Travel Uganda

Uganda Trip Tips

  • The currency is the Ugandan Shilling. There are roughly 4000 shillings to 1 Euro
  • The emergency telephone number is 112 for police and 911 for ambulance. The international dialling code is +256. Uganda used type G plug sockets, the same as the UK.
  • Uganda has a dark and violent history, but has recently emerged as one of the safest countries in Africa. And for such a relatively small nation, is home to effectively the best of what the continent has to offer. Famous for being one of the best places in the world to see gorillas and chimpanzees in the wild, Uganda also has classic African savannahs and grasslands full off elephants, lions, giraffes and the other safari mainstays. The ‘Pearl of Africa’ is also home to the tallest mountain range in Africa, the source of the world’s longest river, and continent’s largest lake.
  • Uganda has three official languages, English, Swahili and Luganda, so using English should get you by in all but the most rural of places.
  • Most places outside Kampala or Entebbe don’t take credit cards, so take cash or a debit card with which you can withdraw.

Interview with an Expert: Okong Joshua from Uganda

  Okong Joshua  Okong Joshua runs Shaka Tours & Travel in Entebbe, Uganda. Just outside Kampala on the edge of the magnificent Lake Victoria. He has been running tours in Uganda for 3 [...]