Uganda, crowned the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill in the year 1908 stands as a small but a profoundly diverse nation with very fascinating and extensive under explored areas which have many times mesmerized those that have attempted to take up Safaris in Uganda.
Despite the dark past which featured political instability and had led to the breakdown of the tourist infrastructure not forgetting increased poaching in Uganda safari tour National Parks, the destination Uganda has had a positive wind of change in the past three decades presenting a favorable climate for tourism investment and wildlife conservation which has in turn invigorated the destination wings to fly higher again.
The Rough guide capitalizes on the Uganda’s developments in the tourism sector and the uniqueness of the Uganda tour product to rank her as number four (4) among the best ten (10) countries in the world. The destination Uganda is expected to vie with other East Africa Safari tour destinations to Kenya and Tanzania to attract the International travelers in the year 2017.
The uniqueness and diversity of Uganda as an Africa safari destination is entailed in a range of wildlife such as highest populations of Mountain Gorillas, three horned chameleons, Chimpanzees, Big five, highest populations of Rothschild Giraffes, 1057 species of birds comprising 50% of Africa’s bird species and 11% of the global bird species count among others. The fascinating sceneries including Lake Bunyonyi – the lake of a thousand Islands in the ring fence of Kigezi Highlands dubbed the Switzerland of Africa, flat savannah stretches, towering Mountains like the snow capped Rwenzoris and the Albertine rift escarpments combine to make the destination Uganda beyond the ordinary.
The diverse cultures including the Batwa noted to be among the last remaining groups of short people in the world stand prominent not only because of their unique traditions but also of their remarkable hospitality.