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Uganda

Uganda is a relatively small African country in East Africa which has a lot of 'grand' stuff to offer. One does not just get the reputation of 'pearl of Africa', one has to earn it. And Uganda does that in style.

Uganda is a land of superlatives: you will find the largest mountain ranges, including the Virunga Mountains that connect Uganda, Rwanda and RDC; Mount Elgon, the widest free-standing volcano in the world and the Rwenzori with its eternally snow-capped peaks. The country offers an overwhelming number of breath-taking landscapes and countless national parks. In the UNESCO-protected Queen Elisabeth NP you can spot Cape buffalo, hippos, crocodiles, elephants, leopards, chimpanzees and tree-climbing lions. 95 different mammals and over 500 species of birds honour you with their presence. And then there is the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with its exceptional mountain gorillas. Did you know Uganda is home to half of the gorilla population in the world? And here , they roam freely in their natural habitat!

Add to all this 84 Ssese islands in Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake; the source of the longest river in the world, the Nile, and a myriad of tribes each with their own customs and traditions and you just know: traveling to and in Uganda is living a dream: impressive, unexpected and unforgettable. This untouched land invites you to safaris, trekkings, rafting, climbing or canyoning. Quickly get on that flight, stay overnight in that unbeatable African decor and come and explore ... You cannot be there fast enough, believe you me.

Insurances

Have a safe and carefree trip: travel fully insured with our Protections travel insurance! Our Protections insurance policies offer various formulas in order to offer you the widest possible cover (with even a fly-on-time, natural catastrophes and epidemics) for both single journeys or for the entire year.  We guarantee you the best protection at the best price. 

Tailored travel

The tours in our brochures are just a few examples of travel itineraries possible. Our trips can be tailored to suit your specific needs. If you want to book a specific destination or combine it with a mini-tour then we will gladly make you a tailor-made offer. For a personalised day-by-day program please contact our destination experts.

Would you like to travel in a group; with your entire family, friends or colleagues? (min. 10 people required). Put our know-how to the test and send us your details and wishes.  We will gladly turn the blueprints of your trip into a detailed quote and a lasting memory for you to cherish. Contact our  Connections’ Group Service by e-mail at groups@connections.be or by telephone on +32 (0)2 550 01 65. We would love to hear from you. 

Travel Documents

  • All Belgian nationals travelling on a Belgian passport (children and babies included) must be in possession of an international e-passport (electronic) containing min. 2 blank pages, valid for at least 6 months  upon departure from Uganda. An e-visa must be purchased via the website https://visas.immigration.go.ug/.

  • Travelers with a non-Belgian nationality and / or travelers travelling on a foreign passport are invited to spontaneously report this matter to the Connections travel consultant and shall contact their respective embassy (s) or Consulate (ate) to obtain the latest updates concerning all current travel requirements and documents.

 

Health

For Uganda a proof of Yellow Fever vaccination is required and you will be asked to show your vaccination card or booklet at Customs. To verify the latest updates on health requirements, please surf to ganda://www.itg.be

 

Time Zones

+2h (Winter)  +1h (Summer)

Currency

Currency

Uganda shillings (UGX); 1 EUR  = 4,255.5 UGX  *  10000 UGX = 2.35 EUR (12/12/2017)

Payment Methods

Bring cash Dollars (small notes) Credit cards are convenient and widely accepted and ATMs are readily available.

Tipping 

Tipping is important and customary in Africa as it forms an integral part of the wages. Some guidelines: Foresee €2/pers./day for your guide and driver. Restaurants usually expect a 10%-15% tip (if not automatically charged to your bill). In lodge you leave 5USD a day for the cleaning staff, and the bellman is happy with 1USD a suitcase. Adapt as you see 

Climate

Uganda is a  perfect year-round holiday destinations. The rainy seasons last from March till May with rain peaks in April which make roads impassable and trails used for Chimp tracking more slippery & from August to November with peaks in November. Mind you rainy season does not necessarily mean it will rain all day long. Often it indicated a heavy but short downpour of rain foloowed by sunshine and pleasant temperatures.
Dry season January & February, June & July.

Average Temperatures in  Uganda (°C):

Destination J F M A M J J A S O N D
Entebbe 27 27 27 26 26 25 25 25 26 26 26 26
Kampala 27 27 27 26 26 25 25 25 26 26 26 26
Queen Elisabeth NP 30 30 30 29 29 29 29 29 30 29 28 28

 

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