Uganda

Neil Palmer (CIAT)

Uganda, famously called the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill, is home to one of the most diverse and concentrated ranges of African fauna including the highly endangered mountain gorilla. Uganda is accessible and affordable, but not up to the high tourism standards of more mature destinations such as Kenya or Tanzania, much less South Africa. This gives it more edge, more authenticity and less predictability. This does not mean danger, rather greater opportunities for delight, and with delight, comes frustration. This is real Africa, the dirty urban bustle of Kampala bursting at the seams then giving way to lush subsistence farming and small villages. Roads are rough, people are friendly, everything seems to have a smell all its own, and not everything moves according to schedule or to plan. Most travelers come for the gorilla Safari, but other major draws are the chimpanzees, birding, trekking the Rwenzoris, and visiting the source of the Nile River.


Top Destinations in Uganda

Gulu

Kampala
Lake Kyoga

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