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.
Kibale National Park, 320 kms/5 hrs from Kampala, is Uganda’s primates’ paradise, her 776 km² of moist evergreen rain forest home to the highest concentration of primates in the world - 13 species, including the very ‘local-ized’ Red Colobus as well as L'Hoest's monkey.