When planning for honey moon vacation in Africa, Uganda has to be your first priority and after your vacation you will get the meaning of Uganda being called the “pearl of Africa”. Uganda has got variety of wildlife, great primates like the endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, golden monkeys among other primates, the unforgettable waterfalls, hospitable Ugandans and their cultural aspects.
My husband and I were 2 out of the 8 Americans who were on this 2 week adventure to Murchison Falls and Bwindi. I can honestly say that Uganda is my favorite countries out of the three that we visited (Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania). Of course we had vehicle trouble but the people of Uganda made it so much fun. We had vehicle trouble in the other 2 countries as well. But remember people, we were in Africa! No freeways and no paved back roads. I hope they don’t get paved roads to Bwindi or Murchison as well as the Serengeti. Then it will be more like Yellowstone. The thought of Africa turning into a Yellowstone, Zion, or Yosemite is disheartening. Anyhow…… Willy was wonderful. Anytime we wanted to stop (remember a group of 8) he would pull over and let us get out seeing the elephants, the hippos, the crocodiles, and even a bush pit call. His knowledge is amazing and he was just wonderful person to spend time with. If you get Willy for a guide you must ask about Uganda in general and he will get you all the information about the pearl of Africa.
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We had a perfect time with Sam, couldn’t have wished for a better driver! Murchison Falls was a very nice park; we saw lots of animals during the game drive and boat cruise along the River Nile. Murchison falls does not only offer these experience but there is also more sightseeing like top of the falls where you can have an unforgettable photographs as you clear view of the falls as marvel into the gorge of the rocks, I hope to return soon to this beautiful country the pearl of Africa.
And for my trip in Uganda Murchison falls national park was perfect for wildlife and more sightseeing, Kibale forest national park for the great chimpanzee tracking and an unforgettable Bigodi walk looking for the rare shoe bill and other primates, Queen Elizabeth national park for viewing wildlife in the savannah grassland and cruise along the Kazinga channel that connects Ramsar Lake George to Lake Edward for more wildlife viewing along the shores, visit for the unforgettable chimps in Kyambura gorge then drive to Bwindi gorilla park via the Ishasha wilderness grassland where you can view the tree African climbing lions and more wildlife species.
With fully prepared requirements we could wait to trek the mountain gorillas in the mist, when we were booking our trip with our knowledgeable tour consultant in Uganda we had to pay earlier in order to get us booked gorilla trekking permits of the Rushegura gorilla family which was so interesting from the group members and the juveniles!
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked once on Gorilla Tracking in Uganda.(www.gorillatracking.net/blog.html)