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Uganda: A Travel Guide

Uganda is a safe and friendly country in East Africa. You can track mountain gorillas, see the "big five" take a trip down the Nile or enjoy a trek through the "Mountains of the Moon". This Uganda travel guide includes photos, facts, maps, accommodation options, top attractions and general country information.

Photos of Rural Life in Uganda, East Africa
Images of daily life in the villages of Uganda, East Africa. Images of rural Uganda taken by Lauren Himiak who volunteered at a school for 3 months in western Uganda. Photos of Ugandan women, men and children at work, play, collecting water, weaving baskets, and at school.

Uganda - Uganda Facts and Information
Uganda Facts and Information for Visitors. Facts and travel information about Uganda in East Africa. Uganda geographic facts, Uganda travel facts, economic facts, best time to go, climate, getting around and more.

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
A guide to Uganda's largest national park, Murchison Falls National Park, home to chimpanzees, hippos, crocodiles and much more. Find out what to see at Murchison Falls, where to stay and how to get there.

Uganda: A Photo Tour
This photo tour highlights some of the best Uganda as to offer including mountain gorillas, tree-climbing lions, excellent National Parks and lodges, lush mountain ranges, Murchison Falls and the source of the Nile. Uganda is also known as one of the safest and friendliest countries on the continent.

Uganda Map and basic facts
A basic map of Uganda and country facts including a brief history, economic overview, population statistics, languages spoken, ethnic groups and more.

A Guide to Gorilla Safaris
With only about 650 mountain gorilla's left in the world seeing them in the wild is something only few people will ever have the chance to experience. This article will tell you where you can see both types of gorillas, where to stay, give you an idea of the costs involved and help you choose the best safari company to go with.

Kampala, Uganda's Capital
Image of Kampala, Uganda's capital city along with information about what to see in Kampala and other useful travel tips.

Tips for Tracking Mountain Gorillas
Tracking Mountain Gorillas is a rare privilege and many may never get the chance to see these magnificent rare animals in the wild. Those of us who are lucky enough to have the money and the opportunity should make sure they read these tips before they go. It will make the experience that much more rewarding for all parties involved

Best treks in Africa
The best treks and hikes in Africa. Challenging peaks can be found from Morocco's Atlas Mountains all the way down to South Africa's Drakensberg. Africa's most popular trekking destination is Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain on the continent. Lesser known ranges like Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains offer an incredible array of snow-capped...

When to go on Safari
When to go on Safari. Find out the best time to go on an African safari in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia. There's also a month by month guide to the best safari destinations in Africa as well as a guide for those interested in the best time to see gorillas, chimpanzees, birds and whales.

Baluku's Guide to Uganda
Baluku Geoffrey runs this excellent Uganda tourism guide with up to date information on Uganda's many attractions, hotels, restaurants, and tours. There's also lots of practical travel information. The blog is updated regularly with tourism related news.

Uganda Travel Directory
Aboutuganda.com offers some very good travel information about Uganda including a comprehensive list of accommodations, car rental agencies, local tour operators and more. You can also find basic information about Uganda's National Parks and contact information to make reservations.

Uganda Tourist Board
Uganda's official tourism site run by the government. There's information about the country's top attractions, its culture and people, how to get around and more. A well presented site with good information but nothing off the beaten track.

Uganda Wildlife Authority
This site is excellent for anyone traveling to Uganda and planning to visit its National Parks. It has information on how to get a gorilla tracking permit, where to see chimpanzees, how to trek safely through the Rwenzori Mountains and more.

Hotels in Uganda
It is difficult to find a truly comprehensive list of hotels available in Uganda but this one from Africapoint comes close. Hotels are listed per town and include accommodations in Kampala, Jinja, Mbarara and Murchison Falls.

Community Tours in Uganda
Pearls of Uganda is a tour company that specializes in community-based tourism. If you're looking for a unique vacation, that's responsible and lets you get an in depth view of this lovely country, then look no further. The site is based around a set of community-run responsible tourism experiences, as well as the local tour operators and lodges that support these communities.

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