The cradle of the Nile river begins in the Rwenzoris, Africa’s tallest mountain range that stretches extensively through western Uganda enfolding in mist and abundantly filled with glaciers, waterfalls, and alpine lakes. These ‘mountains of the moon’ are the residence of Uganda’s mountain gorillas and tracking them through this gallant habitat is one of the country’s most iconic experiences.
Nature – diverse and splendiferous – looms large in Uganda, and Ugandans have worked hard to establish and conserve national parks and conservation zones for its undreamed of biodiversity. Rafting the Nile is a world-class adrenaline escapade while reserving a safari will most likely unearth Africa’s Big Five. There are less visitors here than in other parts of East Africa so the only rivalry you’ll have for space is the odd hippo rambling into your accommodation.