Uganda

About Uganda

Known as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda was voted the world’s preferred tourist destination in 2012 by Lonely Planet.
Uganda is a member of the Community of East African Nations and a member of the Commonwealth.

Tourist Information
Uganda’s landscapes and natural resources are extremely varied; from Lake Victoria in the south-east to snow-capped mountains, rain forests and savannah. You can go white water rafting on the Nile, see mountain gorillas, or visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Nyero Rocks.

Home to half of Africa’s species of birds, the country has ten national parks including the Kidepo Valley National Park, known for large herds of buffalo. The reserve was recently voted number three in CNN Travel’s ten best safari parks in Africa.

The East Africa Tourist Visa, launched last year, allows you to visit Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda with a single visa. Follow the link for up-to-date information on visas.

Transport
Uganda’s international airport is Entebbe, near the capital, Kampala. There are also three domestic airports with scheduled commercial flights: Arua, Gulu and Moyo. Minibuses and coaches are widely used for travel within Uganda and in East Africa.

Languages
English and Swahili are Uganda’s official languages, with around 40 other languages spoken locally.

 

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