Often described as the ‘Pearl of Africa’, this lush tropical land is the birthplace of the Nile, where it spills out of Lake Victoria and begins its long journey to the Mediterranean Sea. This country is celebrated as much for its fine scenery as its primate populations.
Accommodations: City hotels, small lodges and tented camps.
Gameviewing: Pop-top and 4×4 safari vehicles, trekking to view gorillas.
Getting Around: There are great distances between many of the wildlife regions; flying is often necessary, particularly when visiting Bwindi and Murchison Falls.
Other Attractions: Ngamba Island in Lake Victoria is home to a community of orphaned chimps, most of which were confiscated from poachers.