Located in East Africa, Uganda is bordered by five countries, Kenya in the east, South Sudan in the north, Tanzania in the south, Rwanda in the southwest and Democratic Republic of Congo in the west.
Also known as “the pearl of Africa”, Uganda is the heart of the great lakes region surrounded by a number of Lakes. In a plane at a high altitude, Uganda is viewed as a place covered with water and green vegetations. The prominent lakes found in this wonderful country are:- Lake Edward, Lake Victoria, Lake Albert and Lake Kyoga. Though Uganda is landlocked, the presence of these lakes fills the gap a visitor would have missed on a coast due to the presence of natural breathtaking beaches around the lakes where a visitor can go for relaxation.
With 10 national parks, Uganda is a place where a range of activities can be enjoyed like gorilla tracking, bird watching, chimpanzee tracking, nature walks, cultural tours, hiking and game drives.
Uganda is located on the Equator and thus has tropical climate. The wet months are March to May and September to November. The country mainly experiences two dry seasons (December to February and June to August)
Uganda’s geography statistics
Area: 241,038 km²
Land Boundaries: Kenya 933km, DRC 765, South Sudan 435km, Rwanda 169km, Tanzania 396km
Natural resources: cobalt, copper, limestone, hydropower and gold
Elevation extremes: Lowest point - Lake Albert at 621m, Highest point - Margherita Peak on Mountain Rwenzori at about 5,110m above sea level.