Uganda is a must for primate lovers, who can get up close to two great apes, the Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees, who live in its vast jungles and forests. Visitors can combine these trekking experiences with Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls for traditional safari options as well as the less conventional but equally enthralling boat safaris. Home to over 1000 bird species, Uganda is a true bird lovers paradise. While adrenaline junkies can get their fix mountaineering, white water rafting, kayaking, off-road quad biking and horseback riding. The warmth of Uganda’s people will touch your heart, and you will quickly see why it has earned a reputation for being ‘Africa’s friendliest country’.
HIGHLIGHTS OF UGANDA
HANGING OUT WITH PRIMATES AND TREE Lions
From the Virunga Mountain range of Uganda, to the trees of the Savannah and forests of Kibale, travellers can experience a great combination of primate tracking and classic safaris. Popular for its Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Tree Climbing Lions and Chimpanzees. A trip to Uganda is not complete without visiting its various and diverse National Parks, from Bwindi and Mgahinga National in the south bordering with the DRC and Rwanda, to Queen Elizabeth further north, combined with cruising the Kazinga Channel and a trip to Murchison Falls National Park in the north, gives reason for travellers to visit when seeking an all-round African wildlife experience.
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Uganda is a landlocked republic in eastern Africa, bordered on the north by the Republic of Sudan, on the east by Kenya, on the south by Tanzania and Rwanda, and on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Uganda has an area of 241,038 square km (93,065 square miles). The main entry point for flights into Uganda is Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Uganda can now be easily accessed from any part of the world. There are many direct flights to Entebbe from Europe, Asia and Africa.