Welcome to Uganda – The Pearl of AfricaView Page
Uganda, known as the Pearl of Africa, is a country with stunning natural scenery and cultures. 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.
Uganda is situated in East Africa. It is bordered on the west by Congo, on the north by the Sudan, on the east by Kenya, and on the south by Tanzania and Rwanda. The country, which lies across the equator, is divided into three main areas; swampy lowlands, a fertile plateau with wooded hills, and a desert region. Lake Victoria forms part of the southern border. Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the world forming the source of the Nile, the second largest river in the world runs through Uganda.
Uganda is rich with culture and artistic talent. It is also known as a cultural melting pot, as can be noted by the existence of more than 30 different indigenous languages belonging to five distinct linguistic groups. The overriding impression of Uganda is of its happy people.
Uganda has a temperate climate with temperatures between 16 – 26′C for the majority of the year (April – November). However, during the warmer months (December – March) temperatures reach in excess of 30′C.
The Republic of Uganda is a sovereign democratic state governed by the 1995 Constitution. The President is Head of State and the Executive comprising of 26 government Ministers. Voting qualifications are universal, for those above 18 years of age.