Uganda

UGANDA

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. It is bordered by Kenya, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region where it lies within the Nile basin and has a varied but generally modified equatorial climate. It has a population of over 42 million, of which 8.5 million live in the capital and largest city of Kampala. It is named after the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country, including the capital Kampala.

TOURISM

Tourism is focused on Uganda’s landscape and wildlife. The main attractions are photo safaris through the National parks and Game Reserves. Other attractions include the Mountain Gorillas found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. It has some of the oldest cultural kingdoms in Africa has many Cultural sites. It is a birding paradise boasting a massive bird list of more than 1073 recorded bird species ranking 4th in Africa’s bird species and 16th internationally. It has landscapes ranging from white-capped Rwenzori mountains and the Great Rift Valley.

WILDLIFE

Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos

UGANDA SAFARIS

Uganda’s top safari tours include Gorilla Trekking of over 400 endangered apes, over 1000 bird species, 330 mammals, and different primate species in 10 National Parks.
Gorilla Trekking is best done here, the highest population 400 mountain Gorillas climb the Rwenzori mountains, see the tree climbing lions in Africa, enjoy white water rafting on the Nile, 1000 bird species makes it a top birding destination in Africa. Guests will visit the superb Murchison falls, engage in sightseeing of Uganda’s savanna, wildlife, lakes, and rivers. It is one of the most hospitable countries in the world, making it the best cultural safari destination in Africa. Find itineraries or tour packages scroll down for recommended top Uganda Safaris offered by Acquire Adventures Safaris.

GORILLA PERMITS

Book Gorilla Permits early, Guests are advised to book their tours at least 3 to 6 months in advance. Gorilla Permits have limited availability, especially in the high and peak seasons (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December)

LANGUAGES

Kiswahili and English are the official languages.

COMMUNICATIONS

Country code 256 (no area codes)

Acquire Adventures Safaris makes arrangements to purchase guests’ Medical Emergency Evacuation Insurance on their behalf while on East African safari to cover their medical evacuation only in case of an accident.