Uganda the pearl of Africa

    Gorilla toddler, Image wikipedia

Gorilla toddler, Image wikipedia

Uganda is a land locked country in East Africa. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, north by South Sudan,
west by Democratic Republic of the Congo, southwest by Rwanda and on the south by Tanzania. It includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria which is also bordered by Kenya and Tanzania.

Climate

Although generally equatorial, the climate is not uniform as the altitude modifies the climate. Southern Uganda is wetter with rain generally spread throughout the year. At Entebbe on the northern shore of Lake Victoria most rain falls from march to June and November/December period; further to the north a dry season gradually emerges; at Gulu about 120km from Sudanese border, November to February is much drier than the rest of the year.

The northeastern Karamoja region has the driest climate, Rwenzori in the south west on the border with Congo receives heavy rain almost all the year.The south of the country is heavily influenced  by one of the world’s biggest lakes, Lake Victoria ,which contains many islands. It prevents temperatures from varying significantly and increases cloudiness and rainfall. Most important cities are located in the south near Lake Victoria,including the capital city Kampala and the nearby city Entebbe. Uganda contains many large lakes apart from Lake Victoria and that is Lake Kyoga a salt mining lake, Lake Albert, Lake Edward and the smaller Lake George.

Uganda speaks English as their official language and Kiswahili as a second language and then other languages. ln Uganda two major systems of transportation. The Road and Air transportation. Though Water transport is also used but to nearby places with in the country.

We have a number of accommodation facilities that is Hotel, apartments, lodges, inns,camping tents, bandas and more but the commonly used by the tourism industry is Hotels, Bandas,camping tents and Lodges.

Attractions

There are number of attractions and activities that tourists can engage in. There are 10 national parks, game reserves, forests, mountains, lakes, rivers, museums, cultural sites and many more.

When you visit Uganda as a tourist you have a chance of participating in a number of activities such as wildlife safaris, bird watching, gorilla tracking, butterfly viewing, chimpanzee tracking & habituation, cultural visits, sightseeing, mountain hiking, boat launching, sport fishing, volcano climbing and more and more of it.

Travel tips

  • When visiting Uganda you must have a valid passport and visa.
  • Must have a yellow fever and malaria vaccination.
  • Polio vaccination for children below five years.
  • lf you want to drive you must have a valid international  driving permit
  • Mind the food and drinks you take while at the destination.
  • lf you are sick make sure you carry your medication in order to enjoy your trip without any inconvenience.
  • Be aware of the climatic conditions so that you can carry the right clothes.

Always inform the person handling your trip whether you have a disability, have animals like Dogs or cats so that they arrange for the necessary requirements. Also lf you want a special meal arrangement please always inform the person in charge so that you can always have the best on your trip because it is always your time to enjoy without any disappointments, let the disappointment only happen when there is uncontrolled circumstances.

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