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Uganda Safari OverviewUganda is a beautiful land, revered by travelers and explorers for centuries and now experiencing a rebirth. Country of the Kabaka Kingdoms, the source of the Nile, a birder's paradise, keeper of the mysterious "Mountains of the Moon" and home to the endangered mountain gorilla... this country has many unique attractions. Uganda is remembered for its beauty, its serenity and its sheer diversity. From the air much of the country seems to shimmer. Endless lakes, rivers, waterfalls and wetlands make Uganda a lush tropical haven. Lake Victoria dominates the South, her blue waters funneling into the Nile river which journeys the length of Uganda. Mountains form the Western borders, the Virunga volcanoes and the legendary "Mountains of the Moon". The far North stretches towards the Sahara and the East transforms into arid plains. However, Uganda is relatively unknown to Western travelers and her political problems of the 1970's did little to promote what is, in reality, one of Africa's most beautiful countries. Today Uganda is a safe destination, beginning to rebuild its reputation and while currently accommodations are quite basic, the great attractions of Lake Victoria, Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Kazinga channel and Murchison Falls are as beautiful as ever. Nestled on the western arm of the Great Rift Valley, Uganda benefits from flora and fauna species of both East and West Africa. Within this remarkable country are the plains of Kideop and Ishasha, the breathtaking crater area of Queen Elizabeth National Park, tropical rain forests along the western border and the mighty Murchison Falls. Uganda boasts the highest population of the endangered mountain gorilla, the rare shoebill stork, and shy sitatunga. Visitors to this area can also trek to see chimpanzee in the wild. Uganda offers a wealth of wildlife, spectacular scenery, and a warm and welcoming population. Winston Churchill fell in love with the country and christened it the "Pearl of Africa". No small wonder. "Oyina okwelabirako na masogo" - You must go and see with your own eyes...