About Uganda

Welcome to Uganda – Gifted By Nature: Uganda Travel Guide

Uganda first welcomed man way back in stone age times when primitive mankind first walked the earth in Africa. In the heart of this great continent, Uganda can truly be to embody the spirit of Africa.

Today, Uganda welcomes visitors from all over the world who, stirred by their imagination, come to explore our enchanting Country with its shimmering lakes and lofty mountains, our mysterious forests, and game parks teeming with birds and increasing concentrations of all kinds of wildlife. Today the traditional attractions of our Country have been boosted by up-to-the-minute hotels and comfortable lodges, a wide range of tempting restaurants and all the modern facilities that Uganda safaris tourist now expects.

Getting to Uganda is easy: Entebbe International Airport, just a few kilometers from our capital Kampala, is served by international carriers from Europe, as well as services to Nairobi, providing connections with Africa’s biggest gateway.

Uganda , rebranded as Gifted by Nature is ideal for a voyage of discovery into the most enthralling continent in the world. Our Country presents a captivating combination of the wonders of nature, traditional customs and modern attractions. But above all other attractions is the welcome that comes from the heart of the Ugandan people.

The people of Uganda are amongst the most hospitable in Africa. The nations is a result of the unification of ancient kingdoms, as well as many independent chieftains. Their heritage lives on in the hearts of the people, and their traditional costumes, language and practices are unmistakable in the the life of Uganda today. Although nearly 30 different languages are spoken, English is our official language, and Swahili is widely spoken.

Uganda’s equatorial climate is tempered by cooling breezes from the mountains, and the lush vegetation is the result of bountiful rainfall in two rainy seasons which fall around April and November.

To most visitors the attraction of Africa is the chance to experience, at first hand, the sights and sounds often only glimpsed on the television screen. Great herds of game roaming free as nature intended. The rare privilege of a gorilla safari where trekking into the jungle to watch a family of gorillas in their last natural habitats is done.The brilliantly coloured birds of tropical forest, lake and mountain. Butterflies flitting from flower to flower as great swathes of bougainvillaea vie with exotic orchids or the magical lotus flower to assail the senses. The very spot where Speke stood when he became the first European to gaze on the source of the Nile.