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What language is spoken in Uganda?

The official languages of Uganda are English and Swahili. Also, Bantu, Central Sudanic and Nilotic are widely spoken. 

What currency is used in Uganda?

The currency used throughout the country is the Ugandan shilling. Mastercard and Visa will likely only be accepted in some major hotels and restaurants, however there can be an additional 5-10% charge for using your card. ATMs are rare throughout the country. 

Do I need a visa to travel to Uganda?

A visa is required when travelling to Uganda from Canada and The United States. 

When is the best time to travel to Uganda?

The best time to visit Uganda is between June and September as this is the dry season however, temperatures are warm year-round due to its proximity to the equator. 

Is there transportation within Uganda?

The most used forms of transportation includes buses and minibuses which will get you between most major towns. 

Is Uganda a family friendly destination?

View wildlife on a safari or trekking experience, enjoy a boat cruise, or complete a cultural visit. There is truly something for everyone in the family!

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