Uganda

the Pearl of Africa

Uganda is an East African landlocked country neighboring Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo whose official language is English and the currency is Uganda Shilling (UGX). the weather is a tropical rain forest which explains the evergreen vegetation in most parts of the country. Its capital city is Kampala situated on Old Kampala Hill. Uganda lies across the Equator. The Crested crane is the national bird.

Uganda has friendly people so much so that in the African Union survey Uganda was placed in the top 10 countries in Africa that are warm, friendly and welcoming. in 2019 Uganda was ranked among the top 25most beautiful places in the world. The locals are lively, polite, decent and God-fearing people who receive foreigners easily and make them feel at home. 

Originally Kampala was built on 7 hills; Mengo, Makerere, Old Kampala, Kibuli, Nakasero, Rubaga and, Namirembe but with time, it expanded past these hills to what it is today. Within the country are different tribes from ethnic groups living in North, East, West, South and, Central though Kampala city remains the central business district. Entebbe International Airport is the largest serving airport in the country. Uganda has the second-largest freshwater lake in the world; Lake Victoria surrounded by islands like Ssese island, Banda island, Bugala island, Chimpanzee island, Bukasa island, Kome island extra. Cultural centers representing cultures from more than 50 tribes in Uganda exist but those within Kampala include Uganda Museum, Uganda National Cultural Centre (formerly National theatre), Ndere troupe center while out of Kampala include Igongo cultural museum in Mbarara, Uganda has beautiful landscapes and a variety of wildlife, birds, insects flora that attracts both local and foreign tourists. There are 10 national parks in Uganda with the most prominently visited being Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi impenetrable. Mountains include  Elgon, Rwenzori, and Moroto. Uganda is famous for the source of the Nile in Jinja, tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National park, mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks since Uganda is home to half of the world’s gorilla total population, the Batwa pygmies in southwest Uganda, Karamojong in Moroto district. Water bodies that allow for fishing, swimming, boat cruises within Uganda include Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Victoria, Lake Mutanda, Kazinga Channel, River Nile, crater lakes in the Albertine region that add excitement to the visits here. One of the East African Rift Valley arms passes through Uganda forming crater lakes like Lake Edward, Albert and, George around Queen Elizabeth national park.

Uganda is rich in culture, landscape, wildlife, flora which makes her indeed the Pearl of Africa because they combine to make adventure endless while in the wild and among the towns. 

Activities tourists take part in while in Uganda include; chimpanzee tracking, mountain gorilla trekking, game drives in National Parks, Hot air balloon safaris, Birding safaris, city tours, hiking, volcano and crater lake exploration, boat safaris, cultural tours, community visits, white water rafting, rhino trekking, mountain climbing. AA Safaris has tours designed to engage all who seek adventure or want to relax on holiday.