Uganda is a land lock country found in East Africa. The country is bordered by Kenya to the east, Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, South Sudan to the north , Rwanda to the southwest and Tanzania to the south.
The country is a safe and friendly land-locked country in East Africa with Kampala as its largest and capital city. It lies on both sides of the Equator in Eastern Africa between longitudes 29 ½° East and 35° west and between latitudes 4 ½° North and ½° South, at an average altitude of 1,100 meters above sea- level. Uganda is made up of four regions Eastern, Western, Central and Northern and it covers a total area of about 236,580sq.Km of which about 44,00sqkm is covered by fresh water bodies made up of swamps, forest reserves and game parks.
Uganda is bordered on the south by the republic of Rwanda and Tanzania, on the north by the republic of south Sudan, on the East by the republic of Kenya and on the west by the democratic republic of Congo. The country harbors Lake Victoria which is the second largest Lake in the world forming the source of the Nile, the second largest river in the world.
Uganda is approximately the same size as Great Britain or Ghana. The majority of the country is a plateau, standing at an average of 1,200 M above sea level with a permanent snow cover. The highest point is on Mt. Rwenzori which is Margherita peak on mount Stanley, it stands at 5,590 M, it’s the third highest peak in Africa and it sometimes referred to as the Mountains of the moon with six peaks, capped with ice and snow and has three glaciers.
Uganda has a well-developed tourist infrastructure with excellent national parks that showcase Uganda’s wide variety of wildlife including mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. It has over ten national parks offering a diversity of attractions and activities. This makes the country a one stop destination for adventure travelers. all the parks are rich in flora with some endemic species of wild animals, butterflies, aquatic life and vegetation
Despite the fact that Uganda is a land locked country, the country is blessed with diverse attractions which make a holiday in the country amongst the best safaris to ever take in Africa.
Though not as famous for safari as neighboring Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda still has some pretty good game sanctuaries.
Where to Stay
There is international standard accommodation in Entebbe, Jinja and Kampala. The quality is variable in the smaller towns and rated accommodation is scarce. All of the major national parks offer accommodation in game lodges and tented camps. See our Uganda hotels page to view info and book accommodation for your say in Uganda.
Uganda enjoys a tropical climate tempered by altitude. The hottest period of the year is from December to February when temperature rise 29 degrees Celsius. For the rest of the year, temperatures range between 21 to 25°C.The country experiences two rainy seasons: April to May and October to November, with April being the wettest month. The best times to visit are December-March and June-September. Light informal clothing is generally adequate. But you need warmer wraps and sweaters for the evenings and early mornings. You are also advised to carry some rain wear, just in case.