Uganda is popularly known as the pearl of Africa. It features breathtaking equatorial location on the forested shore of island-strewn, Lake Victoria. Uganda is the only safari destination whose range of forest primates is as impressive as its selection of plains antelope. The country has a lush biodiversity attested to by Uganda’s status as by far the smallest of the four African countries whose bird checklist tops the 1,000 mark! Uganda not only prides immense wildlife but there is the mighty Nile, punctuated by the spectacular Murchison Falls, and the setting for some of the world’s most thrilling commercial white-water rafting. There are the snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori, which provide a tantalising challenge to dedicated mountaineers, as well as the Virunga Volcanoes and Mount Elgon. The myriad islands of Lake Victoria and Bunyonyi are idyllic venues, as are the myriad forest-fringed crater lakes that stud the rift valley floor and escarpment around Fort Portal.