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About Uganda

Mystical Savannas and vibrant natural habitat of the most striking wildlife population in the world, Uganda is blessed with paradise – worthy charm. Discover the ubiquitous expanse of Lake Victoria or savor the tranquility of Lake Bunyoni, housing a local pygmy Village. Uganda is home to the endangered species of Mountain gorillas and the Bwindi impenetrable National Park which offers alluring attractions for visitors to trek in search of the expressive mountain gorillas.

Explore the rapids of the Blue Nile, be drawn to the scalable peaks of Africa’s highest mountain range, the Ruwenzori’s or probe Uganda’s Capital, Kampala, which offers colorful markets and Restaurants. The magnetic appeal of Uganda creates breathtaking allure for all visitors.

HIGHLIGHTS

Gorilla tracking, Holden Monkeys, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls, and Volcanic National Park

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Uganda Visas are issued on arrival. US Citizens pay $50 entry fee. A passport valid for 3 months after date of entry id required. Visitors must hold return/onward tickets and all documents required for their next destination

VACCINATIONS

Uganda requires proof of a valid Yellow Fever immunization Certificate. Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus, and Typhoid immunization are recommended for all travelers. Malaria prophylaxis is recommended and you should consult your local doctor or physicians to advice on which malaria medication is best suited for you. Information on vaccination and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Although generally equatorial, the climate is not uniform as the altitude modifies the climates. Southern Uganda is wetter with rain generally spread throughout the year. 

At Entebbe on the Northern shore of Lake Victoria. Most rains fall from March to June and then November/December period. Further to the North, a dry season gradually emerges at Gulu about 120 km from the Sudanese border. November to February is much drier than the rest of the year. 

The Northeastern Karamoja region has the driest climate and is prone to droughts in some years. Ruwenzori in the Southeast on the border with Congo (DRC) receives heavy rains all year round. The South of the Country is heavily influenced by the world’s biggest Lake, Lake Victoria, which contains many islands. It prevents temperatures from varying significantly and increase cloudiness and rainfall.

Gorilla trekking is regarded as a year round activity, however, the dry season- January, February and June to September are considered the best time to see the endangered mountain gorillas

TRAVEL ADVISORY

Make two copies of valuables such as passports, tickets, Visa and travelers’ cheques. Keep 1 copy with you in a separate place to the original and leave another with someone at home.

Be sure to inform your credit card company as well as your bank that you will travel internationally into Africa. This will eliminate any credit cards holds for fraudulent activities

CURRENCY

Carrying cash and ATM or travelers’ cheques card or credit card that can be used for cash advances in case of an emergency is advisable. The best places to exchange money are normally bureau de change, which are fast, have long hours and often slightly better rates than banks. Local currency is Ugandan shilling