Perhaps Winston Churchill can answer this question for it was he who wrote in 1908 on his Africa Journey “For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life – bird, insect, reptile, beast-for vast scale Uganda is truly the Pearl of Africa”
Uganda is truly African with countless and diverse cultures, flourishing and bounteous wildlife, the best chimpanzee trekking, over half the Mountain Gorillas in Africa, the tallest range of mountains and largest lake in Africa. Uganda has many a volcano which are extinct and dormant and an abundance of Crater Lakes, the Western Rift Valley, Kidepo Valley which portrays Africa as it was many years ago and of course the friendliest, relaxed and most welcoming people in all Africa.
There is something for everyone here in Uganda from historians as there is an abundance of historical sites widely spread all over the country and mainly located in towns, kingdoms, chiefdoms and rural areas. For nature-lovers there are to name a few the Bwindi Impenetrable, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo and Murchison Falls National Parks home to many of Uganda’s many species of mammals and birdlife. If you’re the adventurous type then Jinja is the place for you and called our Adventure Capital! There is a selection of activities for you to partake in from kayaking or rafting the white waters of the Nile to horse riding, quad biking, bungee jumping, mountain biking and fishing. Calmer activities for those who prefer a sunset cruise to the Source of the Nile is a cherished experience as well as the option of visiting the local craft and produce markets for an introduction to Africa’s culture. From the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains also known as ‘Mountains of the Moon’ just 30 km from the Equator that will attract hikers and walkers on all levels to the sandy beaches of our tropical islands for the sun lovers this country has it all.
Start your epic journey by opening this oyster, extracting and experiencing the ‘Pearl of Africa’. It is a beautiful country with so much to offer. Create amazing memories that will last a lifetime and why not share a few with us.