Visiting Uganda in 1907, Winston Churchill called this small landlocked country “the Pearl of Africa.” In spite of the country’s tragic 20th century legacy, the name still rings true today. With the political situation becoming more stable all the time and extraordinarily friendly locals, Uganda is ready to reveal its unspoiled natural beauty to visitors who want to stray from the beaten path. Uganda offers an array of quintessentially African landscapes; indeed, it seems like all of Africa gathered in one small country, from the spectacular vistas of the Mountains of the Moon at Rwenzori to the terraces leading down to beautiful Lake Bunyanyi. Home to the Nile’s source, Uganda also boasts some of the world’s most thrilling white water rafting at Jinja as well as the wide Victoria Nile and plunging Murchison Falls. Uganda’s best-known and most fascinating destination is the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where the last surviving Mountain Gorillas roam through lush cloud forest amidst stunning mountain scenery. This most thrilling of African safaris offers a truly unique glimpse of a mysterious, remarkably human creature.