Photos [downloadable for reports]
Maps & Flag [downloadable for reports]
The Land
  • Creature Feature: Mountain Gorillas ( Kids) View a video, learn fun facts, and answer quiz questions about Uganda’s mountain gorillas.
  • Uganda (CIA World Factbook) Find up-to-date population figures and other statistics.
  • Uganda National Parks and Game Reserves (
    Under a heading for each national park or reserve, this website lists its size, special features, and accommodations available for visitors.
  • Uganda Photo Library ( View photographs of the wildlife, scenery, and people of Uganda.
  • Uganda Wildlife Authority Color photographs illustrate the ongoing research and recreational opportunities available in Uganda’s national parks. This website is maintained by the government agency that manages Uganda’s national parks system.
  • Uganda Wildlife Regions and Game Reserves ( Information about Bwindi, Kibale, Murchison Falls, and Queen Elizabeth national parks in Uganda is illustrated with colorful photographs.
  • Weather ( Get the current weather conditions for Kampala, Uganda.
History and Government
  • BHP Focus on History (Buganda Home Page) Follow the history of Buganda, the south-central region of Uganda, from its founding to the twenty-first century. This website includes information about the government of Buganda too.
  • State House: Republic of Uganda The official website of Uganda’s national government includes biographies of Uganda’s leaders, their speeches, photos, and links to other Internet resources in Uganda.
The People
  • My World: Welcome to the Mengo Senior School! (PBS Kids/Africa for Kids). Visit a high school in Kampala and learn about students’ lives in Uganda.
  • QUICK FACTS – PEOPLE (myUganda) Scan facts about the Ugandan population, languages, and more.
  • Uganda-Education (myUganda) Review the structure of education in Uganda.
Cultural Life
  • The Blacksmith’s Dilemma (Uganda) (Whootie Owl’s Stories to Grow By) Read a lively folktale from Uganda.
  • The Monitor Catch the latest news from Uganda at this daily newspaper’s website.
  • Listen to MP3 music files of contemporary, hip-hop, and rhythm and blues from Uganda. The website also includes reviews and interviews of musicians, bands, and DJs, and more.
  • An Overview of Ugandan Folklore (IPOAA – Indigenous People of Africa and America – Magazine This article briefly discusses the cultural context of folklore. Clothing, music, dancing, and traditional musical instruments each have a role.
  • TVRadioWorld Tune in to Ugandan radio stations on the Internet.
  • Uganda Media Women Association (UMWA) UMWA is a professional association of women journalists. Read about the association’s mission and activities such as its Rural Outreach Program.
  • Uganda-Top News ( Follow links to top news and feature stories about Uganda.
The Economy
  • Quick Facts - Economy (myUganda) Read about Uganda’s economy, currency, and international trade activity.
  • The Economy (Embassy of the Republic of Uganda, Washington, D.C.) View an official summary from the Ugandan government of plans for economic growth and the elimination of poverty.
For More Information
  • About Uganda (myUganda) This website includes quick facts and sections about the media, geography, history, people and culture, economy, districts, communications, and art of Uganda.
  • Country Profile: Uganda (BBC News) Find up-to-date headlines, colorful maps, timeline, overview, and watch video news clips.
  • Uganda ( Find general country information, including geography, government, economy, etc.
  • Uganda (Lonely Planet) Travel tips and country info
  • ( Listen to Uganda's National Anthem.
Teacher Resources
  • Tracking Gorillas in the Mist: Exploring the Integration of Technology into Conservation (The New York Times Teacher Connections) Students study how technology helps conservationists track the mountain gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda and monitor the gorillas’ habitat. (Grades 6–12)
  • Giving without Borders (The New York Times Teacher Connections) Students analyze stories of recent work done by the international medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders in several countries including Uganda. They discuss the obstacles that the group had to overcome and the difference that their presence made to the people they helped. (Grades 6–12)
  • Evaluate Bono and O’Neill’s African Tour (CNN Student News). Bono, the lead singer with U2, made a four-country humanitarian tour of Africa, including Uganda. This Internet resource poses a number of discussion questions about the tour. (Grades 6-12)
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