Uganda is all about the primate axis, and nothing can prepare you for a close-up encounter with gorillas or chimpanzees. Highly social and intelligent, it is difficult to look one of these creatures in the eye without being moved by a deep sense of familiarity, nurturance and compassion as well as a sense of anguish for their fate. Endangered, yet sharing more than ninety five per cent of the human genome, a trekking journey in search of these fellow-primates is nothing short of a journey in search of soul.

Other highlights include the woodland regions of Queen Elizabeth National Park, the wetland regions around Murchison Falls, Lake Victoria and the other great lakes, and the incredible birding to be experienced in all biomes.