Uganda: the “pearl of Africa”
Uganda is in the very heart of the continent and, with neighbouring Rwanda, it has taken on the great responsibility of protecting the last mountain gorillas. A large part of Lake Victory is situated in the south and, thanks to its incredible bird population, Africa’s largest lake is a popular destination for birdwatchers from around the world.
With its wealth of lakes, rivers populated by hippos and crocodiles, lush forests and mountains, Uganda is a land that regales you with its varied scenery and unforgettable views. The White Nile, an important tributary of the Nile, creates extraordinary spectacles of water in different colours, from green to white, due to its significant sodium content. And majestic Mount Stanley, part of the Ruwenzori range, is the continent’s third highest mountain.
Trekking for a first-hand look at the great gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which UNESCO designated a World Heritage Site because of its extraordinary biodiversity, is an unforgettable experience. Uganda’s other wonders – not to be missed – include the national parks of Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and Kidepo.