Ten fun facts about Uganda
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Uganda has acquired its name from the kingdom of Buganda which at one point of time covered the south of current day Uganda and the translation of its name means “bundles”.
The country is entirely surrounded by land but is home to numerous rivers and lakes. The longest river in the world, the Nile River is said considered to originate from Lake Victoria in Uganda.
The country has the world’s best pineapples, bananas, avocados and mangoes. Matooke is a cooked banana dish that is a staple of the Ugandan people.
The almost extinct, mountain gorillas are found in Bwindi National Park that stretches through to Rwanda’s Parc de Volcanoes National Park.Fact 5
Bird-watchers from around the world flock to Uganda. It is home to 1061 bird species.Fact 6
Uganda has the largest primate-density in the world. It also has the largest number of water bodies than any other country on the African continent.Fact 7
Meat dishes in Uganda are generally in the form of stews. This stew or broth will contain every part if the animal, including the meat, intestines, liver, tongue and almost everything else. The idea is that none of the meat should be wasted.Fact 8
The famous Ugandan taxis were called boda-boda. They were the major mode of transport between Kenya and Uganda (no man’s land). They were named so because they provided border-to-border transport.Fact 9
The Ugandan society is largely a conservative one. Women are not permitted to wear skimpy clothing- here, anything that doesn’t reach the ankles is considered skimpy.Fact 10
Today the main mode of transport in Uganda is the humble bicycle. Click here for more country facts ❯
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