UGANDA IN A CLOSE UP
Republic of Uganda
Uganda is located in East Africa and is bordered by Kenya, Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Tanzania. The country's area is 23604 square km, It’s capital city is Kampala and the currency is Ugandan shilling, the official language is Kiswahili and also English can be used, it’s population is 24.7 million.
Full country name: Republic of Uganda
Area: 23,604sq km
Population: 24.7 million
Capital city: Kampala
Languages: Swahili, English
Ethnicity: 13 Ethnic groups.
Government: Republic (multiparty state)
Staple food: Matoke
Major exports: Coffee, cotton, tobacco
Major imports: Machinery weapons, petroleum, oil and textile
Major industries: Agriculture processing and tourism
Major trading partners: Kenya, Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Tanzania
UGANDA NATIONAL PARKS AND GAME RESERVES
The country is known for several national parks and game reserves: Queen Elizabeth national park, Mburo national reserve known for antelope roan, Victoria Falls, Entebe national park for beautiful botanic garden which is just close to Entebe International Airport, water sports yachting, skiing and snorting in the lake Vitoria.
Best Time of the Year to Visit Uganda:
The best time, the best months of the year would be December to late February and from June to September. This includes the best times to do gorilla tracking since there is a lot of hiking involved at this time.
Best Times of the Year to track Mountain Gorillas would be the dry seasons:
Uganda has the gift of Holiday weather year around. There are two reasons, one is it's location on the equator and the other one its elevation. Both of these together give Uganda the gift of near perfect weather and for those coming here on holiday on a Wildlife Safari or simply a cultural visit to Uganda receive the added gift of the weather. Even during the two rainy seasons, do not let the words fool you, the sun is out most of the time and rain often occurs at night and during the early morning hours along with a most delightful thunderstorm and when it rains, it pours but soon the sun’s rays have dried up the earth once again.
Uganda cultural tribes and traditions:
Uganda has many tribes where every tribe has its own culture and tradition eg, the Banyole people and their culture, Baganda people with their culture, Acholi, Alur, Bagwere, Banyoro, Batooro, just to mention but a few.