About Uganda, Travel Guide, Country Facts
Gifted by nature, Uganda is the pearl of Africa lying on the eastern part of Africa, bordered by Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, Rwanda and DRC. former Zaire. The further you are acquainted with information about Uganda, the more you will enjoy your experience. We invite you to call our destination specialists on any numbers on the contact page so to feed you with more information about Uganda. The information below will also help you prepare for the thrilling experience ahead and enable you to get the very most from your trips and safaris. Uganda can be accessed by, Air, road or water transport. With Air, Most of the flights to Uganda connect in Nairobi, with British Airlines and Kenya Airways being the major carrier. Other flights to Uganda include; KLM, Emirates, Ethiopian airways, SN Brussels and South African Airlines among others.
Once you book a safari with us, we give you comprehensive information about health safety measures and possible immunizations for travel to each destination. A consultation with your doctor, a local travel clinic, or public health office will help you decide which medications or vaccinations are necessary for your safe partaking in the safari/ tour. Our Staff are not licensed medical authorities, however, we know the exact areas, atmosphere and circumstances under which you will be traveling, all of which can affect the relative risk of exposure to health conditions and help you make decisions concerning immunizations and prescription medicines. Anticipatory measures against infectious diseases may require advance planning for immunizations. Pregnant women and parents traveling with young children should consult their physician or pediatrician.
With appropriate protection, travel to Uganda is exceptionally safe. As is the case in any developing country, travelers are advised to be careful of what you eat and drink, keep away from eating food from roadside stands and drinking bottled water. Protect yourself from the tropical equatorial sun, stay well hydrated, and bear in mind to wear mosquito repellent in the evenings. Malaria prophylaxis is recommended, either Larium (mefloquine), atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone) or doxycycline. You should also think about vaccination against yellow fever, hepatitis, and typhoid and update your resistance to measles, polio and tetanus with vaccination shots. When traveling to Uganda, a Traveler’s passport is requisite for entry into Uganda, and should be valid for six months after your return date. A visa must be issued. in the passport. We recommend that you obtain your visa in advance either directly with the Ugandan Embassy or through a visa service. in your country A single entry visa is $50. Non-US citizens should check with the Ugandan Embassy for current entry requirements.
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UGANDA AND CLIMATE
Uganda has got both wet and dry seasons throughout the year. Where gorilla trekking can be done at any season of the year in Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla National parks due to the condunsive tropical rain forest climate at substantial altitudes and can be wet and cool at any time of the year. Katona tours ad travel provides safaris throughout the year and travelers who leave conformist knowledge un observe by making their trip during the rains of November, April or May will almost surely be nursed to unanticipated and thrilling wildlife experiences, less congested game reserves and in all probability a good deal of sunshine.
Uganda’s climate is unpredictable in recent years, because it can rain in any season. Unlike before, changing global weather patterns make evolutions between rainy and dry seasons come and go erratically December, January and February are hot and dry seasons that are Exceptional for birds and animal viewing, though long grass may make some smaller species hard to see. Spring-like conditions in Uganda and ideal time for gorilla trekking too.
March has got irregular rains and activities like. Game viewing is excellent plus gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking over short new grass of the plains. Spring-like conditions are restrained by cool nights.
April and May receive high and heavier rains and chances of viewing gorilla plus chimpanzees are very high though the roads are slippery and muddy making it tricky to access the parks.
June, July, August, September and October is bit dry, cooling from the previous rainy seasons. They have got outstanding conditions since the wildlife can be viewed clearly. Trekking of Gorillas and chips should not be missed during this season.
November receives little rains as the dry season sets in. There’s nice greening of plants, and migrant birds begin arriving from Eurasia. Look ahead to alternating showers and some flash flooding. Muddy and slippery conditions for gorilla trekking
UGANDA AND ITS PEOPLE
Uganda’s population is approximately 26 million and is largely Christian, but there are sizable Muslims and animist communities. The central part of the country is largely Bantu-speaking, with the Baganda as the largest group. The northern tribes are the Nilotic in origin; the north is also the home of the nomadic Karimajong and the remote mountain tribe known as the Ike. More than 30 languages are spoken, with English, Luganda and Swahili being the most widely used.