Aptly named “The Pearl of Africa” by Sir Winston Churchill, Uganda is truly a home away from home for any visitor. The rich cultural background and reputation as “Africa’s friendliest country”, fine parks and wildlife, an attractive country-side with tremendous mountain rages, lakes, rivers and waterfalls; Uganda has such a wealth of attractions that a single visit to this wonderful country will not be enough to discover all of the many unique tourism locations that it has to offer.

Across the pearl is a network of 10 national parks and several other protected areas offering wildlife fans a thrilling opportunity to experience Uganda’s rich biodiversity. Not only the fascinating tracts of thorn bush savannah teeming with the Big 5 usually linked with equatorial East Africa, but also abundant expanses of tropical rainforest, fertile valleys, and the towering snow-capped peaks of Africa’s tallest mountain range, Rwenzori.

For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale — Uganda is truly “the Pearl of Africa.” – Winston Churchill

National Parks in Uganda

Uganda is home to over a dozen National Parks and game reserves with about 10 being the most prominent and preferred by visitors. These include:

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park

Mgahinga National Park

Kibale National Park

Semiliki National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

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