Uganda occupies a chunk of eastern Africa about the size of the United Kingdom. It's bordered by Sudan to the north, Kenya to the east, Lake Victoria, Tanzania and Rwanda to the south, and Congo (formerly Zaïre) to the west.
With its relatively low population density and scarcity of wildlife (the latter courtesy of the decimation that occurred during the bad old days), Uganda lacks many of the environmental pressures faced by other countries in East Africa. The national parks and wilderness areas are generally in good shape, and conditions are ideal for the native animals to re-establish themselves. The highest density of primates in the world live in Kibale National Park, while Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the last remaining habitats of the mountain gorillas.The bulk of the country enjoys a tropical climate tempered by altitude. The hottest months are from December to February, when it gets up to 29°C (84°F). The rainy seasons in the south are from April to May and October to November, the wettest month being April. In the north the wet season is from April to October.
http://www.newvision.co.ug/ The Ugandan government is to increase funding for tourism marketing to ensure the sector prospers, the tourism trade and industry minister, Janat Mukwaya, has promised.
Mukwaya said coordinated efforts by the Government have led to an increase in tourists from 540,000 in 2006 to 642,000 in 2007.
She was inaugurating Uganda Tourism Board's (UTB) directors at Metropole Hotel in Kampala.
UTB has been lacking a board since July 2007 when the one headed by Roni Madhvani resigned due to lack of funding.
This financial year, the tourism sector was allocated 5% of its total collections. The collections amount to $784m (sh1,552b).
"The developments are not so significant considering Uganda's plentiful natural and cultural resources, which can form the basis for a lucrative tourism industry and Uganda becoming a top tourist destination in the region."
Mukwaya said the new board has to ensure that tourism becomes the leading economic sector.
"Your functions include creating synergy between the private sector and relevant entities in formulating and implementing a marketing strategy for the industry outside Uganda," she explained.