Visit the “Pearl of Africa”, as coined by Winston Churchill in 1908, and experience an African country that can truly offer everything. Uganda is a country where the savannah meets the rainforest, where the world’s longest river begins, where the largest lake on earth can be found, and where there is some of the world’s greatest biodiversity. Home to gorillas, chimpanzees and the Big 5, amongst many other creatures, this spectacular scenery will satisfy any wildlife lovers’ wildest dreams.
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Uganda promises some of the most original and amazing wildlife encounters on earth. Over half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas can be found within the confines of this small country; visitors are often blessed with seeing the tree climbing lions out on the plains; chimpanzees demonstrate their wild and cheeky behaviour, lucky enough to still be living in the wild in this developing country. And if that isn’t enough for you, the other wildlife here such as elephants, rhinos, lions, hippos and other safari animals will provide you with some incredible encounters.
In addition to the wildlife, Uganda boasts some stunning scenery. This is the country where the Nile begins its long and winding journey to the sea, where you will find the highest mountain range in Africa and you can explore the eerie beauty of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. If you need another reason to visit, we cannot forget the people. It is almost guaranteed that you will meet some of the friendliest people that you could possibly come across in this vibrant country.
If you want our advice, volunteer in Uganda now whilst it retains its fabulous charm, and you can really experience it as the Pearl of Africa.