Tourism

Uganda, the Pearl of Africa

Winston Churchill Prime Minister of United Kingdom once dubbed Uganda “The Pearl of Africa”, saying:
“The kingdom of Uganda is a fairy-tale. You climb up … and at the end there is a wonderful new world. The scenery is different, the vegetation is different, the climate is different, and, most of all, the people are different from anything elsewhere to be seen in the whole range of Africa … I say: ‘Concentrate on Uganda’. For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life – bird, insect, reptile, beast – for vast scale — Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa.”
Uganda has not changed since then; and as a matter of fact, it has become an even better destination. CNN in 2019 placed Bwindi impenetrable forest, home to the Mountain Gorillas as the best destination in the world to visit.
Your trip to Uganda will certainly be the most memorable ever as you plan to interact in the natural with rare primates; the Mountain Gorillas; spectacular viewing of thousands of rare bird species in addition to natural wild game animals barely found in other African safaris; the hippos, crocodiles, tree climbing lions etc.
Like the Swiss, Ugandans are one of the most friendly people you will ever find; distinctly peaceful with a natural welcoming and caring posture to foreign visitors.

To facilitate your Exploration to Uganda, The Pearl of Africa, The Permanent Mission of Uganda in Geneva is partnering with Swiss Travel Agencies and Swiss Newsletters to show-case Uganda as a must go destination of choice.
Remember, it is always summer in Uganda!

Explore Uganda, the Pearl of Africa acknowledges and seeks to differentiate Uganda as a destination of multiple experiences in one unique place and therefore position us as the most competitive destination in Africa and the world to tourists and tourism investors alike.

Explore Uganda, the Pearl of Africa is an invitation to our tourists- both domestic, regional and international to rediscover the magnificence of the Pearl. It is an invitation to delve into; to deep-dive; to discover and rediscover- the depth, range and variety of attractions and experiences that abound in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.

"If your dream is mountain gorilla trekking, Uganda is the place to go. Rwanda is the only other country in which these gentle giants can be encountered on a trek, and Ugandan permits are a fraction of the price charged over the border. Apart from gorilla trekking, there are lots of other things to do in Uganda. The country is home to many primates and Kibale NP offers amazing chimpanzee trekking and habituation experiences. Kidepo, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls NP are great for game drives in a savannah environment with plenty of lion, buffalo and elephant, as well as a range of antelope species. The country is particularly scenic and has a lot to offer to people with a keen interest in natural history and who enjoy active holidays" (Uganda Tours)