Gorilla trekking in Uganda's Impenetrable Forests at Bwindi

Elephant feeding on the shores of Lake Albert in Murchison Falls National Park

A tree-hugging lioness in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Ankole long-horned cattle in the south-western highlands

Rothschild Giraffe in Kidepo National Park

Murchison Falls where the Nile forces its way through a narrow gap, just a few metres wide

Walking in the remote Kidepo National Park in the far north of Uganda

Uganda

Best known for remarkable gorilla trekking – and that’s just scratching the surface

Why Uganda?

From the semi-desert country of Karamoja, to the snow-capped mountains of the Rwenzoris and the "impenetrable" Bwindi rainforests: Uganda seems to capture the eclectic natural beauty of the whole African continent.

In the early days of European travel to Africa, Uganda was the place to go to, with Queen Elizabeth and Muchison Falls National Parks as must-visit safari destinations. However, when Idi Amin took over in 1971 the country experienced years of decay and destruction, and the once great parks were devastated. Since 1986 when Yoweri Museveni took over as president, Uganda has been slowly rebuilding itself. It is now peaceful, with a friendly, welcoming society. Much effort has gone into restoring the parks and their wildlife to their former glory, and there are some lovely little places to stay.

During a short safari in Uganda you can see a much wider variety of landscapes and wildlife than almost anywhere else in Africa. What’s more, it’s still relatively undiscovered by tourists. The country's primates hog the limelight somewhat, with the chance to see some of the last gorillas and chimps left in the wild understandably a major draw of a Uganda safari.

For those keen on venturing off the main safari circuit, there are some very picturesque parks and a wide array of bird and animal life to discover. The great rivers, soaring mountains and rich forests are a mecca for any naturalist.

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