In the heart of East Africa, landlocked between Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda is unique in that it is at the crossroads of two exceptionally rich worlds: the equatorial forest of Central Africa and the savannah of East Africa. It was certainly the beauty of these landscapes, with their abundance of wild animals and lush and varied flora, that drove Winston Churchill, more than a century ago, to call Uganda "the pearl of Africa" in his eyes, a fact that any claimant to travel around Lake Mutanda or to Murchison Falls National Park will soon have confirmed. It is in the four corners of this splendid territory that Uganda's tour guide proposes to take you, from the dizzying peaks of the Virunga and Rwenzori to the fast rivers of the Nile that are rafted down, from the island of chimpanzees to the vibrant Kampala, the Ugandan capital and its feverish nights of celebration! Uganda cannot be mentioned without mentioning the silver-tailed mountain gorillas, which we will have the opportunity to meet in their natural environment, not without emotion, in the heart of the impenetrable forest of Bwindi, not far from Rwanda. The other advantage of a stay in this country is that it is still a little known destination for French-speaking tourism, ensuring adventure, while being a very safe, and even very welcoming country! Webale kuja mu Uganda! ("welcome to Uganda!")

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When to go to Uganda?

When to go to Uganda? Generally speaking, the best time to travel to Uganda, even if it is more pleasant to travel in the dry season (easier hikes, better visibility of wildlife, fewer mosquitoes, more accessible trails...), is the wet season. The months of the dry season correspond to the school holiday period in Europe, tourists are therefore more numerous and prices are higher. Ornithologists and photographers looking for great lights to find out when to go to Uganda will generally prefer the rainy seasons, from March to May and from September to November. Temperatures are also very pleasant all year round

How to go to Uganda? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
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East Africa is a well-known area for tourism providers because of the many safaris that can be organized there. As a result, all-inclusive offers are not lacking in the catalogues of tour operators and specialist agencies. You can certainly find the formula that suits you best for your stay in Uganda: honeymoon in a luxurious eco-lodge in the middle of the jungle, family stay, guided tours in the national parks..

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The price of a return flight to Uganda (Entebbe airport) from Europe, knowing that there is no direct flight from France, varies between €900 and €1100 (first prices) in high season and between €400 and €800 (first prices) in low season. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so (very) in advance. By showing the same sense of anticipation for your homes, you will also save a lot of money here

Domestic flights are underdeveloped. The most economical way to visit Uganda are these large buses that provide regular connections between major cities at very reasonable prices. Uganda's road network is of uneven quality: paved roads connecting the country's main cities are generally of good quality, notwithstanding some potholes, but many tracks are impassable during the rainy season.

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    When to travel?

    When to go to Uganda? Generally speaking, the best time to travel to Uganda, even if it is more pleasant to travel in...
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    Weather forecast

    Located on the equator, Uganda enjoys pleasant weather all year round, its equatorial character being tempered by the...
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    Budget

    The national currency is the Ugandan Shilling (Ush). Be careful, Uganda is quite expensive if you want to enjoy all t...
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    Formalities

    A visa is required to enter Uganda. The immigration services of the Ugandan Ministry of Internal Affairs have been se...
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    Health

    Before your departure for Uganda, as for any other country in sub-Saharan Africa, it is necessary to find out about t...
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    How to travel by yourself?

    The price of a return flight to Uganda (Entebbe airport) from Europe, knowing that there is no direct flight from Fra...
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    How to get organized?

    East Africa is a well-known area for tourism providers because of the many safaris that can be organized there. As a...
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    Getting around

    Domestic flights are underdeveloped. The most economical way to visit Uganda are these large buses that provide regul...
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