Uganda is saturated in color, a place where the outstanding natural beauty of its people and landscapes has always stirred inspiration in travelers and residents. Ecologically, Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle. Where else but in this impossibly lush country can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth the same afternoon, then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippo and crocs before setting off into the misty mountains to stare deep into the eyes of a mountain gorilla?
Kibale Forest National Park is a tropical rainforest, the natural habitat for 12 primate species, including 500 Chimpanzees. On a guided walk, encounter chimps, and sometimes Forest Elephant. In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest lives half the world’s population of highly endangered Mountain Gorillas. This huge primeval forest in the Virunga Mountains, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most biologically diverse areas on Earth.