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About Uganda

Uganda has the best of everything Africa has to offer all packed into one small country. Uganda is rich in culture and community based projects. It's easy to weave in cultural experiences everywhere you go that will inspire you and add depth to your travel experience and understanding of the local people. With its stunning landscapes of misty forests, glacier-capped mountains, numerous lakes, lush plantations, savannas, and the Nile River, it's no wonder that Winston Churchill named it the "Pearl of Africa."

Besides its amazing scenery, Uganda the highest concentration of primates on earth including mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Gorilla trekking is one of the main attractions that draw people to Uganda. With over 1,200 species of birds (that's over 1/3 of the entire world's bird species!), it is one of the best bird-watching destinations in the world — a birder's paradise for the novice and expert alike. Uganda's wildlife parks also have big game that can be found in popular destinations like the Serengeti and Kruger Park, yet without the crowds. Uganda is also home to White Rhinos at the Ziwa Sanctuary, and you can track the rhinos on foot.

For those who need their adrenaline fix, Uganda is brimming with opportunity. Experience water sports like white water rafting, high-speed jet boat rides, kayaking, and boat safaris along the Nile that offer up-close and personal hippo and croc photo ops. Other exciting activities in Uganda include bungee jumping, horseback riding, hiking to the top of Murchison Falls, exploring the Virunga Volcanos, or trekking through the Rwenzori Mountains (named by National Geographic as one of the top 15 hiking destinations in the world). If adventure is what you seek, Uganda has it!

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