The pearl of Africa
Dubbed as “The pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, this is an extraordinarily beautiful country. With mild equatorial climate, Uganda is one of the greenest on the African continent, with many rivers and lakes, and offers some of the most diverse and memorable safari experiences. Having recovered from the disastrous decade of Idi Amin, today Uganda is a developed and sort after tourist destination with some of Africa’s friendliest and welcoming people.
From Bwindi forest, a refuge to worlds half mountain gorilla population, in the south-west to the savannah wilderness of Kidepo in the north, bordering Sudan, and abundant wildlife within its National parks, this is undoubtedly the best place to see The Big-7 – Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, Rhinos Plus Mountain Gorillas, and Chimpanzees.
Salute Africa will uncover this part of authentic Africa for you, tailor-making a perfect itinerary to suite your budget and requirements.
Interesting facts about Uganda
With a huge variety of landscapes and an abundance of wildlife, Uganda is one of the most beautiful places in East Africa. It is a country with a bright nature, unusual myths, and exciting modern history. To spend the night in the national park, listening to the terrible legends about the period of the cannibal president’s rule – is this not the dream of grown-up scouts? A trip to Uganda with Salute Africa is so exciting!
- Uganda is said to be the youngest country in the world with approximately 50% of its population under the age of 14.
- The Marabu storks are almost invisible residents of Uganda, can be seen on tree branches and streetlight poles. Large in size and with a majestic walk, these birds are actually very cowardly and will run away as soon as you draw near.
- Kampala is notorious for traffic jams, causing locals to make use of motorcycle taxis named “boda-boda”.
- World’s largest concentration of hippos and numerous Nile crocodiles can be found on the banks of the Kazinga channel.
- One of the most elusive birds, The Shoebill, with a massive shoe-shaped bill, can be seen in Uganda.
What to see and to do in Uganda
- Go Gorillas or chimpanzee trekking – a highlight of the Uganda trip
- Explore the river Nile during your visit to the town of Jinja. The longest river flowing over 11 African countries.
- Visit The Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks and observe elegant giraffes, big elephant’s families, lions, playful antelopes, lazy water-buffalos, curious monkeys and many others.
- Walk the vivid green bush tea plantations in a town of Fort Portal.
- Walk with the rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
- Rent a canoe at Lake Bunyonyi – a large volcanic lake, which has more than 29 small islands, is so charming you would want to stay here longer than first planned.
- Relax on the shores of Victoria Lake and visit the Ssesi Islands.
- Visit local markets.
- Enjoy the starry sky.
- Cross the Equator simply by traveling through Uganda.
Time for dinner!
Most tribes in Uganda have their own speciality dish, mostly prepared out of vegetables, potatoes, yams, bananas, and other tropical fruits. Chicken, pork, and fresh fish are all commonly eaten. Definitely, try the local Arabica coffee.
Salute Africa is at your service to create a remote African experience in Uganda or include a glimpse of the primates and incorporate other destinations like Kenya or Tanzania or even an island of Seychelles. Book your trip to Uganda with Salute Africa and we will become your guide to the pearl of Africa!