Wildlife watching is huge in Uganda!
Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. Uganda is the world’s second most populous landlocked country after Ethiopia. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania, situating the country in the African Great Lakes region.
Uganda is a safe and friendly land-locked country in East Africa. It has a well-developed tourist infrastructure, with excellent national parks that showcase Uganda’s wide variety of wildlife, including mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.
The climate is tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August). Average daily temperatures rarely exceed 84 F. The best time to travel is June – August and December – February.
Gorilla Safaris are a huge draw for tourists visiting Uganda. You can see rare mountain gorillas in two of Uganda’s National Parks: Bwindi and Mgahinga.
For a relatively small country, there’s a lot that’s big about the place. It is home to the tallest mountain range in Africa, the source that feeds the world’s longest river and the continent’s largest lake. Half the remaining mountain gorillas reside here, as well as the Big Five (lion, elephant, cape buffalo, leopard, & white/black rhinoceros). Uganda remains one of the safest destinations in Africa. Other than watching out for the odd hippo at your campsite, there’s no more to worry about here than in most other countries.