Welcome to Uganda!

Uganda is located in eastern Africa, on the northern shore of Lake Victoria – the largest lake in Africa. Here are some of the highlights of visiting Uganda:

Uganda language

Uganda Language: Ultimate Travelers Guide (English, Swahili, +40 More)

Curious if you'll understand anyone in Uganda? In this post, you'll learn all about Uganda language, including English, Swahili, and ...
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Hippo facts

57 Huge Hippo Facts: Africa's Most Dangerous Animal? Pink Milk?

Hippos are huge, docile mammals. Or are they? In this post, you'll learn 57 hippo facts about one of Africa's ...
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Best travel insurance for Africa

Best Travel Insurance for African Safari: 3 Options, 8 Factors to Consider

Heading to Africa for a safari? Here's what you need to know about buying the best travel insurance for your ...
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Is Uganda safe?

Is Uganda Safe? Guide to Water, Crime, Disease, Sun Safety in Uganda

Is Uganda safe? This question gets asked often by people who are thinking about traveling to Uganda to enjoy its ...
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African leopard facts

33 African Leopard Facts (Panthera pardus pardus)

In this post, you'll learn 33 African leopard facts. You'll learn about their habits, habitat, diet, differences with other cats ...
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African lions

36 Facts About African Lions (Panthera leo)

In this post, you'll learn 36 facts about African lions. They are the world's most iconic cats and one of ...
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Cape buffalo facts

23 African Cape Buffalo Facts (Syncerus caffer)

In this post, you'll learn 23 facts about African Cape buffalo. It is one of the most dangerous animals in ...
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Rothschilds Giraffe Uganda

21 Facts About Rothschild's Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)

In this post, you'll learn all about the Rothschild's giraffe. Facts include range, habitat, diet, height, threats, and much more. Plus ...
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African Rock Python

29 African Rock Python Facts (Python sebae) Africa's Largest Snake

In this post, you'll learn 29 facts about the African rock python. It is the largest snake in Africa - ...
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Nile crocodile

31 Facts About Africa's Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)

Curious about Africa's Nile crocodile? In this huge guide, you'll learn all about this apex predator, its diet, habitat, population ...
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Things to do in Uganda

15 Incredible Things to do in Uganda [Culture, Nature, Culinary, Adventure…]

Here are 15 things to do in Uganda. They include gorilla trekking and animal safari, adventure sports, cultural events and ...
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Murchison Falls Uganda

Guide to Murchison Falls Uganda: 16 Things You Need to Know

As you plan your Uganda trip, Murchison Falls is not to be overlooked. In this post, you'll learn 16 things about ...
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Uganda currency

Uganda Currency: 12 Things to Know (Money, Shillings, and Costs)

Heading to Uganda? Congratulations! In this post, you'll learn about Uganda currency (shillings), banknotes and coins, exchange rates and more ...
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Best sun protection hats

11 Best Sun Protection Hats: Travelers Guide for Men, Women, Children

In this post, you'll learn how to choose the best sun protection hats for your trip to Africa. We also ...
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Uganda food

Uganda Food Guide: 16 Must-Try Dishes for Your Visit

Curious about what Ugandan food is like? In this Uganda Food Guide, you'll learn about breakfast, lunch, and dinner - ...
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Uganda climate

Uganda Climate Guide: Best Time to Visit (Weather, Rain & Temp by Month…)

As you plan your trip to Uganda, it's important to know what to expect for weather. In this Uganda climate ...
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Portable water filter

How to Choose the Best Portable Water Filter / Purifier [Buyers Guide]

If you're traveling to rural Africa, you need to decide how you'll filter your water supply. In this huge guide, ...
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Uganda National Parks

Uganda's 10 National Parks & 4 Wildlife Game Reserves [Travelers Guide]

Planning your Uganda trip? In this post about Uganda's 10 National Parks and 4 Wildlife Game Reserves, you'll learn about ...
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Birds of Uganda

17 Birds of Uganda (8 Top Birding Sites)

Heading to Uganda? Here are 17 birds of Uganda, ranging from the tiny black bee-eater to the large and weirdly-cute shoebill stork. Uganda is a top birding destination – and for good reason. Uganda is a bird lover’s paradise, boasting more than 1,000 different bird species.

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Safari packing list

African Safari Packing List (Checklist + Guide)

Just what do you need to pack for your upcoming safari? In this guide, you'll get the complete African safari packing list – including 4 factors when packing, how to pack minimalist, and just what to include with specific recommendations.

Check our our full Safari Packing List (With Checklist and Guide)

Best camera for safari

Guide to Best Camera for African Safari

Heading on a safari? Here's how to choose the best camera for safari and trekking adventures. We also include a detailed Buyers Guide that breaks down the 9 primary considerations when deciding on a camera for your upcoming safari.

Learn about choosing the best camera for African safari

Uganda mountain gorilla facts

19 Amazing Facts About Uganda Mountain Gorillas

Uganda is home to more than half of the world's population of mountain gorillas. The largest concentration of these are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The only way to see these critically endangered animals is on a gorilla trek. Here's how to choose a Uganda gorilla trek.

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Best binoculars for the money

Guide to the Best Safari Binoculars

Are you going on a gorilla trek or safari in Uganda? In this post, you'll learn all about choosing the best binoculars for a safari – including 10 factors that you need to know about in our detailed buyers guide.

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Guide to Uganda animals

Animals in Uganda

Uganda is full of mountains, rivers and lakes – making the ideal habitat for an abundance of wildlife. You'll find elephants, 29 species of antelope, rock python, mountain gorillas, Cape buffalo, lions, chimpanzees, and more than 1000 species of birds.

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Golden Monkey

12 Facts About the Golden Monkey of Central Africa

In this post, you’ll learn all about Central Africa’s golden monkey. You’ll learn facts, including range, diet, population, social life, communication, and more.

Learn about one of Africa's cutest monkeys.

Things to do in Kampala Uganda

14 Things to Do in Kampala Uganda

Thinking about visiting Kampala while in Uganda? In this post, you’ll learn all about Uganda’s capital city – interesting facts and many things to do in Kampala.

Here are 14 things to do in Kampala Uganda.

Places to visit in Uganda

26 Beautiful Places to Visit in Uganda

Often called the “Pearl of Africa,” Uganda is a country jam-packed with breathtaking scenery, natural wonders, exotic wildlife and fascinating culture.

See all 26 of the best places to visit in Uganda.

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