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Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. Tourism in Uganda is focused on Uganda’s landscape and wildlife. Mountain gorillas are Uganda’s prime tourist attraction. The vast majority of these are in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (map), with a few others in Mgahinga National Park (map), both in southwestern Uganda.

Kampala — a bustling African capital. It is the only ‘city’ in Uganda. *Fort Portal (map) — a clean and well-organised highland town surrounded by extensive tea plantations, a number of fine colonial buildings and a superb Rwenzori backdrop.

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Uganda is accessible and affordable, but not up to the high tourism standards of more mature destinations such as Kenya or Tanzania, much less South Africa. This gives it more edge, more authenticity and less predictability.

Most travellers come to track the critically endangered mountain gorilla, but other major draws are other primates such as chimpanzees, birding, visiting Murchison Falls, trekking the Rwenzoris and white water rafting near the source of the River Nile.

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