Uganda is a small country, relatively the size of England but endowed with a lot of Natural resources widely distributed across the country for you to see and explore during your volunteering period.
There are many mountains, rivers, lakes, games reserves, forest reserves, different cultures among others.Uganda is an exclusive safari destination from other African countries because of its large forested area with Afro-montage forest found mainly on Mount Elgon, Lowland rain forest and their openness gives you a stunning sight of the forest creatures like gorillas, chimpanzees, monkeys, butterflies and birds.
If you go through the country’s National parks and game reserves, you are likely to encounter safari favorites like Lions, Gorillas, leopard, buffalo, elephant, giraffe and other several varieties of animals not found anywhere in Africa.Uganda has over 10 protected National Parks and game reserves. There are protected plain animals, forest environment, Savannah, and the related animals. Nevertheless the current one with tourist amenities include, Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Murchison falls national park, Semliki, Budongo, Kanyiyo and Pabidi forest reserves, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, Mgahinga and several others.Uganda is naturally gifted with water bodies Like Lake Victoria, Albert, Kyoga, Edward and several crater lakes.
The existence of such water bodies facilitates a moderately wet climate, with the countryside greener and fertile compared to the semi-desert northern side. Around these water bodies are diverse bird species not easily found anywhere in Africa especially the rare shoebill and the papyrus gonolek.Uganda is covered with a flat terrain at altitudes of 1,000-1200m and by the result of rifting and warping, the East African landscape was formed giving way to the Western rift valley of Uganda and the most gorgeous mountains like Rwenzori Mountains neighboring Congo with Margherita peak 5,110m as the 3rd peak point in Africa.
Other main mountains include, Virungas on Rwanda boundary with Muhavura as the utmost of Ugandan peaks at 4,127m, Mt Elgon 4,321m, Mt Moroto3, 084m, and numerous others. All these Mountains are homes to forest habitats and have high grasslands. For detailed information about our volunteering guidelines, please click the link below to download our free booklet.