A must-visit destination
Lonely Planet has rated Uganda the world’s must-visit destination. Those already familiar with Uganda will no doubt concur with the wisdom of this rating, while those who have not yet been to the ‘Pearl of Africa’ may well be persuaded by the Lonely Planet’s description.
With 10 very different parks from which to choose, Uganda presents a truly varied destination – one that keeps visitors coming back time after time.
The tourist trail
Dominated by the evocative-sounding Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This 330 sq km park is now a Unesco World Heritage site but, more importantly, it is home to roughly half of the world's population of mountain gorillas.
Flora and fauna
Uganda does have ‘traditional’ open savanna parks with elephants, giraffes and big cats. More than that, however, it also has smaller wildlife areas inhabited byhighly diverse, and sometimes endemic, species of flora and fauna; enjoying highly varied climates and at
Uganda has 10 national parks. But it’s the sheer variety of these parks that sets Uganda apart from other destinations across East Africa.