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About Uganda

Welcome to the Pearl of Africa

For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life-bird, insect, reptile, beast-for vast scale – Uganda is truly “the Pearl of Africa” – Sir Winston Churchill.


Sir Winston Churchill made these remarks in his book, “My African story”, after his 1907 visit to Uganda.

Located in the Africa Great Lakes Region, Uganda is home to a diversity of flora and fauna. With over 1000 bird species, Uganda is a top bird watching destination. The country has 10 national parks and is a renowned Mt. Gorilla sanctuary. Uganda is also home to Lake Victoria, the source of the world’s longest river (River Nile). It is endowed with rivers, fresh water lakes, snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains, tropical forests and has rift valley landscapes. Uganda is your ideal destination for discovering and experiencing the allure of nature.


Uganda experiences a temperate climate with plentiful rainfall and fertile land. Temperatures average between 16 to 30 C.

Time zones:

Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda belong to the East Africa Time zone, which is three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3).

Rwanda and Burundi belong to the Central Africa Time zone. CAT is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).

  Transport means

   To get around, in Kampala, you can use either one of the following transport means


  • Transportation Network Companies such as Uber and Bolt
  • Special taxi hire
  • Minu bus taxi
  • Boda Bodas