Why Safari in Uganda?
Ugandas beauty, natural history, diversity and friendly peoples justify its reputation as the "Pearl of Africa."
Bisected from east to west by the equator and from the north to south by forks of the Great Rift Valley, Uganda lies at the very heart of Africa. With the extensive rainforests of the Congo Basin to the west, Lake Victoria to the south, the semi-arid deserts of the Sahel to the north, and the acacia-dotted savannahs of the vast Serengeti ecosystem to the east, Uganda is a microcosm of Africna wildlife and environments.
It is in Uganda that we find the Rwenzoris, the fabled "Mountains of the Moon"; Murchison Falls; the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; and the source of the Nile River. From the naturalists point of view, this tiny nation is one of the most biologically diverse areas of Africa. With more than 1,000 species of birds, many of them characteristic of the central African rainforests, Uganda is a birders paradise, and nowhere else on the continent can one see such a wide variety of primates with so little effort.
It is here that the greatest percentage of Mountain Gorilla habitat remains. Our safari in Uganda provides the traveler with unique opportunities to view this, the largest and most endangered of the great apes in the wild. Chimpanzee, many types of Geunons, and two species of Colobus Monkey abound, giving primate enthusiasts unparalled opportunities for observation. In addition to primates Uganda offers a wealth of other wildlife. African Buffalo, Bushbuck, Giant Forest Hog and several species of Duiker thrive in the lush upland forests of Kibale. Lion, Leopard, Uganda Kob and African Elephant are some of the larger mammals that may be found in Queen Elizabeth National Park which also boasts one of the largest concentrations of Hippo in the world.