Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle. Uganda offers you the rare chance of observing Lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth the same afternoon, navigate the tropical channels teeming with Hippo and crocodiles before setting off to the misty mountains to stare deep into the eyes of the mountain Gorilla.
Uganda remains the only safari destination whose range of forest primates is as impressive as its selection of plains game. This vibrant biodiversity is further attested to by Uganda’s status as by far the smallest of the four African countries whose bird checklist tops the 1000 mark.
A Uganda safari offers you more than its wildlife- There is the mighty Nile, punctuated by the spectacular Murchison falls which offers you the world’s most thrilling commercial white water rafting. There is the snow-capped peak of the Ruwenzori, which provides a tantalizing challenge to dedicated and seasoned mountaineers as well as the Virunga Volcanoes and Mount Elgon both of which offer highly rewarding hiking opportunities through scintillating highland scenery. More sedately, the myriad islands of Lake Victoria and Bunyonyi are idyllic venues, as are the myriad forest-fringed crater lakes that stud the rift valley floor and escarpment around Fort Portal.
Whether on your first Uganda safari or seasoned African traveler, Uganda- with its unique blend of savannah and forest creatures, its rare wealth of montane and lake habitats- is simply amazing.