Why Visit Uganda the Pearl of Africa?
Visit Uganda and see the pearl of Africa
Uganda offers many exciting destinations like the beautiful mountains, the great rift valley and the lakes and rivers. Therefore when you visit Uganda, you will really appreciate why it is called the Pearl of Africa.
The landscapes, wildlife and peoples of Uganda
Furthermore, the tropical rain forests and vast grasslands plus the wonderful people of Uganda make this a wonderful country to visit. While exploring Uganda, you will encounter indigenous tribal cultures. The ways of life of the Karamojongs and their opposites, the Pygmies are like no other in Africa. You will experience the African everyday life, as well as see the ancient traditions and crafts
Uganda is known as one of the best places on the continent to view birds with more than 1,000 species. Some of the endemic birds in Uganda like the Scarlet-chested sunbird and Double toothed Barbet are found nowhere else in the world!
The must-see birds of Uganda include the Shoe-bill, Great Blue turaco, African green broadbill, Bar-tailed Trogon, Black breasted Barbet, Green breasted Pitta, Shelley’s Crimsonwing, Doherty’s Bushshrike, Nahan’s Francolin and Standard-winged Nightjar.
In the forests, you can see 14 primate species, including the endangered mountain gorillas, plus the chimpanzee, our closest relative.
Uganda’s large forests offer excellent nature walks. Walk on the trails through stunning old-growth forest in the chimpanzee habitats of Kibale or Budongo forests.
Visit the Bwindi’s impenetrable forest and see the gorgeous Mountain gorillas.
At Ziwa Rhinos sanctuary, you will see the endangered white rhino. You can even spend the night within the sanctuary grounds.
When you visit Uganda, you will see the tree-climbing lions and huge herds of elephants in the Ishasha sector, south of Queen Elizabeth national park.
The Kazinga Channel divides Queen Elizabeth national park into two. This water body joins Lakes George and Edward. It is full of huge hippos and crocodiles. Every day, many animals come to the channel for a drink. Boat trips to see the animals sail along the Kazinga channel every afternoon.
Uganda has 10 national parks, 13 games reserves and over 500 central forest reserves. This exhibits the best of Africa’s flora and fauna.
At the Equator, you can stand in two hemispheres at the same time!
You can as well sail up or downstream on the River Nile and get close to wild animals at Murchison Fall National Park. Visit the beautiful wilderness in Kidepo national park and see the magic in Kidepo and Narus valleys.
It is possible to hike the Virunga Volcanoes (Mgahinga, Sabinyi and Muhavura) or climb to the summit of the mountains of the Moon- the Rwenzoris. The highest peak on Mountain Speke is Magherita- it is snow-capped!
When visiting Uganda, you can simply relax at the lodge and enjoy the sights and sounds of Uganda- the pearl of Africa.
Tours and safaris offers that explore Uganda:
5 days Gorilla tour, relax at the Lake: From Rwanda to Uganda
5 days Uganda gorilla and chimpanzee tracking tour
6 Days explore Murchison Falls, Rhinos and the Budongo Forest
7 days fishing tour: Lake Victoria and Murchison Falls
8 days Uganda Primates and jungle tour
10 days Primates tour
10 days Uganda tour with departure in Rwanda
10 days Uganda birding, Gorillas and wildlife tour
10 days exclusive birding
12 Days in Uganda wildlife safari
13 day Gorillas and Chimpanzee tour (Uganda and Rwanda)
15 Days best safari in Uganda
15 days Uganda birding, Gorillas and wildlife safari
15 days exclusive birding in Uganda
22 days around excellent Uganda Safari