Why visit Uganda? it is the Pearl of Africa

Posted by on March 1, 2020

Visit Uganda- the Pearl of Africa  for over 100 Years Plus

Why visit Uganda?  It’s Africa as you imagine it only better

Why visit Uganda? The answer is simple. It is unlike any other Safari Destination on the African Continent. It is all of Subsahara Africa, condensed into one country. It is one of the top ten Biodiverse nations in the World and one of the top-two biodiverse Countries in Africa.

Why visit Uganda? It is Africa, as you imagined it, only better. Winston Churchill, who was a seasoned African Traveler, called Uganda the Pearl of Africa. He was not the first, nor the last to do so.

Why Visit Uganda? Uganda is one of the most hospitable countries in all of Africa, one of Africa’s friendliest, welcoming nations. It is the Best English Speaking country in Africa and will accommodate those that don’t.

Why Visit Uganda? The scenery varies from Lord of the Rings to Black Panther Movie Backdrops. CNN Travel in 2019 named Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with its Mountain Gorillas, the most beautiful place on Earth. Mgahinga Gorilla Park was number three on the “Must Photograph List.” Lake Victoria, the River Nile, the Equator, Kidepo Valley Park, a lost Eden.

Here are ancient Crater Lakes overshadowed by the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon and the Virunga Volcanoes, the Mufumbiro Mountains that cook.

Why Visit Uganda? Uganda is home to the Big-5 Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Hippos, Buffaloes like many other Safari Destinations. Uganda is the Big-5 Plus Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees, making it an African Big-7 Destination.

On top of all that, Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, is Africa without the crowds. Uganda remains Authentic Africa, as you imagine it, only Better, no wonder it is the Pearl of Africa.

For most, Uganda is like a Gift that has to be unwrapped. Uganda is nature’s Gift to Ugandans and visitors alike, awaiting you. 

Why visit Uganda? Why Choose Uganda as your Safari Destination?

Why Visit Uganda? It is Africa Condensed into one small country, the size of the State of Oregon. It is Africa’s Premier Primate Destination with over half of the remaining, endangered Mountain Gorillas and the most Chimpanzees in East Africa. Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon is the highest Mountain Range in Africa, Mountains that are taller than the Alps of Europe. 

Uganda has a thriving Elephant population; the most Nubian-Rothschild Giraffes found anywhere in Africa. Hippos, enormous Crocodiles, vast herds of buffaloes and antelopes. It is the top birding destination in Africa with 1,061 species. 

Uganda, Africa, without the crowds, is affordable, unlike neighboring Safari Destinations. The Gorilla Permits cost less, the park entrance and activity fees are less, and lodges are lower in cost than in Rwanda, Kenya, or Tanzania.

Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, remains Africa, as you imagine it, but only better. It is the country to consider as your Safari Destination.

Why not visit Uganda? There are images of Uganda that people, primarily in the Western World, have of Uganda. There are lingering images of the past fueled by Idi Amin and others such as Joseph Kony and his infamous Lord’s Resistance. There are the erroneous images of the present powered by Ugandan Officials who, at times, speak out of turn giving their own opinions. There are the reports read or seen in the news, many of them seen through western cultural lenses rather than African, or Ugandan ones.

When it comes to Uganda’s Image in the world, Uganda itself deserves much of the blame with pronouncements announcements about things that will or have never happened. While other countries go about their business under the radar, Uganda keeps itself unnecessarily in the Limelight.

I, as an American who is passionate about Uganda and believes that the country is welcoming, friendly, safe, stable, and secure cringes at the hoof in mouth disease statements such as making Uganda’s Big, Beautiful Women a Tourist Attraction. In Uglish, Ugandan English, that is called “Spewing Buffaloes.”

At the same time, when I deal with Westerners that want to visit, I am reminded of how right Aldous Huxley was when he wrote, “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.

 Visitors to Uganda often state during their visit to Uganda how wrong they were with their preconceived ideas about Uganda. 

Why Visit Uganda? – it is the Pearl of Africa

There is a Uganda, a place that many see through the distorted lenses of the past. There are blogs, news reports of the present, and there is Uganda that we know and that our clients get to know.

The two are often oceans apart. The real Uganda, we know and see and experience it, makes Uganda the most logical Safari Destination.

Uganda comes with a Bonus. A luxury Gorilla Safari in Uganda costs a fraction of what it costs in neighboring Rwanda. A midrange safari similarly will cost you over a thousand dollars less than in neighboring Rwanda. All that, without a compromise in the quality of the experience.

There is a lot of misinformation about Uganda. Everyone has an opinion about Uganda and the people who live there. But travelers know. Those who have set foot in Uganda and met Ugandans see the truth. 

We focus on Uganda. We know Uganda well. We are in Uganda understand what is best for the Discerning African Traveler. This year we suggest, “Visit Uganda.”

“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)