Uganda was once famously referred to as “the Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill and after a visit here, it’s not hard to see why. For a relatively small nation, Uganda offers the best of the major ‘African’ drawcards such as gorilla safaris’, the ‘big five’ roaming in the national parks, river rafting, bungee jumping near the source of the Nile, trekking to see chimpanzees in the wild, climbing volcanoes and not to mention the various people and towns you’ll find fascinating along the way. 

Uganda is accessible and affordable, but not up to the high tourism standards of more mature destinations such as near-by Kenya or Tanzania. This gives it a more intrepid feeling, more authenticity and less predictability. This does not mean danger, rather greater opportunities for delight, adventure -- and frustration. This is real Africa, the dirty urban bustle of Kampala bursting at the seams then giving way to lush subsistence farming and small villages. Roads are rough, people are friendly, everything seems to have a smell all its own, and not everything moves according to schedule or to plan – adapted from Wikitravel.

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