Uganda lies on the equator on a plateau of over 1000m in altitude: the Ruwenzori Mountains in the east, home to Mountain Gorillas, are second only to Mounts Kenya and Kilimanjaro in height. The country is a lush one: rainforest cloaks the hillsides, the River Nile flows through the country and more than 25% of Uganda’s ‘land’ surface is water, including the great inland sea of Lake Victoria.