Uganda

Uganda’s fertile lands are made up of terraced hillsides, dense rainforest, numerous lakes, mighty rivers and waterfalls, volcanoes and snow-capped mountains.

Photo : Mountain gorilla, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Uganda

Uganda’s fertile lands are made up of terraced hillsides, dense rainforest, numerous lakes, mighty rivers and waterfalls, volcanoes and snow-capped mountains.

Photo : Lake Albert

Uganda

Uganda’s fertile lands are made up of terraced hillsides, dense rainforest, numerous lakes, waterfalls, mighty rivers, volcanoes and snow-capped mountains.

Photo : Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Uganda

Uganda’s fertile lands are made up of terraced hillsides, dense rainforest, numerous lakes, mighty rivers and waterfalls,  volcanoes and snow-capped mountains.

There is excellent game viewing in Uganda, including mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, alongside prolific birdlife, warm and welcoming people and stunning landscapes. Mountain gorillas can be tracked at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, while chimps can be found in Kibale Forest and Kyambura Gorge.

Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth II National Park provides excellent viewing opportunities for all Africa’s plains game as well as boat trips on the Kazinga Channel for birdwatching or sundowners. Trekking is possible on Mount Elgon and in the Rwenzori Mountains, while Lake Victoria offers freshwater fishing and a few idiosyncratic tropical-island beach resorts.

Full Name
Republic of Uganda
Population
35.6 million (UN, 2012)
Capital
Kampala
Area
241,038 sq km (93,072 sq miles)
Major Languages
English (official), Swahili (official), Luganda, various Bantu and Nilotic languages
Major religion
Christianity, Islam
Monetary Unit
1 Ugandan shilling = 100 cents
Main Exports
Coffee, fish and fish products, tea; tobacco, cotton, corn, beans, sesame
Flight time from London
8 hours to Nairobi, 1.10 hour connection to Entebbe
Time Difference
GMT + 3
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