2012 is not only the year that Lonely Planet declared Uganda as best country to visit in 2012, but it is also the year when the country is celebrating its Golden Jubilee Independence Anniversary on the 9th of October. anniversary_Uganda-celebrates-50th

Uganda, known as the 'Pearl of Africa' became independent in 1962 and the country celebrates its 50th birthday this year. There is much to celebrate – for one thing it is a peaceful, safe and secure country to visit. Uganda has gone through a lot of changes during the last 50 years, but has been a more stable nation in the last 26 years under the leadership of President Yoweri Museveni. Ugandans love Uganda and are proud to be Ugandan no matter their cultural roots and background. They call Uganda their home and motherland.

Uganda, the youngest nation on earth, invites you to come and take part in the ongoing celebrations taking place in the 'Pearl of Africa.' Come to take in the cultural events, meet its people and children, and visit the towns and villages. Here you can learn of the different cultures that are simply amazing.

Not only are the people of Uganda awaiting your Golden Jubilee Anniversary visit – so is the entire country.  Filled with  scenic wonders, UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, the vast sea called Lake Victoria with its sparkling emerald Ssese Islands, the ancient and historic River Nile, scenic lakes such as Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mutanda, the country will just mesmerize you.  There are endless savannah plains, rainforests and jungles, the Virunga Volcanoes, Mount Elgon and the Western Rift Valley – no wonder Winston Churchill called it the 'Pearl of Africa.'

Ugandans are proud of Uganda's natural treasures such as the mountain gorillas of the Bwindi impenetrable forest, the chimpanzees of the Kibale rainforest jungle, the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha and the over 1040 species pf birds – with the shoebill stork being the most sought after. Also visit its parks such as Kidepo Valley, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Kibale Forest, to name a few.

Ugandans invite you to join in the celebrations of their 50th birthday party in 2012. Uganda is 50 years old as a nation but it is still authentic Africa, raw Africa, magical Africa, Africa condensed into a small country the size the state of Oregon, landlocked, but still boasts sandy beaches along Lake Victoria and the Ssese Islands.  Uganda and the friendliest people in Africa are celebrating their independence anniversary and they do not like to celebrate alone – join the celebrations that have been taking place all year, especially the cultural ones.

The 'Pearl of Africa' awaits you in 2012 as the Independence Anniversary Party continues. You will be most likely greeted with the friendliest Ugandan greeting – “You are most welcome”  from the people in Kampala and others all over Uganda.

About Jon Blanc

    A writer living in Uganda, Blanc has a passion for Africa, and its pearl in particular – Uganda. He created the travel blog Kabiza in 2001, that is approaching a 1000 webpages and posts of information about Africa – focusing on Uganda. For more information, visit Kabiza.com.

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