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UGANDA – natural ecosystems. Lake Victoria. On the equator but over 1000 metres high up. Fishing industry too. River Nile starts here. Lush vegetation. River Nile Flows northwards. River Nile flows north across whole country Difficult to cross Useful water for irrigation for farming.

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On the equator but over 1000 metres high up

Fishing industry too

River Nile starts here

Lush vegetation


River Nile

Flows northwards


River Nile flows north across whole country

Difficult to cross

Useful water for irrigation for farming

Downriver of Murchison Falls - some 400 kms from Lake Victoria

The river Nile is full of Hippos and crocodiles so..

… Do not go swimming!


Mount Elgon – the highest mountain in the east

A National Park - near the border with Kenya

An extinct volcano

This is the main area where…

… Coffee is grown -

A very valuable cash crop

4321metres –

8th highest in Africa


Dry savannah grassland in the north

Near the border with Sudan


The north of Uganda is a large plateau.

It is drier and so there is Savannah grassland – with fewer trees

Wild animals include herds of zebras and giraffes

Trees include the deciduous acacia

The grass is green in the summer rainy season but brown in the dry season

The grass can grow 2metres tall


The highest mountains are here in the Ruwenzori massif

Highland in the south west near the border with Rwanda and The Congo.

There are many National Parks here e.g. Bwindi


The Bwindi National Park is sometimes called the …

… Impenetrable Forest Park

The area has had wars recently and is unsafe

Keeping down tourist numbers

There is some poaching of creatures like the mountain gorillas.