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Where is Uganda?

  1. Approximate Population of Uganda: 44,269,594

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Kampala is the capital of Uganda

Kampala has an approximate population of around 1,680,600 people and you can typically expect to pay around £0.80p for an equivalent pint of lager or beer.

Kampala, Uganda is located in Southern Kampala province. It is the second largest city in Uganda and is surrounded by a lush green hillside on one side and the Serengeti on the other. It was originally built as a trading post for indigenous tribes who were living along the river. It gradually became an important urban center and served as a headquarters for many government and private organizations. Today, Kampala serves as an economic, cultural, educational, and social center for the whole of Uganda.

The town has a wide range of hotels and guest houses to accommodate its growing population. For those visiting with children, it is recommended that you choose a hotel near one of the Kampala main thoroughfares so that you can visit them easily while you are in town. This will also make it easier for you to get your kids out of the crowded area into the safety of your room. Most hotels in Kampala offer Wi-Fi internet access and a variety of comfortable amenities and comforts to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

If you are looking to go deeper into the rich history of Kampala, you should consider a visit to the Documentation Centre of Uganda which is located at the Old Government House. Here, you can find an archive of documents related to the early Kampala economy, as well as documents related to the Second World War. The museum has an interpretive room where you can watch a video showing the historical significance of items related to both the Old and New Kampala. While there, make sure to check out the beautiful collection of handicrafts created by the residents of Kampala and take back home sweet home with you!

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to Uganda

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Uganda are available from the NHS Fit for Travel 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.

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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.

Festivals in Uganda

There are a variety of Festivals in Uganda, including the annual LaBa! Arts Festival. As one of the oldest art festivals in the country, LaBa! strived to provide an alternative venue for artistic expression, fostering artistic encounters and intellectual and playful dialogues between artists. It is a good opportunity to learn more about the history of arts in Uganda. You can also check out other cultural events and activities while you're in Uganda, including the Buganda Carnival, Kiswahili Dance Festival, and Nakambala, which is the most renowned festival in the country.

Other Festivals in Uganda include the Amakula Kampala Cinema Caravan and the Kigali Jazz and Soul Music Festival. These are popular with locals and visitors alike, and the Amakula Kampala Jazz and World Music Concert are popular with tourists and locals. Many of these events feature live performances, street parades, and children's activities. You can also attend workshops on local dance and music. And you can experience some of the finest international musicians and artists during these festivals.

In addition to showcasing local film talent, the Pork Festival is a good opportunity to network with Uganda's film industry. The festival also promotes the country's local music and film industry internationally. There are other festivals in Uganda, but this one is a must-do for pork lovers. You can sample different types of pork, including the Luwombo, Rolex, and smoked. The food is a great way to get acquainted with the culture of the country.

Other Festivals in Uganda include the Nakoo festival, which is celebrated in February and the Mogadishu Dance Festival in July. Both festivals are fun and exciting, and are worth a visit. During these events, it's also important to know the date of these events. You'll want to make reservations in advance to make sure that you won't miss any of them. For those who do not know what to expect during your time in Uganda, here are some of the major festival celebrations.

The Rolex festival is a must-see in Uganda. The Rolex festival is celebrated annually, and attracts people from all over the country as well as neighboring countries. The festival is an event where fried eggs are rolled in chapati. The food is delicious and can be enjoyed by the whole family. The main attraction of the annual Rolex festival is the parade and party on New Year's Eve.

Nyege 2020 is a three-day music festival in Uganda, featuring over 300 musicians. It has recently announced a massive lineup, featuring 45 African and Afro-centric artists. If you're looking for a festival to see the local culture, try one of the many Uganda festivals. The fun will last three days, and you'll never have a dull moment. A festival is a great way to learn about a country's history and traditions.

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Uganda Tourist Attractions

The landlocked country of Uganda is one of the best places to visit in East Africa. It is surrounded by the Rwenzori Mountains and huge Lake Victoria, and its lush rainforests and wildlife are just as diverse and fascinating. While you're in Uganda, you'll have the chance to visit world-renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which has 43m waterfall Murchison Falls and a number of wildlife parks.

The country's past is rich in history. Some of the country's most historic sites have long been abandoned, but this could be an opportunity for the country's tourism industry to take off. Many of the country's public gardens are beautiful, and the capital city of Kampala is home to more than 30 acres of beautiful landscapes. In addition, there are rock paintings in the eastern district of Kumi. These are also UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Known for its historical value, Nyinamwiru fort is one of the most historically important sites in the country. Located 136 kilometers from the capital, it's a strategic site. It's home to a museum, which is open to the public and explains its significance to the Ugandan culture. There are many other historic sites in the country, so be sure to take the time to explore them all.

Do I need a Visa?

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'

See which forms you may need for entry into Uganda.

What currency do i need for Uganda?

The official currency of Uganda is the Ugandan Shilling (UGX). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Uganda you can grab amazing Ugandan Shilling deals via (GBP to UGX).

What wildlife 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 of Uganda?

Bantu food? 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 You can learn some basic Bantu before you travel to Uganda and really impress the locals!

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 £8 to £15 per day per guest, and for a porter £3 to £7, and for a private driver you can tip £15 to £20 per day for the group.).

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