Uganda, the undoubted Pearl of Africa, is located in the Great Lakes Region in central Africa and boasts an ecological diversity that rivals many larger countries.
The animal life in Uganda is a true spectacle to behold as you will have the chance to see over 1000 bird species (27 endemic), chimpanzees and the endangered Mountain Gorilla whilst in its thick jungles before moving into the grasslands and spotting Uganda Cob, Buffalo and the famous Tree Climbing Lions. Move further and encounter the Blue Nile that some of the world’s largest crocodiles call home and massive ancient elephants bathing in the cool waters at the start of the world’s longest river.
For the keen fisherman Murchison Falls is the best place to catch a massive Nile Perch whilst cruising watching the resident elephants enjoy the water’s edge. For the hikers out there a walk through the Bwindi Impenetrabe Forest offers the chance to see Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat and an ancient forest protected by its people for generations.
This pearl of a country is bordered by the Rwenzori Mountains (often called the Mountains of the Moon, the 3rd highest in Africa), the Virunga Mountains and Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria. This offers the traveler a multitude of varying ecosystems to explore and things to see in a country that offers so much more than most expected.