The Pearl of Uganda


The Pearl of Africa

Uganda consists of a number of tribes, each having a unique culture. The Baganda being the initial occupants of Kampala region, Luganda is the most prevalent language within the Kampala area, despite the fact that English is Uganda’s official language. In addition to the ethnic groups, Uganda’s great diversity extends to religion as well. Christianity is widespread, with Islam being the second most reported religion.

Uganda is a diverse country, with many Ugandan’s practice Hindu, Sikh, Bahai and other traditional religions. It is renowned for its spectacular scenery, and exceptional variety of wildlife with over 1,100 species of birds, plus home to a various range of African wildlife.  In Uganda’s forests, we are proud of the unique climate and range of innate animals that include; mountain gorilla’s, chimpanzee troops and Tree climbing Lions. Uganda is truly unique.  Its ten national parks include habitats ranging from mountain, forest, to savannah regions and offer excellent hiking and boating opportunities as well as big game viewing.

Uganda’s climate is not uniform. Southern Uganda is wetter with rain generally spread through the year. At Butabika, most rain falls from March to June and between November and December. Uganda has got a number of lakes with Lake Victoria as the largest.

Entebbe Airport is Uganda’s main airport, approximately 90 minutes from GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala. GEMS is located in the Butabika area of Kampala.