For a relatively small country, there’s a lot of big things to witness. Uganda is home to the tallest mountain range in Africa, which feeds the world’s longest river and the continent’s largest lake. Half of the remaining mountain gorilla population resides here, making gorilla tracking in Bwindi a must do on any bucket list; while chimps can easily be spotted in Kibale Forest. The Big Five can also be found here, making Uganda a great destination to experience wildlife viewing.

When to Go – Best time of year for gorilla trekking, safari, and bird watching in Uganda

What to Know – Getting to Uganda, weather, health and safety, and more

Uganda Has it All – Travel blog on the gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest