There is no other country in Africa – like Uganda – the “Pearl of Africa”. In 1908, in his book My African Journey, Sir Winston Churchill wrote:
“For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale — Uganda is truly “the Pearl of Africa”. The Kingdom of Uganda is a fairy tale. The scenery is different, the climate is different and most of all, the people are different from anything elsewhere to be seen in the whole range of Africa…”
The many national parks and game reserves testify the natural beauty of Uganda. In the national parks of the country you can experience the real, yet untouched wilderness. There you will find an extraordinary biodiversity, where Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees live beside Sitatunga Antelope and Forest Elephant.
In other Parks or reserves you even find the rare Tree Climbing Lions and White Rhinoceros. Uganda is home of over 1.000 species of birds and attracts many professional bird watchers every year. The glaciers of the Ruwenzori Mountains and their formation at Lake Mutanda in southwestern Uganda are also impressive and a paradise for Mountain climbers.