Known as ‘The Pearl of Africa’ Uganda’s landscape ranges from the white-capped Rwenzori mountains to the Great Rift Valley and shores of Lake Victoria. Uganda is a landlocked country bordered by South Sudan to the north, Kenya to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Tanzania and Rwanda to the south.
Uganda’s ten national parks are home to over half of the world’s mountain gorillas, along with chimpanzees, rare golden monkeys, and the famous safari Big 5. In addition, Uganda is a birders paradise; with a bird list of more than 1073 bird species, more than ten percent of the world’s species inhabit Uganda’s mountains, forests, wetlands, and the shores of Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile.
Whilst the majority of safaris to Uganda focus on gorillas, Uganda offers an adrenaline-filled thrill of white water rafting down the longest river in the world; the Nile.