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Uganda Culture

  • Traditional small village near Bujagali waterfalls
  • Nyero rock caves
  • Traditional small village near Rwenzori mountain
  • Sunny illuminated tea plantation

Social Conventions

Shaking hands is the normal form of greeting in Uganda. In most rural areas, local women often wear clothing that covers their legs. It is considered very rude to point at people. Uganda is a very socially conservative culture in which homosexuality is illegal. Penalties for the possession, use of, or trafficking in illegal drugs are quite severe.

Photography is allowed in most places except for at airports and military locations. Some areas are still sensitive when it comes to photography, so it is always best to ask.



English is the official language of Uganda, while Kiswahili, Luganda and other Bantu languages are spoken.



Approximately 41% of the population are Roman Catholics, a further 40% follow the Anglican religion and Islam makes up 5%. Approximately 14% of the population follow other religious minorities.



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! 

AfricaExperts is the exclusive division of Goway that specializes in planning and organizing Uganda tours and experiences. Choose from a locally escorted tour, a gorilla encounter safari, a stay of distinction, or one of our active and adventurous tours and more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Uganda.

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