Uganda is a land of inimitable beauty where East African savannah meets Central African rainforest. With over 1000 species of birds and 80 species of mammals it is no secret as to why Uganda is referred to as the ‘Jewel of Africa’.
The source of the White Nile which was a question posed by many a learned man through the ages and that in turn began many an expedition and lead many an explorer to traverse the continent of Africa. It is also the location of the “Mountains of the Moon”, the snow capped mountains officially known as the Ruwenzoris. Uganda’s diversity includes Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest Game Park which is bisected by the Nile; Kibale Forest NP with the highest primate density in the world; Queen Elizabeth National Park with its 10,000 year old volcanic craters in the north and is famous for its birdlife. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the only home of the Ugandan Kob. One of the main highlights of Uganda is the opportunity to see the rare Mountain Gorilla in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which lies to the far west, bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.
Tracking the Mountain Gorilla on foot through these impenetrable rainforests is an experience like no other. Upon seeing and interacting with these gentle giants in their environment you will be left with an everlasting respect for their existence. Uganda encompasses one of the last remaining habitats of these primates and is home to half the world's population of the mountain gorilla. Uganda is a destination for wildlife photographers and offers some amazing and unique opportunities for one to get close to the largest of our cousins in their home and on their terms.