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General Information

The official languages of Uganda are English, Swahili.

The national currency of Uganda is Ugandan shilling (UGX).

1 UGX equals  .
equals  UGX.

Location

Uganda

The distance from to Uganda is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Uganda. Exercise increased caution in Uganda due to crime. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Uganda is 56. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 112 to call the police in Uganda.

LGBT

Uganda has a score of -9 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Uganda ranks #179 worldwide.

Consensual same-sex sexual relations are criminalized in Uganda. Social acceptance of homosexuality remains very low. LGBTI individuals or suspected LGBTI individuals could face harassment, imprisonment, blackmail, and violence. Individuals or organizations viewed as supporting LGBT rights also face harassment.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Uganda should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Yellow Fever
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Uganda:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal disease)
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Uganda to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Uganda differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Uganda, the standard voltage is 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type G
Weather

The temperature difference between Uganda and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Uganda. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Rain today through Thursday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 64–82°F  /  18–28°C 84% 59%
Sat November 09 65–83°F  /  18–28°C 89% 88%
Sun November 10 63–83°F  /  17–28°C 88% 59%
Mon November 11 64–85°F  /  18–30°C 86% 57%
Tue November 12 65–83°F  /  18–28°C 88% 96%
Wed November 13 65–80°F  /  18–27°C 93% 96%
Thu November 14 64–81°F  /  18–27°C 90% 63%
Fri November 15 64–83°F  /  18–28°C 87% 28%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:35 am and sets at 06:38 pm. This equates to 12.1 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Uganda, it is in . When the sun sets in Uganda, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Uganda is 5.00 UGX. Every kilometer costs an additional 2.00 UGX. Every hour of waiting time costs 10.00 UGX.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Uganda.

Left-hand traffic, keep to the left side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 4.00 UGX in Uganda.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 15.00 UGX.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Uganda is 18-16.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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