Uganda is located in the continent of Africa. The country covers 197,100 square kilometers of land and 43,938 square kilometers of water. That makes Uganda the 81st largest nation in the world with a total area of 241,038 square kilometers.
Uganda became an independent state in 1962, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Uganda is 35,873,253 (2012) and the nation has a density of 182 people per square kilometre.
The currency of Uganda is the Uganda Shilling (UGX). As well, the people of Uganda are refered to as Ugandan. The dialing code for the country is 256 and the top-level internet domain for Ugandan sites is .ug.
Uganda shares land borders with 5 countries that include Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, Kenya, Democratic Republic Of The Congo.
Uganda Gorilla Safaris
Although Uganda is rich in nature and culture, the country is particular known for the mountain gorilla safaris. It is the largest living primate, world’s most endangered ape and without a doubt the most fascinating creature that speaks to your imagination!
A Gorilla Trek is a highlight of all visits done in Uganda. Certainly, mountain gorillas are the major reason as to why very many people visit Uganda. Find information about gorilla trekking holidays to see gorillas in the wild, how to acquire a permit, as well as tour companies arranging such treks.
Uganda gorilla safaris can be conducted all year round. However, due to the somewhat damp seasons a majority of tourists prefer visiting from June to September as well as from December up to February. You can visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park at any time of the year, the low season calls for cheaper gorilla permit price.
Uganda Wildlife Safaris
If you are planning on visiting Uganda`s wildlife, we offer a wide range of amazing wildlife safaris in Uganda`s unspoiled game parks and those of other East African Countries. Our Uganda safari tour packages range from 3, 4 and 5 day small group safaris to longer holidays in Uganda.
These include wildlife viewing in several Uganda`s national parks and wildlife reserves. You can enjoy exciting game drives in the game parks, and also experience wildlife reserves on our wildlife tours.
Departures can be on any day of the week subject to availability of all requirements and safaris are conducted in English unless prior arrangements are made for a special guide who understands your language. We welcome couples, singles, families or groups from anywhere around the world to come and have an enjoyable time in the company of ASTHO Vacations.
Uganda has a very strong cultural heritage. Many regions in Uganda have kingdoms including Buganda, Busoga, Bunyoro and Toro. Ugandans are remarkably hospitable and with diversity of rich cultures and life styles. Each tribe has an traditional dance; The banyankole perform their Kitagururo dance, the Banyoro have their Runyege , Acholi have the Bwora and Otole dances . The Alur people from the West Nile have the traditional Agwal dance, Bagisu have the Imbalu dance during circumcision ceremonies.
Culture and traditions are expressed through arts and Crafts made from wood, Papyrus reeds and local materials. These include black smith implements, beaded Jewelry, wood carvings and batiks. They can be found all over the city in village bazaars, gift shops, hotels, Urban galleries and the National Theatre Craft Market. While on your Uganda safari, consider taking on a cultural tour to the known destinations.