Uganda Facts, Currency, Population, Wildlife, Map And Flag

Uganda Facts, Wildlife, Currency, Population, religion, City, people & Map. Officially the Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa.

We connect you to the real Pearl Of Africa in a way like no other. Supersized and wildly diverse, the Pearl of Africa does everything in epic proportions and leaves no one indifferent. With a mix of seasons, landscapes, and cultures, you can experience a new adventure each day as you tour Uganda.

Uganda at a glance

Independence: Since 1962

PresidentYoweri Museveni

Capital: Kampala

Language: Swahili, English, Luganda

Electricity: Type G (Irish/British 3-pin)

Time Zone: (GMT+03:00) Nairobi

Currency: UGX (Uganda Shillings)

Dialing code: +256


Uganda Flag JimJam Safaris


Uganda Map JimJam Safaris

More Useful Information About Uganda, Recommended for First-time travelers.

Uganda offers an incredible blend of wildlife, adventure, and culture. From the iconic gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to the vast savannahs of Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park, there’s something for every traveler. Explore the vibrant capital city of Kampala, visit the source of the Nile in Jinja, or immerse yourself in the rich cultures of local tribes. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping activities like white-water rafting or serene moments on a safari, Uganda has it all. With its diverse landscapes and warm hospitality, Uganda promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Uganda Facts

Uganda’s economy has rebounded strongly, with all three sectors (agriculture, industry, and services) weathering recent successive shocks to push growth in gross domestic product (GDP) to 5.3% during FY23 compared to 4.7% the year before. Private consumption increased, while public investment was scaled back as fiscal space narrowed and private investment retracted in response to a tight monetary stance through the fiscal year.


UGX is the currency code for the Ugandan shilling, the national currency of the Republic of Uganda, although the symbol USh is used to represent the currency locally. Up until 2013, the Ugandan shilling was divisible into 100 cents. Ugandans normally relate the exchange rate between Ugx and USD.

Uganda Wildlife Gallery

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Uganda Safaris


  • The current population of Uganda is 49,209,764 as of  December 20, 2023.
  • Uganda’s 2023 population is estimated at 48,582,334 people at mid-year.
  • Uganda’s population is equivalent to 0.7% of the total world population.


About four-fifths of the population is Christian, divided between Roman Catholics and Protestants (mostly Anglicans but also including Pentecostals, Seventh-day Adventists, Baptists, and Presbyterians). About one-eighth of the population is Muslim. Most of the remainder practice traditional religions and recent boom of the born agains.

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This ultimate Uganda Safari includes 1 gorilla permit of $800 per person. It will cover Mount Elgon, Kidepo, Murchison Falls, Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth National Parks.

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