Gulu is the capital of Gulu District in the Northern Region of Uganda, an important city and a popular destination for safari holidays in the region. The weather in Gulu is tropical wet and dry most time of the year. The largest community is the Acholi people, and languages spoken here include Luo, Swahili, Luganda and English. Famous for its medical university, the exploits of Gulu United FC and as one of the country's main radio centres, Gulu is a bustling city and serves as a pitstop to Kidepo Valley.
The town is easily accessible the Gulu airport, which is a few miles from city centre. Additionally, there is a railway line that connects Gulu to other key districts in the country.
Visitors will find plenty of things to do during their stay. For one thing, the city hosts many festivals throughout the year, including the Maisha African Film Festival as well as annual celebrations of Acholi culture. There are also historical attractions nearby such as the fort of British general Sir Samuel Baker in Patiko, beaches on the River Tochi and the hot springs at Amoro. The region is also home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Uganda, including the Karuma and the Murchison Falls.