Known as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is a landlocked country surrounded by its East African neighbors. Underrated in so many ways, Uganda is home to some of the region's most spectacular landscapes and wildlife. The country is the home of natural wonders including beautiful Sipi Falls and the remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, famous for its mountain gorilla sanctuary. Uganda is also one of several countries through which the Nile River passes, making it one of the best places to go white water rafting in the world. Jinja welcomes visitors from near and far to take part in the wet & wild sport, while Kampala plays hosts to ex-pats and the more metropolitan side of East Africa.