Adjacent to Kenya and Tanzania and bordered by two arms of the Great Rift Valley, Uganda is a green and lush paradise compared to the rest of East and Southern Africa. Once referred to the “Pearl of Africa” by Churchill Uganda has rich terraced slopes, lakes, mountains and Tropical rainforests, which are home to half of the worlds remaining Mountain Gorillas. While most famous for its Gorillas this African paradise is home to an incredible diversity of primates and birds.
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the Mountain Gorilla, is the perfect place for trekking these amazing great apes, a must see for all wildlife enthusiasts and a very popular inclusion on an East Africa safari. With an increasing number of quality accommodation options and infrastructural developments there is certainly much more to see in Uganda.
The Queen Elizabeth National Park has a wide variety of habitats making it a haven for savannah and riverine species like elephant, buffalo and lion, as well as rainforest animals like chimpanzees and colobus monkeys. Its bird list contains a staggering 500 species. The nearby Kibale National Park, with thirteen species of primates, including one of the highest concentrations of chimpanzees, is a great spot for walking and birding.