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Uganda

Uganda

About Uganda:

Time Difference: EST + 7 hours   Current Time and Date in Uganda

Currency: Currency Converter Uganda Shilling UGX 

Travel Advisory: State Department Report Uganda

US Embassy in Uganda: kampala.usembassy.gov

Uganda: Republic of Uganda is a landlocked republic with a developing economy in central eastern Africa. Tourist facilities abound, but while infrastructure is adequate in Kampala, the capital, it is limited in other areas.

Entry Requirements 

  • Passport
  •  Visa required for all US Passport Holders, if you are not a US Passport holder, please consult the embassy in your region.
  • Proof of immunization.

Health: CDC Uganda 

Diplomatic Missions
Permanent Mission of Uganda to the United Nations in New York
Site of the Permanent Mission of Uganda to the UN.
Uganda Embassy in the U.S
Uganda Embassy in Washington DC.
Uganda  Consulate London
Uganda Consulate in the UK 

What to Pack

Weather: Uganda Weather

Communications: Dial 011 followed by country code 256 

CLIMATE:

Dry Season: November– March average high temperature of 81°F and low of 68°F.

Rainy Season: April – May average high temperature of 81°F and low of 68°F.

This is the heavier rainy season, and road conditions can become difficult. There’s great biological activity in the reserves, beautiful green landscapes and panoramas, but muddy, slippery, conditions for gorilla trekking.

Summer Season: June – October average low temperature of 65°F and high of 78°F.

This is the cooler dry season. Peak tourist season is July-August. Excellent wildlife viewing conditions, though many roads are dusty. This is an excellent time of year for gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park.

Language: English and Swahili

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi

The Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi constitute a site embracing almost 30 ha of hillside within Kampala district. Most of the site is agricultural, farmed by traditional methods. At its core on the hilltop is the former palace of the Kabakas of Buganda, built in 1882 and converted into the royal burial ground in 1884. Four royal tombs now lie within the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, the main building, which is circular and surmounted by a dome. It is a major example of an architectural achievement in organic materials, principally wood, thatch, reed, wattle and daub. The site’s main significance lies, however, in its intangible values of belief, spirituality, continuity and identity.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Located in south-western Uganda, at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, Bwindi Park covers 32,000 ha and is known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. Many types of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as many endangered species, including the mountain gorilla.

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

The Rwenzori Mountains National Park covers nearly 100,000 ha in western Uganda and comprises the main part of the Rwenzori mountain chain, which includes Africa’s third highest peak (Mount Margherita: 5,109 m). The region’s glaciers, waterfalls and lakes make it one of Africa’s most beautiful alpine areas. The park has many natural habitats of endangered species and a rich and unusual flora comprising, among other species, the giant heather.

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