The Green Land of the Mountain of the Moon and the Silver Back Gorillas
With a tapestry of landscapes, excellent wildlife watching and welcoming locals, Uganda packs a lot into one small country. It’s home to Africa’s tallest mountain range (the Rwenzoris), the source of the Nile, the world’s longest river and the continent’s largest lake. Rafting the Nile offers a world-class adrenaline adventure, but the country’s most iconic experience is tracking mountain gorillas in their misty habitat. And if you view the Big Five, you’ll see that nature – diverse and resplendent – looms large here.
Emerging from the shadows of Uganda’s dark history, tourism is returning the sheen to the ‘pearl of Africa’. Here you’ll find the best the continent has to offer at a good value and with fewer visitors than in longer-established East African destinations.
Uganda is a unique safari destination located in East Africa. The country enjoys one of the best climates in the world. It is sunny and green all year around with two distinct rainy seasons stretching from March to May and September to November.
This artistically created country lies astride the equator and bordered by Kenya in the east, Tanzania and Rwanda in the south, Democratic Republic of Congo in the west and Sudan in the North. It is the only African country with high altitude despite being right on Equator.