How to get to Uganda Entebbe international airport which is the major airport in Uganda or through various border points / entry of Rwanda , Kenya and Tanzania:
Best time for a visit or holiday to UgandaAnytime is a good time to visit Uganda , though mountain hikes , gorilla tracking and other forest walks are more challenging in rain seasons which peaks in mid September to November and March to may .
Official Language in UgandaEnglish is the official language out of more than 30 different indigenous languages.
Things to buy on a holiday in Uganda .The most beautiful and unique are the local handicraft like musical instruments ,paintings , local basket works , batiks and Pottery.
Food and DrinksA lot of good hotels and restaurants serve good meals of all western styles . Local restaurants serve Ugandan dishes like Matooke , Cassava , sweet potatoes , yams and a lot more .
Driving RulesIn Uganda we drive on the left side and Rwanda on the right side , Visitors without experience of East Africa Roads are advised to hire a vehicle with a driver who has a driving permit rather than a self drive .
Money and Foreign ExchangeThe local currency is Uganda Shillings . The US dollar is known as the hard currency of preference , but also GBP and Euro are widely accepted . These currencies can be exchanged at the banks and private Bureau de change in all large towns , but traveler’s cheques are not widely accepted outside Kampala the capital city of Uganda . Local currency can be drawn against Visa and other Major credit cards at selected ATMs in Kampala , Entebbe international Airport and in a few other large towns .
Health RequirementsCertificate of yellow fever vaccination . All visitors should take malaria prophylactic drugs . It is advisable to drink bottled rather than tap water .
Dress code on a tour in Uganda or Rwanda daytime temperatures are generally warm to hot , so you’re advised to bring lots of light clothing . Evenings are cooler , especially at high altitudes and may require light sweaters . Those who intend to hike on the mountains will be exposed to alpine temperatures and should pack accordingly , solid walking shoes and sturdy clothing are ideal for forest walks , without forgetting the hat , sunglasses and a waterproof jacket.
What to pack for a tour in Uganda or Rwanda :A valid Passport is Mandatory , with a visa that should be checked before you travel . To make most of the game reserves and National Parks , carry binoculars and field guides . Photographers will need a zoom lens for wildlife , Print film and developing is available in Kampala . Another small can be bought in the cities .What should I pack for a Gorilla trek .Wear comfortable hiking shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes .Put on ear plugs for those who feel uncomfortable with jungle sounds .Carry rain gears , sunscreen lotion , a hat because the weather is unpredictable and insect repellent .Bring a camera, using flashlight is not allowed so we recommend using films of 400 – 800 ASA