Uganda, the pearl of Africa!

Official name Republic of Uganda
Official language English, Ganda, Swahili
Capital city Kampala
Religion Christianity, traditional religion, Islam.
Time Zone GMT+3
Currency UGX(Uganda nhill)

Uganda, also known as «the pearl of Africa», is full of very interesting places. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is part of the awesome things to do, but there are also extensive savannah protected areas, lowland wet forests and beautiful lakes in the country. Together, these have become one of the places where one of Africa’s wildest experiences is possible.


Uganda’s elevated topography means a cooler climate than its equatorial location suggests, but if you’re planning gorilla trekking, it’s important to know when to go to Uganda for the easiest trekking conditions. Although considered a year-round activity, the best time to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking is during the country’s two dry seasons: January and February and from June to September.

Observation of animals in Uganda’s savannah parks is best at the end of dry seasons (February and March and September/early October), when wildlife is concentrated around water sources. Bird watching is fantastic all year round, but it is at its peak between November and April, when migratory species are present. We recommend avoiding a safari in Uganda completely during the heavy rains of April and May.

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Uganda Highlights

If you’ve ever wanted to see Mountain Gorilla up close in a rainforest, you can do so on a Safari in Uganda. The rate of gorilla encounters in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is 90%, and the gorilla tour in Uganda is one of Africa’s most valuable experiences.
It’s not just gorillas that can be seen on safari. There are several national parks in the country and it is a place where you can do the best bird watching in the world. Murchison Falls National Park or Queen Elizabeth National Park offer large animals, chimpanzee walks and river cruises.
Elephants move in search of water because Kibale Forest National Park in southern Uganda is in contact with Queen Elizabeth National Park. It consists of rainforests, swamps and meadows, and is home to most chimpanzees in Africa and at least 12 primates. It is a great place for people who want to trek from primates, including the gorilla, and more than 320 species of birds have been identified.
A green and mountainous country with lakes and mountains, Uganda’s charm lies in its simplicity. The infrastructure is still in development, but there are excellent accommodations and safari hotels in the city. It is an ideal place for those who like safari, those who like wild birds and wildlife, and the reputation is growing.

Kampala: capital city and gateway to Uganda

A typical African capital with a compact, high-rise center surrounded by sprawling suburbs, busy Kampala is Uganda’s commercial, political and logistical hub, but also one of the quietest and friendliest cities in East Africa.

Uganda’s only international airport is located by Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 35 km away. This small village serves as the main entry and exit point of the country and many visitors will spend a night here or in Kampala before and after their safari in Uganda.

Bwindi the Impenetrable Forest: trekking gorilla and jungle wildlife

Don’t be put off by its intimidating name, naturalist guides and trackers will take you to Bwindi and the reward is worth it: this majestic forest is the place to go in Uganda for your gorilla trekking experience. Spend an hour with a family of gorillas, watch these gentle giants in their primitive rainforest habitat before sneaking out and returning to their comfortable jungle hut. A gorilla walk that is wet, wet, muddy and hard, but the experience is absolutely extraordinary.

Murchison Falls National Park: wildlife watching, river cruises and bird watching

With the Nile River carefully crossing Uganda’s largest park, you’d expect a variety of animals in Murchison Falls and be right. It is where to go in Uganda for the most reserve classic species such as elephant, buffalo, lion, hippo and a bird count of almost 500 types, Murchison Falls also has chimpanzees and colobo monkeys in its forests.

The piece of resistance, however, cross by boat the spectacular waterfalls in which the thundering Nile is squeezed through a 7-meter slit in the Rift Valley escarpment.

Queen Elizabeth National Park: bird watching, wildlife, chimpanzees and river cruises

Easily combining with the Bwindi Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular and accessible savannah reserve and is home to elephants, buffaloes, leopards, numerous species of antelopes and the famous tree-climbing lions of the plains of Uganda Ishasha.

Take a boat and cross the Kazinga Canal to see hippos and crocodiles, don’t forget your binoculars, with a staggering 600 species of birds, Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the top bird watching destinations in the world.

Kibale Forest National Park: primates, birds and butterflies

Quickly becoming a must-see destination in Uganda, Kibale Forest offers visitors an accessible and enlightening view of life in a rainforest. Large mammals are not so easy to see, but the clouds of dazzling butterflies and beautiful forest birds more than make up for it, and Kibale is famous for its primates. Take guided chimpanzee walks in the majestic forest and see how many of the other 12 primate species you can observe.

As one of Uganda’s wildlife gems, Kibale is a priority for visitors who want to walk gorillas and chimpanzees during the dry seasons, which are usually from November to February and in June to September (rainy seasons are March to May and sept. December to November). While searching for chimpanzees and inhabited gorillas, you can also discover other primates such as the red colobus, the black-and-white colobus, the potto, the blue monkeys, the olive baboons and the rare l’Hoest monkeys.

There are plenty of other wild animals, thanks to the adjoining wildlife corridor with Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you will find elephants, pigs and antelopes, as well as predators such as lions, serval, leopards and African golden cats. The 351 species of registered trees create a diverse, lush and beautiful backdrop.

Birdwatchers will revel in the 325 registered bird species including yellow tinker, African grey parrot and endemic terrestrial thrush. The park community runs the famous walk in the Bigodi swamp, where an impressive 325 species of birds have been counted.

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