Sir Winston Churchill described Uganda as “the pearl of Africa”. It is easy to see why. Its reputation as Africa’s friendliest country is attributed to both the people and its eco-friendly environment.
This lush and stunning country offers a unique safari experience where you can view lions prowling in their natural habitat, track chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth and see hippos and crocodiles in tropical areas before getting up close to the piece de resistance: the Mountain Gorilla.
Murchison National Park is bisected by The Nile and its scenery is dominated by savannah eco-systems and dense woodlands. The game-viewing consists of giraffe, buffalo, lion, elephant, Nile crocodile, hippo and oribi. The Murchison Falls provide the opportunity to white-water raft, where the world’s longest river will propel you along on an exhilarating ride. Semliki Valley National Park whose flat land is a startling contrast to the surrounding mountains is a short plane trip away. The main attraction here, either at dawn or dusk, is the opportunity to track the chimpanzees of this region. These surreal nocturnal animals are best viewed on a night drive.
The country that provided the filming location for the African Queen will provide you with an inspirational travel experience that encompasses raw natural beauty, a multitude of terrains and unparalleled access to its extraordinary wildlife.