"Uganda is a fairy-tale. You climb up...and at the end there is a wonderful new world. The scenary is different, the vegetation is different, the climate is different,...from anything elsewhere to be seen in the whole range of Africa...I can say: Concentrate on Uganda: For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life— for a vast scale--Uganda is truly “the Pearl of Africa.”
Winston Churchill 1908
“It is the 'Pearl of Africa' that is our object. I applied that somewhat grandiloquent term to Uganda."
Henry Morton Stanley 1895
"H.M Stanley was even louder in his praises of Uganda than Speke had been, and described it as the Pearl of Africa."
John D. Lugard 1893