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Uganda Holidays   -   Tourist information Uganda.

Districts in Uganda: Apac, Arua, Bundibugyo, Bushenyi, Gulu, Hoima, Iganga, Jinja, Kabale, Kabarole, Kalangala, Kampala, Kamuli, Kapchorwa, Kasese, Kibale, Kiboga, Kisoro, Kitgum, Kotido, Kumi, Lira, Luwero,Masaka, Masindi, Mbale, Mbarara, Moroto, Moyo, Mpigi, Mubende, Mukono, Nebbi, Ntungamo, Pallisa, Rakai, Rukungiri, Soroti, Tororo

Cities in Uganda: Arua, Entebbe, Fort Portal, Gulu, Jinja Town, Kabale, Kasese, Kisoro, Lira, Mbale, Mbarara, Moroto, Masaka, Masindi, Mukono, Rukungiri, Soroti, Tororo.

Capital City of Uganda: Kampala

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Hotels in Uganda

Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.


  Sheraton Kampala
  Hilton Hotel
  Serena Hotel
  Grand Imperial Hotel
  Imperial Royale Hotel
  Speke Hotel

National Parks

  Kibale National Park
  Murchison Falls Conservation Area
  Murchison and Kidepo national parks   -   in the north
  Mt. Elgon National Park   -   in the east.
  Queen Elizabeth National Park

See Uganda Wildlife Education Centre [ UWEC ]
UWEC was opened in 1952 by the Colonial Government then, as an animal Orphanage that offered sanctuary to young animals found abandoned in protected areas due to the death or poaching of parent animals. In the early 1960s, it became a traditional zoo until 1994 when it was converted into a wildlife education centre.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators  
Holidays from dozens of leading specialist tour companies and accommodations who are passionate about conserving Africa's wildlife and benefiting its people.

  British Airways   -   Flight tickets Entebbe 
Explore the revamped centre of Uganda's hilly capital Kampala or go gorilla tracking in Bwindi. Then get your binoculars at the ready to spot dazzling birds or a tree-climbing lion. If you're into adventure sports, go white-water rafting down the River Nile.

Create your perfect trip to Uganda   -   Flight, Hotel and Car

  Rainbow Tours   -   Uganda Small Group Tours
oo  Birding tour with visits to Budongo Forest, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Uganda Discovery Photographic Safar i with naturalist Nick Garbutt leading this wildlife tour to discover primates, abundant wildlife and rich birdlife of Uganda. On this trip, participants have the opportunity to spend time with rare mountain gorillas and to have a face-to-face experience of orphaned chimpanzees.

  Audley Travel   -   Destination Uganda   -   Tailor-made Holidays in Uganda


  Access Uganda Tours   -   based in Kampala
African, Uganda safaris tours & travels, Safari Parks, Wildlife, Gorilla permits

Travel Guides Uganda / Related Books

Uganda (Bradt Travel Guide) - ISBN 1841623091 Uganda (Bradt Travel Guide)
Philip Briggs (Author), Andrew Roberts (Author)
Somebody once said that if you planted a walking stick overnight in the soil of Uganda, it would take root before morning dawned. Of all Africa's safari destinations, this is the most fertile. It's also the best destination in Africa for seeing a variety of primate species – visitors can spot more than ten types of monkey including mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. And if primate enthusiasts are found wandering round with imbecile grins, Uganda's birds have ornithologists doing cartwheels: more than 1,000 bird species have been recorded here making Uganda, in practical terms, the finest birdwatching destination in Africa. Moreover, in Uganda's premier savanna reserves, one can be almost certain of encountering lions, elephants and buffaloes. Whether visitors want to climb to the snows of the fabled Mountains of the Moon, raft the headwaters of the mighty Nile, or marvel at the legendary tree-climbing lions of Ishasha, this sixth edition of Philip Briggs' much-praised guide is the most comprehensive resource available. Philip Briggs has written and co-authored ten Bradt travel guides, and has contributed to numerous other books, travel and wildlife magazines.
Paperback: 512 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 6 edition (20 Mar 2010); ISBN-10: 1841623091; ISBN-13: 978-1841623092.

Transportation / How do I travel to Uganda

Uganda borders Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic Congo.

  Entebbe International Airport   -   See Civil Aviation Authorities Uganda

  British Airways   -   Flight tickets Entebbe 

Book cheap flights to Uganda at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online

  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights  
Fight tickets to Uganda / Price comparison possible

  Maps International   -   Guides Uganda is one of the largest map shops online.
  Online Map Uganda [ Uni Texas  -   Perry-Castaņeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


Uganda is the richest country for birds in Africa. With an excellent infrastructure, a great diversity of wetland, savannah and forest birds, including 29 of the 43 Albertine rift endemics. A record of 1005 bird species has not been challenged. These range from the highland bird specialties which include the African green broad bill in Bwindi to the lowland and water birds which include the African fin foot at Lake Mburo.

  Visit Uganda   -   Your Online Guide to Tourism in Uganda
Where to go: National Parks, Cultural Centers, Kabaka Trail, Uganda Trail
What to do: Gorilla Tracking, Birding, Trekking, White Water Rafting, Mountaineering, Fishing, Boating & Canoeing, Sightseeing
Where to Stay: Hotels and Resorts, Lodges and Camps, Fishing Camps
About Uganda :  The Country, Towns and Cities, People and Culture,  Weather, Images of Uganda

  Statehouse Uganda 

  Kampala   -   Capital City of Uganda and largest city of Uganda
Near Lake Victoria. Former capital of the Buganda kingdom. See Welcome to Kampala and City Council of Kampala

  Entebbe   -   on the northern shores of Lake Victoria [ Africa's largest lake ]
Located in Wakiso District, approximately 37 kilometres (23 mi), southwest of Kampala
  Fort Portal
Crater Valley  ????
  Jinja Town  -  source of the Nile / white water rafting
Jinja,  is a major commercial centre and the second largest city in Uganda. It is located some 70 km east of Kampala and sits on the banks of Lake Victoria at the source of the River Nile

  Mountains of the Moon   -   or the Rwenzori Ranges
Third highest peak in Africa and can be challenging to even the most seasoned mountain climber.
  National Botanical Gardens [ Entebbe. ]  -   laid out in 1898
  River Nile
  Ssese Islands
The Ssese Islands which belong Kalangala District,  lies in the north-western section of Lake Victoria and are a rewarding 9 hour steamer trip from Port Bell,  or 45 minutes by the local ferry from Bukakata to Bugoma on Buggala, the largest of the islands. Many of the 84 islands are uninhabited except for a few fishermen,  so the forests,  and swamps which abound around some of the coasts make the islands a perfect habitat for birds.  It should be easy to spot the whale-headed Stork and the many herons and geese, but more exclusive birds include the Grey Parrot,  kingfishers and Fish Eagles.
  Uganda Virus Research Institute [ UVRI ]    -   located in Entebbe
See Ministry of Health.
  State House in Entebbe   -   official residence of the President of Uganda
  UWEC   -   Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
In Entebbe, 35 km away from Kampala, on the shores of Lake Victoria, a sanctuary for chimpanzees.

  University Uganda   -   Nkumba University [ Entebbe ]
Private University.
The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) was established in August 1996 by the Uganda Wildlife Statute, which merged the Uganda National Parks and the Game Department
  Welcome to Kampala
Kampala City Online Guide and Information Portal. Kampala News & Events, Kampala Hotels, Kampala Business, Entebbe Flights, Kampala Restaurants, Kampala Entertainment, Kampala Travel, Kampala Photos, Kampala Contacts Directory, Kampala Shopping, Kampala Banking, Kampala Jobs and more!   -   Safaris and Tours in Uganda

Cuisine  -  Uganda Recipes

There are various cuisines in Uganda, most of them being extremely traditional.

  Ugandan Recipes 
Uganda's culture weaves a thread of diversity not only through the manner of dress, language and various other features but also in its variety of dishes.
  Ugandan Cuisine
Ugandan cuisine consists of traditional cooking with English, Arab and Asian (especially Indian) influences.

Taste of Uganda: Recipes for Traditional Dishes by Jolly Gonahasa
Common recipes from Uganda for staples, meat, fish and poultry, and relishes, snacks and beverages. There are recipes for matooke, gonja, katogo and cassava, millet and variations on potatoes, rice and pumpkins. The meat section includes blood and offal recipes, luwombo and Ugandan stews. There are many recipes for groundnuts, bases, and sauces. Some delicacies and more intriguing dishes on offer are grasshoppers, ant balls, cultured milks and smoked water. Information about food preparation, nutrition and the origins and availability of ingredients heads each chapter, and some recipes and ingredients are illustrated. Jolly Gonahasa is a professional cook who has lived in, and experienced the food of most of the regions of Uganda. Her book is intended for Ugandan and non-Ugandan food lovers, school teachers and gourmet cooks wanting to produce local food.
African Books Collective, Oxford, 192 pp., 2002, 9970021680

History of Uganda

Independence: 9 October 1962 (from UK)

When Arab traders moved inland from their enclaves along the Indian Ocean coast of East Africa and reached the interior of Uganda in the 1830s, they found several African kingdoms with well-developed political institutions dating back several centuries. These traders were followed in the 1860s by British explorers searching for the source of the Nile River. Protestant missionaries entered the country in 1877, followed by Catholic missionaries in 1879.

  Uganda's History   -   Wikipedia
Uganda before 1900, Colonial Uganda, Early Independent Uganda, Uganda under Amin, Uganda since 1979.

Uganda (Oxfam Country Profiles S.)  -   Ian Leggett, Geoff Sayer (Illustrator)
Once known as "The Pearl of Africa", Uganda has, over the last 50 years, suffered the notoriety of rule by dictator Idi Amin, of economic collapse and of systematic human rights abuses. Yet today, Uganda is widely viewed as an inspirational economic success story, and as a symbol of a more vibrant, successful Africa. This country profile provides a concise account of Uganda's historical and political background and traces the growth of modern Uganda, where pioneering and imaginative responses to poverty and political pluralism are contrasted with the devastating effects of continuing internal conflicts. Throughout the book, Ugandan people speak for themselves on such issues as dealing with conflict; the effects of the universal primary education program; and innovative projects to combat HIV and AIDS.
Paperback 88 pages (June 28, 2001);  Publisher: Oxfam academic;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0855984546

Music, Art & Culture, Events in Uganda

  Music of Uganda
  Baganda Music
Baganda music is based on an approximately equidistant pentatonic scale. 
  Peter Cooke's Website
  BBC on location - Uganda 

  Culture of Uganda 
The culture of Uganda is made up of a diverse range of ethnic groups.

  Uganda Museum
  Ugandan National Theatre

Swahili is the mother tongue of the Swahili people who inhabit a 1500 km stretch of the East African coast from southern Somalia to northern Mozambique. There are approximately five million first-language speakers and fifty million second-language speakers. Swahili has become a lingua franca for East Africa and surrounding areas.

Uganda - Music from Uganda Vol.1  -   To hear a song sample, click on the song titles
Audio CD (January 21, 2002);  Number of Discs:1;  Label: Caprice;  ASIN: B00000B33F;  Catalogue Number: CAP21495

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