Even after a century when Churchill was pleased to say that Uganda was the pearl of Africa, it has still maintained its beauty and the “wow” factor. The world geographers that have travelled all over the world also doubtlessly say that Uganda occupies a very special place in their rankings because of its unique experiences that it furnishes.

There is something so magical about my country, a fantastic vibe created by a mix of elements that are combined together having the power to mentally, physically and emotionally attract travelers from all around the world.

If you have not been to Uganda, its time you bought that ticket, with total guarantee, it will be the most important decision you have ever made. Along the equator in the frontier of Africa, lies my pearl whose beauty never stops blossoming.

The sun rising from the east, also Uganda’s beauty starts in the east with its breathtaking sights of the Nile River flowing from Lake Victoria.  It is generally recognized that Uganda sources the world’s longest river. Putting the Nile aside, my country proudly homes numerous fresh water lakes, rivers, waterfalls and scenic wonders that have not been spotted anywhere else except Uganda.

The social life in Uganda is one that cannot be put in words except through experience with the various events all year round. Deep down in the east, the Imbalu experience is exclusively awesome. Every day is party day in the busy city of Kampala and people go to sleep in the wee hours of the morning. The national theatre has weeklong programs for all groups not forgetting the La Bonita theatre home of the Ebonies, the nation’s oldest drama and musical group.

The gorillas. Bwindi impenetrable rainforest is one of the world’s notable destinations for gorilla trekking and nothing quite compares to the glimpse of the silverback amidst the dense foggy forest giving you an experience that is worth a fairytale.

Talking of a silverback, it means the boss man, the head dog or the leader of a troop of mountain gorillas. Being endangered species, Uganda’s Bwindi is one of the few forests with this kind of species in Africa, so do not think twice about coming to Uganda and dig into this once in a lifetime experience.

In addition to that, Wildlife safaris. Uganda has several national parks like the Murchison falls national park where you can have a morning boat cruise on the Nile. You can also walk through the footsteps of the Royal queen of England who visited Queen Elizabeth national park which has a trademark of tree climbing lions. With the ten national parks, you might fail to decide on which one you should go to because they are all unique in some way and have abundant diversity.

Culture of Uganda. Music is the soul’s medicine and Uganda also has amazing music just like any other African country. It has music of diverse sounds, the “Kadongo kamu” which comprises of storytelling and local instruments. Not leaving out the modern music that is now more trending. From the Ganda boys, Philly Bongole Lutaya (RIP) to the most recent one Eddy Kenzo’s “Sitya loss” song that won the BET awards. All these combined and a hundred more, create a sound so unique and definitive of the pearl of Africa.

Uganda is a place for everyone, from all over the world; you will never find people as hospitable and warm as Ugandans. They are generous, friendly and kind, always willing to help even without a call for help. You don’t have to worry about where to stay while in Uganda, accommodation ranges from hostels, country lodges and apartments for five star hotels.

The fact that Uganda is positioned in the equatorial region, it has near perfect weather and it can be a holiday all year round. You wake up in the sight of the beautiful sunrise and lay to rest with the magical nightlife. For real, if this is not magnificent, then what is?

To sum it up, Uganda is truly the “pearl of Africa” gifted by nature. These words can only be justified if you dare to visit and experience the beauty that the world’s greatest orator Winston Churchill vividly described.