The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa and lies astride the equator. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by 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 is also called the Pearl of Africa because of its magnificent sceneries like, the natural land scape, which is both hilly and relatively flat, waterfalls originating from a number of rivers, the mountainous nature, a variety of animals and birds species from the mountain gorillas, among others.
Uganda takes it's name from the Buganda Kingdom, which encompassed a portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala.