Winston Churchill called Uganda the ‘Pearl of Africa’ when he visited in 1908 and many travellers would agree given this East African country’s diverse wildlife, dramatic landscapes and cultural experiences.

A highlight of any visit to Uganda is gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, one of the few places where you can come close to the precious mountain gorillas. While an eye-to-eye encounter with these magical creatures is a gift, there is much more to see in Uganda. Kibale Forest National Park is arguably the best place for chimpanzee trekking. While Queen Elizabeth National Park is Big Five country with stunning landscapes characterised by Lake Edward, the open plains and mature trees.

Another beauty is Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest, especially for its eponymous waterfalls. On the shores of Lake Victoria is the small resort town of Entebbe, and the source of the Nile River lies near Jinja. Be sure to spend time in heaving Kampala, Uganda’s largest city, which can be toured from the back of a Boda Boda – If your nerves can take it.

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