The Natural History of Uganda

Uganda is uniquely positioned and sits on the equator and has the biggest part of Lake Victoria, the largest inland lake in Africa. Uganda is the source of the longest River (NILE) in the world.
Often called "the pearl of Africa", the country is rich with culture as well as being filled with a wide variety of plants and animals. The country is marked by biodiversity and its people are no exception. Her identity is composed of many independent tribes of over 35 million people with more than 50 spoken languages.

The country is almost the same size as Britain or the American state of Oregon. Much of her biodiversity is concentrated in protested areas (Forests and National Parks). Margherita peak of the Rwenzori mountain range is the highest point in the country and referred to as the “Mountains of the Moon” where the interesting phenomenon of snow on the equator is found and it has become a land mark of physical splendor.

Other jewelries of Uganda.

  • One of the few countries in the world crossed by the Equator
  • The only country with over half of the world's "endangered mountain gorillas"
  • The country has 10% and 50% of recorded bird species for the world and Africa respectively
  • The country shares in 8 out 18 eco-geographical zone that make up Africa.
  • The only country in Africa fortified by the block mountain in the West - the Rwenzoris (Mountains of the Moon) and a volcanic mountain in the East the Elgon
  • Shares the biggest part of the biggest inland fresh water lake in Africa - Lake Victoria