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Winston Churchill called Uganda “The Pearl of Africa”. Every other western explorer felt the same way about Uganda’s incredible beauty, natural wonders, climate and the people that they encountered. Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. It has the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and the immense Lake Victoria which is claimed to be the principal source of the longest branch of the Nile River. Uganda is bordered by Kenya, the South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania. The world’s entire population of critically endangered mountain gorillas live only in the Virunga Massif and Bwindi, which spans part of the Congo (DRC), Uganda and Rwanda. Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to half of the world’s mountain gorilla population. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, also called “The Place of Darkness” due to its dense canopy, is an ancient montane and lowland forest spanning 128 square miles. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to its incredible biodiversity and the large number of endangered species that call it home. Uganda is also home to about 5,000 chimpanzees of which 1,500 are found in Kibale National Park.