Known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’, Uganda may be one of the continent’s landlocked countries but its stunning landscapes and wildlife undoubtedly more than make up for any lack of coastline. Whether you’re trekking in the Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to spot some of the families of gorillas in the region, taking a moment to stand on the exact spot of the Equator or relaxing on the edge of the beautiful Lake Victoria, Uganda has so much to offer as a destination. A British colony up until its independence in the 1960s, the East African country is also the place where the River Nile begins. More daring visitors may not want to miss the opportunity to enjoy kayaking and rafting adventures on its famous water. Despite difficult times in the past, Uganda’s natural beauty and wildlife make it one of Africa’s true gems.