This is the country that awed Sir Winston Churchill so much that he called it the "Pearl of Africa". This is no surprise, considering Uganda's breathtaking scenic beauty. Uganda is endowed with many beautiful natural land features among them mountains, several lakes (which cover almost one third of Uganda), waterfalls, and forests, all of which make the country ideal for scenic tours and adventure travel.
One of the most popular adventure activity for tourists in Uganda is white water rafting in the Nile river. What many people do not know is that Uganda is also blessed with a wide array of wildlife to make it a great destination for a somewhat traditional African safari. Some of the best places to see wild animals in Uganda include the Queen Elizabeth National park, Rwenzori mountains park, and the Bwindi Impenetrable national park.
Uganda's star attraction by far is gorilla trekking safaris. Uganda is home to more than half of the world's remaining population of the endangered mountain gorilla. The giants are found on the slopes of the Virunga mountains, which Uganda shares with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.