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Uganda

  • Getting there: The main entry point for flights into Uganda is Entebbe International Airport (EBB), about 46 kilometres from the capital, Kampala. Uganda is well linked to its East African neighbours with daily flights to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Sudan.
  • Capital city: Kampala.
  • Population: 40.095 million.
  • Religion: The majority are Christian.
  • Language: English, Swahili.
  • Currency: Ugandan shilling (UGX).
  • Climate: Uganda has a tropical climate, with little temperature variation through the year and just dry and wet seasons. The mountainous areas are much cooler; Mount Elgon is sometimes covered with snow.
  • Transport: Uganda is a fairly compact country and transportation within the country is typically done by vehicle. Local transport like matatus (minibuses) taxis, boda bodas (motorcycle taxis) and public buses are available.
  • Best time to travel: The best gorilla tracking months in Uganda are during the dry seasons from June to August and December to February while game viewing is better towards the end of these two seasons as animals congregate around waterholes. Avoid going on safari in the wet season.
  • What to wear: Ugandans are generally relaxed about clothing, so pack for comfort rather than fashion. Outside of the major cities, dress more conservatively.
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