Uganda: The Pearl of Africa | Travel Young Outdoor Adventures


The pearl of africa

About uganda

In 1907 when Winston Churchill arrived in Uganda, he called it the "Pearl of Africa". Lonely Planet calls it "undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries on the continent. When you hear "Uganda", think of savannah safaris, chimpanzee tracking through the jungle, hiking up dense mountain forest to see wild gorillas, and whitewater rafting down the Nile River.


Uganda is one of Africa's best kept secrets. Unlike Tanzania and Kenya, it's not packed with tourists, you're not waiting in line to see animals, yet the safaris are by far the most diverse in the world. Now, when you travel to Uganda 10% of your trip fee goes towards education for impoverished and orphan children, which has helped us turn wild jungle into a thriving elementary and high school campus in just two short years.

Go now, before the rest of the world wakes up to the Pearl of Africa!


Top highlights

  • Tracking through mountainous jungle to see the world’s only wild mountain gorillas.

  • Safari through the only place in Africa with climbing lions.

  • Teach, play, and work on a volunteer project of your choice at a school in a remote village.

  • The absolute best whitewater rafting in Africa. Class V rapids on the Nile River.

  • Two game drive safaris and a boat safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park where you’ll see herds of wild elephants, hippos, antelope, water buffalo, exotic birds, warthogs and more.

  • Tracking chimpanzees through the jungle.

  • Walking safari among hundreds of wild zebras.

What's Included?

Everything you need is included except for flight, visa, optional excursions, and personal spending!


​Hostels & camping with some stays in 3-star hotels to refresh after our hiking adventure.

Physical Activity

Some difficult or strenuous hikes, but accessible to most healthy travelers.

Group type

Small group: Average 15, max 22. Must be between 18-39 years old.

Optional Add-ons

  • Class V whitewater rafting on the Nile River.

  • My own room.


  • Multilingual tour director and local guides!

  • Private, wifi-enabled, transportation!

  • 9 Nights at hostels and luxury camping!

  • Welcome mixer & farewell dinner!

  • Meals as described above.

  • All national park entrance fees.

  • Two game drive safaris, a boat safari, chimpanzee tracking, gorillas tracking, climbing lions safari, and walking among zebras.

  • Great customer support before, during, and after your trip!


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