As you get ready to embark on lifetime wilderness experience in Uganda, here are a few things you need to know and do before you set off.

  • Visas

For one to enter Uganda, a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry is required from the following nationals; Australian, USA, British, Canadian and other EU members. More so the above mentioned nationals need to get visas and they can be obtained on arrival at Entebbe airport or online. A single entry visa to Uganda costs US$50 and can be applied for on arrival at the airport or high commission abroad.

 

  • Recommended Vaccinations

Most travelers are advised to get themselves travel vaccines and medicines before they travel to Uganda. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Uganda; Yellow fever, Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Cholera, Rabies, Meningitis, Mumps and Rubella, Chickenpox, Shingles, Pneumonia, Influenza, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis.

The government of Uganda requires proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival. Re-vaccination for yellow fever has been required by certain countries to comply with international health regulations.

 

  • Climate

Uganda experiences a tropical climate and most of the south of the country experiences more tropical climate than the north and as for it’s capital  Kampala situated in the south, it’s climate is slightly milder due to it’s location near Lake Victoria which is the largest fresh water lake in Africa and second in the world. In general the average temperature of Uganda is about 21 degrees Celsius in the afternoon and about 16 degrees Celsius in the morning. However areas at high altitude above 1300m like the gorilla parks get considerably colder because temperatures drop at about 6 degrees Celsius for every 1000m you climb.

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Munyirwa Osman Ganja