The Pearl of Africa
Uganda is best known as one of the last refuges of the rare mountain gorilla, where visitors can make the strenuous trek to visit several “habituated” groups.
The famous Rwenzori mountains are one of the most ancient mountain ranges in the world, encompassing the Virunga volcanoes which are still active.
The chimpanzees of Kibale Forest offer an insight into the habits of man’s closest living relatives, while Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks are scenically spectacular with a full range of African wildlife including the Uganda Kob and Rothschilds giraffe.
Uganda’s wildlife was depleted by years of mismanagement and army plundering during Uganda’s turbulent post independent period, but the country is now recovering, and although still largely under-developed, boasts some excellent tented camps and up and coming lodges.
Whilst the clock has been turned back in Uganda, it is still “The Pearl of Africa” a lush and fertile country, home to the headwaters of the Nile.