Facts About Uganda

Facts about Uganda

Facts about Uganda

Facts about Uganda : First of all, Uganda, which is called “the pearl of Africa,” is a landlocked country on the continent of Africa. It shares borders with Kenya in east, South Sudan in the north, Democratic Republic of the Congo in the west, Rwanda in the south-west, and Tanzania in the south. Uganda has about 48 million people, making it one of the most heavily populated countries in Africa. Even more so, it is one of the countries in Africa with the fastest growth. According to the word’s population, Uganda hosts the world’s youngest population. And in Uganda, the average age is ”15.7 years. And in Uganda for a person to be considered as an adult is when that individual is above 18 years.

Kampala, Uganda’s main capital, is called the “City of Seven Hills.” The word Kampala comes from the local Buganda name ‘’K’empala’’ that refers to the Hill of the ‘’Impala’’ it was a name given to the colonial settlement by the British.


Uganda became independent in 1963. Since 1986, Yoweri Museveni has been president of Uganda, making him the world’s longest-serving leader. Even so, the country has a national holiday called “Independence Day,” which is marked every year on October 9.


Moreover, Uganda is a fertile land with volcanic soil and many lakes and rivers and mainly is located on a plateau and there is high mountain in the eastern and western regions of the country thus making Uganda to be called the Pearl of Africa. Lake Victoria, which sits in the south of Uganda and is shared with Kenya and Tanzania, is the largest lake in the world. It is the longest river in the world. About Lake Victoria: It is the world’s biggest tropical lake and the second largest freshwater lake. Uganda is a home of the deepest lake that is Lake Bunyonyi with various islands which attract various tourists on a Uganda safari.

Uganda is a mountainous country best for hiking safari. The most-hiked mountain top in Uganda is the Margherite peak of Mount Stanley, which is over 5,109 metres high. Mount Stanley is also called Mount Ngaliema. After Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, it is the third tallest mountain in Africa. Mount Ruwenzori is a great safari destination to go on adventure, especially for people who like to discover the hidden gem.

Uganda is a home to the beautiful Murchison waterfalls on the Victoria Nile, which are among the biggest waterfalls in Africa in terms of the amount of water they pour. This waterfall is as high as 141 feet, or 43 metres. So, one of Uganda’s national parks, Murchison Falls National Park, has become a popular destination for safaris all over the world.

Even though Uganda is a small country, it has a lot of tourist attractions that attract people from all over the world. These include wildlife and primates like great mountain gorillas, rare tree-climbing lions, birds, giraffes, chimpanzees, and antelopes, as well as the nature and the fact that Uganda is one of the friendliest African countries to explore.

Uganda’s official languages are English and Swahili, but the most popular spoken language is Luganda, which is also called Ganda. Then 2005, English has been the only official language in Uganda and the Africa world Uganda. Baganda, Banyankole, and Busoga are Uganda’s three main tribes of people though the country has over 56 tribes with different indigenous languages that are spoken in the country. Ugandan people are such hospitable and welcoming, there is no need to worry when you are planning a Uganda safari, because its people are friendly.

Unfortunately, the country is still in 3rd place in the world, and it has low levels of technology. However, most of the people rely on farming or agriculture. The land is used for farming on 70% of it.

More so, Uganda’s population is growing every day, and the country still has one of the highest fertility rates. This means that on average, Ugandan women have more than five children, which makes it hard for the country’s population to grow as expected because of poverty, land pressure and among others.

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Religions: Over 80% of the people in Uganda are Christians, while 45% are Protestants and 39% are Catholics. About 14% of the population are Muslims and the rest percentage belongs to the less religions in the country.

Wildlife in Uganda; Uganda is known as tourism hub that is the country has ten national parks and is known for its beautiful scenery. On Uganda safari tours, some of the most popular safari parks and attractions are Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is known for its large population of mountain gorillas, Ruwenzori Mountains national park, Murchison Falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park and Kidepo Valley national park, which are both great places to see wildlife, and beautiful landscape and among others. Uganda is known as the “mother land” because it is home to giraffes, elephants, antelopes, buffaloes, and hippopotamuses, which can be found in most lakes and rivers.

Sincerely, Uganda is a birdwatcher’s dream, and more than 1,090 different bird species have been seen there. The famous beautiful crested crane is the national bird of Uganda. The country hosts the prehistorical Shoebill stork that is in diverse locations in the country. Uganda’s leading bird watching destinations includes Mabamba forest, Entebbe Botanical gardens, Mabira forest, Murchison falls national park, Lake Mburo national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Bunyonyi and among others. This is where you will explore bird species like African Jacanas, Pelicans, Yellow bellied storks, Bee-eaters, Turacos, African fish eagles, Hammerkops, Raptors and among others.

Uganda Economy; Sadly, the country ranks as one of the poorest and most corrupt countries worldwide. But the economy is getting better because there are more natural resources. Some of the most important exports are crude oil, natural gas, gold, coffee, tea, and flowers. Uganda trades with Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, China, United Arab Emirates, and India and among others.

Games and sports in Uganda. It’s amazing that Uganda has become one of the best and strongest countries in running. As of 2019, the 800-meter race at the World Championships was won by Ugandan Halimah Nakaayi. Joshua Cheptegei is known for being one of the best long-distance runners in the world. And Peruth Chemutai participated in the women’s Olympic 3000 m steeplechase and won a golden medal at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Uganda has some of the best and most varied natural resources in Africa. As a result, the country’s economy depends heavily on the goods and services they provide. As part of the work to make sure that Uganda’s environment and natural resources are well taken care of, the right organisations have been set up. But the country’s natural resources continue to be used up, which hurts people’s ability to make a living and slows the country’s economic growth. It has always made sure that good government and economic growth are based on good management of natural resources.

Uganda has a suitable weather that attracts various tourists every to the country with a warm climate.  There are only two seasons: the wet season and the dry season. Though the country has different weather patterns, it’s very conducive to be explored at any time to the year whenever you feel like.

Lastly, if a traveler feels like visiting Uganda on your next safari to Africa, you’re free to visit the country because it is annually open for visitors who would want to experience the beauty of the pearl of Africa filled with life time memories of Safari adventure.

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