Berglandschaft in Uganda und ein Sonnenuntergang im Hintergrund

Uganda travel tips & information

About the size of Great Britain and rich in fascinating natural sites, Uganda presents itself as an exciting destination for active vacationers. Discover nine species-rich national parks and game reserves. Spend relaxing vacation days at Lake Victoria or marvel at the snow-covered five-thousand-meter peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains. Fancy an unforgettable encounter with the gentle giants of the rainforest? Visit rare mountain gorillas on a guided expedition and learn all about the human-like primate species. Whether on a wildlife safari or in the shadow of the Virunga Volcanoes, Uganda provides the stuff of individual travel dreams.

Below, you'll find helpful travel tips and information about Uganda. Where exactly is Uganda located, when is the best time to travel and which sights you should not miss? All this and much more we will answer here on this page.

Where is Uganda located?

Uganda is located on the equator and is a landlocked country in East Africa. Uganda borders many countries: South Sudan to the north, Kenya to the east, Tanzania to the south, and Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west.

Uganda ist farblich markiert auf einer Afrika KarteKarte von Uganda

10 quick facts about Uganda

1# Location

Uganda is located in East Africa and is a landlocked country surrounded by the following countries: South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

2# Population

Uganda is a very densely populated country with a total population of about 45 million people, divided among more than 55 different ethnic groups.

3# Language

The official language, which is also used in education, government and business, is English. But Swahili and many regional languages, such as Luganda, are also spoken.

4# Religion

Christianity and Islam are the two largest religions, with Christianity being the dominant religion.

5# Economy

After independence (1962), Uganda's economy developed rapidly. But wars and bad politics quickly curbed development. Today, most people work in agriculture (coffee, tea and cotton).

6# Kampala and Entebbe

Kampala is the capital of Uganda and the political, economic and cultural center of the country. The international airport is located in Entebbe and is therefore the point of entry for many tourists.

7# Nature

Uganda is often referred to as the "Pearl of Africa" and is known for its breathtaking scenery: from rainforests and savannah landscapes to volcanoes and snow-capped mountains.

8# Water

One sixth of Uganda's total land area consists of water. A large part is taken up by lakes: Lake Victoria, Lake Albert and Lake Edward. In addition, there are many rivers, of which the White Nile is the longest.

9# Wildlife

The diversity of wildlife in Uganda is enormous. However, poachers caused the animal populations to decline sharply. Thanks to national parks, the animals are now better protected and the animal populations are slowly recovering.


World Heritage Site: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Rwenzori Mountains

World Heritage Site: Tombs of the Buganda Kings in Kasubi

Uganda's National Parks

Nowhere is biodiversity as great as in Uganda's national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Most of the nine national parks are located along the country's borders in the west, south and northeast. Endless lake landscapes alternate with typical African bush savannahs and misty rainforests with mystical volcanic craters. Whether mountain Gorilla-trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or boat safaris on the Nile: discover on a Uganda Trip the remote natural paradise!

Travel tips for your Uganda trip

General information about entry requirements, travel time and vaccinations in Uganda.

Travel tips for your Uganda trip

Uganda has a diverse landscape, ranging from fertile plains to gigantic mountain ranges. With Uganda tours you have the opportunity to go on safaris, gorilla trekking tours or even boat trips on the Nile. Here you will find exciting information for your Uganda round trip.

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