Gorilla Trekking & Big Game Viewing in the Pearl of Africa
In his 1908 book titled My African Journey, Winston Churchill referred to Uganda as the ‘Pearl of Africa’. The nickname neatly sums up the East African country’s rich beauty in three simple words, encapsulating everything from its vibrant colours and lush vegetation to the magnificent wildlife that roams its plains. Today, the moniker is as valid as ever, as Uganda has grown into one of Africa’s most coveted travel sojourns.
A safari in Uganda is undoubtedly one of the most unique adventures you’ll experience on the continent. With over 20% of its land dedicated to wildlife reserves, the country remains largely untouched, leaving the country’s gorgeous landscape to take centre stage on Uganda safaris.
The wildlife in Uganda is immense and diverse, affording visitors unique experiences that can be found in few other places in the world. Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda are the country’s premier wildlife destinations, offering classic big game viewing, chimpanzee trekking and river cruises, as well as a chance at seeing the famous tree-climbing lions. While Kibale Forest National Park provides accessible and enlightening insight into life in a tropical rainforest when on guided chimpanzee treks. And we can’t forget the wonders that lie in Uganda’s rainforests. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park protect more than half of the world’s total population of mountain gorillas – making them two of the best locations to enjoy a life-changing gorilla trek.
With so much to do and see, here are our favourite reasons to book a Uganda safari: