About Uganda

Set at the equator and popularly known as the "Pearl of Africa", Uganda is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by South Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. It is made up of four regions (central, eastern, northern and western) on an area of 236,580 sq km.

Uganda has long been a cultural melting pot, as evidenced by the existence of more than 30 different indigenous languages belonging to five distinct linguistic groups, and an equally diverse cultural mosaic of music, art and handicrafts. The country boasts a wonderful temperate climate and the vast majority of it is green all the year round.

Uganda is one of a number of countries that border the world's second largest lake, Lake Victoria, and the source of the world's second longest river, The Nile. There are many game viewing and birdwatching options in Uganda, including of course the world-famous Mountain Gorillas in the far south-west of the country.

The bustling capital city, Kampala, is home to a wide array of shops, restaurants, bars and leisure facilities to accommodate every lifestyle. Altohugh traffic can be challenging at times, new infra-structure developments including ring roads and a new highway to Entebbe airport (itselof being extended and upgraded) are already underway.

Bukoto, where Kampala International School is situated, is a vibrant area with a mix of modern shopping and recreational facilities, including the nearby Acacia Mall and Kabira Country Club. It is bordered by the affluent suburbs of Ntinda to the east, Naguru to the southeast and Kololo to the south and is just 6km from Kampala’s central business district.

Uganda is consistently ranked among the world’s friendliest expat destinations and often captures the heart of incomers who end up staying far longer than they originally intended!