April 11, 2009 / Travel / 3 comments
The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, within which it shares borders with Kenya and Tanzania.
Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompassed a portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala.
If you ever wondered why would you go to a place like that, here are some pretty good reasons.
First and main reason for going to Uganda is:
If there is someone who doesn’t know who this guy is, I’ll just say Idi Amin and I think that everything is clear. You can have a great time there if you become good friend with the president. Good tip before visiting this country would be watching the movie ” The last king of Scotland”.
For all nature lovers Uganda can offer not only a beautiful nature, but also one unique adventure. Uganda’s star attraction is the endangered mountain gorilla, the bulkiest of living primates, and among the most peaceable.
Don’t even bother trying to learn local colloquial language because there are over 30 different dialects. Situated at the geographical heart of the African continent, Uganda has long been a cultural melting pot.
If you think that you haven’t been blessed with ideal height, the best thing for boosting your self-esteem is hanging out with these guys. The third attraction by which Uganda is world wide known are Pygmies, the world’s smallest people. Adult male are never taller than 150cm!
Besides numerous languages in Uganda, there are even more various religions. Probably you will find very interesting one-legged, one-armed, one-eyed pipe-smoking spirit known as Kalisa, which is the spirit of hunt. There are big chances for you to attend the ceremony of initiation, which symbolically presents traverse from childhood to manhood. In some of this tribes during the initiation boys single-handily must kill a lion or an elephant so they would prove their aptness for marriage.