Chimpanzee, Uganda


With insight, expertise, and an eye for the less-traveled path, Zegrahm Expeditions uncovers the scenic wonderland and wildlife haven that is Uganda during a custom-created, thoroughly immersive Uganda safari. You’ll cruise to the base of the Nile’s highest cataract at Murchison Falls, hike through Kibale National Park, home to chimpanzees and over 250 butterfly species. Trek through the great Congo Basin en route to the wetlands of Lake Victoria, spotting lions, leopards, elephants, Cape buffalos, and the most popular of Uganda safaris’ species, the awe-inspiring mountain gorilla. In our search for these gentle giants, your Uganda safari tour includes two days in the Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest. With access to such awe-inspiring wildlife in its natural environment, your Uganda safari will be life-changing.

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