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Wondering what language is spoken in Uganda mostly? well, English is Uganda’s official language , spoken by most educated people, and it is the most useful language for tourists who visit Uganda .  Luganda of the Baganda ethnic tribe is the most spoken traditional/native language out of more than 30 indigenous languages spoken in different parts of Uganda . Among the indigenous languages, Luganda is the closest to being a lingual franc (a common language between speakers whose native languages are different). Most of the people in Uganda belong to the Bantu language group, for example, Luganda, Lusoga, and Lutooro. Several Nilotic and Cushitic languages are spoken in the North and East, some of them only by a few thousands of people. An unusual language of the extreme northeast is Karimonj, which has a vocabulary of only 180 words. Simple Luganda phrases for travelers to Uganda Good morning: Wasuze otya nno → The reply is Bulungi-wasuze otya nno Good afternoon or Good evening: Osii


 What makes mountain gorillas unique? When talks turn to great apes, most people possibly think of the mountain gorillas that the legendary primatologist Dian Fossey made famous. The remarkable work that she did in the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda, as well as her unsolved murder, captured the West’s imagination. This accounts for a good deal of the mountain gorilla’s popularity as a safari attraction – they are possibly the world’s most photographed apes. But the truth is they are a subspecies of the Eastern gorilla; a much larger and varied gorilla. While their name mountain gorillas suggest that they simply live on mountains, mountain gorillas actually prefer forested mountains. They are the most threatened race of gorillas that roam the rainforests of western Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Virunga Mountains that span the borders of southern Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They cannot be found anywhere on earth. Mountain gorillas reside in the


As they plan their Africa tours and safaris , travellers always wonder:  Where can you see mountain gorillas? Where are gorillas found? Where do you find gorillas? Where is mountain gorillas found? Mountain gorillas : Mountain gorillas are a subspecies of the eastern gorilla. There are two populations of mountain gorillas. One is found in the Virunga volcanic mountains of Central Africa, within Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in southwestern Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda and Virunga National Park in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The other population, (almost half of the world’s mountain gorilla population) is found in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the southwest of the country. Eastern lowland gorillas: Eastern lowland gorilla is a subspecies of eastern gorilla that is only found in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They are found in Kahuzi-Biega National Park , a protected area near Bukavu town in the eastern

Uganda Animals: Animals in Uganda | Wild Animals of Uganda

  What animals live in Uganda? Are you looking for Africa safari animals in Uganda? Uganda offers some of the best animal encounters in the world. Animals of Uganda include; over 342 mammal species, 1076 bird species (51% of all birds in Africa),  142 reptile species, 86 amphibian species, 501 fish species, and 1,242 species of butterflies. Mammals found in Uganda: Uganda’s official mammal checklist consists of 342 mammal species including 132 and 210 species of small mammals. Large mammals in Uganda include:- A variety of primate species Carnivores Antelopes, and Other herbivores. Primates in Uganda: Uganda primates Uganda is often referred to as the primate capital of the world. Over 20 species of primates exist in the country including 2 species of great apes (Gorillas and Chimpanzees) and 18 species of monkeys. All the monkeys in Uganda are members of the family Cercopithecidae (Old World Monkeys). They range from arboreal forms, such as the colobus monke

Western lowland gorilla: What is the West lowland gorilla?

  The Western lowland gorilla is scientifically known as Gorilla gorilla gorilla and one of the two subspecies of the western gorillas (Gorilla gorilla). They are not only the smallest of the four subspecies of gorillas but also the most numerous and widespread of all gorilla subspecies. About 100,000 western lowland gorillas exist on earth today with around 4,000 in zoos. In Africa where they live in the wild, inhabiting the montane, primary and secondary forest and lowland swampland of; Angola Cameroon The Central African Republic Republic of the Congo The Democratic Republic of the Congo Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon How do western lowland gorillas look like? Although western lowland gorillas are the smallest of the four subspecies of gorilla, they still have exceptional size and strength. The average weight of an adult male western lowland gorilla is 140 kilograms. The average weight of an adult female western lowland gorilla is 90 kilograms. Adult male wes

Regular entry requirements for Uganda

  Do I need a passport to travel to Uganda? Yes , at the time you book your safari tour to Uganda , be certain to obtain a passport or check your current passport and make sure the expiration date is at least 6 months beyond your travel date. Should your passport be stolen, it will be easier to get a replacement if you have a photocopy or scan of the important pages. Uganda Visa: Uganda Visa application Do I need a visa to visit Uganda? Uganda like any other sovereign country requires one to have her visa if he/she is to enter into her boundaries except the nationals of the Visa-exempt countries. Which countries are visa−free to Uganda? Uganda visa-exempt countries/ Uganda visa-free countries include; Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Angola, Eritrea, Malawi, Madagascar, Seychelles, Swaziland, Lesotho Sierra Leone, Gambia, Comoros, Mauritius, Antigua, Barbados, Fiji, Grenada, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Cyprus, Bahamas, Belize, Jamaica, Malta