Uganda: A Country Of Great Contrast
Whether it is Mountain Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee viewing, fishing for the giant Nile Perch or climbing the fabled “Mountains of the Moon” (Ruwenzori Mts.) then there is no superior destination! Uganda is a country of great contrast and is very unique with 18% of the landmass covered by freshwater in the form of vast lakes, the ubiquitous papyrus swamps and permanent rivers.
The Great Rift Valley of East Africa carves its way through the western reaches of Uganda forming spectacular vistas. The massive equatorial rainforests of the neighbouring Congo (DRC) sweep into Uganda and the confluence of these varied habitats are exemplified in the diversity of both fauna and avi-fauna, incomparable to anywhere else in Africa.
The mighty River Nile commences its long journey to the sea from the largest African Lake, Victoria, and thunders its way through a 6 metre chasm at Murchison Falls National Park.
Launch trips on the Victoria Nile and Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park, offer the visitor a further elite aspect to game viewing in Uganda.
Uganda is a Country of great contrast. It’s a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria, Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds.
Famously called the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill, it is a home to one of the most diverse and concentrated ranges of African fauna including the highly endangered mountain gorilla and the endangered common chimpanzee
It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania.
Uganda appeals to all travellers, whatever your interest; be it Gorillas Trekking, Wildlife Viewing, Forest Primates Trek, Bird Viewing, Mountain Climbing, White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Sport Fishing and Cultural tours.
The greater part of Uganda consists of a plateau about 4,000 ft in height. Along the western border of the Ruwenzori Mountains reaching heights of over 16,000 ft, while on the eastern frontier Mount Elgon rises to 14,178 ft. By contrast, the Western Rift Valley, which runs from north to south through the western half of the country, is as low as 3,000 ft on the floor of Lake Edward and Lake George and 2,000 ft on the flow of Lake Albert. The White Nile River has its source in Lake Victoria.
Uganda has four of Africa’s seven great lakes, including Lake Victoria which is the second largest body of fresh water in the world.