An underrated biodiverse country in the east, Uganda remains to be one of the most popular destinations especially for those seeking to find an abundance of primates, a myriad of butterflies in different colors and 11% of the birds found in the world. For many centuries, Uganda has been known for hosting over half of all mountain gorillas in the world and the largest concentration of chimpanzees in East Africa. But that’s not all. Uganda is also home of the tallest mountain range in Africa – the Rwenzori Mountains, otherwise known as the “Mountains of the Moon.”
It is also where you can find Lake Victoria which sources the Nile, one of the 7 natural wonders of Africa. With all these and more.
There are numerous beautiful parks in the country that is available for tourists to explore. There’s the Bwindi and Kibale National Parks and the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Another place you should check out when you are in the country is the Murchison Falls which drops to about 30 meters and is found in the Murchison National Park. Many say that there’s a constant rainbow over the falls because of the spray of water as it crashes down.
Uganda lives up to the standards of an authentic African experience. As Winston Churchill, who was quite enthused about Uganda’s grandeur, would put it: For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale — Uganda is truly “the Pearl of Africa.”
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Bwindi, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison, Rwenzori mtns, Mt.Elgon