“For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life, bird, insect, reptile, beast, for vast scale, Uganda is truly “the Pearl of Africa.” Sir Winston Churchill
Known worldwide for its natural beauty, Uganda is an interesting equatorial and central African country as rightly described by Winston Churchill as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ due to its lush and exquisite scenery.
Uganda offers a lot of itineraries loaded with unforgettable wildlife encounters first of all the majestic and rare Mountain Gorilla.
A complete Uganda safari experience is a thrilling mix of hikes through lush rainforest in search of chimpanzees in the Kibale Forest, treks deep into the jungle and discovers of mountain gorillas at the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, enjoying a stunning birdwatching with up to 600 species of birds at the Queen Elizabeth National Park, and exploring the Kazinga Channel in search for hippos and over 600 bird species and a good number can be sighted while on a boat safari on the channel.
The Kibale Forest National Park is well-known for its rich habitat home to one of the highest densities of primates in Africa, totaling 13 species, including the chimpanzee and the red colobus monkey.
The most famous inhabitants of the Kibale National Park, undoubtedly, are the chimpanzees, with over 1,450 protected individuals, one of the largest known concentration of chimpanzees in Africa
Birdwatching is also thrilling with more than 300 species of birds that find in the lush rainforest the perfect habitat.
The Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the finest birdwatching destinations on Earth, over 600 species make their home in the park.
The park offers superb views to the Rwenzori Mountains, otherwise known as the Mountains of the Moon.
While birdwatching is of course the main attraction at the Queen Elizabeth National Park, this dramatic wilderness offers a range of diverse activities and guided safari treks among the fig trees in search for the famous tree-climbing lion is a popular attraction in the park.
Along the Kazinga Channel, where the world’s largest concentration of hippos populates the shorelines, it is possible to enjoy a walking safari as well as a boat trip.
The spectacular Bwindi National Park is an Unesco World Heritage Site located in the South-Western region of Uganda on the rim of the Rift Valley and it is home to large groups of mountain gorillas.
Taking part into a Gorilla Track into the jungle to encounter these powerful primates in their natural habitat is rightly considered one of the ultimate travel experiences, a privilege very few people have the opportunity to enjoy.
The mist-covered hillsides of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest hosts about 90 mammal species, including 11 primates, 200 species of butterflies, 324 varieties of trees, over 360 species of birds, and rare mammals such as the forest elephant.
Aside from Bwindi safaris, there are also plenty of cultural experiences to be had within the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, including visits to the local Batwa Pygmies village where it is possible to discover how the pygmies hunt, use a bow and arrow, find medicine among the plants, and other fascinating aspects of their lifestyle in the forest.