Highest Peak: Ruwenzori Mountains - 5,109 m
Home to almost half of the world's surviving mountain gorillas, Uganda is one of Africa's best destination to track and see gorillas in their natural habitat.
Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos and herds of elephants.
|1||Christened as "The Pearl of Africa", Uganda is a beautiful land-locked country famous for her rich culture, her lush green topography and her Mountain gorillas. Every year tourists come to the extreme south-western corner of the country to see the amazing mountain gorillas. Other attractions include the 43 metre-high Murchison Falls along the Victoria Nile, Bujagali Falls famous for kayaking and bungee jumping, the Rwenzori Mountain and the tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi in Kampala which are listed as a World Heritage site.||Since Uganda lies on the equator, there is minimal change in temperature and no real winter or summer. Hottest months are January and February when average daytime range is 24-33Â°C with highs of up to 40Â°C in the northern areas. The south has two wet seasons: from mid- September to November and March to May. The dry season is from December to February and June - July. With 1000 to 2000mm of rain annually, it can rain at almost any time. The north, including Murchison Falls and Kidepo Valley, has one continuous wet season from March to November and a dry season from December to February.|