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Uganda Country Quickfacts

  • Murchison Falls National Park Safari Reserve
  • The waterfall on the Victoria Nile
  • Lonely tree with sleeping lions
  • Portrait of silver-back
  • Rice fields in Kisoro district
Area:  241,038 km²
93,065 sq mi


Country Code: 256
Country Population: 37,873,253
Credit Cards: Visa is the major credit card within Uganda. Other cards can be used in city centres.
Currency: Ugandan shilling (UGX)
Departure Tax: There is no departure tax at Ugandan airports.
Drives on the: Left

220 - 240 V (Great Britian configuration)

Ethnic Groups: 
  • 16.9% Baganda
  • 9.5% Banyankole
  • 8.4% Basoga
  • 6.9% Bakiga
  • 6.4% Iteso
  • 6.1% Langi
  • 4.7% Acholi
  • 4.6% Bagisu
  • 4.2% Lugbara
  • 2.7% Bunyoro
  • 29.6% others
Flag: Uganda Flag
Location:  Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle. Where else but in this impossibly lush country can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rain forest undergrowth the same afternoon, then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippo and crocs before setting off into the misty mountains to stare deep into the eyes of a mountain gorilla?
Official Language(s): English. Also predominant is Bantu, Nilotic and Central Sudanic.
Religion: Christian (Roman Catholic, Anglican), Islam
Time Zone: EAT (UTC+3)
Tipping: Tipping is accepted in Uganda. 10% for restaurants is normal, yet most taxis do not expect a tip.



Uganda Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Uganda.

Learn about the history and culture of Uganda, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Uganda's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Uganda for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Uganda tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Uganda or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours



Book your Uganda tour with Goway! 

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