is an absolute jewel of a country, much under-rated and relatively little-visited.
Along the western side of the country the volcanic landscapes are simply awesome, with dramatic mountain peaks, lush tropical forests, flooded calderas, broad lakes, open savanna and verdant farmlands.
Obvious highlights include gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest
and chimpanzee tracking at Kibale Forest
Savanna landscapes at Queen Elizabeth
, Murchison Falls
and the incredibly remote Kidepo
national parks provide more conventional safari environments.
White-water rafting on the Nile below Jinja
is amongst the finest in the world.
Historically these areas have been accessed by arduous overland safaris, but the recent introduction of light aircraft services has greatly improved the accessibility and made Uganda a lot more attractive a proposition for a wider range of travellers.
Another new flight routing now makes it possible to combine the highlights of Uganda with savanna safari in the Serengeti