Known as the pearl of the continent, Uganda sits in the heart of eastern Africa. Landlocked between neighbours, its landscapes are diverse and all encompassing. There are snow-capped peaks, open savannahs, dry brush lands, abundant waters of the Nile basin and the immense shores of Lake Victoria, the world’s largest lake. The living creatures of this country are as diverse as the geography with an incredible range of unique wildlife. Here you can watch elephants roam next to the local impala and encounter the world’s largest population of wild gorillas as you journey through Uganda’s many protected national parks. Ugandans are a sophisticated lot, friendly and welcoming, with a rich cultural heritage they are proud of. The natural variety is reflected in the cultural variety with a range of tribal mixes, ethnic groups and religions. The capital, Kampala, gracefully makes its way into the future while rural life and traditional values continue. Thanks to newly established visitor infrastructure it is a unique time to visit this special country. With its unspoilt natural beauty and jaw-dropping range of biodiversity, Uganda offers up the best of Eastern Africa.