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Uganda is Africa  condensed with everything the continent has to offer packed into a small but stunning destination. In 1907 Pioneering tourist Winston Churchill branded it the Pearl of Africa.

Home to the highest mountain range in Africa.  Mountains of the moon – Rwenzori Mountains a few metres from the equator but has snow at its peak.

With the largest volcanic mountain in the world and oldest in East Africa, Mountain Elgon.

Source of the mighty river Nile in Jinja offering the best white water rafting in the world. A number of lakes and rivers including the second largest fresh water lake  and second longest river in the world- Lake Victoria and River Nile.

Has the highest concentration of primates on earth including the majestic Mountain Gorillas with over half the worlds population.

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A variety of Wildlife in Forests and 10 National Parks. The prominent tree climbing lions which are only found Ishasha area in one of the two places in the whole world.

The unspoiled nature with a diversity of flora. Uganda is the Evergreen Country of Africa-the color green dominates the landscape. Uganda is Africa’s Banana Republic – it grows more Bananas than any other nation in the world – except Brazil – over 50 varieties- Matoke a plantain banana is the chief staple in the much of the country. With favourable weather throughout the year. Surely Uganda in gifted by nature.

The best bird watching destination in Africa with its small size of 236,040 sq km, boasts of having over 1045 bird species including the spectacular Shoebill. With 11% of bird species found in the world and 46.1% of bird species in Africa.

The friendliest African Country. The capital city and other major towns are safer and friendlier than most in Africa. The people offer heart warming hospitality up and down the country punctuated by their ever present smile. These amazing people belong to 52 different tribes each with different cultural norms and values.

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It’s no Surprise! Uganda was ranked the best tourist destination country in the whole world in the year 2012 by Lonely Planet ( the worlds most read travel guide books and one of the largest online travel information sources).

And Uganda was named one of the world’s top twenty places to visit for 2013 by National Geographic Traveler Magazine.

With Escape Adventure Tours you will truly Experience Africa’s Beauty.

Quick Facts About Uganda

Location: East Africa.

Population: Just over 34 million people live in Uganda.

Capital City: Kampala.

Language: English is the official national language followed by Swahili, Luganda and more than 52 dialects.

Climate: The climate is tropical generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to Febuary  and June to August) and two rainy seasons(March to May and light rain in November to December)

Currency: Uganda Shillings (UGX)

Total Area: 236,040 sq km’s

Area of Land: 199,710 sq km’s

Area under water: 36,330 sq km’s

Time: GMT + 3 hours.

Culture: Uganda has a very strong and rich culture tradition, With kingdoms like Buganda, Busoga, Bunyoro, Toro, Ugandans are exceptionally hospitable and hails from a range of rich culture and life style.

Corporate Social Responsibility

We donate 15% of our revenue to Trinity Care Foundation Uganda. it's a registered charity that helps the underprivileged families and is based in Jinja. It is focusing on (mainly) children who are orphaned, Widows, the Elderly, vulnerable, the people with disabilities. Learn more...