It is difficult to sum up the purity, naturalness, magnitude, and diversity of East Africa’s tourism options into a few words. Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya & Tanzania offers a traveling experience that is incomparable to anything in the world. Adventure consults takes you to the pristine and untouched places!
Uganda – The Pearl Of Africa: With an area comparable to that of Great Britain, Uganda has 10 National Parks, 17 percent of the world’s biodiversity, over 54 percent of the worlds Mountain Gorillas and 11 percent of the world’s mammal species. We are also home to Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest lake with more than 50% of its 68,800 square kilometers in Uganda.
Uganda is also Africa’s most famous bird-watching destination with more than 1,200 species recorded - an astonishing 33 percent of the world’s birds! Uganda’s tourism takes you from the highest point of Rwenzori Mountains, called by Ptolemy the “mountains of the moon” to the green Afro-montane tropical forests to tracks of thorn-bush savannah which are interspersed with various rainforests, lakes, explosion craters and rivers heavily endowed with aquatic life. Our forests are home to a multitude of primates including the endangered Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Golden Monkeys, Colobus Monkeys and more.
Uganda also offers adventure trips away from the gorillas – trekking in the Rwenzoris, whitewater rafting and bungee jumping on the Nile, river safaris, horseback riding and walking safaris.
Uganda’s well-earned reputation of being Africa’s friendliest country originates from the fact that traditionally hospitality and rich culture are the key element to its diverse population of over 30 million people.
Rwanda - Land of a Thousand Hills: Rwanda is a lush country of endless mountains and stunning scenery, and nowhere are the mountains more majestic than the peaks of the Virunga Volcanoes in the far North Western Rwanda. In Parc National Des Volcans (PNV), the volcanoes form a natural frontier with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda, and hidden among the bamboo and dense jungle of their forbidding slopes are some of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas. It is the opportunity to encounter with these contemplative creatures at close quarters that continues to draw visitors to Rwanda.
There’s more to Rwanda than gorillas, on the shores of Lake Kivu are some of the best inland beaches on the continent. Deep in the southwest, Nyungwe Forest is the most extensive montane rainforest in the region that is home to many primates including the world’s largest troops of Black and White Colobus Monkeys and Chimpanzees.
Rwanda is all too often associated with the horrific events that unfolded in 1994 with the genocide of almost a million people. The country has taken giant strides towards recovery, forgiveness and redemption. A city tour of modern and clean Kigali will take you to the genocide museum, which does a magnificent job explaining the history of the civil war and attempts to put a face on the countless lost.