The Pearl of Africa - Uganda is filled with friendly people, wildlife and over a thousand species of birds. Home to the Mountain Gorilla, this incredible country has so much more to show to her guests. The Great Lakes region is undoubtedly one of the most diverse areas in Africa. Uganda has a wealth of primates, over 1000 bird species with 27 endemics. Good game viewing includes Uganda Kob, Giant Forest Hog, Forest & Cape Buffalo, as well as a healthy population of lion, leopard, elephant, and antelope - it also boasts some of the largest Nile crocodiles you will ever see!
Uganda is made up of dramatic mountains - the Ruwenzoris are permanently ice-capped - lush green hillsides, dark forests full of birds and primates, enormous lakes and rivers, dormant volcanoes, and open plains dotted with game. For the fishermen there is a challenge of catching Nile Perch.
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Top places to visit in Uganda:
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Lake Mburo National Park
Mgahinga National Park
Uganda's climate should equatorial, however it is modified greatly by altitude. The country's temperature experiences a range between 16°C and 34°C but this varies countrywide. Average annual temperatures range from about 16° C in the southwestern highlands to 25° C in the northwest; but in the northeast, the climate becomes more arid with temperatures exceeding 30°C more than 200 days per year.