Top Destinations Uganda

Uganda, known as 'The Pearl of Africa', is a country filled with rolling hills, adventurous activities, beautiful scenery, and most famously, the Mountain Gorillas. Uganda is home to the second largest lake in the world, Lake Victoria, which forms the source of the Nile.

Overview: Top Destinations Uganda

Uganda lies astride of the equator, surrounded by Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Sudan and the DRC. It is known as ‘The Pearl of Africa’ due to its snow-capped mountains and it hosts a part of the Nile River. Travellers from around the world visit Uganda to visit amazing primates like the endangered Mountain Gorilla's in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park and the Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park. Guests travelling to the country will be amazed by its bird species, hot springs, forests, national parks and scenery. The Uganda Safari is complete with a safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park to spot tree climbing lions and Kidepo National Park.

Uganda offers natural beauty and is rich in tribal culture with over 30 indigenous languages and 5 linguistic groups. Locals in Uganda are of the Batwa and Bambuti Pygmy tribes, showcasing their unique music art and handcrafts for visitors. Popular sites within Uganda include the UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Nyero Rock Shelter, Kasubi tombs, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the newly discovered homes of early mankind in Karamoja.

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a Unesco World Heritage Site and it is the best place in Uganda to track mountain gorillas. The park protects around 40% of the world’s mountain gorilla population

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Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park (formerly Kibale Forest National Park) is the best place for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda. Thirteen species of primates have been recorded

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Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is a scenic little park, close to Kampala, is home to several wildlife species not easily seen elsewhere in Uganda.

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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda’s smallest park. It forms part of the Virunga Mountains and adjoins with the parks across the borders of DRC and Rwanda.

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Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park, part of the greater Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA), offers excellent wildlife viewing. The park is divided by the very scenic Victoria Nile.

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Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular savannah reserve and has the widest variety of wildlife of any Ugandan park.


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