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Uganda – The Pearl of Africa

Date: August 19, 2012 | By: Enid Glasgow | Category: Travel Blog

Uganda was once described as ‘the pearl of Africa’ by Winston Churchill and it is easy to see why. Uganda is nestled between the arms of the Great Rift Valley and ecologically it is where East African Savannah meets West African Jungle. Uganda as a whole is an exciting country to visit because there are very few places in the world where on one day you can be venture into the savannah in search of lions and the next be trekking in lush rainforest to observe endangered mountain gorillas.

As you could probably tell, Uganda is rich with wildlife. It is home to various species of wild cats, endemic birds, foxes, iguanas, and primates. One of the things that this wild destination is known for is its high population of chimps and gorillas. Another interesting animal found in Uganda are the lions as they are known for climbing trees. If you are feeling adventurous, you can travel to the Ishasha section of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. While there is a vast array of wildlife in Uganda, the plant life is nothing to scoff at either as the country is a host to many different native plants and trees.

When visiting Uganda, you can expect to eat some very delicious food. Traditionally, Ugandan food is comprised of a carbohydrate such as rice, maize, potato or banana served with a meat stew. If you have other preferences, lodges and hotels within the country serve international cuisine.  Uganda truly is a magical country that has something for everyone. Whether you are hoping to catch a glimpse of a wild gorilla or hike through a lush rain forest, you can do it in Uganda.


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