The Pearl of Africa
Sir Winston Churchill described Uganda writing in his memoir of Africa “My African Journey”
“For Magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life- plant, bird,
insect, reptile, beast - for vast scale…. Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa”. From the
beautiful south eastern lakeside of the country to the central savannah grasslands of the
country ending in the majestic Ruwenzori snow capped mountains that crown Uganda as the Pearl of Africa.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Home to more than half of the worlds wild Mountain Gorilla population, listed as a World Heritage Site in December 1994. The forest is mist covered hiding ancient and biologically diverse rainforest species such as 346 Bird species, 2oo Butterfly species and 324 tree species with 10 unique to this ancient forest. Activities include hiking and Gorilla Trekking.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
2000 sq Km of Tropical forest give way to green meadows, savannah grasslands and swamp wetlands. The park is rich and diverse in fauna (95 Mammal Species), with the famous tree climbing lions crowned as rulers of the park. Other animals found here include the Uganda Kob, various Antelope species, Elephants, Buffaloe, Hippos, Baboons and Chimpanzee. The park is also rich with 547 confirmed bird species recorded.
Murchison Falls National Park
Uganda’s largest National Park spanning 4000 sq. Km, renowned for its scenic beauty and the spectacular falls which the park takes its name from. The park has a variety of
landscapes ranging from woodland, wetland, savannah and tropical rain forest. This diverse landscape allows the park to host a diverse range of species including 76 mammal species such as Elephants, Rothschild Giraffe, Cape Buffalo, Hartebeest and Hippo. The wetlands provided by the falls also host rare birdlife such as the Shoebill Stork and predators like the Nile Crocodile. The Pabidi Forest in the park is host to primates such as Chimpanzee and also home to 360 species of birdlife.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Named the “Mountains of the Moon” by the Alexandrine geographer Ptolemy in AD 15O and as “rwenzori” by the local population meaning “rainmaker” or “cloud king”. Meltwater flows down from the glaciers. And on the lower slopes, all this water supports thick jungle remnants of the dense, steamy forests that once dominated the whole of East Africa. Beautiful scenery is everywhere around this mountain range, from Mt. Stanley Margherita Peak at 5,109 metres above sea level to the lower rainforests that host 70 mammal species including Elephant, chimpanzee, Rwenzori otter and leopard. Though wildlife is difficult to spot in the dense forest, do look out for primates such as colobus (Angola and black-and- white varieties are both present) and blue monkeys; small antelope such as bushbucks; and unusual reptiles such as the three-horned chameleon. This park is ideal for Hiking, Mountaineering, Birding and cultural encounters.
- Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Murchson Falls National Park Safari
- Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo Forest
- Jinja Source of the Nile expedition
- Hiking in the Rwenzori mountains
- Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Good to Know
Read the basic info and also some fun facts about Uganda! Here you will find everything you should know about the ‘’Pearl of Africa’’!
Uganda Tour Packages
Explore Uganda by selecting one of the tour packages below. With a tapestry of landscapes, excellent wildlife watching and welcoming locals, Uganda is truly the Pearl of Africa. If you fancy a tailor-made itinerary, please get in touch with us so that we can design one for you.
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