WHY VISIT UGANDA
Here are the main sites that you can discover in this magnificent country:
Lake Victoria: Here is the source of the Nile, in this immense expanse (70,000 km2), the largest lake in Africa, more than a thousand meters above sea level. It is relatively shallow, but its waters abound in fish. We are also interested in the Ssese islands, an archipelago of 84 wooded islands, which has become a popular holiday destination for tourists and rich Ugandans, especially Bugala with its hotels, beaches, and water activities.
Entebbe: this is the international airport of the country, but this does not prevent the city of Entebbe from being a beautiful city, where nature is queen, and where the traveler can stop upon his arrival In one of the peaceful hotels it houses.
Kampala: the capital is located in the center of the country, it is a modern city with several places of interest, such as the Tombs of the Kings, the Uganda Museum, and many markets where to find works of art and African crafts. The only real big city in Uganda, it offers strong contrasts between the vibrant and bustling city center and its green and serene residential neighborhoods.
Murchinson Falls is located in Murchison National Park, which is also the largest in the country, with immense savannahs, forests, and the famous falls that descend from Albert Lake, creating an extraordinary sight to see absolutely.
National parks: there are other parks and nature reserves in Uganda, and these are its major attractions. You can choose between the Kipedo Valley National Park, Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and others, where you can observe buffalo and elephants, lions, chimpanzees, crocodiles, hippos, and especially gorillas since Uganda is home to more than half of those living on the planet.
WHAT TO SEE IN UGANDA
WHEN TO GO TO UGANDA
The best period to visit Uganda is from December to March and June to August.
The equatorial climate of the country is moderated by its often high relief, which gives it pleasant temperatures from one end of the year to the other, ranging on average from 17 to 28 ° C.
The year is divided into two wet seasons, from March to May and September to November, and two dry seasons, from December to February and from June to August.
Dry seasons are the most favorable to visit the country.
Following is a list of typical festivals and celebrations of Uganda.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH UGANDA
To get around the country, the bus is the cheapest means of transport, with regular connections from major cities. You can also choose the car, preferably a 4X4 if you want to leave the main axes, which can be rented with or without driver. Be careful, we drive to the left in Uganda!
by plane, the main airports are:
GENERAL INFORMATION ON UGANDA
health tips & vaccination: Vaccination against yellow fever is obligatory, and it is advisable to add those against hepatitis A and B, meningococcal meningitis A and C, diphtheria, and rabies if you plan to make an “adventure” circuit . Also take a treatment against malaria, avoid walking barefoot and bathing in stagnant water, protect yourself from mosquitoes. Drink bottled water and wash your raw foods well.
local currency: Ugandan Shilling
local time zone: GMT+3
electricity: type G (240 V – 50 Hz)
WHAT TO DO IN UGANDA
typical food in Uganda
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