Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi Travelguide Directory.PREAMBLE
Uganda , Rwanda and Burundi are now in East Africa. Tourism of Uganda,Rwanda and Burundi can be combined to allow potential visitors now to enjoy the vast tourism potentials together of the three countries. Uganda and Rwanda are famous for mountain gorilla safaris and tours. Uganda has more to offer in terms of wildlife of big five - elephant ,lion ,buffaloes & giraffe. All the 3 countries,situated in the fertile heart of Africa astride the Equator, boasts of wide diverse of landscape, from rugged snow capped mountains, the vast flatlands stretching to the horizon, they offer visitors a wealth of breathtaking scenery for tours and safaris, with range of broad savannah, rain forests to arid-semi desert , plenty of wetlands and abundant fresh rain forests. It is within such charming climate that has nurtured and protected the only mountain gorillas that still survive on earth. For holiday makers this region is an epitome of East African tour industry.Birders will find this region paradise and Mecca where to have the pilgrimage of birding tours and safaris in Africa. A trip to these countries is always memorable.
Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. Uganda is also known as the "Pearl of Africa". It 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. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, which is also bordered by Kenya and Tanzania.
Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompass a portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala.
The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country. Uganda gained independence from Britain on 9 October 1962.
The official languages are English and Swahili, although multiple other languages are spoken in the country.
Rwanda , is a country in central and eastern Africa with a population of approximately 11.4 million (2011). Rwanda is located a few degrees south of the Equator, and is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. All of Rwanda is at high elevation, with a geography dominated by mountains in the west, savanna in the east, and numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate is temperate, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons every year.
The population is young and predominantly rural, with a density among the highest in Africa. Rwandans form three groups: the Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa. These groups share a common culture and language and are classified as social groups rather than tribes. Christianity is the largest religion in the country, and the principal language is Kinyarwanda.
Burundi is a landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Its size is just under 28,000 km² with an estimated population of over 10,000,000. Its capital is Bujumbura. Although the country is landlocked, much of the southwestern border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika.
The Twa, Tutsi, and Hutu people have occupied Burundi since the country's formation five centuries ago. Burundi was ruled as a kingdom by the Tutsi for over two hundred years.