Uganda’s fertile lands are made up of terraced hillsides, dense rainforest, numerous lakes, mighty rivers and waterfalls, volcanoes and snow-capped mountains.
There is excellent game viewing in Uganda, including mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, alongside prolific birdlife, warm and welcoming people – rumored to be the most hospitable in Africa, and stunning landscapes. Mountain gorillas can be tracked at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park, while chimpanzees can be found in Budongo Forest inside Murchison Falls NP, Kibale Forest, Kyambura Gorge near Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kalinzu forest. There is also a well operated Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Ngamba Island in the Middle of Lake Victoria – 45 minutes by speed boat from Entebbe.
Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park provides excellent viewing opportunities for all Africa’s plains game as well as boat trips on the Kazinga Channel for birdwatching or sundowners. Hiking is possible on Mount Elgon and in the Rwenzori Mountains, while Lake Victoria offers freshwater fishing and a few idiosyncratic tropical-island beach resorts.