Take an adventure holiday to UGANDA with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.
Uganda was once described by Winston Churchill as the "Pearl of Africa" and for good reason. Despite a history of tragedies following the destructive actions of Idi Amin in the 1970's, the country is captivating. With the best of everything Africa can offer condensed into one country, wonderfully friendly people and relatively few tourists, Uganda is becoming increasingly more stable and a safe place to visit. The tallest mountain range in Africa (the Rwenzoris), the Nile River - one of the longest in the world - and one of the highest concentrations of primates around the globe are all found here. A huge diversity of birdlife is also supported as a result of merging habitats from northern, eastern and western Africa. Agriculture is the most important component of the economy with exports including coffee, sugar, cotton, tea and fish. Despite their horrific history, Ugandan people are very polite and friendly. Free primary school education for all has been a priority in recent years although the country's rapidly growing population has put pressure on resources to carry out this ideal. A diverse range of tribes make up this population, with about 85% being Christian, 12% Muslim and the small remainder practising Judaism.