Why Visit Uganda?

The mountains of the moon

Uganda has the highest mountain range on the continent, the Rwenzori mountains – legend giving them their romantic name – they are permanently snowcapped and glaciated.


Gorillas & Chimpanzees

Uganda has half the world’s remaining population of Mountain gorillas. Found in the misty forests of the (wonderfully named) Bwindi Impenetrable, and Mgahinga National Parks, they are heavily protected and live alongside many other endangered species. In Kibale National Park, you can track chimps from one sleeping nest to the next.


the Big 5

For game drives and river safaris, the Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Kidepo National Parks are all well-stocked, and there’s a chance to see this bucket list group. It’s also possible to track white rhinos in the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The birdlife is equally mesmerising.


The Nile

The source of the world’s longest river is in Uganda. At Murchison Falls it crashes through a narrow gorge, dropping dramatically down into Lake Albert. For an adrenalin rush – rafting here is an incredible experience.


Responsible tourism

Around 80% of money raised from gorilla permits is ploughed back into conservation efforts, that support these primates as well as local communities. There are also opportunities to learn about the indigenous Batwa tribe, many of whom act as guides, and understand their history and way of life.