Travelling Solo in Uganda : Uganda the pearl of Africa receives several solo travelers all year round and here at Achieve Global Safaris, we are always readily available to make your safari a memorable one as we’ve been doing it for the past year and still here to do more and more and ensure that our clients have the best out of their money.

All you need is to let us know when you wish to embark on your Uganda safari or any other safari within Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo and then you sit back as we plan for your entire adventure.

The best thing with travelling solo is that you spend your time doing whatever you feel like, you may choose to soak up at Lake Bunyonyi overlooking the stunning Kigezi hills as you capture those perfect photographs of the stunning fauna and flora surrounding you. You may as well arise from your bed to watch several wildlife species in their natural habitats like the Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes, and many more in several savanna parks in Uganda such as Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Kidepo valley national park, Lake Mburo national park and as well have a stunning encounter with several primates in different primate parks in Uganda like Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park where you will encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas in their  natural habitats.

These are easily seen while on Gorilla trekking safari or Gorilla habituation experience. Uganda as well thrills with Kibale forest national park a home to over 13 primate species making it a primate wonder of the world. The most fascinating thing with travelling solo to Uganda is that you enjoy the entire adventure without stress since there is no one interrupting with your movement.

What to Expect while travelling solo on your Uganda Safari?

Uganda the pearl of Africa has a whole lots of things to expect while on your safari and this make Uganda a great safari destination to visit at least once in a life time to enjoy the unbeaten combination of wide activities to offer a memorable experience while on your solo travel safari. Well, below are some of the most enjoyed safaris in Uganda while a person traveling solo can enjoy.

Mountain gorilla trekking and Habituation

As usual, Gorilla trekking is always the topmost thing to do while on a Uganda safari as it enables you to meet face to face with the endangered mountain gorillas. In Uganda, Gorilla trekking is enjoyed in 2 destinations including Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. Gorilla trekking allows only 1 hour with these primates in their habitats thus if you wish to have something more fascinating then opt for Gorilla habituation experience which  allows 4 hours with gorillas. Gorilla habituation experience in Uganda is done in only Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

Chimpanzee trekking and Chimpanzee habituation experience

An encounter with Chimpanzees while traveling solo on a Uganda safari is such a fascinating and breathe taking experience which one needs to enjoy at least once in a life time. Chimpanzee trekking is amongst the most done tourist activities in Uganda and it is mostly carried out in Kibale forest national park though one can as well trek chimpanzees in Budongo forest reserve and extension of Murchison falls national park, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, Kalinzu forest, Toro Semliki and many more. On the other hand, chimpanzee habituation experience is done only in Kibale forest national park.

Game drives

To encounter with plenty of wildlife species while on a solo travel for Uganda safari, take on a game drive in different savanna parks of the country like Kidepo valley national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls national park, Lake Mburo national park etc. these savanna parks offers the most enjoyable game drives with a golden opportunity of watching as many wildlife as possible including primates, mammals, birds, butterflies, moth and a variety of flora species among others.

Boat cruise

While travelling solo for a Uganda safari, enjoy a thrilling boat cruise on one or several waters of Uganda since Uganda is blessed with several waterbodies including Lakes and Rivers. Some of these Lakes thrills directly inside the parks such as Lake Mburo national park which harbors over 13 lakes both inside and around the park, Queen Elizabeth national park which is a home to the Kazinga channel that the best spot for boat cruise to watch the largest population of hippos, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda, Lake Victoria and River Nile among others. All these water bodies offer the best boat cruise safaris.

Travel Solo

Apart from the above mentioned safaris in Uganda, there are other more too do and enjoy while travelling Solo for a Uganda safari and they include; Birding and bird watching, White water rafting, Zip lining, Quad biking, Guided nature walks, Bungee jumping,  camping and many more.

Safety in Uganda for a Solo traveler.

You could be wondering whether it’s safe for Solo Travelling to Uganda and the response is yes!

Uganda is a safe country in Africa within East African Region and amongst the safest countries to visit even on your solo travel as long as you adhere to all safety precautions, the dos and don’ts and always listen to your safari guides at all the times.

The Dos while traveling solo for Uganda safari

Remember to have a notebook where all your emergency contacts are stored for incase of any need or maybe in case your phone gets lost you can easily access them. This is one of the safety measure that most travelers take for granted but trust me, it’s very crucial especially when travelling solo.

Carry enough cash with you at all the time for as long as you need it.

Try to learn some basic phrases in the local language. You may choose to learn some Luganda since it is the most spoken language in Uganda especially in the capital city.

The don’ts while traveling solo on a Uganda safari

Avoid walking at night especially when you are alone. This is the most dangerous thing you could ever do to yourself and in case you really need to go, kindly inform someone about it, it could be hotel workers or your safari guide.

Never leave your valuable things in the room unattended too.

Never do park activities or any other safari alone without being told to do so. It could be very risky.

How much can it cost a Solo traveler?

Without any doubt, the cost of travelling solo for a Uganda safari is way higher than when you decide to have a group tour with your friends and family.

The costs incurred while travelling Solo include Gorilla trekking permits, Chimpanzee trekking permits, transportation fee, guide fee and flights if any. However, you may try to manage the costs on accommodations since there is a wide range of accommodations ranging from Budget, Midrange and luxury thus you can easily choose the most affordable accommodations while on your solo travel safari in Uganda.


Are you a Solo traveler awaiting to explore Uganda, Let us plan your next safari at ease including transportation, accommodation and the activities.