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Uganda

Uganda breathtaking equatorial location on the forested shore of Lake Victoria is safari destination that offers the best of Africa in one country.

Mountains of the Moon is an ancient term referring to a legendary mountain or mountain range in East Africa at the source of the Nile River - the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda being the most celebrated.Winston Churchill called Uganda “the Pearl of Africa”

The key attraction is the primates, particularly the Gorilla for this where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle that results to an incredibly lush.

A traveller observes lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth the same afternoon. Then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippo and crocs before setting off into the misty mountains to stare deep into the eyes of a mountain gorilla?

Certainly, Uganda is the only safari destination whose range of forest primates is as impressive as its selection of plains antelope.

And this verdant biodiversity is further attested to by Uganda’s status as by far the smallest of the four African countries whose bird checklist tops the 1,000 mark.

 

 

Uganda attraction

  • The endangered mountain gorilla,
  • Man’s closest relative, the chimpanzee,
  • Golden Monkeys and other Primates
  • The fossilised 20-million-year-old bones of Morotopithecus, the earliest-known ancestor of modern apes and humans
  • Forest walks in the rainforest, as well as an interactive community visit to a neighbouring village to learn about the traditional way of life of the Batwa Pygmies.
  • The Virunga Volcanoes and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest are home to the last of the mountain gorillas.
  • Home of the renowned Murchison Falls – see the mighty Nile river and encounter big game.
  • Kidepo Valley - the rising star of safari destinations, remote and untouched.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park home to almost 100 animal species as well as more than 600 types of birds.
  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of Africa’s Rift Valley.

 Best time to travel

 ·         Uganda is close to the equator therefore the weather conditions remain fairly similar throughout the year.