The pearl of Africa

Uganda

Explore breathtaking waterfalls and deep lakes, towering mountains and incredible wildlife

Uganda is a small, landlocked country in East Africa, bordered by Kenya, South Sudan, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania. Uganda has long been a cultural melting pot, and is home to more than 30 indigenous languages and a rich array of cultures.

Uganda has sixty protected areas as well as ten national parks and almost a third of the country is covered by water. Lake Victoria, the largest in Africa, dominates the south while Lake Edward and Lake Albert lie to the west.

Uganda has four extinct volcanoes and one of the largest intact calderas in the world. Three of the eight Virunga Volcanoes are found in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and can be climbed in under a day, perfect for inexperienced climbers or those short of time.

Uganda is home to the highest concentration of primates on earth and over half of all bird species in Africa are found in here, making it a rich and rewarding destination for birders.

Facts and figures

  • Capital

    Kampala

  • Population

    34 856 813

  • Currency

    UGX

  • Time zone

    UTC+03:00

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