Uganda was once described by Winston Churchill as the "Pearl of Africa", and with good reason. Blessed with volcanic mountains, lush valleys and vast lakes, abundant wildlife and a leafy, cosmopolitan capital, Uganda packs a lot into a relatively small country.
Despite its challenging political past, the resilient spirit of its people and the wealth of its natural treasures has seen Uganda rise above, offering travellers a safe and rewarding destination.
Trek through the dense montane forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to half the world's mountain gorilla population; and search Kibale Forest for more than a dozen primate species, including the elusive chimpanzee.
Enjoy a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to elephants, lions, leopards, hippos and more; observe rhinos in the wild on a walk through Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary; and spot majestic African wildlife on a cruise to the foot of Murchison Falls, where the Nile River squeezes through a narrow gorge and plunges spectacularly over the rift valley wall.
Or for the adventurous mountaineer, challenge yourself to a trek through tropical rainforest, alpine valleys and glacial landscapes in the remote Rwenzori Mountains ("Mountains of the Moon"), culminating in a demanding ascent of Margherita Peak (5,109 m / 16,762 ft), Africa's third highest mountain.
Take a look at our unique itineraries and start planning your unforgettable Ugandan adventure!