GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT UGANDA

Uganda is Africa condensed, with the best of everything the continent has to offer packed into one small but stunning destination. Uganda, famously known as "The Pearl of Africa”. One of the top African safari destinations with the most thrilling unique attractions that are not yet discovered by mass tourists. A country with astonishing beauty with rolling hills, sparkling crate lakes, a variety of wildlife and indeed with half of the world’s remaining endangered Mountain Gorillas.
The Mountains of the Moon in the Rwenzori National Park. It is the source of the mighty Nile and around Jinja offers the best white-water rafting in the world. It has the highest concentration of primates on earth, including the few remaining endangered famous mountain gorillas, one of the rarest animals on the planet. Visit to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a chance to get close to these great apes.

Geography and Climate

Uganda is boarded by Kenya in the east, Tanzania and Rwanda in the south, Zaire in the west and Sudan in the North, it covers 236,040 sq km in size, smaller than Kenya, but bigger than Rwanda and Burundi combined. Uganda is a landlocked country. The terrain is mostly plateau with a rim of mountains. With its highest point is Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley which stands at 5,110 m at Mt Rwenzori National Park. Uganda's lowest point is Lake Albert at 621 m. The climate is tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons-December-February, June-August. The northeast of Uganda is semi-arid and therefore drier. The country is generally very fertile with many lakes and rivers.

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Map of Uganda Showing National Parks and Distances from Kampala

Bwindi N.P 527 km Murchision Falls 311 km
Kibale N.P 335 km Mt. Elgon N.P 270 km
Kidepo N.P 593 km Mt. Rwenzori N.P 300 km
L.Mburo N.P 245 km Semiliki N.P 352 km

Q.Elizabeth N.P

420 km Mgahinga N.P 519 km

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT UGANDA

Uganda is Africa condensed, with the best of everything the continent has to offer packed into one small but stunning destination. Uganda, famously known as "The Pearl of Africa”. One of the top African safari destinations with the most thrilling unique attractions that are not yet discovered by mass tourists. A country with astonishing beauty with rolling hills, sparkling crate lakes, a variety of wildlife and indeed with half of the world’s remaining endangered Mountain Gorillas.
The Mountains of the Moon in the Rwenzori National Park. It is the source of the mighty Nile and around Jinja offers the best white-water rafting in the world. It has the highest concentration of primates on earth, including the few remaining endangered famous mountain gorillas, one of the rarest animals on the planet. Visit to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a chance to get close to these great apes.
The scenery is so striking that it looks like an oil painting, the beautiful national parks with unique wildlife and bird life species see far fewer visitors than in neighboring Kenya and Tanzania, and the capital, Kampala, is safer and friendlier than most of the cities in Africa.However Uganda’s tourism potential is very clear,11% of the world species of birds,70% of the mammals, the source to the longest river in the world, and the best weather on average (weather  is the number one factor that pushes people to travel for tourism in the world).Uganda has more inland water bodies(lakes and rivers) than any country in the world, including the second largest fresh water lake in the world; some of the best organic foods in the world,diverse culture, lots of mountains including the mighty Rwenzori, the most powerful water falls on earth-Murchison falls, the world capital of primates-Kibale national park, the world’slargest caldera, mount Elgon, In 1907 the former great British prime minister  Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill baptized Uganda the “Pearl of Africa”.

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Geography and Climate

Uganda is boarded by Kenya in the east, Tanzania and Rwanda in the south, Zaire in the west and Sudan in the North, it covers 236,040 sq km in size, smaller than Kenya, but bigger than Rwanda and Burundi combined. Uganda is a landlocked country. The terrain is mostly plateau with a rim of mountains. With its highest point is Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley which stands at 5,110 m at Mt Rwenzori National Park. Uganda's lowest point is Lake Albert at 621 m. The climate is tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons-December-February, June-August. The northeast of Uganda is semi-arid and therefore drier. The country is generally very fertile with many lakes and rivers.

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Culture, People and Language

Uganda is a country rich in cultural heritage since people from various origins inhabit the place from time immemorial. Many of the regions like Buganda, Bunyoro and Toro had kingdoms. The people are quite hospitable. Each of the tribe is very respect to their tradition. Uganda culture is a melting pot of diverse cultural practices.

Uganda Culture includes a number of religious groups like Christians, moslems, Hindus etc. people speak in 40 languages out of which Luganda is the most common one. Swahili is also used. English is the official language. Literature of Uganda is very rich as well. Culture in Uganda is further enriched by various sports like football, traditional wrestling and cricket.

Uganda Music is an integrated part of the Culture of Uganda. Each of the tribe has their own song and dances for most of the occasions. Kitaguriro is a form of dance of the Bayankole, while the Banyoro perform Runyege dance, Acholi also has traditional dances such as Bwila and Otole, Agwal is the traditional dance of the Alur people and the Bagisu people have their Imbalu/kadodi dance during the circumcision ceremonies. The commonly played instruments are Ennaga, Amadinda, Ndigindi, Entongoli and Likeme.
English is the official language in Uganda and most Ugandans are generally fluent when it comes to speaking English. Although the country has over 36 different tribes who speak different dialects, Luganda serves as something of a lingua franca. We also have a number of people who speak French due to the strong influence from Congo and Rwanda, not to mention the influence of Alliance Francia's, a French language teaching school in the city

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