“Uganda is a fairy-tale. You climb up a railway instead of a beanstalk, and at the end there is a wonderful new world.” – Winston Churchill
Nestled in the heart of Africa between Kenya, South Sudan, Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania is Uganda – a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes and Nile basin region. The name ‘Uganda’ comes from the Buganda kingdom, which covers a significant portion of the south of the country.
Roughly the size of Great Britain, the East African country is home to a diverse range of ethnic groups. Situated on the equator, it also boasts an impressive variety of ecosystems, from tall volcanic mountains to rainforests and swamps. The rich, fertile land is famous for its coffee – an agricultural mainstay of the economy.