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Information Before You Travel

The 56 nationalities (tribes) fall into the broad ethnic classifications of Bantu, Nilotics, Nilo-Hermites and Hermites.


English is the official language.


Please visit the Official Ugandan Immigration site to apply for your visa if you need one go to


Weather - Be Prepared
Uganda enjoys one of the best climates in the world. It is sunny and green all year round with two distinct rainy seasons stretching from March to May and from September to November. However rain can occur at any time. Because Uganda is warm, light clothing is advisable. Evenings can be cooler however, so carry a couple of light sweaters too.


Vaccinations and Health Advice
A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is mandatory. Visitors should take malaria prophylactic drugs and carry insect repellent with them.  Do not drink tap water, only drink bottled. For a fully comprehensive review of precautions please visit


The Ugandan Shilling is the legal tender. There are no restrictions on money transfers in and out of Uganda. Credit cards are not widely accepted. There are numerous forex bureaux in the main cities.


Power Up

Uganda has 220-volt power and the same plugs as in the United Kingdom with three flat prongs.


Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking - What To Wear
For gorilla and chimpanzee trekking, you will need stout boots, long trousers and a long sleeved shirt. Do not wear any army-style camouflage clothing. Also carry rain gear and sun hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, binoculars and camera. Children under 15 are not allowed to trek gorillas and children under 12 are not allowed to the chimpanzee trekking.


Do Not Forget
Binoculars, camera/video cam, sunscreen, torch, and a re-useable water bottle.


Do not forget to bring a plug adapter if you do not own a UK style plug. Protect the planet and only use refillable water bottles.

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