From his African Journey, Sir Winston Churchill writes “My journey is at an end, the tale has been told. The reader who has followed so faithfully and so far has a right to ask what message I bring back. It can be stated in three words: Concentrate upon Uganda! Uganda is alive by itself. It is vital, and in my view, it ought, in the course of time, to become the most prosperous and perhaps the ‘financial driving wheel’ of this part of the world.
My counsel plainly is – concentrate upon Uganda! Nowhere else in Africa will little money go so far? Nowhere else will results be more brilliant, more substantial or more rapidly realised.
Uganda is from end to end a ‘beautiful garden’ where ‘staple food’ of the people grows almost without labour. Does it not sound like a paradise on earth? It is the Pearl of Africa.
Uganda is truly a land of almost all geographical landforms with lots of lakes, rivers, springs, mountains and valleys where the sun shines all year round. Besides being the home of the happiest people and most hospitable It is also home to Ptolemy’s ‘Mountains of the Moon’ which appeared on a map of Africa as early as 350 AD and led to over 1500 years of speculation as to where exactly the snows of the Nile were located.
The veritable inland seas of Lakes Victoria and Albert are beautiful in the grandest possible way where forested islands and Blue Mountains dissolve into horizon lines and stunning African sunsets. Elusive leopard hunt the beautiful kob, huge herds of buffalo roam the plains, elephants wander the open plains and lions climb giant fig trees to sleep during the day.