About Uganda

Uganda is located in east-central Africa, situated north and northwest of Lake Victoria. It is a landlocked country bordered by Sudan on the North, Kenya on the east, Tanzania on the South, Rwanda on the southwest and Democratic Republic of Congo on the northwest.

Climate

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.

Visas & Immigration

Visas are required. 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.

Currency

Official Currency: Uganda Shilling

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.

Traveler cheques are best taken in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling.