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Uganda

Explore Uganda

Indulge in the ultimate luxury safari experience as we invite you to explore the captivating beauty of Uganda, a land blessed with unrivaled natural wonders and rich biodiversity.

Traverse through Uganda’s renowned national parks, each offering a unique tapestry of landscapes and wildlife encounters, from the lush jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas, to the vast savannas of Queen Elizabeth National Park, where the iconic tree-climbing lions roam free. 

Every park unveils a treasure trove of natural wonders waiting to be explored, from the mighty mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, to the elusive cheetahs of Kidepo Valley National Park. As avid birdwatchers, you’ll be captivated by Uganda’s diverse avifauna, with over 1,000 bird species gracing the skies, including the iconic shoebill stork.

Indulge in the pinnacle of luxury accommodation as you retreat to our carefully selected hotels and camps, where impeccable service and opulent amenities await your arrival. From lavish lodges nestled amidst the wilderness to exclusive tented camps offering secluded luxury under the stars, each property offers a sanctuary of comfort and tranquility amidst Uganda’s pristine landscapes.

Whether you’re seeking incentive travel for corporate retreats or a bespoke luxury safari for intimate gatherings, our expert team is dedicated to curating a tailored experience that fulfills your every desire. Join us on a journey of luxury and discovery as we unveil the wonders of Uganda in unparalleled style and comfort.

To travel to Uganda as a tourist, most international travelers are required to complete the Tourist Visa Application Form, which can be completed online through the e-visa system to obtain it in the format of a Single Entry e-Visa.

Visa can also be obtained directly at the Entebbe airport at the time of arrival

Honorary Consulate of Spain in Kampala
27 Baskerville Ave. Kololo
P.O. Box 27933, Kampala
Phone: +256 (0) 414 342 372
Mobile phone: +256 (0) 752 696 500
Fax: +256 (0) 414 34 94 08
Email:nellyruiz2001@infocom.co.ug

Ugandan Embassy in Paris
13, Avenue Raymond Poincare 75116

Telephone: (+33) 1 56 90 12 20 Fax: (+33) 1 45 05 21 22

What to know before you travel..


Safety Tips
Safety in Uganda should not be neglected. When traveling by road, it is advisable to keep the insurance and windows closed, especially in traffic jams or at traffic lights, where there are quite a few thefts. It is also important to drive with caution, since driving there is less fluid and they do not have the infrastructures that are here. It is not recommended to travel by car at night or use public transport, except for taxis.

Although it is safe to travel to Uganda, there are routes to which you must pay attention to take extreme precautions. One of them is between Jinja-Kampala and Kampala-Masaka, since there are usually many accidents due to the poor condition of the roads. Always carry the documentation with you in case the security agents stop you and also a certified photocopy of the passport so as not to lose the original.

The areas to which travel is not recommended are the Karamoja region, in the northeast of the country, and the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which currently has active conflicts that may jeopardize your safety in Uganda.

Credit cards
Payment by credit card is not widespread and cases of fraud are frequent.

Money exchange
In Uganda, and especially in big cities like Kampala, there are numerous exchange houses and banks (Barclays, Standard Chartered, Stanbic, Cairo Bank, Citybank, etc.) where you can exchange currency quickly and easily.

Mobile phone and internet
Compared to the world average, Uganda lags behind massively in telecommunication development. Under the country code +256 there were a total of 30.23 million connections in 2021. Among them were 30.13 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.66 per person. Worldwide, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With approximately 32,683 web hosts, Uganda is below the world average by population. At the end of 2020, 1,573 of them, or about 5%, were protected with SSL or comparable encryption.

Voltage
In Uganda the common voltage is 240 V. The frequency is 50 Hz. The plugs and sockets are type G.

Climate
Uganda is an African country crossed by the equator, whose climate is tropical, but mitigated by altitude. In fact, most of the country is crossed by a plateau, which has a variable height between 1,000 and 1,400 meters, and whose climate is pleasantly warm, with average temperatures ranging between 20 and 25 degrees.

Temperature variations during the year are contained, however, there is a warmer period from December to March, more notable in the north, and a cooler period from June to September.

In general, the temperatures are pleasant, although it can sometimes get very hot during the day, especially from December to April. On the other hand, at night it can be cool or even cold depending on the altitude, and this can happen throughout the year, but especially from June to August.

Rainfall is moderate to relatively abundant, and generally ranges from 700 to 1,500 millimeters per year.

In the north, further from the equator, there is a dry season from December to February and a rainy season from April to October. In the center-south, on the other hand, there are two rainy seasons, corresponding to the two passages of the sun at its zenith (at the end of March and at the end of September).

However, even when they do not bring heavy rain, storms with thunder and lightning can break out throughout the year, especially in the south.

The less rainy areas are in the southwest, on the border with North Kivu and Rwanda, where rainfall falls below 1,000 mm per year, and even more in the northeast (where the Kidepo Valley National Park and the Matheniko Wildlife Reserve), which receives 700mm per year or even less, projects towards the arid areas of Kenya, and is more at risk of experiencing dry spells.

The rainiest areas are those of the center-north (Gulu region) and some shores of Lake Victoria (see Entebbe), where they reach or exceed 1,500 millimeters per year.

Food
The specialties to eat in Uganda come from a mixture of flavors, which in turn have their origins in Arab, Asian and English culture. Being a predominantly agricultural country, the ingredients in its cuisine are of high quality, which is why its typical dishes are very tasty and healthy.

Most of the population grow their own food, except those who live in the city. On the other hand, the elaboration of the typical dishes of Uganda corresponds mainly to women by tradition. The ingredients are varied, so you will find fish, different types of meat, cassava, soybeans, vegetables and vegetables, as well as fruits and nuts.

Tips
Tipping while traveling to Uganda is not required, but is expected. Especially when you are satisfied with the service received. It is better to tip in the local currency, ie using the Ugandan shilling.