Uganda is the pearl of Africa
Uganda's reputation as Africa's friendliest country stems partly from the traditions of hospitality common to its culture and diverse populars and partly from the remarkably low level of crime and hustle directed to tourists.
Uganda has long been a cultural melting pot as evidence by the 30 plus different indigineous languages belonging to 5 distinct linguistic groups. And an equally diverse cultural mosiac of music, art and handy crafts.
Sprawling across both sides of the equator a network of 10 national parks and several other protected areas offers wildlife enthusiasts a thrilling opportunity to experience Uganda’s biodiversity. Not only the mesmerizing tracks of thorn bush Savannah teeming with wildlife one tends to associate with equatorial of east Africa. But also lush expanses of tropical rain-forest, simmering lakes and river heaving with aquatic life and the glacial peaks of Africa’s tallest mountain range.
Uganda’s star attraction is the endangered near extinct mountain gorilla the bulkiest of living primates and among-est the most peaceable. Staring into the pensive brown eyes of these gentle giants who share 97% of their gens with humans. Is as humbling as it is thrilling no less so when one realizes that fewer than 840 individuals survive divide between Virunga mountains, Mgahinga and the Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
Within Uganda’s borders lies the source of the Nile eluded to hazily in the ancient writings of ptolemy and which stood as one of the greatest geographical mysteries of the Victorian age. Transitional to the east African Savannah and western rain-forest, Uganda is Africa’s most complete bird watching destination with more than 1040 bird species recorded within an area comparable to that of great Britain. Uganda is truly a unique holiday destination on earth!