Uganda promises a unique African adventure where you can meet some of the most fascinating primates up close. Go gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, or trek into Kibale Forest National Park to see the colobus monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, and plenty of chimpanzees. Visit the waterfalls of the Victoria Nile and encounter the continent’s largest concentration of crocodiles.
Gateway city: Entebbe (Kampala)
Best time to travel: January through February and May through December
Highlights: Bwindi National Park — Gorilla Trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park — Chimpanzees, Lake Mbura, Murchison Falls