In this post, we’ll talk about Uganda. We’ll learn about Uganda people, Uganda language, Uganda religion, Uganda map, and we’ll be checking if Uganda is a country or a city, if Uganda is safe to visit, what to do in Uganda while you are there, sightseeing places to visit in Uganda!
Introduction to Uganda
Africa is an underrated continent in general and out of Africa’s region, East African countries are the least known in Africa, such as Tanzania, Africa’s hidden paradise. Among East African countries, Uganda is the most underrated that one no one knows about!
Let’s turn the card over and get educated about Uganda.
We’ll start by Uganda’s recent history!
Recent history of Uganda
Uganda’s colonization by the UK
Like some other East African nations, Uganda has been colonized by the UK from 1894 for about 68 years. They called Uganda as Uganda Protectorate.
Sleeping sickness in Uganda (African trypanosomiasis)
During Uganda’s colonization, a weird insect, started spreading around that didn’t allow the patient to sleep at nights and started making bleeding holes into the human body which eventually killed more than 250,000 people in 20 years.
Uganda’s independence from the UK
Uganda peacefully gained its independence from the UK on 9 October 1962. Even after independence, Uganda remained a Commonwealth of Nations member.
Uganda after independence from the UK
After independence, Uganda had a lot of challenges ahead as a sovereign state, such as the Buganda crisis (problems between Uganda’s central government and the tribe which was getting ruled as a kingdom itself called Buganda).
People in Uganda
Ethnic groups in Uganda
Uganda has a population of more than 42.7 million people as of 2018. Uganda’s population growth is too rapidly with the fifth-highest fertility in the world. On average, each Ugandan woman gives birth to 5.97 children.
Uganda has the youngest youth population in the world.
Official language in Uganda
Uganda’s official languages are English and Swahili, however, the Bantu people, living in the south and south-western Uganda, do not like Swahili that much!
Religion in Uganda
More than 85% of Uganda’s population belongs to a denomination of Christianity. The second-largest religion is Islam with 13% of the population following it!
What to do in Uganda
Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda
Uganda has uncountable national parks and nature reserves to offer. If you’re a Safari tour fan, Uganda is the right place to go, for example, Murchison Falls National Park is a very beautiful waterfall, accompanied by rich wildlife.
Kasubi Tombs in Uganda
Kasubi Tombs are the graveyard for four Kabaakas (Buganda’s kings) and the other members of Buganda’s royal family members. Kasubi Tombs is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
Ndere Cultural Centre in Uganda
Ndere Cultural Centre is the best representative for Uganda’s tribes’ culture, especially Ugandan tribes traditional dance! You’ll witness a lot of tribal objects and cultural things, belonging to Uganda’s tribes! This center has a restaurant and a conference room as well.