Uganda is truly defined a beautiful country in the Eastern Region of Africa. Located in the heart of Africa, it is also known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ a name that was given to this land by the Britain Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill during his African Journey in 1902! Surely it’s the Pearl of Africa given the treasures it holds! Recently some American Students nicknamed this country the “Small Africa” given that almost what Africa holds is summarized in this country.
It sits at the equator and is blessed with sunshine all year round with an ever green tropical paradise and pleasant climate.
The people of Uganda have very big smiles that you can quickly read into their warmth and welcoming nature. The country is welcoming to everyone and it is the only country where a simple hello goes beyond on how you life is!
here is also a lot of information based on life time memorable experiences of people that have visited this beautiful country. What more reliable information would you get if not from someone that has been there?
The official languages are English and Swahili although multiple other languages are spoken in the country. Have you heard about Ugandan English? Curious?!
Blessed with favourable climate, the country is endowed with an ever green tropical cover with sufficient rains and fertile soils that enable agriculture; which is the country’s main sector that employs about 70% of the population, to blossom.
It is part of the East African Community that includes; Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi, with a population of 33 million. It is one of the fastest growing economies in the region and as part of the Common Markets for Southern Africa (COMESA), with its tax incentives for goods from the region; it certainly is the gateway lucrative market for the region.
The economy is ever growing; with renewed investment in tea and coffee, it produces some of the world’s good quality organic coffees – coffee lovers will be glad to know this! …and is one of the leading producers of tea in Africa.Its organic cotton is among the finest in the world too.
Almost 20% of the country is covered by water with Lake Victoria (the second largest fresh water lake in the world) and the River Nile (the longest in Africa) – with its source believed to be in Lake Victoria, standing out. Fishing is therefore abundant for those that enjoy fishing! …and this has fast become one of the leading economic sectors with exports to Europe and other destinations.
You will be pleased to know that much as they greatly lie in the historic moments of our history, kingdoms still exist; the Buganda kingdom, Toro kingdom, Bunyoro kingdom, Busoga kingdom and the Ankole kingdom are the prominent among others in the country. Come see for yourself the rich heritage sites and culture of this country.
Once you get to Entebbe International Airport; ‘tusanyuse okukulaba’ is luganda for ‘welcome’. It literary means- ‘we are glad to see you’ how warm is that? Luganda is a language spoken in the central part of the country. Look out for survival phrases for more Luganda.
Entebbe International Airport is the gateway to the world. Equipped with modern facilities and security checks, there are regular flights to different destinations in the world and with connections all over the world.