Uganda is a country of exceptional beauty encompassing a zone of overlap between the savannahs of East Africa and the West African Rain forests. Designated by Churchhill as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda is endowed with a vast array of Natural and cultural attractions and a growing MICE potential.
Uganda has over 35% of the world's remaining population of Moutain Gorillas. 7% of the world's mammal species, 11% ofthe world's bird species and a variety of butterflies.
The Country scenic Moutain ranges including the snow caped Rwenzori Mountain, Lake Victoria, the worlds second largest fresh water lake(Lake Bunyonyi) believedto be one of the worlds deepest lake and the source of the world's longest river (Nile) with beatiful water falls and unique scenery.
It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania.
Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate.
The country has a significant overpopulation problem. Uganda's population grew from 9.5 million people in 1969 to 34.9 million in 2014. With respect to the last inter-censal period (September 2002), the population increased by 10.6 million people in the past 12 years.
Uganda's median age of 15 years is the lowest in the world. Uganda has the fifth highest total fertility rate in the world, at 5.97 children born per woman (2014 estimates).
There were about 80,000 Indians in Uganda before Idi Amin required the expulsion of Ugandan-Asians (mostly of Indian origin) in 1972, which reduced the population to as low as 7,000. Many Indians, however, returned to Uganda after Amin's fall ouster in 1979. Around 90 percent of Ugandan Indians reside in Kampala.