Uganda has been voted the better place to go for holiday by the internet community, beating Spain by a margin of almost 80%. When the president of Uganda first mentioned the fact in a casual manner at an international Tourism Expo’ it sounded like the whimsical ranting of a proud African leader but the fact is there is no place on the entire planet like Uganda.

This equatorial country is a natural wonder that boasts a paradisiacal climate, indeed till recently some Ugandan tribes were content to do without clothing, finding comfort in the soothing natural environment that Uganda provided – to justify this observation note that these tribes nestled in the North Eastern parts of Uganda are cattle keepers and therefore have no shortage of good leather for clothing. The practice was not limited to this particular tribe but right through this region. Long before you and I ever thought of coming to earth, children, youth - boys, girls and middle aged men used very little cloth, preferring to either use decorative colorful clays as body paint and beads as detail – in the distant past a loin cloth was just enough. In this friendly climate clothes were viewed as a status symbol, like in the Kingdom of Buganda were the king commanded that all his officials and men be decently dressed, winning untold respect from visitors to the Kingdom.

The Kingdom of Buganda from which Uganda gets its name had achieved significant levels development by the mid 19th century, building an aristocratic elitist government with the Kabaka as its head, Prime Minister (Katikiro), Ministers and various uniquely titled chiefs in their ranks depending on the size of their domains; each of these powerful chiefs were military leaders and boasted a coat of arms, similar to the knights of Europe. Stanley the explorer that visited Uganda twice was to build a strong friendship with the Kabaka King of Buganda that eventually led to the invitation of European missionaries, who in turn expressed the need for colonial protection from their mother country leading to the modern Uganda we have today.

Modern Uganda is a patchwork of people’s and cultures with a diversity that ordinarily would not permit the country to exist but this is what makes Uganda very unique. For a country smaller than Great Britain Uganda possibly has the biggest concentration of ethnic and cultural diversity in the world. Tribal Proximity and mixture is dictated by the different interests that have brought people from all over Africa to Uganda. Some have tribes are in Uganda because of the rich pasture for their cattle, others are in Uganda for the fertile land, some have been drawn by fishing in the network of rivers and lakes feeding L. Victoria and the Great River Nile and yet others are descendants of hunters and gatherers who lived off the wild game in the forests and the Savanna. This self sustaining environment is a cauldron into which all these people have been melted to form the county Uganda; a country with a very diverse landscapes, mountains, hills, valleys, plains, forests, bushes and in some places semi-desert. Each of these environments and people contributes positively to the Ugandan Experience.

 

Lion on safari in Uganda

Discover Uganda - 14 days

  • 5 National Parks
  • Gorilla & Chimps trekking
  • Game-drives and boat-cruises
  • Relax by Lake Bunyonyi

Gorilla trekking in Uganda

Gorilla trekking - 3 days

  • Walk in beautiful jungle
  • See the misty mountains of Bwindi
  • Meet Mountain Gorillas

 

Buffaloes on safari in Uganda

Gorillas & Savanna - 7 days

  • 3 National Parks
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Game-drive & boat-cruise
  • Relax by lake Bunyonyi

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