Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered by Kenya to the east, Tanzania to the south, Rwanda to the southwest, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and South Sudan to the north. Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country, including the capital Kampala.
Uganda is famous for its many national parks, which are home to a variety of wildlife including lions, elephants, leopards, and gorillas. Uganda is also home to the source of the Nile River. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region.
The cuisine of Uganda is similar to that of other East African countries, and includes stews, soups, and grilled meat. Common ingredients include maize, rice, sorghum, yams, bananas, and plantains.