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Uganda

Although Uganda is rich in nature and culture, the country is particularly well known for its mountain gorilla safaris. Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria, generally acknowledged as the source of the White Nile.

Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, has ten national parks displaying the best of East Africa. Their Rift Valley landscapes and tropical forests make dramatic backdrops for an extensive variety of flora and fauna. Uganda is unrivalled on the continent as a bird watching destination with over 1,000 species of birds, several of which are found nowhere else on the planet. It is also home to 13 types of primates including over half of the world's endangered mountain gorillas and the chimpanzee. Explore the wild Kidepo Valley; spot Queen Elizabeth's tree-climbing lions; trek up the Virunga Volcanoes; summit the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains; take on Bwindi's 'impenetrable forest'; or learn ancient tribal traditions and crafts.

Interesting Facts

A rule in Uganda: If you cut one tree down, you need to plant three trees to replace it.
50% of Ugandan's are under 14 years old.
Uganda was first called the "Pearl of Africa" by Winston Churchill
You can Bungee jump over the world's longest river, the Nile.
Gorillas are the world's largest primates. They are closely related to humans, with 98% of their DNA identical to that of Homo sapiens.