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16 Best Uganda Group Tours 2024/2025

We invite you to check out our affordable Uganda group tours. Uganda is a perfect safari destination for group safaris. Its famous western safari circuit offers a thrilling introduction to the varied habitats and animals of Africa

Here you can trek through lush rainforest jungles in search of wild chimpanzees and gorillasYou can also watch savannah animals like buffalo, elephants, antelopes, and the rare tree-climbing lions of Ishasha, and enjoy boat tours on some of Africa’s most wildlife-rich waterways.

Uganda group tours are suited to all interests. These range from 3-day gorilla tours to relaxed 2-week Uganda safari itineraries, as well as more specialized tours that focus on photography or seeking out some of the country’s 1097-plus bird species. 

Being part of a group can be a lot of fun. Groups can be small (up to 6 people) or larger. Even large groups are often split up in smaller groups occupying a maximum of 6 to 8 people per vehicle. Every vehicle will have a professional driver-guide.

A Sample of Our Uganda Group Tours

Types of Uganda Group Tours

Tulambule offer different group tours from the private group tours to open group tours that will leave you in awe of this beautiful East African country with almost everything that you want to see.

  • Students Group Tours: On our student group tours we take schools/students to educational and recreational safari around the country. These include historical sites, cultural sites, geographical features, national parks, and other attraction and youth friendly destinations.
  • Group Tours for seniors:  Our senior group tours are typically designed for a small group of at advanced age who is not interested in sole vacation. The seniors should have the same travel goals and a safari itinerary of slower pace that leads them to places or adventures that require less energy. You can read our guide on gorilla trekking for the very old.
  • Adventure Group Tours: These are also small group tours that offer challenging activities. Our Uganda adventure group tours requires some levels of fitness. You can go white-water rafting on the Nile, gorilla trekking, zip-lining, bungee jumping, quad biking, hiking and mountaineering, horseback riding, sport fishing, and kayaking among others.

FAQs About Uganda Group Tours

1. Why Book A Group in Uganda?

Taking a Uganda group safari is generally cheaper than booking a private safari. This is because road transport costs can be much cheaper when split between several people.

For travelers willing to share accommodation with another group member, this is another potential saving because single supplements often add 50% to 75% to the ‘per person’ room price.

That said, the general saving on Uganda group tours might not be as much as you expect, as shared accommodation, meals, park fees and most safari activity charges (including the US$700 gorilla trekking permit) will be the same either way.

2. Are there specialized Uganda group tours for birders and photographers?

Yes. And dedicated Uganda group safaris tours are especially worth looking at for travelers with these special interests.

This is partly because the itinerary of a specialized safari will be tailored for that interest group. Photographic safaris, for example, are likely to take extra care to be out in the finest light possible, as well as to set up vehicles for the best possible angle.

Birding tours often focus on the top bird watching spots, to be out and about when the birds are most active, and utilizing local guides with specialist bird knowledge.

Also, many specialized Uganda group tours are led by an acknowledged expert, such as a professional ornithologist or published photographer.

It is worth noting that serious photographers and birders (as well as others with special interests) may find it frustrating to join a group safari that is not dedicated to that interest group. If there are no suitable specialized group tours available, they should plan a private safari.

3. What types of vehicles can I expect on a Uganda group tour?

Most Uganda group tours and safaris use a stretch Land Cruiser or a similarly rugged high-clearance 4×4 safari vehicle to travel between destinations as well as for game drives. 

These vehicles typically take a maximum of 7 passengers and are reasonably comfortable. However, they lack the smoother suspension and speed of a standard car. It is usual for safari vehicles in Uganda to have pop-up roofs, which is great for viewing and photographing distant wildlife.

4. What is the recommended maximum group size for a safari?

If you are traveling in a single stretch safari vehicle, the maximum group size will be 7 people (one in the front and three rows of two in the back).

This can be a bit squashed, as the vehicles have limited luggage space.

When there is a full quota of passengers, bags will probably need to be carried on a roof rack when driving between the safaris destinations. For this reason, a more comfortable group size would be 4 or 5 people. Larger groups are often split between 2 or more vehicles on specialist Uganda group tours led by professional photographers or ornithologists.

5. Is there a minimum age for a group trip in Uganda?

There is no blanket minimum age for Uganda group tours, but in the case of tours that include mountain gorilla and chimpanzee trekking, this might be influenced by the minimum age limit of 15 years old for gorilla trekking and 12 years old for chimpanzee trekking.

In other cases, it might be due to certain lodges and camps on the safari itinerary have a minimum age limit, which could be anything from 4 to 12 years old. Even if the tour operator does not specify an age limit, parents with young children – especially those prone to tantrums or crying – might want to consider whether it is reasonable to impose this on other group members.

6. How Much Do Uganda Group Tour Packages Cost?

Typically, you would be looking at about US$200 to US$300 per person per day for a Uganda group tour. But this will depend on many factors including the group size, duration, itinerary, accommodation and safari activities.

For example, a budget safari in Uganda that does not include gorilla trekking (which costs US$700 per person) might be much cheaper. By contrast, packages that use luxury safaris lodges and/or domestic flights, or that employ a specialist tour leader, could be a lot more expensive.

Whatever you pay, the price should usually include all costs related to accommodation, meals, transport, activities and national park visits, but usually excludes drinks.