Why visit Uganda? it is the Pearl of Africa

Posted by on June 7, 2018

Visit Uganda- the Pearl of Africa  for over 100 Years

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


why visit ugandaWhy visit Uganda?  The answer is simple – There is no other country in all of Africa.  It is Africa, condensed into one country, the most bio-diverse country in Africa.  It is a country that is beyond the routine Game Drives, but Personal encounters, moments of Discover Primates, Wildlife, different cultures and some of the friendliest People in Africa.  Early Visitors to Uganda were simply amazed by what they found, Winston Churchill fell in love with Africa and popularized the Term “Pearl of Africa.”  Though under the radar to many African Travelers, the word is getting out.

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 and all of that without the crowds and commercialization one finds in other African Safari Destinations.


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 is home to one of the most remote parks in Africa – Kidepo Valley Park that is a lost Eden, Africa as you imagine it to be.


Winston Churchill back in 1908 said it best as to why one should visit Uganda

Uganda offers so much, from biodiversity 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 – it is Africa without the Crowd

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.

Uganda, a fairy tale to some, Scenes from Lord to the Rings to others.  Even the “Black Panther” Movie used backdrop scenes from Uganda that bring Wakanda alive in the movie.


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

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.   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.

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 tastes 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 making Uganda home to the Big-7.

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 to make 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 lodges, tented camps in the traditional style, or lovely bandas (cabins), food ready with the utmost care – yes,  Uganda is ready 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 the most Bio-Diverse Country in Africa with a new surprise awaiting you at every Turn of the Road.


Why Visit Uganda?

Your Dollar Goes Further in Uganda – Value for your Money

A Safari is an investment, an investment in yourself.  Take Gorilla Trekking, one of the most sought-after activities in the world.  It is the most expensive Tourist Activity in Africa, Permit Prices in Rwanda are 1500 USD, fortunately, Uganda remains at 600 USD for the same one hour with a Gorilla Family.

The Gorilla Permit Price in Uganda is just one example of why you should visit Uganda, it is simple math, your dollar goes further in the Pearl of Africa.

Hotels and Lodges tend to run higher than they do in Asia, Europe, the UK and North America, however, lodging prices in Uganda are still in the reasonable category whether you go on a budget, midrange, luxury or even exclusive Luxury Safari adventure in the Pearl of Africa.   Uganda still you Value for your Money or as American Saying goes, “Bang for your Buck.”


This Year – Visit Uganda – The Pearl of Africa

This is your Year to visit Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, Africa as you imagine it, only better. Africa, Condensed into one small country.

Mor Mountain Gorillas than any other country, More Chimpanzees than any other East African country.  The Best Birding Destination in Africa, the tallest Mountain Range in Africa, the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, the Historic River Nile runs through it.

It was Winston Churchill who said, Concentrate on Uganda.  We wholehearted concur.  Uganda gives you more for less.  Friendly, safe, secure.

Uganda, beyond mere Game Drives, but up close Encounters with the Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees.

Welcome to Uganda, it’s Authentic Africa, more than a slogan but time-honored and proven reality…It is 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 upon Uganda – The Pearl of Africa.”  

Winston Churchill (My African Journey – 1908)