The “Pearl of Africa”, as Winston Churchill referred to Uganda, is essentially a representation of the whole continent of Africa condensed into one country.
A spec of black amidst the green foliage. It is stirring! Your guide points up in the tree where a gorilla is minding its own business as if they aren’t even bothered by the humans.
You are trekking in the Ugandan tropical forest. One moment you aren’t sure why you decided to do the trek, the other your guide motions to make a stop and points to the tree just near you. A large mountain gorilla is watching with curiosity. You fumble but somehow manage to take a photo making sure to capture this surreal moment.
Thinking about traveling to Africa? Well, I am sure there are plenty of things you’re excited to see, from the jaw-dropping landscapes to the diverse cultures and, of course, the ever-popular Big Five. These are the pillars of African travel and with good reason! But, there is so much more out there just waiting to be discovered.