Winston Churchill once said of Uganda that it is the "pearl of Africa", and that opinion is probably based on the incredible natural beauty of this country. With its beautiful equatorial position, on the wooded shores of Lake Victoria, Uganda is no ordinary safari destination.
Home to Africa’s highest mountain Rwenzori, the source of the Nile, Lake Victoria, the magnificent Sipi Waterfall and villages filled with enthusiastic locals. Uganda is the place where the East African savannah and the jungles of West Africa meet.
Traveling around Uganda gives you the opportunity to encounter wildlife, so rarely preserved in its original form, with picturesque mountains, lakes, caves and waterfalls. The longest river in the world, the Nile, flows out of Lake Victoria. And, if the Nile is considered a calm and wide river in the valleys, here it is very fast and turbulent.
In this lush land, you can watch lions roam the vast plains, follow chimpanzees through the growth of tropical rainforests, and then find tropical canals full of hippos and crocodiles before heading to the misty mountains in search of eastern mountain gorillas.
Kidepo Valley National Park is one of Uganda’s most spectacular parks. It covers an area of 1,442 km2 and has a landscape that cannot be compared to any other park in East Africa. Tucked away in the corner of Uganda’s border with Sudan and Kenya, the park has breathtaking savannah expanses.
Uganda has a population of 30.3 million. Many of its traditional ethnic groups still exist today, forming a rich and complex cultural population, from Bagand to Pygmies. Many nations have a unique musical history, which is passed down from generation to generation.
Don’t think you’re a better dancer than Ugandan kids, because they’re real professionals at it. They will enchant you with their skills and energy, and they are not only good at dancing but also football which is adored and played with rag balls.
Uganda has a tropical climate, conditioned by altitude, with mountainous regions and colder conditions throughout the year. There are two rainy seasons; the first is between April and May, and the second is in October and November. The best time to visit Uganda is from the end of December to the end of February or from June to September, because the weather at this time of year is mostly warm and dry.
In Uganda you will find the best of what the African continent has to offer.