Uganda beyond Gorilla Trekking – Uganda is more than Gorillas

Posted by on March 11, 2019

Uganda is much more than the best Gorilla Trekking Africa

More than Gorillas – Uganda beyond Gorilla Trekking that most Tourists come for

 The Uganda beyond Gorilla Trekking – the Uganda that most Tourists know little about since that part of the Pearl of Africa is sadly unknown Territory and in some cases such as with remote and unvisited Kidepo Valley Park the undiscovered Uganda that would stand by itself as a major tourist attraction in any other Africa  but Uganda is known as the place where it is best to track Mountain Gorillas.  Where you fly into and after Gorilla Trekking flies out of missing what the most bio-diverse country, aptly called the Pearl of Africa has to offer.

How many times have we as a Tour Operator heard “we do not need to see wildlife, just gorillas.”  Uganda is Africa and its Natural Wonders, Wildlife, Primates, Birds condensed into a small country, the size of the state of Oregon. Beyond what Uganda has been gifted by Nature by, Uganda is the most ethnically and culturally diverse country in World, with the best English Speakers on the African continent along with smatterings UgLish, Ugandan English.

Uganda beyond Gorilla Trekking contrary to popular perception perpetuated by reporters, bloggers, online forums, and movies such as “The Last King of Scotland” and “Raid on Entebbe” that have Uganda living in the Shadows of Idi Amin who has long ago passed into the beyond.  Uganda is safe, secure, stable and Ugandans are some of the friendliest and welcoming people in all of Africa add on top of that the fittest  People in the World according to a recent study by WHO.

Uganda beyond Gorilla Trekking, where the Central African Jungle crosses into Uganda, where the River Nile has its source and flows through the Pearl of Africa toward the Mediterranean Sea. A country where the Western region is filled with scenic crater lakes, there is the Western Rift Valley, the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon. the Virunga Volcanoes, Mount Elgon in the east of the Country and the Western Rift Valley can be seen, 26% of Uganda is covered by various lakes and rivers including Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria with its hidden Tropical Island, the Ssese Islands. It is the most fertile country in East Africa, the color Green greets you everywhere you go.

Uganda beyond Gorilla Trekking in the Pearl of Africa where you find a thriving Elephant population of both Forest and Savanna Elephants, the largest number of Chimpanzees in East Africa, the greatest number of the rare, thriving Nubian Giraffe, aka Rothschild Giraffe, or Uganda Giraffe, over 1,000 of the largest giraffe in Africa.  Uganda is a birders paradise with over a 1,000 species.

 There are 10 National Parks – six of them are Savannah Parks, the three – two of them, Queen Elizabeth Park and the famed Murchison Falls Park and the third one everyone that knows anything about African Wildlife Park talks about Kidepo Valley, but few follow us and visit due to its remoteness and the perceived difficulty of getting there.

Those that do find an Africa as it was 50 plus years ago, the kind of Africa that both Karen Blixen and Ernest Hemingway described in their writings.

Uganda beyond Gorilla Trekking means authentic cultural experiences that have become a rarity in East Africa and elsewhere.  This is beyond Kodak Moments, but meeting and being with the Batwa, the original people of Southwest Uganda and seeing their beloved forest through their eyes.  Hiking up Mount Morungole to the Ik People, a tribe that lives 2,700 meters above sea level and where the only trails are those that have been trodden by goats, there is no other road but the footpath.

Uganda beyond Gorilla Trekking for the adrenaline Junkie – Uganda is East Africa’s Adventure Capital with mild to wild White Water Rafting on the River Nile, Kayaking, climbing the tallest Mountain Range in all of Africa, the fabled Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon with its glacier packed peaks, the Virunga Volcanoes, Mount Elgon and other extinct Volcanoes.

If hiking is what you like, Uganda is ideal for hiking with its many trails that are found inside and outside of parks including the Baker Trail in the north of Uganda or you can follow in the Footsteps of Winston Churchill along the River Nile.

Uganda is still Africa without the Crowds.  It still has many off the beaten tourist Trail spots for you to Discover and Explore.

 Uganda beyond Gorilla Trekking – our Take:

We know Uganda, we live and work here, it is our home.  If you contact us about a Safari and it is for Gorilla Trekking only.  We will let you know what you are missing.  Uganda, unlike other East African Countries, is home to the Big-7 and not just the traditional Big-5 which are Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, and Rhinos.  Uganda can proudly add two – Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees

Uganda was a Prime Safari Destination in the 1960s and that was without Primate Trekking – Today is the Premier safe and secure Primate Destination in Africa.  As a Tour Operator we like to introduce you to the Uganda that is beyond Gorilla Trekking…contact us and we will design a Safari for you in the Pearl of Africa that will delight you.

We Hope to see you soon in the Pearl of Africa.