An amazingly diverse country with forest, savannah, mountains and the huge expanses of water in its Great Lakes
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and its star attraction:
The Mountain gorilla
Spectacular birdlife with many endemics and specialities such as the bizarre and much sought after Shoebill
Savannah reserves boasting some impressively big elephants as well as Forest elephants, lions often seen climbing trees and Ugandan Kob, a handsome looking antelope species
Uganda has a plethora of National Parks and protected areas. The star of the show is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the chance to trek in search of one of their groups of habituated Mountain gorillas, a special experience that is only possible here and in 2 small areas of Rwanda and Congo.
Uganda also has Chimpanzees that are possible to trek in search of in the Kibale Forest and Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park also boasts savannah animals such as some impressive elephants and tree-climbing lions.
Semliki Wildlife Reserve and Forest is a hotspot for birding, including the elusive Shoebill around Lake Albert, as well as sightings of Black-and-white colobus, Forest elephants and more.
Murchison Falls National Park boasts more game viewing and dramatic waterfalls as the Nile forces its way through the gorge.
If you're interested in trekking, you'll find great options in the Rwenzori Mountains and Mount Elgon.