Known as the “pearl of Africa,” Uganda is a country of great natural beauty. Its dramatic landscapes include vast mountains, rivers and incredibly diverse wildlife.

It is also, sadly, a deeply homophobic country. Although there is evidence of progress, many gay Ugandans live their lives in fear. Gay travellers should be cautious when travelling to Uganda. It is not, however, a no-go zone.

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Uganda’s capital city, Kampala, borders Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest river. Most tourists tend to visit between December and January.

The landscapes and wildlife are Uganda’s biggest draws. Heading out on safari, exploring the national parks and game drives are the most popular pursuits.

Uganda is a landlocked country bordered by Kenya, Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Securing independence from Britain in 1962, Uganda has had a troubled political history – including the dictatorship of Idi Amin. Although it currently enjoys a reasonable level of political and economic stability.

What Everyone Does in Uganda

Head out on safari and see the incredible flora and fauna Uganda has to offer. This country is home to much of the world’s most exotic wildlife.

What Some People Do In Uganda

Head to the Queen Elizabeth National Park and stop off at the enigmatic Tooro King’s Palace on the way.

What No One Else Does In Uganda

Take a hike through mud high up in the Impenetrable Forest and see the gorillas and local pygmy community.

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