Uganda is known as the place where the lush West African jungle meets the wide-open plains of the East African savannah. In this uniquely diverse destination one can see lions prowling the bushland in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rainforest by the afternoon. The very next day one can navigate tropical channels teeming with hippos and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to visit the majestic mountain gorillas.
Uganda boasts 60 protected areas, including nine national parks, such as:
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Rwenzori Mountains National Park – (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Kibale National Park
- Kidepo Valley National Park
- Lake Mburo National Park
- Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
- Mount Elgon National Park
- Murchison Falls National Park
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Semuliki National Park
The pride of Uganda, however, remains Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the world and also the source of the river Nile, the longest and the second largest river in the world.
Uganda is a friendly place and is most famous for its gorilla trekking expeditions. Home to several classic game reserves, the country is rapidly gaining recognition as as an excellent chimpanzee tracking and bird watching destination.
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