Why visit Uganda- the Pearl of Africa?

Posted by on January 26, 2017

Visit Uganda- the Pearl of Africa  for over 100 Years

Why visit Uganda?  Mountain Gorilla – Chimpanzee Treks – Abundant Wildlife – Friendly People – Stunning Scenery


Why visit Uganda? The Early Explorers, 3 Popes, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, Katherine welcome-to-uganda-pearl-of-africaHepburn, Humphrey Bogart, John Huston, Lauren Bacall, Clay Aiken, most of English Royalty, President Clinton, President George W. Bush, Bill and Melinda Gates, Members of the Barcelona Football Team. travel writer Michael Palin, all visited the pearl of Africa to name just  a few.

Uganda, remains Authentic Africa with its numerous and diverse  cultures, thriving and abundant wildlife, well, over half of the Mountain Gorillas in Africa, the best place to track Chimpanzees, the tallest Mountain Range in Africa, the largest Lake in Africa, extinct and dormant volcanoes, Crater Lakes in abundance, the Western Rift Valley, Kidepo Valley Park which is Africa like it was 50 years ago and on top of that one of the friendliest and Welcoming People in all of Africa.


Why visit Uganda- the Pearl of Africa?

The Pearl of Africa, Diverse in Nature and Cultures, Wildlife plus Gorillas and Chimpanzees, White Water Adventure, Volcanoes, the Rwenzori Mountains of the moon.

Uganda’s Kidepo Valley Park takes you back to a lost Eden, Africa as it was over 50 years ago.


Winston-Churchill-on-Safari-in-Uganda_thumb.jpgWinston Churchill back in 1908 said it best as to why one should visit Uganda

Uganda offers so much, from bio-diversity to the friendliness of its people, gorillas, chimpanzees, wildlife, scenery.

Winston Churchill wrote “Uganda is truly the Pearl of Africa.”

For magnificence, for variety of form and color, 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….what message I bring back…concentrate on Uganda.

Winston Churchill (My African Journey – 1908)


Why visit Uganda today?


Uganda is still untouched by mass tourism and yet has so much to offer and the kidepo-valley-wildlifetourists that go  to Kenya – Botswana – Tanzania – South Africa miss the real Africa in Uganda.

You can visit Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest with its gentle giants, the endangered mountain gorillas.  You can climb high mountains and glaciers right on the equator in the Rwenzori mountains or Volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla Park or Mount Elgon Park.

White Water rafting on the historic River Nile, the bustling Nightlife of Kampala, the jungles of Kibale Rainforest with the highest concentration of Primates in East Africa, including chimpanzees.

See Uganda’s savannas, lakes, rivers, wildlife, scenic wonders…be sure not to miss its greatest treasure, its people.

Uganda – Authentic Africa – home to Mountain Gorillas – Chimpanzees and one of the best wildlife parks – Kidepo Valley park in the remote Karamoja Region of Uganda.


Why visit Uganda?

Mountain Gorillas – Chimpanzees – 10 National Parks plus Wildlife Reserves – The Tallest Mountain Range in Africa – the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon – the Historic River Nile –


Map of Parks and Places in Uganda – the Pearl of Africa

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Uganda has much to offer to those who visit this fabulous country.

The largest lake in Africa, Lake Victoria with its romantic and idyllic islands offer a great resting spot after a long safari.

Sit beneath a palm tree on a sandy beach on the equator and enjoy the pleasant weather of 22 degrees Celsius  – 80 degrees Fahrenheit year around…the perfect holiday weather even during the two rainy seasons.

There are the snow-capped Rwenzori mountains that tower over much of Western Uganda, the rainforests and jungles not found in any other East African country.  Go fishing at the bottom of Murchison Falls where 150 kilo, 300 pound Nile Perch are not unheard of.  Wherever you turn the green of its vegetation provides a pleasant backdrop…one could call this the “Evergreen State” of Africa.

Some have called it the Banana Republic of Africa, not because of its form of government but because of the countless varieties of Bananas found here.  Uganda grows more bananas than any other country in the world except India.

why visit Uganda?Taste some of the local fruit and you will find the pineapple here is unsurpassed in taste, you can even eat the center, sweet, juicy, mangoes to live for, papaya that taste so fruity they burst with flavor and then there is Jackfruit, the closest thing to honey in a fruit.

Wildlife – Uganda, is the one country that offers you Mountain Gorillas, chimpanzees, and wildlife in a safe environment.  Uganda offers you the Big 5 – Plus Gorillas and Chimpanzees.

This is one of the most bountiful countries in all of Africa…in some regions, one can harvest up to three crops a year.  In one corner near Rwanda, the newly grown apple trees are producing two crops a year. Coffee in abundance and some of the finest mountain grown Arabica beans, at the same time lots of Robusta beans are used for most of instant coffees, and cola drinks in the west, other cola products and more.

National Park lodges, from Budget to Five-Star lodges at their best, ready to pamper your every need  during your stay in the African Wild. Stay in lodgegorillbwindiugandacllges, tented camps in the traditional style, or lovely bandas (cabins), food prepared with the utmost care – yes,  Uganda is prepared for your visit.

Hopefully you are sensing that this wonderful country, this magnificent land, with the equator running through it from east to west, with the majestic Rift Valley making its mark from South to North and with the beginning of the majestic Nile river found here, and running throughout Uganda to the north toward the Mediterranean Sea is well worth a visit.

Uganda has been gifted by nature and blessed by the richness and diversity of its people…

It is truly the hidden pearl of Africa and waiting for you to discover it – This year experience Africa by discovering the Pearl of Africa-Uganda….


Why Visit Uganda with Kabiza Wilderness Safaris?

We are Passionate about Uganda, we live and work here, Uganda is our home and we see it as a great privilege to introduce you to the Pearl of Africa, Africa condensed into a small country called Uganda.

If you are visiting Uganda, it is best to have someone along who can guide you, take you to the top destinations, introduce you to the Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, off the beaten path locations, best lodges for your comfort and pocketbook, and to its greatest treasure, its people.
We specialize in experiential Safaris in the Pearl of Africa – Uganda. Africa condensed into a small country and we have been doing so since 2004.

There is only one thing that we do – Create Memorable Experiential Adventure Safaris for you.


If you have any questions – about your Visit to Uganda – please contact us.


winston-Churchill-murchison-falls-park“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….what message I bring back….concentrate upon Uganda – The Pearl of Africa.”  

Winston Churchill (My African Journey – 1908)