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Uganda Flag The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in easthern Africa. It shares land borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and South Sudan. Although Uganda does have no sea coast, its territory does include part of the Lake Victoria shoreline, and is one of three nations (the others being Kenya and Tanzania) which shares Lake Victoria.

As of 2009, the population of Namibia was estimated as being 32,369,558. The country's capital and largest city is Kampala, which as of 2008, had an estimated population of 1,420,200.

Uganda Country Details


Country Name Uganda
Political Status Country
Geographic Location East Africa
Flag Uganda Flag
Principal Languages
  • English
  • Swahili
  • Capital Kampala


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    Uganda (Bradt Travel Guide)
    By Philip Briggs

    Briggs Philip
    Paperback (560 pages)

    Uganda (Bradt Travel Guide)
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    • Uganda
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    The Bradt Guide to Uganda, now more than 500 pages long, is the definitive travel handbook to this wonderful but oft-neglected destination, not only providing comprehensive background information to its varied national parks, towns and other cultural attractions, but also including detailed reviews of the ever-growing selection of world-class lodges and budget hotels that service them.

    Uganda boasts the most varied – and arguably the most exciting – safari circuit in Africa. The lush montane forests of Bwindi protect the world's largest remaining population of mountain gorillas, many of which have become habituated to tourists and can be tracked to within a few metres on foot. Elsewhere, Queen Elizabeth National Park, set below the snow-capped Mountains of the Moon, is renowned for its tree-climbing lions and abundant buffaloes. Elephants abound in Murchison Falls National Park, coursed through by a dramatic stretch of the White Nile dense with hippos, crocodiles and waterfowl, while Kibale Forest offers superb chimpanzee tracking as well as the opportunity to see ten other monkey species in their natural jungle habitat. For birders, an astonishing checklist of more than 1,000 species – in a country similar in size to Great Britain or the state of Oregon ¬– includes dozens of Western rainforest specials difficult to see elsewhere, as well as the iconic great blue turaco and shoebill.

    Philip Briggs is the world's foremost writer of guidebooks to Africa. He has been exploring the continent's highways, byways and backwaters for over 30 years.
    Uganda - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
    By Ian Clarke

    Clarke Ian
    Released: 2014-12-23
    Paperback (168 pages)

    Uganda - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
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    • Uganda Culture Smart The Essential Guide to Customs Culture
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    Once notorious for the tyranny of Idi Amin, immortalized in the film The Last King of Scotland, Uganda has, for the last twenty-six years or so, struggled to overcome its negative image. It has largely been successful. Rated the best country to visit in 2012, it was one named of the best tourist destinations of 2013 by National Geographic magazine. In addition to its game parks, home to the Big Five, Uganda has one of the largest numbers of recorded bird species of any country. It is also the home of the famed mountain gorillas, and the mighty Nile River provides some of the best whitewater rafting in the world. Add to this an almost perfect climate and spectacular sightseeing, including the source of the Nile, Murchison Falls, the “little Switzerland” of Kabale, the volcanic lakes, and the Rwenzori Mountains, and one can understand why Winston Churchill called Uganda “the Pearl of Africa.” But Uganda not only has wildlife and natural beauty to offer—the Ugandan people are what makes it different. Drawn from over fifty tribes, they make up a rich blend of traditions. You can sample this in dance and song performances by groups such as the Ndere Troup, or you can wander through the capital city, or any village, and get to know the local people, as English is widely spoken. You will find them sociable, warm, and hospitable. Kampala is famous as the social capital of East Africa, the city that never sleeps, where every kind of nightlife is on offer, and Ugandans have now been officially rated the happiest people in East Africa! All this is what makes Uganda special. Inevitably there are cultural pitfalls for the unwary traveler—differences in expectations, mores, and ways of behaving. This book provides key insights into Ugandan life and offers practical tips on how best to meet the Ugandan people on their own terms, vital information for tourists and businessmen alike.
    Uganda, 7th (Bradt Travel Guide)
    By Philip Briggs

    Bradt Travel Guides
    Paperback (528 pages)

    Uganda, 7th (Bradt Travel Guide)
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    Of all Africa's safari destinations, this is the most fertile. It is the best in Africa for seeing a variety of primate species with more than ten types of monkey. More than 1,000 bird species have been recorded here and you can encounter lions, elephants and buffaloes. Whether visitors want to climb the Mountains of the Moon, raft the headwaters of the Nile, or marvel at the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha, this edition of Philip Briggs' much-praised guide is the most comprehensive, with expanded coverage of gorilla tracking options and the best accommodation in every price bracket.

     

    Uganda 1:550,000 Travel Map (International Travel Maps)
    By ITMB Canada

    ITMB Publishing, Ltd.
    Map (2 pages)

    Uganda 1:550,000 Travel Map (International Travel Maps)
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    Detailed double sided road and travel map. Scale 1:550,000. Distinguishes roads ranging from primary paved roads to other roads or tracks. Legend includes railroads, trails, international airports, national airports, aerodromes, gasoline/petrol stations, post offices, hospitals/medical facilities, points of ineterest or vistas, ruins.archaeological sites, museums, campsites/huts, mines, resthouses/hostels, lodging, car ferries, forts, border crossings. Includes inset overview map of Kampala, information about Uganda and extensive place name index.
    Lonely Planet East Africa (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Stuart Butler & Trent Holden

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (664 pages)

    Lonely Planet East Africa (Travel Guide)
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    • Lonely Planet East Africa
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet East Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander the winding backstreets of Lamu, trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, or watch the annual wildebeest migration in Masai Mara; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of East Africa and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet East Africa Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, culture, art, architecture, music, geography, politics, cuisine, landscapes, wildlife
    • Over 118 maps
    • Covers Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet East Africa is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

    • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Africa, Kenya or Tanzania guides.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Stuart Butler, Mary Fitzpatrick and Trent Holden

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    Uganda Handbook (Footprint Handbooks)
    By Lizzie Williams

    Footprint Handbooks
    Hardcover (272 pages)

    Uganda Handbook (Footprint Handbooks)
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    • Footprint Handbooks
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    Land-locked in the heart of the African continent, Uganda has a fantastic climate, an ever-changing landscape and people who are honest, polite and genuinely pleased to help. Footprint’s Uganda Handbook will guide you from the peaks of the Mountains of the Moon, through the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and to the Source of the Nile at Jinja, taking in adrenalin-pumping thrills of tracking gorillas and rafting some of the best white water rides in the world.

     

    ·         Great coverage of gorilla trekking; bird- and butterfly-spotting; climbing the Rwenzoris;  game-trekking, whitewater rafting, and fishing, cruising and canoeing on the many lakes. 

    ·         Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from rock paintings at Kakora to exploring the volcanic landscapes near Tororo

    ·         Includes comprehensive information on everything from transport and practicalities to history, culture & landscape  

    ·         Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget 

    ·         Full-color planning section to inspire travelers and help you find the best experiences

     

    From the bustling city of Kampala to the heavily forested waterfalls of the tropical Ssese Islands, Footprint’s fully updated 3rd edition will help you navigate this fairytale destination.

    East Africa Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda (A Pocket Naturalist Guide)
    By James Kavanagh

    James Kavanagh
    Pamphlet (12 pages)

    East Africa Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda (A Pocket Naturalist Guide)
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    • East Africa Wildlife A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species in Kenya Tanzania Uganda Pocket Naturalist Guide
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    Perhaps the top wildlife viewing area on earth, the legendary game reserves of the Serengeti and Maasai Mara attract millions of tourists each year seeking an unparalleled opportunity to view a vast array of wildlife in their natural habitat. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 120 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds and reptiles the area is famous for. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information is the ideal, quick reference to use when bouncing around in a Land Rover on safari. Made in the USA.
    Africa's Top Wildlife Countries: Safari Planning Guide to Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe ... Countries: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, R)
    By Mark W. Nolting

    Global Travel Publishers
    Paperback (544 pages)

    Africa s Top Wildlife Countries: Safari Planning Guide to Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe ... Countries: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, R)
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    Africa's Top Wildlife Countries highlights and compares wildlife reserves and other major attractions in the continent’s best countries for game viewing — making the planning of the journey of a lifetime easy! African countries, and the wildlife reserves within them, vary greatly as to the types and quality of safari experiences they offer. This is the only guidebook that effectively assists readers in choosing the best destinations for the kind of wildlife experience they would most enjoy by comparing travel options among all the top wildlife countries.

    Using the easy-to-read "When’s the Best Time to Go for Game Viewing" chart, readers can conveniently choose the specific reserves and country(ies) that are best to visit during their vacation period. From the "What Wildlife is Best Seen Where" chart, readers can easily locate the reserves that have an abundance of the animals they wish to see. From the "Safari Activities" chart, readers can choose the reserves that offer the safari options (night drives, canoeing, walking, ballooning, etc.) that interest them most.

    Jam-packed with information essential to the successful safari:
    * 512 pages of color with over 400 photos
    * 15 Countries, including the top safari countries of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa
    * Over 75 color maps, detailing countries and major wildlife reserves, including regional maps that conveniently point out the best reserves and their highlights
    * 10 charts, including When's The Best Time to Go and What Wildlife is Best Found Where
    * Accommodations graded for convenient selection — with the best highlighted as the author's top choice

    Detailed information on:
    Photo Safaris
    Mountain Climbing
    Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safaris
    Bird Watching
    Canoe/Kayak/Boat Safaris
    Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
    Hot-Air Balloon Safaris
    Night Game Drives
    Walking Safaris
    White-water Rafting
    Horseback safaris
    Family Safaris
    Honeymoon safaris
    Uganda Travel Journal: Perfect Size 100 Page Travel Notebook Diary
    By CreativeJournals

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (100 pages)

    Uganda Travel Journal: Perfect Size 100 Page Travel Notebook Diary
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    Lightweight and perfect for traveling, this soft cover notebook Uganda travel journal is ideal for tucking into a full bag or suitcase. The cover is a glossy finish so that you can easily wipe it off (if it ends up covered in something delicious-tasting, or lands in a mud puddle ;) Keep your memories for longer by journalling them in your Uganda travel journal. A nice affordable travel notebook designed with the traveler in mind. This would make a great gift for the traveler in your life. Bon voyage!

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