Known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’, Uganda is an ecotourist’s delight. From gorillas, to tree-climbing lions, the prehistoric looking Shoebill stork, Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile and the famed Mountains of the Moon, Uganda, it seems, has something for everyone.
Access into the country by air is through Entebbe Airport, located on the shores of Lake Victoria and just 30 minutes from Kampala, the country’s capital. From here most visitors set out in 4x4 vehicles to a host of national parks and game reserves dotted around the country and each offering its own slice of Uganda’s biodiversity.
With so much choice and generally limited time for travel it is important to plan your trip in precise detail. Not many visitors choose to miss Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and its Mountain Gorillas, or Kibale Forest National Park and its dense Chimpanzee population. Combining these destinations with one or two of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park and Semliki-Toro Game Reserve for savannah game viewing is easily done and can round out a Uganda safari, maximising your game viewing opportunities.
Wherever one travels in Uganda, your interaction with the friendly and hospitable local people of all ethnic groups is yet another rewarding park of travel to the country.