Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa,” teems with extraordinary wildlife, diverse landscapes, and warm-hearted people. Home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest offers an unforgettable encounter with these majestic creatures. From the mighty River Nile to the lush savannas of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s natural beauty is awe-inspiring.
Uganda’s climate is generally tropical, and the best time to visit is during the dry season from June to August and December to February. This period offers favorable conditions for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Uganda’s wetter months, from March to May and September to November, bring more challenging trekking conditions but also offer the chance to experience fewer tourists and lush landscapes.
POINTS OF INTEREST
- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest: Home to about 320 mountain gorilla. The park is als home to 300 plus species of birds and 200 plus species of butterfly.
- Murchison Falls National Park: The Nile River is forced through a narrow gorge 7m (23 ft), creating a dramatic and thunderous spectacle. As the river squeezes through the rocky cleft, it plunges down a 43-meter (141 ft) high cliff, creating a breathtaking cascade of water and mist. The falls are also home to the impressive Nile Perch and fishing enthusiasts seek out these 220lb brutes.
- Jinja: A bustling town known to be the source of the Nile River, it is famed for its adrenaline activities such as kayaking and white water rafting.