One of 5 countries in Africa among the 52 places to visit in 2020 – CNN

Nominated best place to visit December 2012 – Lonely planet (world’s largest travel guidebook and digital media publisher) together with New York Times.

Uganda is an incomparable beauty found in East Africa. In his book My African Journey, Winston Churchill so impressed by it named it the Pearl of Africa.

Uganda is where the great Nile leaves its biggest source Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the world to wind its way northward. Where the snow-capped, biggest block of mountains – the Rwenzori Mountains rise unbidden to be named one of the best Hikes in the World by National Geographic. Where you only have to stand in one spot and exist in 2 different hemispheres.

Uganda is where you find the biggest population of the famous yet endangered mountain gorillas, where Mountain Elgon, with the largest volcanic caldera in the world resides. The place where the big five (lion, leopard, rhino, Buffalo & elephant) coexist with the rare tree climbing lion and Nile crocodile.

Over 1000 bird species including the rare Shoebill, great blue turaco, Shelley’s crimson wing are found here. The world’s most popular wildlife is to be found in Uganda’s Savannah and wetlands.

The Nile in Jinja, is where adrenaline highs come to be tested; arguably the best rapids in Africa, with activities like bungee jumping, quad biking, horseback riding & festivals.

Uganda is where the sun shines all year round, where the people are 50 languages diverse yet kind and most hospitable. Where culture is 45 ethnic groups but devotedly preserved to gift the most beautiful heritage sites.  Where the fruit and food is organic, fresh and sweetest, the only place where a Rolex is an affordable popular street food, not a pricey watch.

Uganda is also where the lowest budget will get you an unforgettable vacation.