n Jewish circles, the country of Uganda is best known as the proposed location for a Jewish state, by Theodor Herzl a century ago, and for the spectacular Entebbe hostage rescue in 1976.
Today, Uganda is the unlikely location of a devoted community of several hundred people who are not yet converted to Judaism, but who have clung to its tenets for nearly 100 years. Unlike other groups who claim to be descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes, these Ugandans simply and wholeheartedly chose Judaism. Though isolated and persecuted, the Abayudaya – the Luganda word for "people of Judah” – practice full Jewish observance and yearn to be part of the Jewish nation.
Please follow the link to read more of about these strong willed people!
And in case you were wondering why the quotation marks around "Jewish tribe": They were converted by a conservative rabbi, and not all streams of Judaism considers them Jewish.
Word to the wise, if you ever do want to convert, better to do it Orthodox that way all streams accept it. Crazy, but that is just a survival tip. Do what you want really.