saving the endangered mountain gorillas has left the Batwa people without their homeland, a new tourism enterprise may preserve their future.

A Batwa drummer happily lost in his dreams © Harry Hook / Getty Images
Adventure travel

A perfect day in Kampala

7 min readPublished Jul 25, 2019

Although visitors to Uganda come for the country’s rolling green landscapes and abundance of wildlife, logistics mean that everyone will likely have at…

Looking down over three domes (the biggest in the middle, flanked by two smaller ones) atop the Old Kampala National Mosque; in the distance below are the red roofs carpetting the hills of Kampala
Adventure travel

Why seeing chimpanzees in Uganda is one of the world's greatest wildlife experiences

6 min readPublished May 17, 2019

Chimpanzees may get much less hype in the travel media than endangered mountain gorillas, but tracking our closest relative through the African jungle is…

A mature male chimpanzee sits in dense green foliage atop a large rock with its legs tucked up and its forearms hanging over its knees - it is looking pensively up to the trees above© Bella Falk
Adventure travel

A new way to see Uganda's gorillas in the mist

6 min readPublished Feb 27, 2018

Sharing time with mountain gorillas in the wilds of Africa’s rainforests is utterly magical: nothing prepares you for their sheer beauty and brawn, those…

A gorilla staring soulfully out of the green vegetation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda © Roger de la Harpe/500px