Ecologically, it is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle.
The capital, Kampala, has a wonderful geography. Situated on the equator on the shore of Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria, it’s close to the source of the longest river in the world, the Nile.
Visualise yourself crouched in the rain forest, looking into the gentle brown eyes of a gorilla. A unique privilege, as time is running out for these critically endangered primates. As one of the most diverse regions on the continent, with many ecological habitats, Uganda is one of Africa’s premier birding destinations.
There are open savannahs, swamps and marshes, as well as forests steeped in mystery.
Forest birding in Uganda is ranked as one of the best in Africa.
There are 90 mammal species including 11 primates, amongst which is the black and white colobus. Some of the most significant birds found here include the Ruwenzori Turaco, African Green Broadbill; Grauer’s Swamp Warbler. A chain of both extinct and sporadically active volcanoes are also to be found in the region. If white water rafting appeals to your sense of adventure, Ugunda’s rivers can offer you a knuckle whitening ride.
Uganda is an astonishing destination.