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Uganda Overview

Uganda has seldom featured prominently on the map of foreign tourists seeking a holiday in Africa's wilderness, and this is the reason its national parks are pristine and thriving with indigenous life forms rarely found elsewhere. But safari adventures and the trail of gorillas are not the only things to do or see in Uganda. Holidaymakers who make their way to the country aboard international flights are sure to the entranced by its scenic highlands and its bustling urban areas. Uganda's cool climate leads numerous migratory birds to visit round the year, which has in turn has led many birders from around the world to book air tickets to this East African country.

Top Destinations in Uganda

Uganda is a veritable treasure trove of picturesque natural sights and scenery but the country is globally renowned as one of the best places to see the endangered gorilla and chimpanzees of Africa in their natural habitat. The Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are among the top lures for those seeking adventures in the wilderness. There are also numerous urban destinations with the capital city of Kampala being the most prominent and populous one. Popular urban haunts for globetrotters include Entebbe, a picturesque city on the banks of Lake Victoria; Fort Portal, a highland town surrounded by plantations; and Kisoro, the gateway to discovering Uganda's gorillas.

Flight Tickets to Uganda

The country is well connected to the rest of the world by air, including British Airways flights to Uganda from London Heathrow. Britons seeking air tickets to Uganda often prefer to book with British Airways due to the higher frequency of operations. Other choices include leading Middle Eastern and European operators such as Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Egypt Air, Emirates, Lufthansa, Brussels Air and KLM Royal Dutch. Additional options available to those seeking flight tickets to the country from London include Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines. Most of these flights to Uganda to Uganda are directed through the airlines' respective hub airports.

Uganda Quick Travel Facts

Geography: Located in East Africa, this landlocked country shares borders with Kenya, South Sudan, Congo and Tanzania.

Capital: Kampala

Key Holiday Destinations: Numerous National Parks and urban areas like Kampala, Arua, Entebbe, Fort Portal, Kisoro and Jinja.

Popular Airports: Entebbe International Airport

Popular Airlines: British Airways, Kenya Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa, Egypt Air etc. are among the top choices of flying to Uganda from the UK.

Language: English is the Official Language of the country. Many other Niger-Congo and Nilo-Saharan languages are also spoken.

Time Zone: UTC+3

Popular Holidays: Sightseeing, Wilderness Adventures, Culture and History, Rafting, Safaris, Adventure sports.

British High Commission: British High Commission
4, Windsor Loop, P. O. Box 7070,

Best Time to Visit Uganda

Uganda is located at a higher altitude than most of its neighbouring areas however the best time to visit would depend on the activity being pursued. Those seeking to go gorilla trekking should try for the dry months of January and February as well as the June to August periods. Holidaymakers interested in game viewing should book their air tickets and hotels for the months of March or October. For birding, travellers may choose to book flights and hotels round the year as numerous migrant species visit Uganda because of the cooler climate. Due to heavy rains during the monsoon season, travelling during the period is not recommended.

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