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Uganda’s Pearls Of Africa

Uganda is a place where you lose yourself in the wilds of Africa. The country remains a relatively low-visited safari destination, yet Uganda is home to one of the world’s most valued and threatened species that captures the hearts of humans worldwide — mountain gorillas. The number of mountain gorillas on the planet is precariously low with fewer than 1,000 remaining. Uganda is home to around half of the gorillas, and most of them are found in the Ugandan Bwindi Impenetrable Forest while the remaining gorillas are found in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the forest is globally recognized as a safe haven for mountain gorillas, and AfricanMecca Safaris takes great pride in arranging visits for our guests to see these magnificent primates up, close and personal. Should you desire to enhance your primate experience, Uganda is also a diverse outback to see chimpanzees in the forests of Kibale, Budongo, Kalinzu and also at Semliki Valley and Kyambura Gorge.



All the while you are immersed in stunning landscapes, such as Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, ancient volcanoes, dense jungles and thriving rainforests. Complementing the scenery are the many carnivores and herbivores for which Africa is known and loved. Explore national parks such as Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Semuliki, Mount Elgon, Lake Mburo etc. Uganda is also rising to the top as a global birding destination, and the over 1000 bird species includes the rare Shoebill Stork! You visit one of the many protected areas, and even have a front row seat to the Nile River! Boating safaris are quite popular in Uganda, and these outings give guests a unique perspective of the ecology and wildlife as you see crocodiles hunting prey while elephants, zebras, buffalos, varied antelopes and other herbivores carefully drink, keeping watch for lions and other land-based hunters. For spirited guests, Uganda offers hiking trails, kayaking, white water rafting, volcano treks, rock climbing, mountain biking and so much more!



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