Uganda – Churchill’s “Pearl” is a country that boasts the mighty gorilla, the chimpanzee, and the Nile’s most dramatic waterfall. It’s verdant tropical forests and plateaus play host to a myriad of birds and arboreal wildlife while its beautiful scenery of lakes, forests and savannahs, and its hospitable people make for a truly memorable safari.
From the abundant birdlife of the Kazinga channel, linking Lake Edward to Lake George, the clouded peaks of the Ruwenzori, Ptolemy’s fabled “Mountains of the Moon” to the lush greenery of the Bwindi “Impenetrable Forest”, home of the mountain gorilla, Uganda never fails to mesmerise even the most jaded soul.
Uganda is a very fertile country, mostly covered by forest or sub-tropical cultivation with the northeast much drier than the majority of the country. It boasts ten national parks and several other wildlife and forest reserves, rich birdlife and diverse tribal cultures.