Roadtripping at your own pace is the best way to experience Uganda, ‘the pearl of Africa’. We rented a 4×4 and explored the southwest of Uganda. This area is known for its green rolling hills, lakes, chimps and the rare mountain gorillas. We did game drives in Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth National Park and searched for the elusive shoebill stork in Semliki Wildlife Reserve. We ended our trip with wildwater rafting on the Nile and relaxed at a lodge in Jinja.