Uganda the Pearl of Africa, It is the name that Ugandans are rightly proud of. Uganda holds the incredible natural abundance that comes from being in the transition zone between the savanna, Rainforest, Swamps and Lakes. It has the greatest altitudinal range of any country on the continent, spanning the 5,000 meter heights of the Rwenzori Mountains –the Legendary Mountains of the moon- to the low shores of Lake Albert at just over 600 meters.
There are over 1050 species of birds in this small country half of those found on the African continent, and about 400 species of mammals. The greatest stands of Endangered Mahogany in east Africa are in Uganda, as is the largest population of endangered mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees. And to top it off, Uganda is filled with some of the friendliest people in the world who are quick to greet you with a broad smile and the phrase, you are most welcome!