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Uganda is called 'The Pearl of Africa'

Uganda is called 'The Pearl of Africa'. It offers the best of East and West Africa. A combination animals from the Savannahs and Forests: Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Leopards, Giraffes, Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Forest Elephants, Forest Buffaloes and Giant Forest Hogs.
Highlights Uganda
About Uganda
Wildlife And Birds In Uganda
Local People In Uganda
Travel Info Uganda

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (part of the Virunga Volcanoes).
Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest and the Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Boat-trips on the Nile and the Kazinga Channel with spectacular wildlife and photo opportunities.
Chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale Forest and Semliki Wildlife Reserve.
Game drives on the Savannas of Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Semliki Wildlife Reserve. Wildlife includes: Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Leopards, Giraffes, Zebras, Hyenas, Warthogs, Baboons, Hippos, Crocodiles and a lot of beautiful bird species.

Come and see for yourself Uganda has it all:
The highest mountain-range of Africa, the largest lake, the great savannas of Kenya and Tanzania and the vast tropical rainforests of Congo and Rwanda. Uganda offers the best of everything from East and West Africa. An unique combination of the large animals like Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Leopards, Giraffes, Zebras, Hyenas, Warthogs, Hippos and Crocodiles from the savannas and the forest animals like Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Red-tailed Monkeys, Patas Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Forest Elephants, Forest Buffaloes and Giant Forest Hogs.

Most tourists arrive at Entebbe’s modern and efficient international airport, with its breathtaking location on the shores of Lake Victoria. Just 40 kilometers away, sprawled across seven hills, there is the capital Kampala. A modern and bustling cosmopolitan city, which reflects the ongoing economic growth and political stability that has characterized Uganda for the last 20 years.

 

There is more to Uganda than wildlife: The mighty Nile, with it’s spectacular Murchison Falls, the setting for some of the world’s best white-water rafting. There are the snow-capped mountains of the Rwenzori, and the Virunga Volcanoes and Mount Elgon, both with a lot of hiking opportunities through a beautiful scenery. Uganda has a few beautiful big lakes like Lake Victoria and Lake Bunyonyi. And apart from that, Uganda has the reputation as ‘Africa’s Friendliest Country’, with the tradition of hospitality and a remarkably low level of crime and hassle directed at tourists. The official language of Uganda is English and the currency is Ugandan Shilling (USh). The land is 236.580 sq. kilometers, with a population of 24,5 million.

Uganda is a tropical country and much of it lies on the African plateau between 900-1,500 meters above sea level. This gives Uganda a nice tropical climate, with temperatures averaging between 21 and 27 degrees Celsius during the day and between 12 and 18 degrees Celsius at night. The hottest months are from December to February, with 27 to 29 degrees Celsius. The rainy seasons are from April to May and October to November.

 

Uganda is well watered and fertile, almost 25% of the country is covered with water. Lake Victoria is shared by Uganda with Kenya and Tanzania. Lake Albert, Lake Edward and Lake George lie on the border with Congo (DRC). At Jinja, Owen Falls is regarded as the source of the Nile.

Uganda is a cultural melting pot, with 30-plus different languages belonging to five distinct linguistic groups. The country’s most ancient inhabitants, confined to the hilly southwest, are the Batwa and Bambuti Pygmies. They left behind a rich legacy of rock paintings, such as those at the Nyero Rock Shelter near Kumi. The cultural core of modern Uganda are the Bantu-speaking kingdoms of Buganda, Bunyoro, Ankole and Toro. According to oral tradition, these centuries-old kingdoms are offshoots of the mediaeval kingdoms of Batembuzi and Bacwezi. Three former kings of Buganda are buried in an impressive traditional thatched building at the Kasubi Tombs in Kampala. Other cultures in Uganda are: Karimojong, Maasai, Bakonjo and the Bagisu.

East Africa is the best place in the world to watch wildlife. Large animals are more abundant, diverse and visible than anywhere else in the world. East Africa is also one of the best places in the world for birdwatching. It’s not unusual for birdwatchers to see 500 or more species in one trip.

Wildlife
There are more then 100 mammal species in East Africa: Elephants, Rhinos, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Monkeys, Zebras, Warthogs, Bushpigs, Giant Forest Hogs, Hippos and more then 40 antelope species, such as Kudus, Topis, Waterbucks, Hartebeests, Uganda Kobs, Oribis, Bushbucks, Elands, Impalas, Roan Antelopes, and Gazelles. Other species include Nile Crocodiles, Nile Monitors, other lizards and snakes, Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees and 15 monkey species.

 

Birds
There are over a thousand bird species, which makes East Africa a birder’s paradise. Species include: Shoebill Stork, Saddle Billed Stork, Pelicans, Herons, African Fish Eagle, Bateleur, Long Crested Eagle, Vultures, Owls, Grey Crowned Crane, Great Blue Turaco, Rwenzori Turaco, Hornbills, Honey birds, Sunbirds, Weavers and the African Finfoot.

 

Watching Wildlife
All these species are visible in Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. And in the western part of Uganda and in Rwanda, there’s an unique combination of the savanna animals from East Africa and the forest animals of West Africa. Species such as Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Black-and-White Colobus, Red Colobus, L’Hoest’s Monkeys, Brazza’s Monkeys, Patas Monkeys, Red-Tailed Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Forest Elephants and Forest Buffaloes. According to the Lonely Planet Uganda offers the best of everything from East and West Africa.

Meet the local people and spend an afternoon with them, have a meal together, visit a school or a typical African Church Ceremony, or visit one of the projects. Kafu Safaris supports the local people and encourages clients to visit one of their programs and give them support.

Kafu Safaris is working together with His Grace Charity Home. This unique combination gives the opportunity to meet the local people of Uganda and visit local tribes. Its not a treasure to see Uganda without meeting the local people, so shape your safari with local people!

About His grace Charity

His grace Charity Home was founded in 2013 by Mr. Oboth Moses, who was later joined by other Tourists who had come for an adventure with a vision of protecting the human race through extending necessary assistance hence creating a hope for the future among the neglected young generation, refugees and the Aged people
The foundation of His Grace Charity Home started with His Grace wild safaris being a travel company when we visited Nakivale Refugee Camp in Uganda, this made us venture deep in to the community and interacting with the refugees hence Realizing that the responsibility to protect the status of the human life and dignity lies on our shoulders, there rose an idea of taking care of vulnerable children and women, young Generation, refugees and the Aged who need support.

The wide spread epidemic of HIV/AIDS and Long-lasting wars in DRC, Northern Uganda, South Sudan and the Rwandan Genocide has also left disadvantaged orphans, refugees, women and children who desperately need help, some of them have HIV/AIDS as well as lacking the basic needs of life, like food, clothing, education, healthcare, beddings etc.

The program was launched with 34 Tourist who had come for an adventure but realising that the responsibility to protect the status of the human life and dignity lies on our shoulders, they decided to extend their stay and venture into protecting the status of the human life and dignity. Of these, 4 were from United States of America, 11 from London, and 19 from Netherlands. This number has now risen to 1200 members worldwide and is still growing.

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