Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. It is in the heart of the Great Lakes and shares three of them, Lake Edward, Lake Albert and Lake Victoria. It is mostly plateau with a rim of mountains. The country’s’ climate is tropical and normally has two dry seasons (December to February and June to August).
Although Uganda is crossed by the equator, its climate is warm rather than hot. Most parts of the country receive rainfall thought the year. However, the north east is semi-arid. During the time of early explorers, Uganda was named the Pearl of Africa. The Term – Uganda – the Pearl of Africa – was made more popular by Winston Churchill in his 1908 Book entitled “My African Journey” about his trip to Uganda in 1907.
Uganda tourism is mostly driven by wildlife, mountains, lakes, rivers and culture. This country has some of the most hospitable people in the region. The mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest are the key tourist attraction. This forest is home to more than half of the world’s surviving mountain gorillas today. The rest can be found in Mgahinga Gorilla Park in South West and these often cross to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.
Other key attractions include National Parks such as Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Mgahinga Gorilla Park, Lake Mburo N.p, Kidepo Valley National Park and so on. The country is home to the world’s longest river (River Nile) and the second largest lake (Lake Victoria).