Arcing around the northern end of Lake Victoria is Uganda, one of Africa’s most rewarding safari destinations. Uganda is home to 10 national parks and several protected areas harbouring the sought after ‘big five’... lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino. Wild chimpanzee trekking can be undertaken along hidden gorges and the undisturbed gallery forests at Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Semliki.
In the very southwest corner of Uganda, the aptly named Bwindi Impenetrable Forest holds nearly half of the world’s entire population of rare and endangered Mountain Gorillas. Chic, luxurious forest lodges camouflage themselves discreetly within these montane forest canopies. Gorilla trekking can be arduous but the awesome encounter with these huge apes is a lifelong treasured experience.
Incredibly, over 1,000 different bird species can be found in Uganda, more than any other country in Africa! From organised white water rafting on the mighty Nile River, trekking the snow-capped glaciers of the Ruwenzori Mountains, to taking a boating safari alongside hippos and crocs up to the thundering crash of the breathtaking Murchison Falls... Uganda has immense unspoiled diversity.