Explore Uganda – The Pearl of Africa!
Uganda is one of the best tourism destinations in East Africa. Apart from hosting a lot of amazing attractions, it is one of the most friendliest country in Africa. Its reputation of being Africa’s friendliest country originates from the fact that traditionally hospitality is a key element to its diverse population. Uganda well is 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 starts here and flows all the way to Egypt. Be part of the history that was once here. Within an area comparable to that of Great Britain, Uganda is Africa’s most complete bird-watching destination with more than 1,000 species recorded here.
Spread across both sides of the equator one can have the opportunity to experience the biodiversity of the various national parks and protected areas across the country. Uganda’s star attraction lies divided between the Bwindi National Park and the Virunga Mountains! Here lays the endangered mountain gorilla the bulkiest of all living primates. Uganda is the best destination to see the mountain gorillas and it offers the best value safaris given its incredibly affordable gorilla safaris in Africa.
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This country is endowed with mesmerizing tracts of thorn-bush savannah teaming with various rainforests, lakes and rivers heavy with aquatic life and the glacial peaks of Africa’s tallest mountain range. Uganda chose to embrace eco-tourism, based on the fact that it promotes low-impact tourism and avoids the adverse environmental effects of traditional tourism and from the sale of natural resources. Adding to this choice of tourism is the fact that it also appeals to different groups of people such as tourists, environmentalists, businesses as well as governments.
Given the ever rising concerns and threats that global warming poses, Uganda has continued to practice eco-tourism to minimize the negative effects that global warming would not only cause to her environment but also her tourism industry. Uganda’s tourism industry is growing annually and globally.
Area: 236,040 Km²
ISO Code: UG
National Flag: Uganda Flag
Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, Kenya
Capital city: Kampala
Major Towns or Cities: Jinja, Mbale, Gulu, Arua, Mbarara, Entebbe Masaka.
Languages: English, Swahili and Luganda
Local currency: Uganda shilling
International time zone: GMT +3
International dialing code: +256
International Airport: Entebbe, 35 km from Kampala
Principal airlines: Emirates Air, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines