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About Uganda

Uganda is located in East Africa and surrounded on all sides by land. It is officially known as the Republic of Uganda. The landscape and wildlife and the diverse culture, flora and fauna have been the major tourist attractions of Uganda. Tourism has been an important generator of funds and employment. Thus, it the sector has seen increased involvement of and investment from the Ugandan government.


Currency :

Ugandan shilling (UGX)

Area :

236,040 square km (91,136 square miles)

Population :

35,873,253 (approximately)

Language :

English & Swahili

Calling Code :

+256

Time Zone :

EAT (UTC+3)


Climate & Geography

Uganda has a tropical climate. It is generally rainy except the period from December to February and from June to August. These two periods are the two dry seasons of Uganda. The northeast of Uganda is semiarid in nature.

Uganda is situated at an average of 1,100 meters (3,609 ft.) above sea level and then is a steady slope to the Sudanese Plain. The central area of Uganda is covered by Lake Kyoga and the marshes surrounding it. The southern parts are wetter and it gets drier as the northern parts are approached.

Territory & Capital
Uganda lies mostly between latitudes 4 degrees N and 2 degrees S and longitudes 29 degrees and 35 degrees E. Uganda is surrounded by Kenya on the east, the Democratic Republic of Congo on the west, South Sudan on the north, Rwanda on the southwest and by Tanzania on the south.

The capital of Uganda is Kampala. It is also the largest city of Uganda and is divided into Kampala Central Division, Kawempe Division, Makindye Division, Nakawa Division and Lubaga Division.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : Uganda can be visited all through the year as the temperature is quite moderate. However, the periods between March and April and October and November witness heavy rainfall and thus should be avoided if gorilla safari is a part of the tour plan.

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Transportation

The railways provide an efficient method of transportation. It not only connects the various parts of Uganda but also connects it to the neighboring countries. Other transportation methods include the highways, airways and waterways.


Tourist & Immigration Info

Contact the nearest Ugandan embassy for updated information on the Ugandan Visa Rules.


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