Uganda

The Culture of Uganda

The Culture of Uganda

Find out about the ins and outs of the culture of Uganda from their favourite sports to their vibrant dancing. Language and Religion There are a wide range of ethnic groups in Uganda with many different languages spoken, namely Luganda (most common), English (only a...
Lake Victoria, East Africa

Lake Victoria, East Africa

‘Nam Lolwe’ in Luo and ‘Victoria Nyanza’ in Buntu, Lake Victoria was named after Queen Victoria by an officer of the British Indian Army, John Hanning Speke. With an enormous size of 69,480 square kilometres, Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. Located in...
Kampala

Kampala

The capital and biggest city of Uganda, Kampala, is located close by to Lake Victoria’s shores. The city is very colourful and vibrant, and is rich in history. It is situated on numerous hills, each encompassing a significant government or religious structure. The...
Protecting the Mountain Gorilla

Protecting the Mountain Gorilla

The number of mountain gorillas in the wild is dwindling. This is due to various factors. They have lost their habitat due to the increasing number of the human population that have encroached on their land. Many have been poached for their hands, heads and feet that...
Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

A few million years ago Lake Bunyonyi was a volcano. Today it’s the deepest crater lake in Uganda and one of the few lakes in the country that is Bilharzia-free. It’s around 1980m above sea level, and bird lovers would love this place. Over 200 species of birds can be...
Kabale, Uganda

Kabale, Uganda

On your way to tracking gorillas at Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks, you’ll overnight at either Kabale, a small rural town in south-western Uganda, or Lake Bunyonyi nearby. Because of these places’ popularity, lots of accommodation is on offer. At Kabale, the...
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

One of the last remaining habitats of the mountain gorilla, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of Uganda’s most recently created national parks. Almost half of the gorillas left in the world live here, which is estimated to be only 330 of them. Also known...
Entebbe and Ngamba Chimp Island, Uganda

Entebbe and Ngamba Chimp Island, Uganda

Entebbe Airport is about 40km south of Kampala on the shores of Lake Victoria. In the 19th century, Entebbe was the colonial centre of Uganda, and, until 1962, the capital city. This charming, sleepy place is characterised by botanical gardens and colonial buildings....
Jinja, Uganda

Jinja, Uganda

Jinja has made quite a few headlines. Lying on the shores of Lake Victoria, this is one of the spots on which Mahatma Gandhi chose to have his ashes scattered. A statue in his honour has been erected at a nearby Hindu temple. The town is filled with old Asian-style...
Uganda, East Africa

Uganda, East Africa

About Uganda According to Winston Churchill, Uganda is ‘the Pearl of Africa’, and to many people, it’s one of the most friendly and beautiful countries in Africa. Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa with a beautifully rich and diverse landscape. You will...

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