Why is Uganda Called the Pearl of Africa

Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa because of the abundant biodiversity, color, profusion, brilliant life and its serene beauty. The country has got a variety of things to offer intact everything you might need in the travel world is mist likely to be in Uganda.

Uganda boasts with some of Africa’s stunning landscapes, crystal clear lakes, snow capped mountains, tropical rain forests, semi hared savanna, primates, birds and much more. The reason Winston Churchill called it pearl of Africa describing it as a fairy tale, with unique environmental attributes and the moderate climate due to the country’s location on the equator. Words are not enough to describe Uganda but you need to see the country for yourself.

Mountain gorillas

The endangered mountain gorillas can only be found in three countries in the world and that is, Democratic republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. Half of the worlds mountain gorillas can be found in Uganda making it the top tourists destination for this endangered species.

Rwenzori mountains

Birds

Uganda has got the highest concentration of birds in Africa boasting with over 1040 species of birds, in Uganda you will find migratory birds from north Africa and Europe. Queen Elizabeth is the number one birding destination with over 600 species of birds found. All national parks offer birding opportunities while you also see the world’s biggest bird in Kidepo valley national park.

The magnificent Rwenzori ranges sometimes known as the mountains of the moon will live you in awe of beauty as you behold different ecological habitats from savannah grasslands, rainforests, heath, alpine and permanent ice and snow. Some of its striking peaks are covered with glaciers, it’s the third high mountain in Africa and the most difficult to climb.

The devils cauldron

This mighty falls can be found in Murchison falls national park offering dramatic views of the ancient Nile which is the worlds longest river squeezing through a narrow space of seven meters wide wondrously forming a waterfall of 45 meters then flowing in a placid stream to lake albert. The park itself is home to over 450 bird species and home to various mammal species. The Victoria Nile starts from the eastern part of the country in the worlds second fresh water lake and largest tropical lake.

Culture

The Ugandan people are very rich in culture, many tribes have preserved their cultures from the ancient times. The Kasubi royal tombs which is a burial place for Buganda kings recognized this place as a world cultural heritage site and its one of the most typically African built building with vegan materials in the sub Saharan. There are many cultural sites all over the country and a lot to learn from the people including the nomadic Karamojong’s. Tourists can get a taste of all cultures within the city at the Ndere cultural center. Uganda has over 45 ethnic groups.

Wildlife

Uganda is very rich in wildlife ranging from the tree climbing lions that can also be found in lake Manyara in Tanzania, other animals in Uganda are; lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, bush bucks, water bucks, reed bucks, bush duikers, hyenas, Genet’s, hippocampus, bush bucks and many more. In Uganda, you can be sure of seeing the Big five of Africa. The abundant wildlife can be found in the 12 game reserves and 10 national parks with over 1500 mammal species.

The people

The people of Uganda and one of the most friendly people you can find on earth, they are warm welcoming and always hospitable to foreigners. Mist of the locals can speak basic English or Kiswahili language.

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