Things to do and see in Uganda

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Uganda: is a country found in the eastern part of Africa. She shares a border with Kenya to her east, South Sudan to her north, DR Congo to her west, Rwanda on the southwest and Tanzania on the south.

She gained her independence on the 9th of October, 1962. Her capital city is called Kampala and her official languages are; English and Swahili.

The nation is blessed with a substantial amount of natural resources, fertile soils and a large quantity of mineral deposits of Cobalt and copper. She also has in abundance Crude oil and natural gas that has not really been tapped. The country thrives mainly on the income generated from Agriculture.

The population in Uganda is estimated at about 37 million, there are many ethnic groups and they speak about 40 different languages. About 84% of the population is Christian, 12% are Muslim, and the remaining 4% are of some other religions.

Uganda has a lush cultural heritage though they are diverse.

Discover rich green and unspoiled natural resources for eco-tourism lovers.  Uganda is the Pearl of Africa with a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures.  Uganda has the largest lake in Africa, Lake Victoria which offers worn out safari tourist a nice cool place to relax.

She also has a captivating landscape that is worth exploring, the abundance of wildlife makes her a tourist destination. She has numerous parks that tourists from all around Africa and parts of Europe visit yearly. Some of which are: Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Semliki National Park, Kibaale National Park, Mount Elgon National Park but to mention a few.

Uganda is one of only three countries where it is possible to see the endangered mountain gorillas. Tree climbing lions can be seen at the Queen Elizabeth park. Opportunities for mountain climbing, hiking and nature walks also avail themselves at the Rwenzori mountains. The nation is located in the African Great Lakes region, thus one can go boating in the popular water bodies that are spots for tourism.

The Ugandans are very friendly people; soccer is their national sport. They have tasty meals like Ugali, Chapati and Matoke. Visiting Uganda is not so expensive and the experience in Uganda will surely be worth every penny spent.