Where else but in this uniquely lush destination can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth the same afternoon, then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippos and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to visit the majestic mountain gorillas? Ecologically, Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle.
Set at the equator, Uganda is made up of four regions (Central, Eastern, Northern and Western) within 91,135 square miles, its capital being Kampala. The country is fortunate to harbor Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the world forming the source of the Nile, generally considered the longest river in the world.
Uganda has long been a cultural melting pot, as evidenced by the existence of more than 30 different indigenous languages belonging to five distinct linguistic groups, and an equally diverse cultural mosaic of music, art and handicrafts.