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Uganda

Uganda

One of the few places in the world where you can track and observe mountain gorillas in the wild, Uganda offers exceptional wildlife experiences.

  • Capital city: Kampala
  • Population: 34,634,650 (2014 census)
  • Size of country: 241,038 km2
  • Currency: Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
  • Power supply: The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Sockets: Standard UK style 3-pin
  • Language: English and Swahili are the official languages
  • Time difference: GMT +3 hours
  • Visas: British nationals need a visa to visit Uganda, this is obtained using the online ‘e-visa’ system.
  • Religion: Around 85% of the population are Christians with almost half of these Roman Catholics. Muslims comprise approximately 12% of the population.
  • Popular dishes: Luwombo - a stew of either chicken, beef, mushrooms or fish steamed in banana leaves is a traditional Ugandan dish. Fried grasshoppers are also considered a delicacy.
  • Popular drinks: Tea is the drink of choice in Uganda including a version of Chai called African Tea which is made by brewing tea, ginger, sugar and milk together.
  • Did you know: Uganda is Africa’s largest exporter of coffee.
  • FCDO advice: FCDO Travel Advice for Uganda
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