Uganda is an African country in the eastern part of the African continent. The country has a reputation for political instability which has been a blow to the tourism sector. After its independence in 1962 from the United Kingdom, there were politically inspired violence, a civil war, and several governments and presidents were overthrown. But after a period of unrest, the future for Uganda is looking bright. According to the World Travel Guide, Uganda is a country with a rich natural diversity, friendly people, and a burgeoning cultural scene. Kampala, the capital, is the most popular, but the World Travel Guide notes that Kabalagala is also worth visiting. Uganda is also known for their hospitality towards refugees. Uganda hosts a lot of refugees from their neighboring country, South Sudan. But Uganda has natural spots like Lake Victoria, and many local towns and cities have a lot to offer. Below you will find the most important things you need to know when traveling to Uganda.