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It is easy to see why Sir Winston Churchill called Uganda the ‘Pearl of Africa’. Uganda lies between Tanzania and Rwanda in the south, Kenya in the east, Sudan in the north, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the west.
While the country contains several ecosystems, much of it is covered by relatively dry and flat grasslands or savannas in the North, with green mountains in the West, and dense, lush forests in the central region. An amazingly diverse range of wildlife live in Uganda including the highly endangered mountain gorilla.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is the country’s most visited national park in large part due to the wide variety of wildlife living within its boundaries. Some of the Park’s more-famous residents are the ‘Big Five’ (a flock of flamboyant flamingos) and the rare tree-climbing lions of Ishasha. Cape buffaloes, hippopotami, crocodiles, elephants, leopards, Congo lions, and chimpanzees are among the 95 species of mammal and 500+ bird species that you will find here.
Queen Elizabeth National Park lies in the Albertine Rift Valley in western Uganda near the Rwenzori Mountains. QENP is also known for its volcanic features, including volcanic cones, deep craters, and crater lakes.
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is another Ugandan treasure. The Forest is one of the most biologically diverse areas on Earth, including half of the world’s population of the highly endangered mountain gorillas (340 at last count) living in its jungles. The extensive stands of bamboo interspersed amongst the larger forest hardwoods provide habitat for 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos, and many endangered species. The park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and many birds such as hornbills and turacos.
Not to be outdone by all the animal life, you will find more than 1000 flowering plant species, including 163 tree species and 104 species of ferns.
Buhoma Lodge commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The original Buhoma Homestead has been completely redone and now offers a top quality, intimate lodge for guests to enjoy. Situated within the National Park, the lodge is less than a five minute walk from the start of the gorilla trekking point.
Eight, comfortable cottages have been carefully built, each with its own private veranda, allowing wonderful views of the forest canopy of the National Park. Inside the spacious cottages, you will find comfortable beds, a well-appointed en suite bathroom with flushing toilet and a hot shower- some rooms even have bath tubs. An elevated lounge area, complete with bar and dining facilities, offers a cozy, comfortable place to relax and discuss the day’s activities around the fireplaces.
A burgeoning cultural scene, friendly locals and the capital city of Kampala playing host to a variety of lively bars, clubs and restaurants all contribute to Uganda’s reputation as ‘Africa’s friendliest country’.
Don’t take our word for it- come see for yourself!