Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Gorillas, Chimps, birds galore and exquisite landscapes

Gorillas, Chimpanzees, a myriad birds and stunningly varied scenery await visitors in the Pearl of Africa

It won’t take you long after setting foot on Ugandan soil to understand why this land-locked country is affectionately referred to as the ‘Pearl of Africa’. Most key vegetation zones of Africa converge on, or are a part of, Uganda. Despite its small size, its unique location and wide altitudinal variation, 615m - 5,109m (a.s.l), encompasses both the dry East African savannah and the West African rainforest. Straddling the Equator, its terrain and habitats vary from papyrus swamp to humid evergreen forests and even an impressive, glaciated region in the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains. Thrown into the mix are some magnificent waterfalls, Grade 5 white-water rapids, savannah and grasslands, all of which contribute to its exceptional biodiversity.

On the wildlife front, Uganda’s claim to fame is undoubtedly its great apes: most visitors come to spend time with one of its habituated groups of mountain gorilla, arguably the most impressive wildlife experience to be had anywhere in the world. There is also exceptionally rewarding Chimpanzee tracking and the success of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary means Uganda is a Big Five destination. For birders, few African destinations can compete with Uganda in terms of a truly gratifying experience – the species list exceeds 1,000, top of which is surely the monstrous, swamp-dependent Shoebill.

A genuine cultural element is always incorporated into our trips, and in Uganda, we can arrange truly memorable experiences such as visiting a Batwa community at Mgahinga National Park, or a visit to a genuine cultural centre in the bustling capital.

Exploring the country can be done either by means of comfortable 4WD vehicles, or by flying internally, depending on how much time you have available. We have carefully hand-picked the selection of lodges we work with, taking into account not just a high standard of accommodation but also, the property’s social responsibility track record.

The range of activities on offer is endless, from game drives and guided wildlife walks in search of diurnal and nocturnal wildlife, to canoeing, hiking, launch cruises, exhilarating white-water rafting, and more – visitors are spoilt for choice!

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