Uganda – 131st Country. To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Uganda is my 131st country.
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Uganda is a landlocked country bordered by giant Lake Victoria on the south. Forty-five million people are crammed into the East African nation. Uganda became part of the UK in 1894, and then won its independence in 1962. Uganda has had a chaotic history with governments being overthrown and civil wars. Larger than life, Idi Amin ruled during the 1970s with many losing their lives. Currently, Yoweri Museveni holds the office of the presidency which he took in 1986.
I spent eleven days exploring Uganda. I spent my first night in Entebbe (where the international airport is located) on Lake Victoria. Then I spent the next several days exploring the hectic capital of Entebbe. Then the rest of the time was spent road tripping across the country to the Rwandan border … packed with tons of activities. I partook in chimpanzee trekking, gorilla trekking, and three safari games drives. And a bit more.
Trekking for chimpanzees
A cultural walk in Bigodi
Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Trekking for gorillas
Uganda – 131st Country
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I am a G Wanderer, part of a team of content creators who work with G Adventures. I was invited to join the 8-day Culture & Wildlife of Uganda and Rwanda and share my experiences and impressions traveling with G.