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Uganda

About Uganda

Uganda, branded as The Pearl of Africa, is fast becoming a major tourist destination. Bordered by South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda is probably best known for gorilla trekking – it is one of only three countries where you can visit the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Also unique to the country are the tree climbing lions that can be found in the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

In the south of the country, Lake Victoria can be found – Uganda is part of the African Great Lakes region, and lies within the Nile Basin. It also has 60 protected areas including two UNESCO World Heritage Sights. 

Experiences

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Hippo cruises
  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Wildlife

  • Endangered mountain gorillas
  • Tree climbing lions

Seasons

  • Dry - December to February, June to August
  • Wet - March to May, September to November

In The Know

  • Capital – Kampala 
  • Currency – Ugandan Shilling
  • Point of Entry – Entebbe
  • Airlines – British Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines
  • Flying Time – Around 12 hours from London, depending on stop-overs
  • Time Zone – GMT + 3
  • Visa required
  • Medical Requirements – Yellow Fever vaccination

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