Uganda

Flag of Uganda

Situated right on the equator, with a varied landscape, stunning wildlife watching. It’s home to Africa’s largest lake, Victoria, tallest mountain range, the Rwenzoris, and the source of the Nile, world’s longest river. And if you want to spot mountain gorillas then Uganda is the place to go.

 Useful info:

Currency: Ugandan Shilling but US dollars are accepted widely.

Language: English is the official language, and many people speak it.

Visa: Pakistanis can get a visa on arrival or can opt for e-visa, I suggest to arrange it beforehand. I got it from Consulate General of Uganda in Dubai; the fee was 100 US $, but with effect from 1st August 2016, the Visa Fee for Single Entry is 50 US $.

Climate: Being on the equator, there is little year around fluctuation in the temperature. The best time to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking is during the dry seasons: January and February and from June to September. Bird watching is fantastic all year round but is at its peak between November and April when migrant species are present. Wildlife is concentrated around water sources from February to March and September to mid-October. Bird watching is fantastic all year round but is at its peak between November and.

Trivia: The equator travels right through Uganda

Food:

There are plenty of options to treat your taste buds from fresh fish to beef steaks. Many dishes include various vegetables, potatoes, yams, bananas and other tropical fruits

Transportation:

On the shore of Lake Victoria, Entebbe International Airport is the main international airport of Uganda.

Though public transport is available in the capital, Kampala, it is not recommended, better to hire a taxi.

Accommodations:

If you are planning to stay in Kampala, there are a range of hotels catering your needs. You can find a hotel room starting from 50$/night however I stayed in Sheraton Kampala, a 5-star hotel and cost me 150 $/night but it was good. There are many listing available on Airbnb as well (use this link to get 25$ off).

You can also check other travel resources which will help you plan your trip better.

Night Life:

 Kampala has many choices for nightlife lovers after it is dubbed as the city that never sleeps.