Uganda lies in equatorial Africa between latitudes 4° 12’ north and 1° 29’ south and longitudes 20° 35’ and 25° east. The country covers an area of 235,796km2 or 91,041 square miles, making it similar in size to Great Britain or the state of Oregon in the USA. Uganda is elevated on the basin which lies between the eastern and western branches of the Great Rift Valley. Uganda list of gazette conservation area contains ten national parks and several other wildlife reserves and forest reserves. The official checklist of mammals found in Uganda numbers 342 species, with both West and East African mammals being well-represented. With the same distinction between small and large mammals as that of the checklist, 132 of the species recorded in Uganda can be classified as large mammals, the latter group comprising 94 bat species, 70 rats and mice, 33 shrews and otter shrews, 8 gerbils, 4 elephant shrews and a solitary golden mole.
All foreign passport holders require a visitor or tourist visa to Uganda which costs $100. You can apply for a visa to Uganda in your country of origin or get a visa purchased at your point of entry. Airlines that travel to Uganda include; Aerolink, African Express Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cetraca, Eagle Air, Egypt Air, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines,Precision Air, RwandAir, South African Airways, South Supreme Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Non Scheduled Operators, Air Serv, DHL Aviation (K) Ltd, Kampala Aeroclub and Flight Training Centre (KAFTC), Kampala Executive Aviation, Martinair, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Transafrik, Uganda Air Cargo, The Vine Air Ltd
Uganda borders five countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic republic of Congo and Republic of South Sudan. A high proportion of visitors to Uganda enter or leave the country overland at the borders with Kenya, Tanzania or Rwanda. Few people enter or leave Uganda from Congo or South Sudan.
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