About Uganda

Uganda History overview

Uganda is a land locked country in East Africa sharing borders with Kenya in the East, Tanzania in the South, Democratic Republic of Congo in the West and Southern Sudan in the North. It is in tropics of Africa and bisected by the equator line (00) and a larger part of it is in northern and with a smaller potion in southern. Uganda a republic country formerly a British colony only gained her independence in 9th October 1962 and the head of state is a president with assisted by the prime minister and a list of cabinet ministers.

Uganda’s size is 241,038km2 and close to 15% of the overall country is under water bodies with Lake Victoria as a prominent feature in the south of country. Lake Victoria is the largest fresh water lake in Africa and the second only after Lake Superior on the globe. River Nile; the longest river in the world originates from Lake Victoria Uganda’s part. Other smaller water bodies scattered through the whole country and an evergreen savannah grassland and other vegetation types are conducive habitats for several wildlife species. Safaris into Uganda are rich in wildlife sightings for it is very possible to view all the Big 5 mammals in Africa (lions, elephants, leopard, and buffalo in national parks. Rhinos are tracked in a wildlife sanctuary) on safari with lots of beautiful birds and other wildlife species scattered everywhere.

Uganda is generally a flat plateau averaging 2000m above sea level, ascending towards the western boundaries of DR Congo on the edges of the great East African rift valley. Rwenzori Mountains also known as the Mountains of the Moon, is a free rising ice topped block mountain on the west side of Uganda and with Margherita at 5119m as the highest point.  A multitude of vegetation types starting from swamp and aquatic vegetation close to wetland ans water bodies, savannah grassland, tropical and afro montane forests are a conducive habitat in which a host of mammals, birds, insects, reptiles and fish freely mingle and attractive to the eye. A combination of the above factors,  in a big way influence the weather and climate patterns of the country leading to the finest weather of averagely cool temperatures at any time. Travellers to Uganda speak volumes about such a nice weather and wish to extend their stay.

Uganda has a population of  34million people as per 2015 population census originating from a cocktail of ethnic groups. Each group of people have different languages, unique customs, cultural backgrounds, rituals and ceremonies, music, dance, dressing and many other factors. On a big scale Ugandans are a religious people with 33% are Anglican faith, 33% Roman Catholic, 15% Moslem believers and the rest are from pentecostal churches and African traditional religion believers. The Ugandans are a warm, welcoming, cheerful and self respecting people and have been rated internationally among the best communities to interact with. Such people with improved skills and offering good quality service make Uganda top safari destination.

With general peace and stability prevailing through the whole of Uganda, friendliness and homecoming people  and many other factors not seen with naked eyes, safaris into Uganda  appeal to adventure and lovers of fun on many fronts for there is always an attraction for anybody at any time.  In her 2012 top safari destination report, Lonely Planets; a globally known travel adviser voted Uganda in number one position as an ideal travel destination. This is not a mean achievement and a statement that Uganda is indeed a true “Pearl of Africa”.

Uganda History overview

Uganda is a land locked country in East Africa sharing borders with Kenya in the East, Tanzania in the South, Democratic Republic of Congo in the West and Southern Sudan in the North. It is in tropics of Africa and bisected by the equator line (00) and a larger part of it is in northern and with a smaller potion in southern. Uganda a republic country formerly a British colony only gained her independence in 9th October 1962 and the head of state is a president with assisted by the prime minister and a list of cabinet ministers.

Uganda’s size is 241,038km2 and close to 15% of the overall country is under water bodies with Lake Victoria as a prominent feature in the south of country. Lake Victoria is the largest fresh water lake in Africa and the second only after Lake Superior on the globe. River Nile; the longest river in the world originates from Lake Victoria Uganda’s part. Other smaller water bodies scattered through the whole country and an evergreen savannah grassland and other vegetation types are conducive habitats for several wildlife species. Safaris into Uganda are rich in wildlife sightings for it is very possible to view all the Big 5 mammals in Africa (lions, elephants, leopard, and buffalo in national parks. Rhinos are tracked in a wildlife sanctuary) on safari with lots of beautiful birds and other wildlife species scattered everywhere.

Uganda is generally a flat plateau averaging 2000m above sea level, ascending towards the western boundaries of DR Congo on the edges of the great East African rift valley. Rwenzori Mountains also known as the Mountains of the Moon, is a free rising ice topped block mountain on the west side of Uganda and with Margherita at 5119m as the highest point.  A multitude of vegetation types starting from swamp and aquatic vegetation close to wetland ans water bodies, savannah grassland, tropical and afro montane forests are a conducive habitat in which a host of mammals, birds, insects, reptiles and fish freely mingle and attractive to the eye. A combination of the above factors,  in a big way influence the weather and climate patterns of the country leading to the finest weather of averagely cool temperatures at any time. Travellers to Uganda speak volumes about such a nice weather and wish to extend their stay.

Uganda has a population of  34million people as per 2015 population census originating from a cocktail of ethnic groups. Each group of people have different languages, unique customs, cultural backgrounds, rituals and ceremonies, music, dance, dressing and many other factors. On a big scale Ugandans are a religious people with 33% are Anglican faith, 33% Roman Catholic, 15% Moslem believers and the rest are from pentecostal churches and African traditional religion believers. The Ugandans are a warm, welcoming, cheerful and self respecting people and have been rated internationally among the best communities to interact with. Such people with improved skills and offering good quality service make Uganda top safari destination.

With general peace and stability prevailing through the whole of Uganda, friendliness and homecoming people  and many other factors not seen with naked eyes, safaris into Uganda  appeal to adventure and lovers of fun on many fronts for there is always an attraction for anybody at any time.  In her 2012 top safari destination report, Lonely Planets; a globally known travel adviser voted Uganda in number one position as an ideal travel destination. This is not a mean achievement and a statement that Uganda is indeed a true “Pearl of Africa”.