Despite the fact that Uganda is a land locked country, it is gifted by nature. Winston Churchill called it ‘the Pearl of Africa’ which is perhaps an understatement considering its beauty, riches and among all its favorable climate that is good all year round. The Equatorial climate provides permanent year-round temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius yet the Rwenzori mountain range, Africa’s highest, is snow capped. Uganda is also the source of the world’s second longest river, The Nile, which starts its journey at Africa’s largest lake, Victoria, dotted with tropical islands and their sandy white beaches. Uganda has 10 protected areas that are gazetted as national parks. These great areas on intense beauty protects a diverse flora and fauna.
Uganda is home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas that live in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Virunga Region.
To birders, Uganda is the the ultimate paradise. There is an impressive bird checklist of over 1000 birds that can be spotted easily.
The country is also a Primate paradise. Lots of primates call Ugandan parks their ultimate home. From the rare mountain gorillas to diferent species of monkeys a lot await you to see in Uganda.
The 10 National Parks and wildlife areas play host to Africa’s ‘Big 5’: Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, and Buffalo without forgetting the mountain gorilla and Chimpanzees.