Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa,” covers diverse landscapes and rich cultural tapestry. From the misty mountains of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to the wildlife-rich savanna of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and the tranquil waters of Lake Victoria, Uganda offers a mosaic of experiences in the heart of East Africa.
Home to almost half of the world’s surviving mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is, for many visitors to Uganda, the main event. In our opinion, tracking these extraordinary animals in their natural environment is without doubt one of the most memorable travel experiences anyone can have.
Kibale National Park is located in western Uganda and is most well-known for its chimpanzee population. The area is characterised by a diverse mix of landscapes and contains the last significant expanse of pre-montane forest in East Africa.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is not as well known as Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, as Bwindi is home to almost half of the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas. However, this is a very special national park for those who know about it.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular safari destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.
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