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COUNTRY OVERVIEWMapofUganda

Mystical savannas and vibrant natural habitats 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 offers an alluring attraction 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.

 UGANDA TRIPS

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2017 Price Per Person (USD)
Trip1 person2 ppl3 ppl4 ppl 
3 Day Bwindi Gorilla Trek$2,530 $2,060$1,970 $1,900Book Now
5 Day Bwindi & Kibale Safari
$3,470
$2,670 $2,570 $2,330Book Now
5 Day Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth Safari$3,560 $2,770 $2,590 $2,460Book Now
5 Day Uganda and Rwanda Gorillas $4,830 $4,410 $3,940$3,770
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6 Day Uganda Safari$4,120 $3,210 $2,980
$2,770
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7 Day Uganda Safari$4,520 $3,570$3,380$3,210Book Now
8 Day Uganda Safari$4,820 $3,670
$3,440 $3,180Book Now
9 Day Uganda Safari$5,600 $4,360 $4,110
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Learn everything you need to know about safaris in Uganda on our sister site – GORILLA TREKS.

HIGHLIGHTS

Gorilla tracking, Golden Monkeys, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls, Volcanoes National Park

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

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VACCINATIONS

Uganda requires proof of a valid Yellow Fever immunization certificate. Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus, and Typhoid immunizations are recommended for all travelers. Malaria prophylaxis is recommended and you should consult your local doctor or physician to advise which malaria medication is best suited for you. Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the CDC’s Internet site at http://www.cdc.gov/travel

Uganda TravelWEATHER

Average temperatures in Entebbe, Uganda.

Month Jan FebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average High (F)818179797777757779797979
Average Low (F)64 6464646463636363636463

BEST TIME TO VISIT 

Although generally equatorial, the climate is not uniform as the altitude modifies the climate. Southern Uganda is wetter with rain generally spread throughout the year. At Entebbe on the northern shore of Lake Victoria, most rain falls from March to June and the November/December period. Further to the north a dry season gradually emerges at Gulu about 120km 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. Rwenzori in the southwest on the border with Congo (DRC) receives heavy rain all year round. The south of the country is heavily influenced by on the world’s biggest lakes, Lake Victoria, which contains many islands. It prevents temperatures from varying significantly and increases cloudiness and rainfall. 

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

TRAVEL ADVISORIES

Make two photocopies of valuables such as your passport, tickets, visas and travelers' cheques.  Keep one copy with you in a separate place to the original and leave another copy with someone at home.

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

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CURRENCY

Carrying cash, an ATM or traveler’s check card and also a credit card that can be used for cash advances in case of emergency is advisable. The best places to exchange money are normally bureau de change, which are fast, have longer hours and often give slightly better rates than banks. Local currency is Ugandan Shillings (UGX), however most places accept USD. Better hotels, lodges, and camps will accept credit cards, however it is advised to withdraw cash when visiting remote areas and villages.

GOVERNMENT

Uganda – is a presidential republic whereby the President is both head of state and head of government.

RELIGION

Uganda – 84% Christian, 41.9% Catholic, 35.9% Anglican, 12% Muslim, and 1% traditional religions.

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