Uganda

Capital Kampala

Population 33,860,700

Area 241,550 km2

Key facts

Uganda is a country located in Eastern Africa. There are 5 countries (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania) that Uganda shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak English and Swahili.

The national currency in Uganda is Ugandan shilling (UGX). The shilling (USh) is subdivided into 100 cent.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 3776.9 UGX and 1 USD is worth 3833.74 UGX.

Ugandan
Banknotes

USh2USh5USh10USh20USh50USh100

Ugandan
Coins

USh1USh25102550

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Uganda is 20.49 Mbps and mobile is 27.57 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Uganda.3.91 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Uganda, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There is one common socket type used in Uganda. Type G is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type G 240 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Uganda?

There are no Mariott hotels in Uganda.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Uganda.

There are no IHG hotels in Uganda.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Uganda.

There are no Radisson hotels in Uganda.

There are no Accor hotels in Uganda.

What fast food chains are present in Uganda?

Matoke are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Uganda. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Uganda below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Uganda.

The KFC chain operates in Uganda.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Uganda.

The Subway chain does not operate in Uganda.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Uganda.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Uganda.

Weather

Today the sun in Kampala, rises at 6:33 AM and sets at 6:41 PM. The climate of Kampala may be categorized as a equatorial rainforest (Af), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 7Rain showersLow: 16.5°C (61.7°F)High: 26.2°C (79.16°F)
SaturdayOct 8Rain showersLow: 17.5°C (63.5°F)High: 25.7°C (78.26°F)
SundayOct 9ThunderstormLow: 17.9°C (64.22°F)High: 24.3°C (75.74°F)
MondayOct 10ThunderstormLow: 17.1°C (62.78°F)High: 27.3°C (81.14°F)
TuesdayOct 11Rain showersLow: 17.4°C (63.32°F)High: 25°C (77°F)
WednesdayOct 12Rain showersLow: 17°C (62.6°F)High: 25.6°C (78.08°F)

Weather data for Kampala (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available only in one city: Kampala. You can use Bolt in 3 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Uganda.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 4.6, Uganda is placed 75th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Uganda traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  109.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2016.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 29.40 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 3: Reconsider travel. 

Emergency phones in Uganda

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Uganda?

Currently, citizens of 35 countries can enter Uganda without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Uganda.

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