On his maiden visit to Uganda former British Prime Minister Winston church hill had this to say;
“The kingdom of Uganda is a fairy-tale. You climb up … and at the end there is a wonderful new world. The scenery is different, the vegetation 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 … I say: ‘Concentrate on Uganda’. For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life – bird, insect, reptile, and beast – for vast scale — Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa.”
Here are a few of the things to look out for when visiting the pearl of Africa:
Look for the mountain Gorillas in the south; you surely don’t want to miss out on the kings and queens of Bwindi, gorilla tracking in the breeze and cool of hilly and mountainous towns of Kabale and Kisoro is something you shouldn’t miss out.
The home of the big cats, Queen Elizabeth national park, here you are most likely to see the tree climbing lions of Ishasha, scarily but an amazing site, the chimpanzees along the Kazinga channel, not scarily but beautiful. Along with Queen Elizabeth national park come the dazzlingly beautiful snow-capped ranges of the mountains of the moon, ever imagined snow along the equator? Here is your chance to find out.
The Nile is one spectacular and breath taking sight at the heart of the pearl, it is unfathomable that a single molecule of water originating from the Nile could make its way around the world up to water the lands of South Sudan and further into Egypt. Not so far away from the city go to Jinja and see the treasure that waters the east and North of Africa.
The Murchison falls is another dazzling site, see the Nile as it explodes into beautiful falls that will leave your mouth open in awe and your eyes open wider in amazement and stupefaction.
To the north at approximately 520 km from Kampala, Uganda’s capital lies the Kidepo National park in the land the pastoral Karimajong people. Feel like breakfast with the zebras? This shouldn’t miss on your bucket list. Beautiful people, spectacular scenery, an experience to die for!