Uganda, country in east-central Africa. About the size of Great Britain, Uganda is populated by dozens of ethnic groups. The English language and Christianity help unite these diverse peoples, who come together in the cosmopolitan capital of Kampala, a verdant city whose plan includes dozens of small parks and public gardens and a scenic promenade along the shore of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest freshwater lake. The Swahili language unites the country with its East African neighbours Kenya and Tanzania.
Population 35.56 million
Area 241,038 sq km (93,072 sq miles)
Languages English (official), Swahili (official), Luganda, various Bantu and Nilotic languages
Currency Ugandan shillings
The tropical climate of Uganda is modified by elevation and, locally, by the presence of the lakes. The major air currents are northeasterly and southwesterly. Because of Uganda’s equatorial location, there is little variation in the sun’s declination at midday, and the length of daylight is nearly always 12 hours. All of these factors, combined with a fairly constant cloud cover, ensure an equable climate throughout the year.
While visiting Uganda might be one of the smoothest things to do, the government likes to ensure that the security of the nation is not jeopardized in this ease of access. Here’s much of the nitty-gritties that you should know about visas and immigration in Uganda. Any person intending to enter Uganda must lawfully go through a necessary process of enquiry in accordance with the country’s immigration laws, guidelines and formalities. Learn More