• Uganda

    Pearl of Africa

  • Full Country Name Republic of Uganda
  • Capital Kampala
  • Language English, Swahili
  • Form of Government Republic
  • President President Yoweri Museveni
  • Population 37.58 million
  • Gross Domestic Product $714.6
  • Currency Ugandan Shilling

Welcome to Uganda

Going on a safari in Uganda is the closest to nature, animals and people that one can get! It is a unique wildlife experience comparable to no other.

The country is worldwide known for its significant population of Gorillas,  the Southwest tropical rain forest being their natural habitat.

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and the immense Lake Victoria. The pride of Uganda’s tourism lies in the undisturbed green nature that warmly welcomes its visitors.

This country was among the top 20 global tourism destinations in the year 2013, according to National Geographic.

Top Destinations in Uganda

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  • Icon for Park location type Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Icon for Park location type Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Icon for Park location type Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Icon for Park location type Murchison Falls National Park
  • Icon for Park location type Kibale National Park
  • Icon for Airport location type Entebbe
  • Icon for Water location type Lake Victoria
  • Icon for Park location type Icon for Park location type Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Icon for Park location type Icon for Park location type Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Icon for Park location type Icon for Park location type Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Icon for Park location type Icon for Park location type Murchison Falls National Park
  • Icon for Park location type Icon for Park location type Kibale National Park
  • Icon for Water location type Icon for Water location type Lake Victoria
  • Park

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Bwindi lies in Southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants.

    More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 320 mountain gorillas, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes.

    There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

  • Park

    Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination.

    The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.

    Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob.

  • Park

    Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

    Mgahinga sits high in the clouds, at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m. As its name suggests, it was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey.

    As well as being important for wildlife, the park also has a huge cultural significance, in particular for the indigenous Batwa pygmies. This tribe of hunter-gatherers was the forest’s “first people”, and their ancient knowledge of its secrets remains unrivalled.

    Mgahinga’s most striking features are its three conical, extinct volcanoes, part of the spectacular Virunga Range that lies along the border region of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda.

  • Park

    Murchison Falls National Park

    Murchison Falls National Park first gazetted as a game reserve in 1926 and is Uganda's largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds.

    The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. This stretch of river provides one of Uganda's most remarkable wildlife spectacles.

    Regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.

  • Park

    Kibale National Park

    Kibale contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau.

    The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee. It also contains over 375 species of birds.

    The Kibale-Forest area is one of Uganda’s most rewarding destinations to explore.

  • Water

    Lake Victoria

    With a surface area of 68,800 km2, Lake Victoria is Africa's largest lake. In addition, it's the largest tropical lake in the world, and the planet's second largest freshwater lake.

    The lake receives most of its water from direct precipitation. Its largest influent is the Kagera River, the mouth of which lies on the lake's western shore.
    The only river to leave the lake (flowing north) the White Nile (known as the "Victoria Nile"), leaves at Jinja, Uganda, on the lake's north shore

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    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Bwindi lies in Southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants.

    More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 320 mountain gorillas, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes.

    There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

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    Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination.

    The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.

    Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob.

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    Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

    Mgahinga sits high in the clouds, at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m. As its name suggests, it was created to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey.

    As well as being important for wildlife, the park also has a huge cultural significance, in particular for the indigenous Batwa pygmies. This tribe of hunter-gatherers was the forest’s “first people”, and their ancient knowledge of its secrets remains unrivalled.

    Mgahinga’s most striking features are its three conical, extinct volcanoes, part of the spectacular Virunga Range that lies along the border region of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda.

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    Murchison Falls National Park

    Murchison Falls National Park first gazetted as a game reserve in 1926 and is Uganda's largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds.

    The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. This stretch of river provides one of Uganda's most remarkable wildlife spectacles.

    Regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.

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    Kibale National Park

    Kibale contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau.

    The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee. It also contains over 375 species of birds.

    The Kibale-Forest area is one of Uganda’s most rewarding destinations to explore.

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    Lake Victoria

    With a surface area of 68,800 km2, Lake Victoria is Africa's largest lake. In addition, it's the largest tropical lake in the world, and the planet's second largest freshwater lake.

    The lake receives most of its water from direct precipitation. Its largest influent is the Kagera River, the mouth of which lies on the lake's western shore.
    The only river to leave the lake (flowing north) the White Nile (known as the "Victoria Nile"), leaves at Jinja, Uganda, on the lake's north shore