Uganda lies astride of the equator, surrounded by Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Sudan and the DRC. It is known as ‘The Pearl of Africa’ due to its snow-capped mountains and it hosts a part of the Nile River. Guests travelling to the country will be amazed by its bird species, hot springs, forests, national parks and, of course, the Mountain Gorillas.
Uganda offers natural beauty and is rich in tribal culture with over 30 indigenous languages and 5 linguistic groups. Locals in Uganda are of the Batwa and Bambuti Pygmy tribes, showcasing their unique music art and handcrafts for visitors. Popular sites within Uganda include the UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Nyero Rock Shelter, Kasubi tombs, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the newly discovered homes of early mankind in Karamoja.
Uganda is home to the second largest lake in the world, Lake Victoria, which forms the source of the Nile.
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park is a once in a lifetime experience, walking through dense rain forests in search of the gorilla families. Other primate species and many birds are also spotted on a gorilla trek.Uganda has ten national parks, ten wildlife reserves and seven wildlife sanctuaries.Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park and tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park are top reasons to visit Uganda.