Known as the pearl of Africa, Uganda is a dramatically beautiful country with deep lakes, towering mountains, spectacular waterfalls and verdant rainforests. There are 10 national parks in Uganda, the best known of which is the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – home to around half the world’s remaining mountain gorillas.
Gorilla trekking is a true bucket list experience and Uganda’s biggest drawcard! But this small East African country has many other highlights that are also worth exploring. Go chimpanzee tracking in nearby Kibale National Park, and visit Queen Elizabeth National Park for a classic safari experience. While up north, the Nile River thunders through a narrow chasm creating the incredibly powerful Murchison Falls.