Uganda is located in eastern Africa, west of Kenya, south of South Sudan, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and north of Rwanda and Tanzania. It is in the heart of the Great Lakes region, and is surrounded by three of them, Lake Edward, Lake Albert, and Lake Victoria.
Uganda is famous for its unique beauty, lush green scenery, and beautiful weather. Its tropical weather is hugely influenced by Lake Victoria, which is the source of River Nile, the longest river in the world.
Uganda is blessed with several other large lakes such as Lake Kyoga, Lake Albert, Lake Edward and Lake George, among others. The south-western part of the country is filled with rough terrain and high mountains such as Mountain Rwenzori. The rough terrain landscape team with wild animals such as crocodiles, elephants, lions, gorillas, chimpanzees, and hyenas. Add the beautiful and breath-taking Murchison Falls to this mix and one can easily understand why Uganda is amongst the most sought after film locations in the world.
Uganda has a wet, tropical climate, with the exception of the far north savanna region which is dry. Uganda’s first dry season runs from December to February. The first wet season runs from March to May. The second dry season runs from June to August and the second wet season runs from September to November. The dry seasons are the best time to film for weather and tracking of the Great Apes. Big game wildlife filming is best at the end of the dry seasons, when animals congregate around water sources.