A rugged, mountainous land famous for its waterfalls, alpine lakes and home to the majestic Gorilla.
Uganda is remembered for its natural beauty, its serenity and its sheer diversity. Countless lakes, rivers, waterfalls and wetlands make Uganda a lush tropical haven. Lake Victoria dominates the South, the clear blue waters forming the Nile River which journeys the length of the country. The legendary “Mountains of the Moon” and the Virunga volcanoes form the Western borders. The far North stretches towards the Sahara and the East transforms into stark arid plains. Uganda is nestled on the western arm of the Great Rift Valley and boasts flora and fauna species of both East and West Africa. The country is home to the highest population of the endangered mountain gorilla, the rare shoebill stork, and shy sitatunga. Guests can also trek to see chimpanzees in Kibale Forest as well as cheetah in Kidepo Valley.
For guests interested in bird-watching, Uganda is Africa’s finest birding destination, home to around 1,000 species, including the rare shoebill stork and Shelley’s Crimsonwing. Uganda offers visitors one-in-lifetime wildlife viewing opportunities, spectacularly dramatic landscapes, and warm, humble and welcoming people.