1. Top of the tops: The gorilla trek is an experience of a lifetime - so, in their natural habitat we felt them even bigger, more powerful - I have managed to get close to a gorilla couple
2.. A surprisingly pleasant tourist destination by African standards - locals are remarkably friendly.
3.. Food, accommodation, transport is not expensive
4.. Great choice of safari and rafting tours
5.. Mild climate - no blistering heat
6.. No excessive tourist crowds
7.. Magnificent mountain landscapes, gorgeous green colors
8.. Good beers - Our favorites: Nile Special and Tusker (Premium Lager)
9.. Somewhat cleaner than Kenya, and people are friendlier than the Kenyans
10. A peaceful, safe country, contrasting their messy past
1. The excessive entry fees of the national parks
2. We needed to be very patient, tolerant for standing the slowness of the services (don't keep looking on your watch)
3. Apart from the gorillas, Uganda can not offer such abundant wildlife as Kenya and Tanzania.
4. Food is lousy, nothing special (yeah, well, the British colonialists made no progressive contribution to that)
5. The discomfort, questionable esthetical appearance and distinctive odor of the public latrines
6. The troops of the rascal mosquitos
7. Landlocked country - no beach vacation
8. Adverse road conditions, savage drivers
9. Accommodation is cheap, but still, the price-quality ratio is often unsatisfactory.
10. Tricky salespeople, diligent pickpockets