Uganda is one of the best destinations in Africa to add to your safari holiday travels and is a welcome splash of green on the African continent. From gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park, to watching golden monkeys jump from branch to branch in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to viewing stunning cascades at Murchison Falls, Uganda is a destination ripe with adventure. You may even come across rare tree-climbing lions in Ishasha. The Pearl of Africa is one of the continent’s prized destinations.
5 Reasons We Love Uganda
Gorilla trekking at affordable prices
Unusual birds – Shoebill, Green-breasted Pitta and the Great Blue Turaco
Charm and sense of humour of Ugandans
Rich in natural beauty
Best pineapples in the world
Face to Face With a Primate
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is dense and wild. Hiking through the thicket is tough, but as your guide motions for you to halt and points to the rustling leaves ahead of you, there, larger than life, will be your reward. The adrenaline will rush through your veins and you will feel fairly insignificant as you watch these magnificent mountain gorillas going about their daily routine. A true once in a lifetime experience.
Visit a Chimp Sanctuary
Near the equator and close to Entebbe is Ngamba island, Uganda’s newest sanctuary for orphaned chimpanzees rescued from zoos and circuses. These curious primates are now free to roam the island and play in its tangled vines and towering trees.
Go Wild on the Nile
There is something magical about the Nile- the source of life for many great civilisations throughout the ages. The Nile offers superb game fishing and is also home to some of the world’s best grade five rapids for white water rafting enthusiasts.
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