Uganda offers astounding variety of natural and cultural wonders with exceptional scenic splendor that Winston Churchill could not hold back his opinion of this beauty that he duly named it the “The Pearl of Africa.” Uganda lies astride the equator covering an area of approximately 240000 sq. km between the eastern and the western ridges of the Great Rift Valley. It’s a land locked country boarded by Sudan in the north, Kenya in the east, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda in the south.
The country’s magic lies in astonishing diversity of wild life, landscapes and culture. Uganda is inhabited by the traditional kingdoms and tribes each with a different culture where the natives are ranked as the most friendly and hospitable people in Africa. The official language is English and Swahili followed by the widely dominate Luganda language from the Baganda who are part of the Bantu tribes. It’s one of the most heterogeneous countries in the world with over 65 native languages spoken in different parts.
Uganda’s landscape is due to the longitudinal location between the east and central Africa and also due to the wide range of habitants including forests, woodland, wetland, moorland, savannas, rivers and lakes. Although Uganda is a land locked country, it’s covered by water bodies such as the mighty Lake Victoria and River Nile. In addition, it’s also dotted with hundreds of other lakes like volcanic craters, Flood Rivers and valleys. Uganda enjoys a fairly temperate climate with little variations.
The pearl of Africa is endowed with array of attractions ranging from mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzee and a variety of other wild animals. Uganda adventurous potential has been fully utilized with trekkers climbing the giant caldera of Mt Elgon and the glacial peaks of Mt. Rwenzori while at the Nile, rafters and kayakers negotiate Africa’s finest stretch of white water rapids. Bird watchers seek for the shoebill in wetlands and other places such as Bwindi impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth N.P, Royal Mile near Murchison N.P.
• Capital city: Kampala
• Major towns: Entebbe, Jinja, Masaka, Mbarara, Mbale, Fort portal, Soroti, Lira, Gulu, Tororo etc.
• Languages: English, Swahili and other Bantu languages
• Religion: Catholics, Anglicans, Muslims, Pentecostals
• Climate: Tropical mainly rainy with two dry seasons
• Terrain: Mostly plateau with ranges of mountains
• International dialing code: +256
Uganda’s hotels, inn, and lodges are modern and guarantee good facilities, coziness and value the meaning of a good life. From your roam of any chosen place; you can see the view of a country gifted by nature. Roams come in single, double, family size and executive classes. Visitors are provided with a variety of facilities to satisfy all needs. These are planned to suit both business and leisure guests some of which include bars, restaurants, fitness roams, swimming pools, currency exchange etc that give you a thrilling experience that will give your lifetime memories.