Ugandans are the most welcoming and friendliest people in Africa, according to the African Economist.
Uganda’s Lake Victoria (26,828 square miles [69,484 square km]), in the southeastern part of the country, is the world’s second largest inland freshwater lake by size.
Uganda is home to a diverse variety of bird life, including threatened species. Most of the country’s national parks provide excellent bird-watching opportunities.
Uganda is in Eastern African, with a population of 40.37 million people. Its capital is Kampala, and their currency is Ugandan Shilling. The official languages of Uganda are English and Swahili.
They celebrate many holidays including:
- New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
- NRM Liberation Day (Jan 24)
- Archbishop Janani Luwum Day (Feb 16)
- International Women’s Day (Mar 8)
- Good Friday (Date Varies)
- Easter Monday (Date Varies)
- Labor Day (May 1)
- Eid-Ul-Fitr (Date Varies)
- Martyrs’ Day (Jun 3)
- National Heroes’ Day (Jun 9)
- Eid Al Adha (Date Varies)
- Independence Day (Oct 9)
- Christmas Day (Dec 25)
- Boxing Day (Dec 26)
It has three world heritage sites:
It also has 13 national parks including:
Want to learn more? Check out Uganda’s tourism website!