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Why You Have To Visit Uganda


Uganda has it all:


The highest mountain-range of Africa, the largest lake, the great savannas and the vast tropical rainforests. Uganda offers the best of everything from East and West. An unique combination of the large animals like Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Leopards, Giraffes, Zebras, Hyenas, Warthogs, Hippos, eland, oribi, impala, kobs, water bucks, bush bucks, jackals and Crocodiles from the savannas and the forest animals like Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Red-tailed Monkeys, Patas Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Forest Elephants, Forest Buffaloes and Giant Forest Hogs among others.


Most tourists arrive at Entebbe’s modern and efficient international airport, with its breathtaking location on the shores of Lake Victoria. Just 40 kilometers away, sprawled across seven hills, there is the capital Kampala. A modern and bustling cosmopolitan city, which reflects the ongoing economic growth and political stability that has characterized Uganda for the last 20 years. Our visitors also use kanombe international airport for Rwanda.


There is more to Uganda than wildlife: The mighty Nile, with its spectacular Murchison Falls, the setting for some of the world’s best white-water rafting. There are the snow-capped mountains of the Rwenzori, and the Virunga Volcanoes and Mount Elgon, both with a lot of hiking opportunities through beautiful scenery. Uganda has a few beautiful big lakes like Lake Victoria and Lake Bunyonyi. And apart from that, Uganda has the reputation as ‘Africa’s Friendliest Country’, with the tradition of hospitality and a remarkably low level of crime and hassle directed at tourists. The official language of Uganda is English and the currency is Ugandan Shilling (USh). The land is 236.580 sq. kilometers, with a population of about 34 million.


Uganda is a tropical country and much of it lies on the African plateau between 900-1,500 meters above sea level. This gives Uganda a nice tropical climate, with temperatures averaging between 21 and 27 degrees Celsius during the day and between 12 and 18 degrees Celsius at night. The hottest months are from December to February, with 27 to 29 degrees Celsius and summer season of June to august. The rainy seasons are from April to May and October to November.


Uganda is well watered and fertile; almost 25% of the country is covered with water. Lake Victoria is shared by Uganda with Kenya and Tanzania. Lake Albert, Lake Edward and Lake George lie on the border with Congo (DRC). At Jinja, Owen Falls is regarded as the source of the Nile. Uganda has a rift valley with its features.


Uganda is a cultural melting pot, with 30-plus different languages belonging to five distinct linguistic groups. The country’s most ancient inhabitants, confined to the hilly southwest, are the Batwa and Bambuti Pygmies. They left behind a rich legacy of rock paintings, such as those at the Nyero Rock Shelter near Kumi. The cultural core of modern Uganda are the Bantu-speaking kingdoms of bakiga, Buganda, Bunyoro, Ankole and Toro. According to oral tradition, these centuries-old kingdoms are offshoots of the mediaeval kingdoms of Batembuzi and Bacwezi. Three former kings of Buganda are buried in an impressive traditional thatched building at the Kasubi Tombs in Kampala. Other cultures in Uganda are: Karimojong, Maasai, Bakonjo and the Bagisu.


Birds of Uganda


This is an amazing experience to those who love birds. There is more than 1000 plus identified species of birds. These birds are residents and non-residents. Some of the bird species are shoebill, African broadbill, assorted greenbuls, white-bellied robin chat, mountain wagtail, mountain yellow warbler among others.


Uganda is rich in nature ranging from caves, museums, cultural heritage, religions and traditional skills like iron smith to mention but a few.

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Why You Have To Visit Uganda


Uganda is often called ‘The pearl of Africa’ because of its beauty, freshness, bio-diversity, climate and vibrant spirit. Uganda is a magical country, only recently discovered as a great safari destination.

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