The beautiful country of Uganda is renowned worldwide for its protected national parks, outstanding scenery and unique and extensive biodiversity. From the ten National Parks to the rare creatures that can be found roaming them and the natural scenery dotted about East Africa, tourists flock from all over the world to experience it for themselves.

Uganda 2016

Image Credit

But don’t take our word for it: why not take a trip to what Churchill professed to be the ‘pearl of Africa’ today, and see for yourself the sheer beauty Uganda has to offer?

Experience Queen Elizabeth National Park

The incredible Ishasha Plains are home to home to over 600 different types of bird and are also one of the few places in which you can view the rare Tree Climbing Lions in their natural habitat to the south of the park. A rare behaviour for the creatures to exhibit, the lions can be seen lazily nesting in branches around mealtimes. That’s not even touching on the awe-inspiring views the Mweya Peninsula and Kazinga Channels in the park have to offer.

Explore Kidepo Valley National Park

Rumoured to be one of the most scenic parks in Uganda, Kidepo’s remote valley was established long ago back in 1962. It has some of the world’s most breathtaking views, and plays host to over 500 different species of animal. It is said to be Uganda’s most remote park, though the experience is well worth the lengthy journey.

Try Out Gorilla Trekking

As an economically vital part of tourism in Uganda gorilla trekking is becoming increasingly popular. The mountain gorillas which can be found living in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest are astounding creatures, and the current arrangement enables them to live in peace whilst tourists view them harmlessly in their natural habitat. Travel providers such as have been arranging inclusive trips for years, offering tourists around the world the opportunity to view the culture, heritage and natural beauty of Uganda and observe the majesty of its wildlife.

These trips on offer, whilst fairly costly, are definitely life-changing experiences you won’t regret. Check out the various types of safari, treks or even just stays available to help you make the choice about which trip would be best for you and your family.