Most of Uganda is a large plateau stretching out between the highlands in the east and the Ruwenzori Mountains in the west. Its rich, red soil has been farmed for thousands of years, and coffee, bananas, corn, millet, and sweet potatoes all grow well in the equatorial climate. In regions where the land has not been cleared for farming there is thick green forest.
Only the northeast part of the country is arid scrubland. Uganda is also a land of beautiful lakes, which include Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater lake in the world. From the lake, various waterways feed into the...More