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Located on the equator, Uganda enjoys pleasant weather all year round, its equatorial character being tempered by the altitude, especially in the southwest of the country. The temperature range - whether daily, monthly or annual - is low: Uganda's temperatures range from 17 to 29°C in Kampala, for example. The highest temperatures were recorded at Lake Albert and the lowest in the Rwenzori Mountains.
The national currency is the Ugandan Shilling (Ush). Be careful, Uganda is quite expensive if you want to enjoy all the activities on offer, especially if you want to visit the mountain gorillas and enjoy safaris in the national parks. However, those who prefer to meet local people and go for a walk can, by using local transport and camping, get away at a very moderate cost by visiting Uganda.
A visa is required to enter Uganda. The immigration services of the Ugandan Ministry of Internal Affairs have been setting up a website since 2016 to provide a quick access to an e-visa (from a few hours to a few working days). To do so, go to visas.immigration.go.ug and select the type of visa you want: single entry tourist visa (US$50), East Africa Tourist Visa (single visa for Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda: US$100), multiple entry visa... The second step is to complete the form. In the third, you must attach the required documents. Finally, the last step is to submit your request. Visa payment can now be made online. You will then receive, a few hours or days later, an e-mail confirming the acceptance of your request: you will then have to print your e-visa
Before your departure for Uganda, as for any other country in sub-Saharan Africa, it is necessary to find out about the local health conditions in order to adapt prophylactic treatments and medication to your type of trip (season, duration, means of transport, type of accommodation, itinerary planned or programmed, etc.). It is also essential to find out what vaccines are required before you fly to Uganda. Consult a tropical medical specialist for personalized treatment and advice. Allow a significant amount of time between your consultation and your departure.
Water. In many countries, including Uganda, water is not drinkable and is even the traveller's main enemy. Statistically, one in two travellers is affected by turista in the first 48 hours, and 80 % of the diseases contracted while travelling are directly attributable to contaminated water.