Good to know:
Important addresses: Dutch Embassy in Uganda Kampala: Rwenzori Courts, 4th floor
Nakasero Road, plot 2, Kampala Tel: +256 (0) 204346000
To enter Uganda you need a visa. This can be obtained at the airport, for a fee, Costs (2014), approximately € 40,- or $ 50,-
The currency is the Ugandan Shilling. The exchange rate is highly dependent on economic conditions but is strongly linked to the American Dollar. In 2014 the exchange rate is around 3200-3400 Shilling / Ä. One can almost never pay with a credit card, so for local purchases, you will need to have cash with you. You can withdraw money from the ATM machines at most banks.
The voltage in Uganda is 220 / 230vac. The plug contacts used are those having three pins, which are also used in the UK. Usually you can borrow an adapter plug in your hotel or lodge or otherwise purchase one before you go.
Vaccinations are required to visit Uganda. For information about this and malaria prevention, we advise you to consult your doctor or clinic.
Language and religion
Because of it being a British colony in the past, the English language can be used mostly everywhere. The country is predominantly Christian: 66% of the population are part of various Christian denominations. In addition, some 16% are Muslim and about 18% observe traditional native beliefs.
Time in Uganda is GMT +3.
Pack and Go
Just some things which are essential for
– Firm hiking shoes
– Personal medicine
– Sun lotion
– Bug repellent
– Rain jacket
– Wake up alarm
– Not too brightly-coloured tracking clothes