Africa Destinations | Uganda
Key Points for Planners
- Kampala’s 4-star Serena Hotel can host up to 1,500 delegates
- The 4-star Speke Resort and Conference Center in Kampala can accommodate up to 500 attendees
Uganda has long enjoyed a reputation for being one of the friendliest safari destinations, and has been impressing travellers with its hospitality since the days of Winston Churchill—who visited the country in 1907 and famously wrote, “The Kingdom of Uganda is a fairy tale. The scenery is different, the climate is different and most of all, the people are different from anything elsewhere to be seen in the whole range of Africa ….
- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
- Lake Mburo
- Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Uganda is from end to end a beautiful garden … Does it not sound like a paradise on earth? It is the Pearl of Africa.” Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the lush-green home to more than 400 mountain gorillas, half of the world’s remaining population. You will be able to observe one of 11 family groups with a total of more than 160 members (including incredibly adorable gorilla babies). A guided trek through the mist-shrouded rainforest to encounter these gentle giants is the adventure experience of a lifetime.
For more serious adventurers, add the Gorilla Habituation program to your itinerary. This intimate, four-hour hike offers an incredibly unique and rare encounter; meeting gorillas that are not yet fully habituated means you get to help introduce them to human interactions. Uganda safaris can encapsulate much of what’s wonderful about the continent, within the borders of a single nation. Despite its strategic location, bridging the Great Lakes and the classic East African safari destinations, Uganda receives
noticeably fewer visitors than either Kenya or Tanzania. This lends an air of discovery and exclusivity to Uganda safaris that can occasionally be missing elsewhere. From the towering Rwenzori Mountains (a living botanical laboratory studded with peaks and dripping with waterfalls) to the tangled wonderland that is Bwindi, Uganda really delivers when it comes to exploring upland habitats with unique wildlife.