Uganda is home to the now endangered mountain gorilla and common chimpanzee. It is a country in East Africa that is bordered by Kenya on the east, Sudan to the north, Democratic Republic of Congo on the west and Tanzania to the south. Rwanda, on the other hand, can be found on the southwest side of this country.

Referred to as Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill, Uganda has very diverse wildlife that attracts tourists from different countries. It is divided into four different regions where tourists may enjoy different types of adventure.

Northern Uganda is the region along the Nile River. It is located between Pakwach and the Sudan border where the wildlife is abundant. Those who wish to track the gorillas must visit the Southwest region of Uganda. Permits must be secured at least six months before the date of visit to make sure that you will be able to track the endangered animals. You may look for travel agencies to arrange your safari adventure as many are accessible in Uganda. Aside from tracking gorillas, the southern part of Uganda is also part of the Great Rift Valley, which is volcanically active.

For the ultimate safari escapade, tourists may visit the Rwenzori National Park, which is a mountain area near the town of Kasese. You may climb Mt. Margherita, which has an altitude of 5,109 meters or 16,761 feet, or experience genuine mountain culture of the Bakonzo people at Mitandi.

Eastern Uganda is another common destination where tourists gather once every two years during summer to witness the circumcision ceremonies of the Bugisu people. The beautiful Sipi falls and Mt. Elgon are also located at this region of Uganda and are popular spots among foreign visitors.

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