Destination Uganda

Uganda Information

Uganda and its major attractions:
"The scenery is different, the vegetation is different, the climate is different, and, most of all, the people are different from anything elsewhere ... in the whole range of Africa" - Sir Winston Churchill.
The Republic of Uganda; The pearl of Africa, the country is saturated in colour, the outstanding natural beauty of its people and its landscapes have always stirred inspiration in travellers and residents.

New areas of interest such as mountain gorillas and ecotourism, white water rafting and sport fishing have put Uganda back on the East African tourist circuit. The Nile, a source of wonder and inspiration for thousands of years, cuts a verdant and often turbulent median south to north through the country.

The Nile flows from Lake Victoria at what was Rippon Falls and into Lake Kyoga. Still the Victoria Nile, it cuts a raucous passage west across Karuma Falls and through the narrow pillars of Murchison Falls towards Lake Albert. Finally the Albert Nile meanders along a slow, wide corridor into Southern Sudan.

To the far west of Uganda, on the D.R.C border, the snow covered Rwenzori Mountains (or Mountains of the Moon as Ptolemy called them) rise into almost permanent equatorial mists. The mountain slopes have their own strange successive worlds of vegetation, each with its own characteristic flora. In the extreme south-west are the Mufumbiro volcanoes, a chain of imposing cones that rise out of the lava plain the western rift. The tropical hardwood rainforests of Western Uganda such as Maramagambo, Budongo and Bwindi evoke adventure and wonder.
Id South Western Uganda Parks & Reserves
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Id South Eastern Uganda Parks & Reserves
Lake Victoria Tanzania Kenya Uganda