The destination Uganda is one of the Africa Safari tour unique destinations featuring three of the world heritage sites as proclaimed by UNESCO.
two of these are natural protected areas under the category National
Parks namely Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – the main destination
for Uganda gorilla safaris and Mount Rwenzori National Park – the epitome site for adventure vacation safaris in Uganda.
Impenetrable National Park has been labelled by UNESCO as an isolated
Afro montane forest of an incredible biological diversity including
close to a half of the world’s population of the critically endangered
Mountain Gorillas, 160 tree species and 100 fern species not forgetting
350 bird species of which 23 are endemic to the Albertine rift such as
the African Green Broadbill which is normally sought after by birders on birding safaris in Uganda.
Mountains National Park which protects the snow-capped legendary
Mountains of the moon rising to 5,109m above sea level to form the third
highest peak on the African continent features fragile ecosystem and
most importantly very unique montane flora which is rare in the world
including groundsels, giant lobelias and giant heathers. The glaciers,
lakes and waterfalls compliment its remarkable natural beauty.
third World heritage site is cultural other than natural. Kasubi Tombs
which are within Kampala City are burial grounds for Kings of Buganda.
Apparently, four (4) royal tombs lie beneath a large traditional hut
built in a circular dome shape with local materials. It is a great site
with remarkable intangible values of spirituality, belief, identity and
The above world heritage sites combine to justify Uganda’s incredible beauty and its crown as the Pearl of Africa.