Uganda

Uganda

Uganda

Winston Churchill called Uganda the “Pearl of Africa” in 1908 and many travellers would still whole-heartedly agree with him today. What may come as a surprise, becomes clear once you set foot on the soil of this relatively small, but yet diverse, colourful and lively East African country.
OVERVIEW

Gorilla or chimpanzee trekking is probably the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Uganda. While an eye to eye encounter with those magical creatures is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, there is so much more to see in Uganda.

Yes, it is often in the shadow of its neighbours Kenya and Tanzania as a relatively small and landlocked country, but it boasts an almost unmatched diversity in landscape and lies on the shores of the gigantic Lake Victoria. When visiting Entebbe, a small “resort town” on its shores, you can easily mistake the lake for an ocean.

Let’s venture west towards the border to the Congo (D.R.C.), where Bwindi Impenetrable Forest awaits with a beautiful mountainous and lush landscape. This is one the few places on earth where you can still come close to the last remaining mountain gorillas. 2-3 hours north a whole different experience awaits.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Big Five country with a stunning and diverse landscape, characterized by Lake Edward, open plains, thick bush and huge trees. Venture further north and you will find Kibale National Park, a thick and lush wonderland and home to our closest relatives, chimpanzees. Another beauty among Uganda’s wildlife reserves is Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest with the eponymous waterfalls and a plethora of game.

HIGHLIGHTS

Small Country – Big Diversity

Everchanging landscape and wealth of wildlife

Chimpanzee and Gorilla Trekking

Top destination for primate trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kabale National Park

Big Five Safari

Spot elephants, lions, rhino, buffalo and leopards in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Ideal Add-On for East Africa Safari

Explore Uganda after or before a Tanzania or Kenya journey

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