Brief about Uganda
Located in the eastern part of Africa, Uganda is a partner to the East African community alongside states of Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi. The nation lies along the geographical coordinates of 1 00N, 32 00E covering an area of 236,040 Sq. Km. It is a landlocked country with no access to the sea thus it uses Kenya, Tanzania for her import and export business. The country’s highest point is Mount Rwenzori’s margarita peak at 5,109m above sea-level while the lowest point is Lake Albert at 621m all in the west of Uganda. The country has two rainfall seasons intercepted by drought occurrences but even in rainy seasons the day cannot go without the sun shining.
Uganda is a land locked country in the region of East Africa and is known as the pearl of Africa, The country derives its name from the Kingdom of Buganda which reigned as a powerful kingdom covering extended parts of Uganda the present day Kampala city. Uganda got its independence in 9th October 1962 and the people of Uganda lived a hunter gather life before the coming of the Bantu agriculturalist community in 1,700 – 2,300 years ago.
Regarding tourism, Uganda is one the best safari destinations in Africa with range of tourist products that stretch from wild game to primates, culture, adventure among others that have for long attracted travellers to undertake safaris to Uganda. The country provides a point of meet between the East African savannah and West African jungle which forms the ground for great biodiversity concentration in this two varied ecosystem settings. The south western forests of Bwindi date back from the prehistoric era and are re-known for having survived the last ice age forming a refugee ground for a range of species including the critically endangered mountain gorillas. Regarding adventure, the world’s longest River – the Nile River navigates via series of impermeable rocks that have led to formation of a range of rapids, waterfalls and cliffs which in turn have formed a perfect ground for bungee jumping and white water rafting in Jinja while other un usual features such as the powerful Murchison falls, the snowcapped mountains of the moon – the Rwenzoris, the mount Elgon caldera which is the largest mountain caldera in the world, Lake Victoria which is the largest fresh water lake in Africa and the second in the world and the Equator line that divides the world into the northern and southern hemispheres. Alongside nature, Uganda has a diversity of 65 tribes whose cultures and practices are still alive marked with annual festivities that comes along with significant seasons of the year. This foundation forms a rich ground for diverse tourist product that ranges from gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking, wildlife safaris, cultural tours and adventure safaris.