Uganda is a colorful African country with rich nature. Numerous lakes, the famous Nile River, nature reserves and diverse flora of these places make Uganda one of the best tourist destinations in Africa. Unfortunately, due to the underdeveloped infrastructure, many natural attractions are difficult to access, but for fans of extreme tourism, this will be a big plus.
Geography of Uganda
According to best-medical-schools, Uganda lies in East Africa, in the equatorial zone. The landscape of the area is very diverse. These can be mountain plateaus, swamps, arid lowlands, equatorial forests, etc. In the southwestern part of Uganda, the Rwenzori mountain system stretches, it is here that the highest peak of Uganda rises – Mount Margarita (height 5110 meters). The southern part of the state is characterized by forests, and the northern part is characterized by savannah.
The area of Uganda is 236,040 km. sq., occupies the 81st place in the world in terms of area.
The national currency is the Ugandan shilling (UGX).
The official languages are English and Swahili.
Visa to Uganda
Residents of Russia must have a visa with them to travel to Uganda. Visa processing is possible both at the consular section of the Ugandan Embassy, and upon arrival, at the airport or land border point. When applying for a visa at the consular department, the applicant is required to present a passport, the validity of which will expire at least after leaving the country, a questionnaire filled out in English and 2 photographs. The visa is issued within 2-4 business days. To obtain a visa upon entry, you must present a passport, proof of funds, and you must also pay a visa fee of 50 US dollars.
Weather in Uganda
Despite the fact that Uganda is located near the equator, the temperature here is not too high, since the country’s location at a fairly high altitude and the presence of large lakes have a significant impact on the climate here. The hottest month of the year is January, the average temperature at this time is within +17 +24 C, and in July from +16 to +21 C, and at high altitudes, the temperature can drop even lower. There are two rainy seasons in Uganda: 1) April to May, 2) September to October. On average, up to 1200 mm of precipitation falls per year, and up to 1600 mm on the shores of Lake Victoria. It is best to go to Uganda in January-February or June-September.
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Approximately 66% of Uganda’s population is Christian, of which 50% are Catholics and the other 50% are Protestants. In second place are Muslims – 16%, and the rest of the inhabitants of Uganda adhere to the traditional religion.
Due to the difficult socio-political situation in the country, security is one of the key problems. It is strongly not recommended to visit unknown areas alone, especially at night. In public transport and in crowded places, carefully monitor your belongings; it is better not to take large sums of money and important documents with you.
The level of medical services is quite low. When you enter the country, you may be required to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination. The best time to get vaccinated is 10 days prior to arrival in Uganda.