The beauty and natural wealth of the land of Uganda made Winston Churchill nickname it, “The Pearl of Africa” in 1908. Since then, Uganda has grown into one of Africa’s most coveted travel destinations.
Uganda is a hub for wildlife, with countless mammal species, more than 1000 bird species, over 400 primate species, reptiles, and butterfly species.
It has a lot to offer as a safari destination and tourists are always overwhelmed with the various species of wildlife that are found in the Pearl of Africa. Whether it’s the most visited national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, best known for its tree-climbing lions and leopards, gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest, or chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest, it’s always nature at its best in Uganda.
The wildlife in Uganda is immense and diverse, affording visitors a unique experience that can be found in a few other places in the world.
Like William Shakespeare once said, “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” Every individual in the world should visit Uganda because of its unique terrain, abundant vegetation, temperate climate, variety of wildlife, strategic location on the equator, cultural diversity, and community tourism.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma spoke glowingly about Uganda in 2017 when he said, “Africa is beautiful. One day I was visiting Uganda, and it is a beautiful country with Lake Victoria and a lot of natural resources and wildlife. I was there admiring the beauty of Uganda.”
A variety of natural resources and wildlife are found in different national parks and game reserves, lakes and rivers, sanctuaries, mountains, and hot springs. Starting from the Buganda Kingdom with its welcoming people to the western region, the Karamojong in the north and Sebei in the eastern region have made Uganda a treasure trove of natural beauty.
Like Churchill said, “for magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life—bird, insect, reptile, and beast—for vast scale. Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa.” Everyone around the world should spare some time and come to witness God’s best art of creation in Uganda.