Its reputation of being Africa friendliest country originates from the fact that traditional hospitality is a key element to its diverse population. Uganda is well known for its low level of crime and hassle towards tourists. As one of the mysteries of the Victorian age, you can go back in time as you view the Source of the Nile that start here interrupted by the exhilarating very thunderous Murchison falls as it flows all the way to Egypt. With an area comparable to that of Great Britain, Uganda is Africa’s most complete bird watching destination with more than 1050 species recorded. Spread across the equator, one can have the opportunity to visit the Snow capped Mountains of the Moon, the Rwenzori with its diverse terrains and vegetation to having an opportunity to experience the biodiversity of the various national parks and protected area across the country including the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which accommodate more than half of the endangered mountain gorillas.

Quick Facts about Uganda

  • Capital: Kampala
  • Language: Swahili, English
  • Currency: Ushs
  • Time Zone: UTC-7
  • Drives: on the Left
  • Calling code: + 256
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