Facts About Uganda

Thinking of visiting Uganda here are some interesting facts you m need to know,

Uganda is a landlocked country located on the African continent bordering five countries i.e. Kenya in the west, South Sudan in the North, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the East, Rwanda in the Southwest, and Tanzania in the south. The longest border is shared with the DRC.

The capital city of Uganda is Kampala Make it a point to take a tour of this city. It will give you an insight into the social life of Ugandans, especially the biggest ethnic group of the Baganda

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

The official languages are English and Swahili. However, English and Luganda are also widely used as a means of communication by people from different regions of Uganda

Tourism in Uganda is mainly focused on wildlife and landscape. Uganda has ten national parks and is known for its pristine forest landscape. The national parks areĀ  Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park, Rwenzori mountains national park, Semuliki national park, Kidepo valley national park, Lake Mburo national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls national park, Mountain Elgon national park and Kibale Forest national park

The Uganda shilling is the official currency of the country. However foreign currencies like the Us dollar and the British pound are widely accepted for transactions in tourism destinations.

Uganda has a Tropical climate and pleasant all-year-round weather for you to visit.

Uganda is home to more than half of the worlds remaining Mountain Gorillas and these can be visited in two national parks i.e. Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park.

Uganda has only one international airport, Entebbe International airport.

Uganda is a birder’s haven with more than 1066 bird species recorded

Ugandans are generous and welcoming people and are one of the friendliest people on the continent and very sociable extroverts who are willing to welcome or help you through your visit and fill every corner you may travel.