Also called the Pearl of Africa is situated in the North Eastern part of Africa, famous for its gorilla safaris. It boarders Kenya in the East, Rwanda and Tanzania in the South, The Republic of Congo in the West and Sudan in the North. The Pearl of Africa, lies on the Northern shores of Lake Victoria and its land-locked but its also gifted with the Equator that divides the globe into the Northern and Southern Hemisphere and this advantage adds on the country’s beauty. The Northern part of the country is semi-arid except where the Albert- Nile runs through the rest of the country. The main safari attractions are gorilla tracking, bird watching, trekking white water rafting, mountaineering, fishing, cultural experience, boating and canoeing as well as sight seeing. Some of the most visited national parks are; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Queen Elizabeth NP, Kibale NP, Murchison Falls NP, Rwenzori NP, Kidepo Valley NP and Semuliki NP.


Roman Catholics, Protestants, Moslems, Others including Pentecostal which has gained a lot of followers. Traditional beliefs are also important. Average Family income is about US $ 200 per annum


Republic, The country got its Independence on the 9th of October 1962.


The largest cultural group is the Baganda people, whose kingdom has always been influential in Ugandan affairs. Amongst our ethnic groups are many others that include those in the kingdom of Toro ( with the youngest king in the world), the Banyankole, the Luo, Basoga and Lugbara.


The country is mainly covered with a tropical climate which varies according to altitude. During the year the hottest months are from December to February where the temperature reaches 29 Degrees Celsius. The rainy seasons are from April to May and October to November with the wettest month being April.

Travel Tips:

Always have your passport with a validity period of at least six (6) months before requesting for a visa to Uganda.

Confirm your travel insurance in time for your travel with the travel agency or tour operator. Alternatively, contact KED Safaris Uganda.

Confirm your safari with KED Safaris Uganda on time and in case of any inquiries please don’t hesitate asking us for purposes of making your safari a success.

Yellow fever vaccination should be undertaken before traveling to Uganda as well as malaria precautions.

Check with your doctor about your health conditions before traveling especially if you are to engage in high altitude activities like mountaineering and hiking as well as tracking and rafting.

Repellants for those to engage in nature guided walks and tracking activities. In case of any dietary requirements, please inform KED Safaris Uganda at the time of booking to avoid inconvenience.