Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Uganda?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Uganda are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Uganda?

For up to date information around safety and security in Uganda read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Uganda.

Best time to visit Uganda?

The best time to travel in the year would be between the months of January and February then June to September. The weather is perfect, dry Season with little or no rainfall.

Do I need a visa to enter Uganda?

You'll need a visa to enter Uganda. You can apply for a visa at the Ugandan High Commission in London or apply online for an 'e-visa'

What currency do i need in Uganda?

The official currency of Uganda is the Ugandan shilling.

While visiting Uganda

What wild animals live in Uganda?

In the Queen Elizabeth National Park there are 95 species of mammal, including African buffalo, Ugandan kob, hippopotamus, Nile crocodile, African bush elephant, African leopard, lion, and chimpanzee.

What is the traditional food in Uganda?

Luwombo - A traditional dish from Uganda, in which a stew of chicken, beef, mushrooms or fish is steamed in banana leaves.

What Languages are spoken in Uganda?

In all of the Bantu speaking areas of Uganda, dialect continua are very common. For example, people around Mbarara speak Runyankore and people from Fort Portal in Tooro Kingdomspeak Rutooro, but in the area between those towns, there are villages where most of the people speak a dialect that is best characterised as intermediate between Runyankore and Rutooro

How much do you tip in Uganda?

The currency in Uganda is the Ugandan shilling. It's usual to tip drivers, safari and gorilla tracking guides and porters at the end of a safari or hike. For guides, you can tip between USD$10 to $20 per day per guest, and for a porter US$5 to US$10, and for a private driver you can tip US$20 to US$30 per day for the group.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Uganda?

Local Uganda travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Uganda Numbers?

  • Police: 112
  • Ambulance: 911
  • Fire: 112
  • Embassy: +256 31 2312000

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Uganda?

    The time difference is 3 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Uganda?

    Uganda Guidebook

    Best Uganda guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Uganda with this Uganda Guidebook .