Uganda, in the central greenbelt of tropical Africa, is home to the world's largest population of critically endangered mountain gorillas. Nicknamed the Pearl of Africa, it packs a punch as a supreme birding destination and has immense wildlife diversity.
Uganda is foremost known for the extraordinary gorilla trekking activity in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, but it is also one of the best birding destinations in Africa with over 600 species found in the country, including the shoebill which lives on the banks of the Nile River. Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest, tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and immense populations of buffalo and plains game at Murchison Falls National Park. Uganda is an all-encompassing safari destination and it is the most affordable option for primate safaris. Discover more about Uganda.