Uganda, a land of pristine natural beauty is a tourist heaven, a perfect getaway for any kind of traveler. Described as “the Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda offers some of Africa’s finest geographical and natural beauty. Home to the greatest concentration of primates on the planet (including half the world’s mountain gorilla population), source of the mighty River Nile, magnificent all year snow-capped Rwenzori Mountain, bird-watchers and big 5, adventure enthusiasts’ paradise, this country is a true African gem waiting to be discovered.
Tourists can witness the abundant wildlife that roam the country’s national parks and reserves. Rafting the Nile offers a world-class adrenaline adventure, but the country’s most unforgettable experience is tracking mountain gorillas in their misty habitat of Bwindi and nearby Mgahinga Forest. Indeed, Uganda is a tourist paradise! World-class accommodation facilities, (needless to mention) good food, hospitable people, good weather & climate, lush green countryside and abundance of wildlife make Uganda one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Africa. Contrary to what many think, Uganda is one of the safest tourist destinations in the continent. “In Uganda, we never once had the feeling of being ripped off” said a traveler giving her account of the trip into Uganda.
In a matter of days, you can see some of the world’s rarest creatures and unique to Uganda; visit Ishasha and look out for the tree-climbing lions, go tracking in the forest to see gorillas and chimps, search the marshlands for the elusive shoebill stork, wander the forest floor following the trail of forest elephants and visit a Karamojong tribe, a Batwa (pygmy) village among others to appreciate the cultural diversity. Just know, “This is a country worth knowing and it is definitely worth seeing”.