The Pearl of Africa

Between the savannahs of East Africa and central Africa’s rainforests we find Uganda. Aptly nicknamed the Pearl of Africa, this small country shimmers with life and biodiversity in its variety of landscapes and the great apes and other wildlife that inhabit it.

Uganda is a record setter for Africa. Here we can visit the continent’s tallest mountain range, it’s largest lake, and the source of the Nile – Africa’s longest river. However, the main attraction is tracking the endangered Mountain Gorillas in the misty forests of Bwindi.

With plenty of primates and unique wildlife such as tree-climbing lions and the prehistoric shoebill bird, Uganda is perfect for those who want something different, and thanks to the country’s small size, its vast array of landscapes and activities are all a stone throw away from each other.

Capital City



Ugandan Shilling

Official Languages

English and Swahili

International Airport

Entebbe International Airport


As in Rwanda, January to December average high temperature of 27 degrees Celsius or 81 degrees Fahrenheit. Average low temperature of 16 degrees Celsius or 61 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Rain seasons are from February to June and from September to December.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Located in south western Uganda, over half of the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas inhabit the misty forest of Bwindi. Tracking these majestic giants through their dense, leafy habitat is truly a life changing wildlife encounter.

Murchison Falls

At Murchison Falls the Nile river plunges 45 metres down a narrow gorge towards Lake Albert. Together with its surrounding area it is Uganda’s largest national park where the fertile soil feeds wildlife and over 450 bird species. Here we can also spot the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill stork.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

In the south west of Uganda and set against the backdrop of Rwenzori Mountains is the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Within the park there are a variety of ecosystems: shady forests, wetlands and lakes, and sprawling savannah where we can spot Uganda’s famous tree climbing lions.

Kibale Forest

In the west of Uganda, the evergreen forest of Kibale hosts the highest number and diversity of primates in Africa. Here we can find 13 species of primates and a population of over 1,450 chimpanzees.

Kidepo Valley National Park

The remote Kidepo Valley in north Uganda is the perfect place for a wildlife safari away from the crowds. Kidepo is also home to the Karamojong people, a nomadic pastoralist group who still maintains culture and traditions rooted in the past.

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