Uganda is the Pearl of Africa, a country with fantastic natural scenery and a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures.
Travelling through the country captivate you with its beauty, overwhelmed by the hospitality of its people and intrigued by all that Uganda has to offer.
The country lies astride the Equator in Eastern Africa with an average altitude of 1,100 meters above sea- level and a total area is 236,580sq.Km. Uganda is fortunate to harbour Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the world forming the source of the Nile, the second longest river in the world.
The country’s official language is English though Kiswahili, widely used in Eastern Africa is also spoken across the country and its neighbours. Luganda and Runyankole are some of the other languages that are spoken.
Uganda is bordered by the Republic of South Sudan to the North, the Republic of Kenya to the East, the Democratic Republic of Congo to the West, and the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Rwanda to the South. It is a country where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle.
In this uniquely lush destination, one can observe lions prowling the open plains, track chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth, navigate tropical channels teeming with hippos and crocodiles and also view the misty mountains with the majestic mountain gorillas.
The country boasts as the only safari destination whose range of forest primates is as impressive as its selection of plain antelopes. With a wide biodiversity, Uganda is also blessed with a vast bird population of more than 1,000 species in general, with the world coming to Uganda in 2016 to watch these birds in an expo that was organised in November .
The vast East African lakes and snow-capped mountains, sprawling jungles that are home to half to the world’s surviving mountain gorillas and half of Africa’s bird species, waterfalls, hot springs, forests, national parks and unique climate and historical UNESCO world heritage sites, all make the country a would be destination for the different types of people.
Some of the UNESCO heritage sites include the Nyero rock paintings and Kasubi tombs giving the country the true experience with fresh air and tropical temperatures between 16 - 26'C for the majority of the year (April - November). However, during the warmer months (December - March) temperatures go slightly above by about three degrees.
The country is consistently ranked among Africa’s fastest growing economies since 1986; Uganda has experienced a steady expansion of infrastructure and a corresponding increase in international investment and tourism. The country has 30-plus different indigenous languages belonging to five distinct linguistic groups, and an equally diverse cultural mosaic of music, art and handicrafts which can be seen through their culture craft, galas and traditional dances.
All this has seen the country being ranked as one of Africa’s top tourist destination with top organisation including Lonely Planet, National Geographical, CNN Travel and New York Times recognising this potential through their findings in the last five years.
It is a country that will give all the guests their worth beyond sports.