Aptly named the “Pearl of Africa” for its stunning landscapes condensed into a relatively small area. Impenetrable forest, unique birdlife, challenging trekking, gorillas and chimps, all conjure up the image of a mighty African jungle.
Where to Go
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – A magnificent forest that is home to roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas. Bwindi also impresses with its volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges.
Kibali Forest National Park – An equatorial rainforest well known for its primate diversity and chimp trekking.
Queen Elizabeth National Park – Dubbed the “Switzerland of Africa” for its panoramic views.
When to Go
Uganda enjoys comfortable temperatures year round with just slight temperature variations. Days are pleasant (75˚ F to 85˚ F) and nights are moderate (50˚ F to 60˚ F), however higher altitudes can be cooler. The driest months and best for gorilla trekking are June through September and December through March. The heaviest rainfalls occur in April and May and again in October and November.