THE PEARL Of AFRICA

An abun­dance of wildlife trea­sures, im­pres­sive ac­com­mo­da­tion and spec­tac­u­lar na­tional parks means UGANDA should be the next des­ti­na­tion on your bucket list; ac­cord­ing to the ex­perts at re­spon­si­ble travel spe­cial­ists, Rainbow Tours.

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Uganda, nick­named the ‘Pearl of Africa’ by Sir Win­ston Churchill, of­fers an ex­cep­tional wildlife hol­i­day, best known for its pri­mate-watch­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. Scat­tered around Uganda, the di­verse na­tional parks are home to en­dan­gered Moun­tain go­ril­las, chim­panzees and a plethora of other wildlife in­clud­ing the Big Five (lion, leop­ard, buf­falo, ele­phant and rhino). For an un­matched nat­u­ral world en­counter, fol­low your guides through the mist-cov­ered rain­for­est to ob­serve a fam­ily of Moun­tain go­ril­las for a golden hour that will mark it­self per­ma­nently on your mem­ory. Equally as ex­hil­a­rat­ing, although al­to­gether quite dif­fer­ent, is watch­ing a group of chim­panzees in the trop­i­cal Kibale For­est Na­tional Park, or in Queen El­iz­a­beth Na­tional Park; an area widely ap­pre­ci­ated for its va­ri­ety of habi­tats in­clud­ing river­ine for­est, sa­van­nah and salt flats. An­other of Uganda’s icons is the mon­strous Shoe­bill, a unique bird at the top of the wish list for all birding en­thu­si­asts head­ing to Africa. Fur­ther en­hanc­ing the Uganda wildlife ex­pe­ri­ence is spot­ting the Big Five in pro­tected ar­eas like Murchison Falls and Kidepo Val­ley Na­tional Parks, and a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanc­tu­ary, where guests can track White rhino on foot. Com­bine th­ese wildlife ex­pe­ri­ences with the va­ri­ety of qual­ity ac­com­mo­da­tion avail­able in Uganda and you have the mak­ings of a truly un­for­get­table hol­i­day.

Rainbow Tours is a spe­cial­ist in wildlife travel to Uganda. Our Travel Ex­perts can cre­ate a be­spoke itin­er­ary to your ex­act re­quire­ments, us­ing their first-hand knowl­edge and in-depth ex­pe­ri­ence of the coun­try.

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