Uganda is a landlocked country situated in East Africa. Its neighbouring countries are The Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and South Sudan. The capital city is Kampala and the local currency is the Ugandan shilling (UGX).

Fun Fact! Though the country is landlocked, it’s located beside Africa’s largest lake! guess it really is a land of beauty.

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So, let’s break this country up into PARTS.


The Ugandan people are predominantly made up of the Baganda, Banyankole, Basoga, Bakiga, Langi, Bagisu, Ancholi and other ethnic groups. The country’s official languages are English and Swahili. Other languages such as Luganda are commonly spoken in the country too.


Immerse yourself in Kampala! This thriving city has a lot to offer travellers from history to art and culture. Why not start off by visiting the National museum and then admire the various Mosques and Cathedral all around the city. Kabaka Palace is a great attraction with stunning gardens.

Kasubi Royal tombs are a burial ground for the Baganda Royal family. This UNESECO World Heritage site’s buildings are unique and well crafted.

Why not visit Lake Victoria, located east of Kampala, it is the world’s largest tropical lake and second largest freshwater lake in the world!

Visit Murchison Falls. Located North of Kampala by Lake Albert are these Magnificent Falls. The park is also home to a lot of wildlife, from hippos to elephants!

Kibale Forest National Park is a marvellous protected rainforest home so lush vegetation and a plethora of wildlife

Rwenzori Mountain. Africa’s third largest mountain and a UNESECO World Heritage site, this mountain is more than worth the climb!

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; home to rich biodiversity such as endemic butterflies and the endangered mountain gorilla. This UNESECO World Heritage site is a site to behold.

Experience the River Nile. For all those adventure lovers out there, why not book a tour to the river Nile where you can go white water rafting and bungee jumping!

Rituals and Culture

The majority of the population are protestants with Catholicism being the second largest religion.

Similar to other east African countries some of this country’s staples are; cassava, rice and beans. Some local specialties include Chapatti (flatbread), Rolex (rolled chapatti with egg inside) and Tea Africa (a popular milk tea with ginger)


Protect your skin! You can imagine how hot the country can get. Remember to stay hydrated and pack lots of sunscreen on and don’t drink the tap water.

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