Home to African tallest mountain range, Uganda packs a lot into one small country, boasting a tapestry of landscapes, excellent wildlife watching and welcoming locals. It’s home to the Rwenzoris, the source of the Nile, the world’s longest river, and the continent’s largest lake. Rafting the Nile offers a world-class adrenaline adventure but the country’s most iconic experience is tracking mountain gorillas in their misty habitat. And if you view the Big Five, you’ll see that nature – diverse and resplendent – looms large here.

Tourism is emerging from the shadows of Uganda’s dark history, returning the sheen to the ‘pearl of Africa’. Uganda remains one of the safest destinations in Africa – save for the odd hippo at your campsite. Don’t rush. Here you’ll find the best the continent has to offer at a good value and with fewer visitors than in longer-established East African destinations.


  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  • Murchison Falls National Park

  • Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

  • Kidepo Valley National Park

  • Kidepo Valley National Park


With a variety of landscapes, excellent wildlife watching and friendly locals, Uganda has a lot to offer for a small country.