Uganda is a home of very rich wildlife. Located in East of Africa, Uganda is known for her hospitable people and friendly environment. You are ready to travel to Uganda if you mark this information, worry not Uganda is welcoming. Uganda lies between latitudes 4 12′N and 1 29′ S, and longitudes 29 34′ E and 35 E. It covers a total area of 241,039 square km and stands in the heart of Africa across the Equator with a current population of 30,262,610, and it geographically borders Sudan in the North, Kenya in the East, Tanzania in the South, Rwanda in the Southwest and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
The country has a rich biodiversity resulting from its location, Topographical setting and altitudinal range (600-5100m) and it falls at the confluence of a number of regional centers of endemism or biomass each with a characteristic avifauna. Habitats include; arid sem-desert, rich savannahs, lowland and montane rain forests, vast wetlands and an Afro-alpine zone. No wonder Uganda has more bird species than any other Country in Africa. The country boasts a national list of 1010 species; a figure representing more than half the bird species that can be found in the whole of Africa and is the most accessible to see the legendary Shoe bill; great apes and other Alberline rift endemics.
To enter Uganda, you need a visa in case you are not coming to countries which do not require a visa. The visa can be got through online visa system, pay at the Arrival or from the Embassy of Uganda in your country. Visa fee is $50 valid for 90 days (single entry), the Tourist visa is $50 there is an option of a multiple entry visa which is $100 which can allow you to enter Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. The Visa can be got from any of those countries and you start your journey from the first country where you made the request from.
English is Uganda’s official language. Of the many local directs spoken (30+), Luganda serves something of Lingua France. Swahili is also spoken and understood.
Tipping is not mandatory at local restaurants and hotels, but it will always be appreciated. Guides and drivers should always be tipped; the amount is at your discretion depending on how satisfied you are with the services rendered.
A certificate of yellow fever Vaccination is required to enter Uganda. Visitors are also advised to take anti malaria vaccination. Clients are recommended to take personal insurance.
All year it is favorable to visit Uganda although mark the facts below
Best time to go:
June to August and December to February (All parks)
June to September (It’s rarely crowded, but you’ll need to book your gorilla permits long in advance)
March, April, May, October, November (Some lodges and camps in high rainfall areas close down; roads and forest trails can be in poor condition)
June-July and January-February (Little rainfall)
March, April and May (Peak of Wet season)
“It is the Pearl of Africa” Churchill Winston. It is a home of the Big things, the Big Mountain Gorilla, Big Lake Victoria, Big Mountain Rwenzori, Big Wildlife and Hospitable people. Miss coming to Uganda the show case of what Travel Africa is on your own.