Things to know about Uganda


Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) is in the Western Region of Uganda, spanning the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi, and Rukungiri. The park is approximately 400 kilometres (250 mi) by road south-west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city.[2]

@Queen Elizabeth fom Wikpedia

Uganda is magical. Growing up in Kabale was a childhood that one can only dream of. A fairytale at best.

When in Uganda, Sir Winston Churchill called it The pearl of Africa. He wrote, “You climb up a railway instead of a beanstalk, and at the other end, there is a wonderful new world”.

Uganda nuzzles up to countless ecosystems, from soaring volcanic mountains of the eastern and western frontiers to the jungly greenwood wetlands of the Albert Nile River, and, the dense forest rich in biodiversity that customarily rests in tropical areas with substantial rainfall. The motherland is splendidly fruitful. Ugandan coffee is now enjoyed with appreciation worldwide.

The pearl of Africa

  • The Grey Crowned Crane

The pearl of Africa overshadowed by Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania need a second and third look. Not only does Uganda have the Big 5 and more as far as wildlife is concerned it has been known for mainly Gorilla trekking. Regrettably, Rwanda has cooked up marketing strategies that have further clouded the range of attractions that Uganda has to offer.

In the event that you are unfamiliar with safari, or Uganda, knowing what is special about The pearl, you will discover an array of an amazing adventure that has not yet been unfolded or fashionable.

Uganda is still an organic country, blessed, and precious. I say this not because I was born here, however, returning back to Uganda after 45 years has me convinced that life is worth taking it easy.

Uganda has it all. Wildlife, kindness, climate, personality, national parks, over half the gorilla population left on earth, hot springs, mountains capped with snow, falls, rivers, lakes, and exotic birds like the shoebill, and the crested cranes to name a few. Tree climbing lions that only Uganda and Tanzania can boast.

Northeastern Uganda’s Kidepo Valley is staggeringly alluring and overpowering in breadth. Navigating through tundra, sprinkled with small African trees from which Shea butter is obtained, and along parched channels in which river flows sheltered by untidy trees with fan-shaped leaves zig-zagging and ascending gently, it’s difficult to situate and chart. One of Uganda’s numerous unseen secrets, Kidepo privately stares inside its organic little sphere.