Home to the mystical source of the Nile river, Uganda is a gem in central Africa. From Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to hands on Chimpanzee habituation in Kibale, the country is ground zero for primates. In addition, there are a multitude of truly endearing aspects of the country: the warmth of the Ugandan welcome, especially in rural areas; BIG 5 savannah game safaris; rafting the wildest, most remote reaches of the Nile river; and the best bird watching in Africa. Uganda’s location ensures that any visit can be easily combined with Kenya and Tanzania as well as the beach destinations off the East African coastline.