Uganda - The "Pearl of Africa." Uganda offers a vastly different experience from the standard safari itinerary, with lush jungles, volcanic mountains, plenty of primates, and the Nile River all creating a fabulous adventure.
Uganda has earned the well-deserved reputation of being the friendliest country in Africa, and you will be delighted by the local hospitality. While having quite a turbulent history, the people of Uganda have remained warm and welcoming.
With wonderful birdlife, a vast array of plains game, and the most extensive species list of primates, a wildlife safari in Uganda offers something special.
As asked on Uganda's Tourism website, "where else but in this uniquely lush destination can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth the same afternoon, then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippos and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to enjoy viewing the unique mountain gorillas?"
The majority of the photographs and videos in these Uganda destination pages were taken by African Ubuntu staff on their safari through this wonderful country.
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Any area with the word "impenetrable" in its name must be adventurous! And that is exactly what the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is.
One of the true remaining jungles of Africa, Bwindi invites you to bash and chop your way through its vines, edging deeper and deeper into the middle of Africa, in search of some of earth's most endangered animals, the mountain gorillas.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda's most popular National Park and certainly one of its most scenic.
The lush savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park offers prime grazing to buffaloes, elephants, various antelopes and a checklist of over 600 bird species.
In the north of the country, Murchison Falls National Park is bisected by the Victoria Nile which first races down 80 km of white-water rapids before plunging 40m over the remnant rift valley wall at Murchison Falls, the centre piece of the park.
Regular wildlife visitors to the river include elephant, giraffe and buffalo while hippopotamus and Nile crocodile are permanent residents.
Kibale National park is an extensive biodiversity National Park, protecting large blocks of rainforest. It harbors the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa.
As the most accessible of Uganda's major rainforests, Kibale is a home for over 13 remarkable primate species, including L'Hoest's and red colobus monkey. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier, move seasonally into the developed part of the park.
Lake Mburo National Park is known as the 'Home for Zebras'. The park's well developed Acacia woodland harbors a number of wildlife species and it is the best place in the country to see the gigantic eland antelope, as well as topi, impala and several acacia-associated birds.
Lake Mburo is the largest of the five lakes found in this park, which together attract hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of waterbirds, while in swamps hide sitatunga antelope and red, black and yellow papyrus gonalek.
Take the rare opportunity to achieve something in Africa which David Livingstone never did, and view the source of the Nile!
Flanked today by the city of the Jinja, the source of the Nile still evokes the mystery of bygone days, when numerous adventurers journeyed through dangerous territories searching for the elusive beginnings of the mighty river.
A legendary location, and an incredible expanse of water, Lake Victoria is Africa's largest lake, and the source of the longest river in the world.
Shared between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, Lake Victoria is an important source of fish for local villagers, and offers some beautiful lakeside holiday spots for travellers.