Uganda in Summary
- Official name: Republic of Uganda
- Nick name: The Pearl of Africa
- President: Yoweri Kaguta Museveni since 1986
- Capital City Kampala: (0.3476° N, 32.5825° E), Entebbe was the capital as a British Protectorate.
- Time Zone: EAT (UTC+3)
- Country Code: +256
- Internet country code: .UG
- National anthem: Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty!
- Motto: For God and my country
- Currency: Ugandan shilling (UGX)
- National Flag colors: black, yellow, red
- National symbol: Grey crowned crested crane
Uganda – Home of the Mountain Gorillas
Uganda is located in the Great Lakes Region. It is Africa compacted. Dubbed the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is magnificent in so many ways. The Home of the Source the world’s longest river, River Nile, which itself starts its 6,650 km journey to the Mediterranean Sea from the world’s third largest fresh water Lake Victoria it straddles the Equator but stick packs snow at the Rwenzori Mountains on its westerly border.
Uganda’s ecological diversity is hard to find elsewhere. It is bursting with bird and wildlife. With more than 1,000 recorded bird species, Uganda is the birders’ paradise. In no other African destination can a large variety of primates be seen as in Uganda with so much ease; from gorillas to chimpanzees and more than ten species of monkey.
Uganda’s most sought after Gorillas can be found in their natural habitat in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Mgahinga National Park while the famous tree climbing lions can be observed in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Ishasha. Trek chimpanzees in Kibale Forest or Kyambura Gorge or go fishing in the River Nile near the magnificent Murchison Falls.
Kampala, the capital city is full of culture and history linking three continents while those is search of adrenaline driving activity will find it in Jinja. Go bungee jumping, white-water rafting or kayaking on the River Nile, 85 kilometers east of Kampala, the Capital and 122 kilometers from Entebbe International Airport.
Uganda borders Kenya, home of the Mara to the East, South Sudan to the North, Democratic Republic of Congo and the Virungas to the West as well as Tanzania and Rwanda to the South.