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Country Information

  • Official language: English, Swahili
  • Capital: Kampala
  • Government: Democratic Republic
  • President: Yoweri Museveni
  • Population estimate: 32,000,000
  • Currency: Ugandan Shilling
  • Flag: Uganda flag (Photo by Journeys Discovering Africa)


Uganda’s diverse and breathtaking beauty once inspired Churchill, Hepburn and Hemingway, and continues to do the same for present-day visitors.

Lion, Kidepo, Uganda, Journeys Discovering AfricaAMAZING DIVERSITY

The ice-capped Rwenzori Mountains on the equator are found just a few miles away from rolling savannah, equatorial jungle and vast fresh water lakes. Ten stunning national parks, and almost perfect summer weather all year round add to its allure. For those who seek it out, Uganda affords some rare privileges. Hardly surprising, when you consider the range of habitats that are crammed into this small country, which is hardly bigger than Great Britain.

MEMORIES TO TREASUREMountain Gorilla, Bwindi, Uganda, Journeys Discovering Africa

A moment in the forest with a critically endangered Mountain Gorilla or Chimpanzee will be a memory to treasure for a lifetime. Rafting the Nile, coming up on a tree-climbing lion, listening to the prehistoric call of a Great Blue Turaco, or going on a horseback safari will be just as special. As a bonus, there will be countless opportunities to engage with Uganda’s people – hospitable by tradition, dignified and friendly.


  • Gazing into the eyes of a Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Rafting Grade 5 rapids on the Nile
  • Straddling the Equator on the peak of the Rwenzori Mountains
  • Listening to the chorus of Chimpanzees in a tropical rainforest
  • Sampling the bustling vibrancy of Kampala’s nightlife

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