Uganda Travel Tips

Visa

All visitors require a valid passports hold tickets for return or onward travel, sufficient funds for stay

Countries whose nationals do not require a visa include:
- All European Union countries.
Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Burundi, Canada, Comoros, Denmark, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Greece, Grenada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea Republic, Kuwait, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Tuvalu, UK (being a citizen of the United Kingdom & Colonies), United Arab Emirates, USA, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Countries whose nationals do require a visa include:
- All not mentioned above.
Visas are issued at Ugandan Embassies and High Commissions

ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS: A passport valid for three months beyond the date of entry, visa and evidence of yellow fever vaccination are required. Visas are available at Entebbe Airport or may be obtained from the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda. Airline companies may also require travellers have a visa before boarding. Travellers should obtain the latest information and details from the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in their respective countries.

Health

Yellow fever: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas.
Malaria:
Malaria risk: predominantly due to P. falciparum - exists throughout the year in the whole country. P. falciparum resistant to chloroquine and sulfadoxine - pyrimethamine reported.
Recommended prophylaxis: mefloquine.
It is recommended that visitors take precautions against typhoid,
bilharzia, hepatitis and cholera in particular.
AIDS/HIV is prevalent.
Diseases caused by unsanitary conditions are common throughout the country, and untreated water should be considered unsafe to drink.
Hospital facilities are generally poor and outside the major cities, medical facilities are limited.
Comprehensive medical insurance is essential and it is recommended that visitors carry personal medical supplies with them.

Weather

Uganda enjoys ideal weather conditions ranging from the warmth of the lowland areas to the coolness of the Kigezi highlands.

Uganda is sunny most of the year with temperatures rarely rising above 29 degrees

The average temperature is about 26 degrees centigrade, with a maximum of 18-35 degrees and minimum of 8-23 degrees depending on the part of the country.
The rain season is March - May
Light rain season is November - December
Wet seasons are March - May and October - November
Dry seasons are December - February and June - August
Rainfall ranges between 500mm to 2500 mm
Humidity is between 70% -100%

Packing for Uganda

The most practical items to pack are:
Light cotton tops and cotton trousers/shorts in summer, hat/ cap and light shoes
Long-sleeved blouses/shirts for game drives/ boat cruises, which will protect you from mosquitoes and the sun
Safari trousers, jeans or casual pants for evenings and cooler days. A fleece or sweater is required for those cool winter evening and mornings
A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen (a tanning lotion and a high factor sunscreen for your face, neck, feet and hands
Sandals, open shoes
Comfortable walking shoes
Camera film, extra memory cards and batteries, these are difficult to find in Uganda outside of city centers and should they be available they will cost you an arm and a leg.

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