About Uganda – Discover the pearl of Africa
Discover our secrets. The best thing about Uganda is it’s people.
Uganda is a country in central-east Africa with a population of around 43 million and a size roughly similar to that of the United Kingdom.
You will hear Uganda often referred to as ‘the pearl of Africa’. This is a quote attributed to Winston Churchill, taken from his 1908 book “My African Journey”, within which he writes, ‘For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale — Uganda is truly “the Pearl of Africa.”’
This description holds up well today. Across a myriad range of different terrains, flora and fauna, Uganda is truly a country where you can feel yourself entwining with nature. And along every step of your journey, you will see the outstretched hands of friendly local people; inviting and willing to help guide you where you need to be.