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‘The Pearl of Africa’, Uganda, shines right in the heart of Africa and in recent years has enjoyed a boom in tourism thanks to its enormously rewarding visitor offering. A tiny land-landlocked country, its modest size belies so much largesse: the largest freshwater lake in Africa; 12% of the world’s bird species; and excellent safari viewing with not just the Big Five, but gorillas and chimpanzees as additional and unique highlights. Lush and verdant, with captivating wildlife experiences to be had throughout its diverse landscapes of rainforest, savannah, swamps, rivers and volcanic mountain ranges. The people are famed as warm and welcoming and the local food and city culture is worth making the time to experience. In 1908 Winston Churchill described Uganda as “a fairy tale. You climb up a railway instead of a beanstalk and at the end there is a wonderful new world. The scenery is different, the vegetation is different, the climate is different and the people are different.” Although you are now more likely to arrive by plane, the other attributes remain true to this day!

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"Uganda is an exceptional value destination offering big seven wildlife, spectacular scenery and wonderful warm people. It’s a hugely diverse country with experiences to match across in mountains and lakes, rainforests and Savannah lands..."

Amos Wekesa, Great Lakes Safaris

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