Uganda is fast becoming a top draw destination for travellers from all over the world that are looking for the perfect and complete African safari. The relatively small size of Uganda notwithstanding, on offer is the best of everything that Africa poses. The sheer variety that Uganda has can be seen in the landscapes, topography, plant life, wildlife, birdlife, culture and peoples – is mind-boggling, and guaranteed to captivate all types of travellers, whatever their interest. The star attractions are the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Chimpanzees of Kibale Forest – Uganda is the only country that has two of the three great apes located inside her borders. But, those that dare to discover and seek out Uganda’s treasures will be blown away by the remarkable variety of activities, encounters and memories that wait around each bend! Uganda has it all, Wildlife, Culture, Heritage and Tradition, isn’t it time you discovered Uganda with Let’s Go Travel?
The Pearl of Africa
Situated at the geographical heart of the African continent, Uganda, well known as The Pearl of Africa, has always been a top draw destination for travellers from all over the world. Back in the 60’s a cruise on Murchison Falls area of the river Nile was part of the quintessential safari experience. And it is not surprising why, because Uganda is a land of huge contrasts and a truly wild and exciting country to explore.
The Pearl of Africa, travellers find the best of everything that Africa has to offer – gorilla and chimpanzee trekking; ‘BIG 5’ game viewing; the tallest mountain range on the continent; the source of the world’s longest river, the mighty River Nile; and the largest freshwater lake in Africa. The Pearl of African is just as well known for her friendly and hospitable peoples and their robust cultures that have stood the test of time.
Nature & Conservation
Uganda is situated at the intersection of the sprawling savannahs of East Africa, the primordial rainforests of West Africa, and the semi-arid Sahelian zone of North Africa. In the middle of this eclectic mix of vegetation zones are some of the world’s easily identifiable geographical landmarks – the world’s longest river, River Nile; the world’s second largest lake, Lake Victoria; Africa’s highest mountain range, the Rwenzori Mountains, Africa’s highest solitary volcano, Mt. Elgon; Africa’s oldest rainforest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; the western arm of the African rift valley, the Albertine Rift Valley, and the Equator. With such a varied mix of habitats, it is no surprise that Uganda offers all the ‘Big 5’ – Rhino, Elephant, Leopard, Cape Buffalo and Lions – in addition to the 2 great apes; Chimpanzee and Mountain Gorilla.
Uganda's Top Experiences
There is nowhere else in the world that on one safari, you can; spend an hour following chimpanzees and mountain gorillas through dense rainforests, lunch at the equator then proceed to conquer the snow-capped peaks of Africa’s highest ranges, spot hundreds of species of birds in just one day, watch the ‘Big 5’ roam the wild, kayak some of the world’s most spectacular rapids, and for a firm finish, immerse yourself in an authentic cultural experience exploring traditions that go back hundreds of years.