The best of Africa is all here in strikingly gorgeous Uganda. This is where you'll find Africa's highest mountain range—the Mountains of the Moon. Uganda is also the source of the world's longest river, the Nile, and in the area around Jinja you'll find the world's best white water rafting. Uganda has the highest concentration of primates on the planet, most notably the rare mountain gorilla (only 700 left in the world). Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is where you'll get an opportunity to see these majestic human-like creatures up close. Along with all this, the backdrop to the country is out of a painting, photogenic everywhere you turn. Uganda's national parks are far less touristy than those in Tanzania and Kenya, while capital of Uganda, Kampala is friendlier and safer than other African capitals. Winston Churchill called Uganda 'the pearl of Africa' when he visited here in 1907. You will very likely agree with him.
When people think of Uganda, they think first of Idi Amin, the brutal military dictator of the 1970s. Fortunately, the monster died in 2003 and stability rather than brutality reigns today in Uganda. Tourists are welcome like never before, the Ugandan people friendly, warm, and recovering remarkably well from the past. All this to say: now is the time to go to Uganda before everyone else figures out how peaceful, beautiful and friendly the place is.
Visit Uganda and see many travel alternatives. You can start by white water rafting in and around Jinja, the source of the Nile. After Jinja, the Nile winds northward through Egypt, then Sudan, then the Mediterranean. Imagine telling people you white water rafted at the very source of the world's mightiest and longest river. It is a great option for Nile River explorers.
Murchison Falls National Park has made a fabulous comeback after the rough years of Idi Amin. In the sixties it was considered the best park in Africa and is now on its way to reclaiming that title. The most spectacular spot of the whole 6700-mile Nile River is Murchison Falls. Since the gorge is only six meters wide, the mighty surge of water plunging down is unfathomable, one of the most powerful falls in the world. The park is very easy to access without a guide. Visitors can take a three-hour launch trip starting at the park's headquarters in Paraa to see the falls. Hippos and crocodiles will be everywhere on your way in. If you like, they will let you off the boat at the base of the falls to hike up the falls on your own. People also go on chimpanzee tracking trips in the park, which is cheaper than similar trips at Queen Elizabeth National Park.
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