A country full of contrasts
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest
Safaris in Queen Elizabeth and Murchison NP
Uganda is a country full of contrasts. Rolling hills full of tea plantations alternate with savannah landscapes.
Cloud-enshrouded volcanoes provide much-needed shelter for some of the world's last mountain gorillas. Primates play around in the tall trees of the tropical rainforests. The world's longest river, the Nile, flows through the world's largest tropical body of water, Lake Victoria, cutting through this beautiful country from south to north.
Travellers to Uganda experience an authentic and pristine Africa that has not yet been overrun by mass tourism. Uganda impresses with a diverse culture, a fantastic fauna and flora and it's people who always have a warm smile for you.
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Uganda is an equatorial country in Eastern Afrika with a population of 45 million. Uganda has a smaller southern neighbour, Rwanda, and the larger neighbours Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Most of the country is above 1,000m altitude, so temperatures are pleasant all year round. The country offers snow-capped mountain ranges (5'110m), volcanoes, many lakes (Lake Victoria, Lake Albert, Lake Edward and many smaller ones) and rivers (for example the Nile), the typical East African savannahs, but also tropical rainforests, where the famous mountain gorillas are at home.
A defining element of the country is the Central African Rift Valley, which crosses the country from north to south and extends via Lake Albert and Lake Edward to Rwanda (Lake Kivu) and finally to Tanzania (Lake Tanganyika). The border with Congo and Rwanda is defined by high mountain ranges (Rwenzori Mountains) and volcanoes (Virungas), that form an imposing backdrop for safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park and gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga National Park in the south.