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This is Uganda Zaabu Travel Blog. We give all the natural wonders of the “Pearl of Africa”. Read about Uganda National Parks, Wildlife in Uganda, Landscape, Water bodies, Birds of Uganda, Primates and the culture of this great nation, Uganda. We also go ahead to offer free travel advise on the best adventures in Uganda.
UGANDA AT GLANCE
(235.796 Km 2 -91.041 sq Miles) This s country is similar to Great Britain or the state of Oregon in the U.S.A.
She lies between latitudes 4 degrees 12 ‘N and 1 degree 29’ S and longitudes 29 degrees 3 s’ w and 25 degrees E. It is bordered by Rwanda (169 Km) and Tanzania (396 Km) to the South, Kenya (933 Km) to the East, Sudan (435 Km) to the North and Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C) for 765 Km to the West. 85% of the country lies between 900 m and 1500 m above sea level. The lowest point is L. Albert at 621 m and the highest being Mt. Stanley (on the Rwenzoris) at 5.110 M. Population according to 2002 census was at 24.6 M.
The beautiful country of Uganda is located in the East African region and lies on the elevated basin, which rises between the eastern and western branches of the Great Rift Valley. The country is generally flat with Mountainous areas particularly in the western part of the country. It is one country with exceptional scenic beauty, landlocked and lies between the two East African Rift Valleys. The 70 Km long and 30 Km wide Rwenzori Mountains form the highest Mountain Ranges in Africa. Other Mountains in Uganda include The Volcanic Virunga Range shared by Rwanda and Congo, Mt. Elgon, an Extinct Volcano shared with Kenya and other smaller volcanic mountains in the East and North.
Most of Uganda is well watered and fertile, with exception of the semi-desert in the Karamoja area. L.Victoria, the second largest fresh water lake and yet the largest in Africa is shared by Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. The re is other important water bodies like L.Kyoga, L.George and Edward as well as L.Albert.The world’s longest river-the Nile has its source in Uganda.
Uganda lies in the tropics hence experiences good climate all year round. Most parts of the country experience daily maximum temperatures of between 20 degrees C and 27 degrees C with the minimum being 12 degrees C and 18 degrees C. Besides the dry North most parts of the country receives an annual rainfall of between 1000 mm and 2000 mm. Western Uganda and the L.Victoria basin may receive rain at any time of the year. Wet seasons though are mid September to November and March to May.
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