8th November 2021
“The Pearl of Africa” - Winston Churchill couldn’t have hit the nail more squarely on the head when he gave Uganda this name. Rivers gush through forested foothills to plummeting waterfalls and serenely beautiful lakes, birds flit through the trees like jewels, gorillas' calls echo through the forest, and dappled creatures prowl through lush undergrowth. All-in-all, Uganda couldn’t be more contrary to most people’s idea of dusty and arid Africa. Over a quarter of its surface is covered with water; the lifeblood not only of the wildlife, but of thriving communities alive with music, art and fantastic food. It is a magical country, begging for exploration, and we’ve put together the ultimate travel guide to exploring every inch of what it has to offer.
Travelling to a country that you don’t know at all can be daunting at the best of times, and unless you are exceptionally daring, you usually spend hours trawling the internet to find out the essential information that you need to know before you go. What visas will you need and what currency should you have in your wallet? Do you need vaccinations? What is the local culture like? What wildlife could you see and when should you go to see it (ideally whilst not needing an umbrella)? We’ve put an end to the stress by doing all the research for you and collating it in a beautiful and informative travel guide. Flick through it on your phone, scroll down on your tablet or print it out and leaf through the pages, scribbling notes in margins. We found it fascinating to write and we know that you’ll find it exciting to read!
If you’re not sure what to do when you get there, or are still deliberating about whether to go, we’ve picked out the highlights of Uganda and the not-to-miss experiences to inspire you. Trek into the forest to observe the rare Mountain Gorillas, head out with expert rangers on game safaris, or wander historic colonial towns. We’ve even thought about what you should bring for the more niche of these experiences, so you don’t have to go through the chaotic floor-drobe stage of packing your bags.
Interested? Then we shall say no more and let our Ultimate Guide to Uganda do the talking. Download it by clicking here. To speak to someone in the TravelLocal office, please call +44 (0) 117 325 7898.