241,038 sq km (93,065 sq miles).
34.8 million (2013).
144.2 per sq km.
Republic. Gained independence from the UK in 1962.
Head of state:
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni since 1986.
Head of government businesses:
Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi since 2011.
240 volts AC, 50Hz. British-style three-pin plugs are used.
Popularly regarded as the "The Pearl of Africa
", Uganda offers most sophisticated tourism accommodation. Visitors from across the world travel to Uganda every year to discover its unique and exotic attractions, and honestly, they are never disappointed. Uganda is the land of ‘national parks’, wildlife, beautiful scenery and wonderful people. It is surely a destination to be reckoned with as it was voted as “the number one destination of choice in 2012” by Lonely Planet. It is the home to over 10 national parks and reserves, including three primates’ national parks and 7 savanna parks.
Uganda is a heaven for the wildlife enthusiasts. And if you fall in this category, the thing that you will love most is the Ugandan safari. These safaris provide an amazing opportunity to explore the wild in the wilderness. While in Uganda, you should not miss exploring the various national parks like; Bwindi National Park for mountain gorilla safaris
, Kibale National Park for chimpanzee tracking, Murchison Falls National Park for wildlife viewing & great scenery , Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Semliki National park, Kidepo National Park, and the scenic Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation. The scene of a sliver back, pounding its chest, baby chimps swinging from tree to tree or hiding behind their mothers.
A luxury safari could well be the highlight of your Uganda tour. The varied and diverse tourist attractions in Uganda can make anyone simply amazed as the nation has got something for everyone. Besides the popular national parks, the breathtaking mountain scenery, spectacular lakes and falls, and extensive savannah grassland – all are there to make your Ugandan trip a special one. So no matter, whether it is the thrilling wildlife that pumps up your adrenaline or it is the awesome culture or the rugged beauty of the place that touch you the most, the memories of your tours to Uganda will surely stay with you for ever!!