'The Pearl of Africa' according to Winston Churchill, Uganda to many people is one of the most beautiful and friendly countries in Africa. The capital, Kampala, is situated on hills on the northern edge of Lake Victoria, and the neighbouring town of Jinja is built over the outlet from that lake and is renowned as the source of the River Nile. The scenery to the west along the border with the DRC is dominated by high mountain ranges, the Ruwenzoris (Ptolemy's "Mountains of the Moon"). These are suitably spectacular, as are the regions to the north of Kampala around the Murchison Falls. The 'Idi Amin' days have long disappeared and Uganda in the late 1980's and early 90's are a place of improvement and regeneration. Roads and buildings have been or are being rebuilt, and the economy is slowly re-asserting itself. The tourist industry is still small but growing, gameparks are being restocked, and services in Kampala and around the country are being improved.
Population : 17.4m
Life Expectancy: 51
Per Capita Income: US$220
Currency: Uganda Shilling (Ush)
Mail your needs with clear specifications, and with definites booked...i.e
" Looking for a 4 day Kruger accommodated departing Johannesburg, 2 people, budget R8000pp or less
Flights booked for arrival Jo'burg Monday 20 Oct 10h00 locally from Cape Town, and departure to Germany 19h50 Fr 24 Oct.
We want to have 1 nightdrive and 1 walk included"