Visit a Land Gifted By Nature

Uganda is regarded as one of the most scenic countries on the continent and is endowed with an extraordinary diversity of natural resources such as: fresh water lakes, swamps, mountains and forests. It is also a primate destination and has half of the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas. Presently the country prides itself on having 10 National Parks, 11 Wildlife Reserves and 36 Forest Reserves.

Uganda is a primate destination with 18 out of the 22 primate species found in Sub Saharan Africa. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to more than half of the world’s wild mountain gorilla population and was declared a Natural World Heritage Site in December 1994.

Uganda is known for beautiful mountains including the Rwenzoris which have 3rd and 4th highest peaks in Africa, and the longest mountain ranges.

Jinja, the 2nd largest city, is also the source of the mighty River Nile, which journeys to the Mediterranean Sea. Jinja is also known as the ‘Adventure Capital of East Africa’ because it offer over 20 exciting activities. Jinja’s charms has attracted the likes of Prince William and his friends, who appreciate the town’s tranquility and unspoilt natural beauty.

All along the River Nile a series off rapids & waterfalls can be found, including the magnificent Murchison Falls, where the Nile which is usually 2 kilometres across, is forced through a 6-metre gorge and plunges 40m below. This extraordinary sight is found at Murchison Falls National Park, the largest park in Uganda. The falls can be viewed from the top,during a three-hour cruise to the base of the falls, whilst viewing abundant wildlife along the banks. The more adventurous traveller may want to hike the trails around the falls, while the avid birdwatcher will want to seek out some of the 424 species identified in the park. Fishermen can test their skills above and below the falls, waiting patiently for 20-100 kg Nile Perch.

Another outstanding treasure is Queen Elizabeth National Park which has recently been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO. It is the most popular and easily accessible game reserve in Uganda. From open savannah to rainforest, from dense papyrus swamps and brooding crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward, it boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world.

Uganda is a bird watchers’ paradise with approximately 1,061 species 42 of which are endemic. This is due to the fact that Uganda is right in the centre of the north-south and east-west migratory path.

The 10 national parks in Uganda are very green and teeming with an excellent array of fauna and flora. It is also possible to see the big five. A safari experience in Uganda is quite unique because most of the national parks have a lake or a river transverse it hence a launch trip or a boat ride is almost always included in the itinerary.

Kampala is the modern bustling capital city of this vibrant country which has one of the fastest growing economies in Africa.

Contact Bateleur Africa Tours and Travel for all your Uganda inquiries.