Uganda Tours

Uganda Tours

The outstanding natural beauty and diversity of landscape in Uganda tours has long served as a focal point of inspiration for travellers. Landlocked in Eastern Africa, Uganda is found within the African Great Lakes region as well as the Nile Basin, which affords the country with an abundance of biodiversity.

Originally part of the Buganda Kingdom, hence the name, Uganda's historical people were traditionally hunter and gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago. A series of empires ruled over the small country until the 19th century when British explorers hoping to find the source of the Nile River decided to annex Uganda. After gaining independence in 1962, Uganda suffered years of political power...   Read More
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Visit the must-see highlights then discover little-known attractions most tourists never hear about.
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Discover the country's true culture with the help of experienced local guides

 

 

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Our Uganda Tour Leaders


Some of our tour leaders who have led these tours.

Martin Charlton
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.
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Jonathan Hodgson
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a…
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Victor Romagnoli
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a…
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Chris Tripodi
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself…
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Name:
Martin Charlton

EDUCATION:
Bachelor's Degree in Geography; further studies in Archaeology & Anthropology. Life's real education happens outside the classroom.

LANGUAGE:
English and some French & Spanish.

TOURS LED:
Having led tours for Adventures Abroad for almost 25 years, there are few corners of the globe where Martin’s left a stone unturned: everywhere from North Korea to Nauru, Saudi Arabia to Sudan, Guinea-Bissau to French Guiana. With over 200 tours through over 125 countries under his belt, it might be faster to list the regions where he hasn’t led a tour.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
"My love of travel and infectious enthusiasm for different cultures has taken me to over 155 countries. The further off the beaten path, the better. For a favourite place: perhaps South Georgia Island, the Canadian Arctic, or Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. World's best city = Istanbul!"

ABOUT:
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.

Name:
Jonathan Hodgson

EDUCATION:
BA in Psychology at McGill University; MBA at the University of British Columbia; self-educated passion for history and culture.

LANGUAGE:
English; conversational French; improving Spanish and Russian. And a decent Scottish accent.

TOURS LED:
I have led tours in over 100 countries over the last 14 years of working for Adventures Abroad on all of the continents except for Antarctica.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Where to begin? Each place has something that makes it a special destination. A few that spring to mind: Kaieteur Falls in Guyana; the snow-covered mountains of Ladakh, India; sipping tea in a chaikhana of the old town of Bukhara, Uzbekistan; and watching the changing colours of Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset.

ABOUT:
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a nomadic lifestyle shortly after finishing his undergraduate degree, he has been on the move on and off over the last 25+ years. The wanderlust has taken him to basing himself in places such as Scotland, Australia and Uzbekistan, and to visiting many more locations around our planet. Now (sort of) settled in Vancouver with his wonderful (and patient) family, he still loves the idea of having the world as his office and always enjoys trying to capture the essence of the locations he travels and tours in with his photography.

Name:
Victor Romagnoli

EDUCATION:
HBA English BA History

LANGUAGE:
Being able to speak several languages has made travelling an enriching experience; the conversations one can so easily slip into with locals - who come from all walks of life - adds greatly to my feel for a place.

TOURS LED:
Over a span of almost 30 years, I have lead tours virtually all over the globe.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Some of my favourite tours just come into being suddenly as a result of a request; someone will ask me to put together an itinerary that will include the highlights of several countries and the next thing you know we have, for example, a tour to Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia, or Lesotho, Namibia & Botswana. Sometimes I will be asked to arrange a detailed itinerary to just one region within a country - like a close up look at Sicily or Crete or the Basque Country or Newfoundland. Without the keen curiosity that so many of you travellers have, none of these "spontaneous" tours would come into being. But they do.

ABOUT:
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a breath of excitement to each day on tour. With almost 30 years of tour leading under my belt, I thank all of you for being a part of this exciting journey.

Name:
Chris Tripodi

EDUCATION:
University for Mathematics. College for Music. But the greatest education I've received has come from Earth while travelling. "Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled."

LANGUAGE:
I can ask 'Where is the toilet?' in 57 languages.

COUNTRIES VISITED:
80%. I need a new passport every 20 months.

TOURS LED:
West Africa to South Africa, El Salvador to Argentina, Samoa to Seychelles, Portugal to Romania, Jordan to Japan.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Departures hall.

ABOUT:
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself as the tour with several smaller journeys along the way. I enjoy that time at the end of one trip, before the start of a new one, where the sadness of leaving one place mixes with the excitement of approaching another.

The outstanding natural beauty and diversity of landscape in Uganda tours has long served as a focal point of inspiration for travellers. Landlocked in Eastern Africa, Uganda is found within the African Great Lakes region as well as the Nile Basin, which affords the country with an abundance of biodiversity.

Originally part of the Buganda Kingdom, hence the name, Uganda's historical people were traditionally hunter and gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago. A series of empires ruled over the small country until the 19th century when British explorers hoping to find the source of the Nile River decided to annex Uganda. After gaining independence in 1962, Uganda suffered years of political power struggles, engaged in numerous conflicts and held less than democratic elections.

These days, Uganda is an emerging tourism destination as well as one of the safest countries to travel to in Africa.

Drawn to nature, Uganda tours boast plenty of memorable experiences. National Parks with the 'Big Five' (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros) are slightly overshadowed by the gorillas in the country's high hills and deep valleys that are encompassed in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

The area around Bwindi is an excellent place for watching primates and birds and you may catch a glimpse of the noisy but evasive Chimpanzees. While the Kibale Forest National Park is home to the largest density of primates in the world, an astonishing 12 different species, Bwindi is a World Heritage Park and is home to just over half of the world's last surviving mountain gorilla population of 600 individuals. The forest is also home to 120 species of mammals, 346 species of birds, 202 species of butterflies, and 163 species of trees, making it one of the richest ecosystems in Africa.

Amongst the savannahs lined by acacia trees in Albertine Rift Valley, search for lions resting in fig trees. Cruise the Kazinga Channel, a narrow band of water connecting lakes Edward and George, for an opportunity to be amid members of Africa's largest hippo population. Stroll along the swamps of Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary to listen to the songs of the Snowy Headed Robin Cat, Black and White Casqued Hornbill, Emerald Cuckoo and a variety of weavers, warblers, and sunbirds. To track the magnificent rhino, our Uganda tours include a stop at the Ziwani Rhino Sanctuary.

Not only is Uganda a favourite for those on game drives, the scenery of the country is spectacular. The earth literally trembles at Murchison Falls, one of the world's most powerful natural flows of water found along the Nile River. A six metre (20 ft) channel downriver from Lake Victoria, pummels 43 metres (141 ft) below to the waters as they make their way to Lake Albert.

The snow-capped peaks of Mountains of the Moon, or known locally as the Rwenzori Mountain, is simply jaw dropping scenery.

The combination of scenery and animals, as well as the ability to interact with both, puts Uganda at the top of a must see list that you need to visit to believe.