Uganda Gorilla & Big Five Safari
wild nature, breathtaking landscapes, rich biodiversity, and friendly people!
Uganda is a destination of supreme diversity: home to Africa’s tallest mountain range (the Rwenzoris), the source of the Nile, the largest lake in Africa, Lake Victoria, one of the last remaining true rain forests, and some of the most prestigious national parks. The diverse cultural heritage counts of over 50 local tribes and many different languages.
The UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site Bwindi lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley between 1,160m – 2,607m above sea level, covering an area of 321 km2. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants, 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants, antelopes and 350 species of birds. More famously, this truly“impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked by visitors.