Long in the shadow of neighboring Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda has now established itself as the ultimate adventure destination. Since 2000, Uganda has seen dramatic rise in gorilla tourism. The country holds a larger gorilla population in its dense jungle of the Bwindi forest. Treking here requires better fitness. A safari to Uganda no longer need focus only on gorillas.
Because of sound conservation policies, there is a resurgence of plains game in its parks and Queen Elizabeth is perfectly sited for lions, elephants and chimps tracking. is a very wealthy country in terms of diverse species which are scattered liberally across the country. For a larger part, they have remained concealed far from the average traveler.
A comparatively small, land-locked country, the details of Uganda’s prosperity are astonishing. It is home to over a third of all African butterflies, and contains seven of Africa’s 18 plant kingdoms (more than any other country). It boasts more than half of the continents bird species and is the 9th richest mammalian nation in the world.
The country is located in a zone of overlapping between ecosystems typical of East African open Savanna and West African rainforest. It entertains habitats as diverse as lowland rainforest, deciduous bush and glacier topped mountains. Uganda is one of Africa’s most beautiful countries, and its landscape is epic in both scale and beauty.
Here is a place where you can easily observe lions in the savannah plains in the morning, track chimpanzees in the afternoon through the thick rain forest, and the following day do mountain gorilla tracking in the famous impenetrable Bwindi forest.
The country’s mix of vibrant culture, nature and hospitality is a rich tapestry woven by welcoming arms. You cannot resist falling in love with the pearl of Africa, graced by the mighty river Nile and vibrant history engraved on the faces of her people. This is a country you can still enjoy a sense of pioneering and discovery of hidden wonders.