Nicknamed the pearl of Africa, Uganda is a small yet captivating landlocked country in East Africa. The country is home to the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains-the continent’s tallest mountain range. It’s also the source of the Nile which stems from Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest and the world’s second largest freshwater body.
Along with its other lakes, Uganda is popular for white water rafting, kayaking, boating and fishing. Wildlife safaris are great here too with amazing sights of lions, buffaloes, giraffes, antelopes and elephants at its ten national parks. A peculiar phenomenon are the tree climbing lions of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Traditionally, lions only climb trees when under attack however these climb trees to rest on them in the afternoon when the sun is high. Uganda also happens to be one of only ten countries where it is possible to visit the endangered mountain gorillas.
|Visa requirements||To obtain a Ugandan visa your passport must be valid for at least another six months from the date of arrival to Uganda. It is possible to buy your Ugandan Tourist Visa upon arrival in Uganda at the point of entry, for instance Entebbe International Airport. You may also opt to apply for it online or at your country’s Ugandan Embassy.|
|Languages spoken||English, Swahili and 40 native languages|
|Currency used||Ugandan Shilling (UGX)|
|Area (km2)||241,038 square kilometres (93,065 square miles)|
|Country name||Republic of Uganda|