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Uganda Visitor Information

Climate Chart for Entebbe, Uganda
Climate Chart for Entebbe, Uganda

Although Uganda is located on the equator, its climate is warm rather than hot, and temperatures vary little throughout the year. Most of the country receives an annual rainfall of at least 30 inches. In the Lake Victoria region an annual rainfall of 59 inches is distributed throughout the year and the average annual temperature is 21.6°C (71°F) with a daily range of 7 - 9°C (13-16°F). Further north rainfall averages about 35 inches, with a pronounced dry season in June and July. The mean annual temperature in this region is 15.5°C (60°F) with a daily range of 11-13°C (20-23°F)

Visas are required by all except nationals from Angola,. Antigua, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Comoros, Cypress, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Italy, (only Diplomatic passports), Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Singapore, Tonga, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe These can be obtained from Uganda's Diplomatic and Consular Missions abroad.

It is possible to get issued a visa on arrival at Entebbe Airport as long as one satisfies the entry requirements. However, it is advisable that you get your visas before you embark on the trip to Uganda to avoid unnecessary paper work at point of entry.

On arrival in the country, you may be asked to show you have sufficient funds to support your stay and that you have an onward ticket.

Tourist Offices and Embassies located around the world

Official Currency:    Uganda Shilling
Current Exchange Rate:    Today's Exchange Rate

Banks and forex bureaus are available at the airport, and in all towns. Visitors may bring in as much foreign currency as they wish. Credit cards arc accepted in the main hotels, but not in outlying areas. Visa is the most commonly accepted credit card. Traveller cheques are best taken in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling and Rands

Air

Air Uganda offers a domestic service to some of the major towns. Air Charter is also available. Usually you will be required to pay for flights in hard currency.

Lake Ferry

Lake Victoria has a ferry service which connects Port Bell and the Ssese Islands.

Railways / Train Services

There are services from Kampala to Kasese and Tororo but the service is slow, uncomfortable and erratic.

Bus

Bus services connect all the main towns but they can be slow, crowded and they make frequent stops. Minibuses and shared taxis are a good way of getting around. They have fixed rates and leave when full.

Scandinavia Express Services
Cross border Bus Service between Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia

Road

Most the roads between main centres in the south are connected by sealed roads, but in the north roads are in a poor condition, often very badly potholed and sometimes during the rains they are impassable. Driving is on the left hand side and a national driving licence is required. There are a few hire car companies but often these will hire on a car with driver option.

1st January New Year's Day
26th January Liberation Day
8th March International Women's Day
1st May Labour Day
3rd June Martyrs Day
9th October Independence Day
25th December Christmas Day
26th December Boxing Day
Moveable Holidays Good Friday and Easter Monday
Variable Islamic holidays

Electric Power is 220V - 240V running at 50Hz.
The Plug type used in Uganda is: "Type G (British)"

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