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Visit Uganda

Capital City: Kampala

Official language: English
Second official language: Swahili

Currency: Ugandan Shilling

Time zone: East Africa Time (UTC +3)

Calling code: +256     (+006 from Kenya and Tanzania)

Climate: The best times to visit Uganda are January to February (when the weather is hot but generally dry) or June to September (the dry season). The two main rainy seasons are March to May and October to December.  The average annual temperature is about 26 degrees Celsius (78° Fahrenheit). Click here to see the weather forecast for Uganda.

Health, Safety & Emergencies:

Useful links:



Entebbe International Airport (EBB)


Useful Websites: Visit Uganda & Visit Kampala

Visas: You can obtain a Single/Multiple Entry Visa or an East Africa Tourist Visa which includes Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Click here for details and click here for prices.
Apply online


Where to stay:

Special events:

Kampala City Festival ~ October

Bucket list:

  • Mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park
  • Mt Elgon’s cliffs, caves, gorges and waterfalls
  • Murchison Falls
  • Rwenzori ‘Mountains of the Moon’

National Parks

  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Rwenzori Mountains National Park
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Semliki National Park
  • Kibaale National Park
  • Mount Elgon National Park

To see the gorillas:

  • Go through an agency based in Uganda
  • Book direct with the Uganda Wildlife Authority
  • Go on a group tour incorporating many other attractions, activities and possibly countries

Tip: discounts may be available during the rainy season (e.g. November and April)

Love Uganda? Want to give something back?

Give a donation or fundraise for the Child’s i Foundation: we make families not orphans


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