Uganda Travel Guide
Uganda, also known as the The Pearl of Africa is the second most populous landlocked nation in the world. This beautiful country shares Lake Victoria with 2 neighbouring countries; Tanzania and Kenya. Located in the East African plateau, Uganda is is known for its green lustrous lands, beaches along Lake Victorai and also for hosting the Source of the Nile. Apart from nature, people tour Uganda for festivities such as the Nyege Nyege Festival and the Rolex Festival.
Hotels & Lodges in Uganda
Check out our complete list of hotels and safari camps in Uganda. Compare prices, get discounts, read guest reviews and see photos of the best Ugandan hotels. Book your hotel room today and get the best hotel deals and discounts for accommodation in Uganda on Jumia Travel. Enjoy the freedom to pay now or pay later on most hotels in Uganda.
Whether you are looking for a 5 star resort for a romantic getaway, a safari lodge for your gorilla or volcano exploration safari or just a cheap or business or budget hotel in Kampala city, you will definitely find a room in Uganda on Jumia Travel.
Resorts in Uganda
Most of Uganda Resorts are located along the shores of Lake Victoria, major national parks and along River Nile in Jinja. Uganda Resorts are built with the luxury traveller in ind, who wants to soak in the best of Uganda around a fire. They are characteristic of full board accommodation features, sprawled lawns and expansive terraces. Resorts in Uganda are perfect for romantic getaways or self reflective holidays.
Uganda Safaris and Tourism
Uganda is a landscape of towering mountains, thick rainforests and deep lakes. This country is ecologically rich in plant and animal species. It has about 1,062 species of birds and 364 species of mammals. The wonderful landscape features the point where the Western African jungle and Eastern savannah meets. One of the most interesting things to do for tourists exploring Uganda is safari.
Uganda safaris are culminated by a mountain or volcanoes Gorilla trekking experience. Gorilla and chimpanzees Safaris in Uganda takes place at Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Uganda has also lot of other National Parks & Game Reserves to explore: Kibale National Park and its tropical forest, Mount Elgon NP, the extinct shield volcano, Murchison Falls NP with its 43m-tall waterfall, Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Airport and Traveller Tips
On the shores of Lake Victoria lies the Entebbe International Airport, the principal international airport of Uganda. It is about 41 km (25 miles) of the CBD of Kampala. Check out or list of hotels near Entebbe Airport if you plan on flying to Uganda. Our Uganda Flight Page will give you the overview of what you need before you travel, cheap flight rates and how to manuover from the airport.
The official language is English while other native languages such as Langi, Luganda, Runyoro and Runyankole, Rukiga are spoken across the country.
Uganda, like most African countries, is cash oriented with the US Dollar as the preferred foreign currency. Credit card payment is very limited and traveller cheques are not accepted anywhere.