One of the most beautiful and friendly countries in Africa. Home to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where chimpanzees and mountain gorillas can be trekked for. The capital Kampala, is built on a series of hills on the northern edge of Lake Victoria, and the neighbouring city of Jinja built over the outlet from that lake. The scenery to the west is dominated by high ranges of mountains and is suitably spectacular.
Queen Elizabeth National Park provides magnificent views of the mountains that separate Uganda from central Africa. The park has over 500 species of bird and 100 species of mammals making it one of the most bio diverse national parks in the world. It is also leads to Kyambura Gorge where treks for chimpanzees take place.
Surrounded by undulating hills is Lake Bunyonyi, at 27 kilometres long and 7 kilometres wide and with a depth of nearly 900m in parts its Africa’s second deepest lake. Close by is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is home to many of the world’s remaining 700 mountain gorillas. Gorillas usually live in groups between 12 and 20 led by the ‘alpha male’, known as the ‘silverback’.