Uganda

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  Overview

Uganda is Africa condensed, with the best of everything the continent has to offer packed into one small but stunning destination. In 1907, pioneering tourist Winston Churchill called it the "Pearl of Africa". He was right.

Uganda is not only the in possession of the highest mountain range in Africa, the Rwenzoris but also bears the highest concentration of primates on planet Earth with themountain gorilla as the star attraction. Uganda is the source of the nile and offers thebest white water rafting opportunities in Africa.

Travelling through Uganda you will be captivated by its beauty, overwhelmed by the friendliness of its people and intrigued by all that Uganda has to offer.



 
  Bordering Countries   Capital City   Currency  
  South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo   Kampala   Ugandan Shilling (UGX)  
             
  Official Language   Largest City   Dialling code  
  English, Swahili   Kampala   +256  
   
 
 
 
 
           
           
           
  When to go

Uganda's climate is tropical. This means it is generally rainy (particularly during the months of March to May, September to November), while the remaining months (December to February, June to August) comprise Uganda's two dry seasons

Best time to go: June to August and December to February (All parks)
High Season: June to September (It's rarely crowded, but you'll need to book your gorilla permits long in advance)
Low Season: March, April, May, October, November (Some lodges and camps in high rainfall areas close down; roads and forest trails can be in poor condition)
Best Weather: June-July and January-February (Little rainfall)
Worst Weather: March, April and May (Peak of wet season)
   
               
 
           
Fast Fact

Home to the endangered mountain gorillas, which are almost extinct.  There are only 750 left in the world, and they can only be found between Bwindi National Park in Uganda, Parc de volcanoes National park in Rwanda, and Virunga in Congo.
           
           
Electricity / Voltage
Plugs / sockets are usually an issue when it comes to traveling, so always make sure you travel with a universal plug adapter

The voltage is 240 V
The plug used is G
The electrical frequency is 50 Hz
           
           
Itravel's preferred Top Attractions
Brief descriptions of our recommended areas to visit
           
    Kampala
Features of the city include the Uganda Museum, Ugandan National Theatre, Nakasero Market and St. Balikuddembe Market (formerly Owino Market). Kampala is also known for its nightlife, which includes several casinos, notably Casino Simba in the Garden City shopping center
 
         
    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Lies in south western Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests. More famously, this "impenetrable forest" also protects an estimated 320 mountain gorillas, roughly half of the world's population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked
 
         
    Ngamba Island
Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 48 orphaned chimps rescued from throughout Uganda. 100 acres of rainforest situated a short boat ride away from Entebbe, near the Equator.
 
         
    Murchison Falls National Park
Also known as Kabarega Falls, is a waterfall on the Nile. It breaks the Victoria Nile, which flows across northern Uganda from Lake Victoria to Lake Kyoga and then to the north end of Lake Albert in the western branch of the East African Rift.
 
         
    Queen Elizabeth National Park
Understandably Uganda's most popular tourist destination. The park's diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.
 
         
    Lake Mburo National Park
It is the smallest of Uganda's savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks. Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp. Five of these lakes lie within the park's borders
 
         
 
 

 

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