Uganda is growing in popularity as a tourist destination, with thanks to support from its Government and a vision for the future from the Uganda Hotel Owners Association
Emerging From the Shadows
Uganda is beginning to emerge from the shadows of its long history, reaching out to improve upon the former glory it held as the ‘pearl of Africa’.
The country is privy to spectacular landscapes, excellent wildlife watching opportunities and welcoming locals, considering the relatively small size of the county it packs a punch against its larger neighbours. Home to the Rwenzoris - Africa’s tallest mountain range - and the source of the Nile, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding ways to spend your free time.
Although the climate is technically equatorial, it is not as uniform as you would expect and therefore it is advisable to pack for a wide range of weather possibilities. You will find that Southern Uganda is more often than not more wet, with rain spreading widely throughout the year. On the north-side this is more predictable, with rain predominantly falling from March to June and throughout November and December.
Uganda is both accessible and an affordable option in Africa, making it the perfect destination for business travel. Although the country still has a way to go when it comes to the standards set by slightly more mature destinations such as Kenya and South Africa, it has an authenticity that makes it both an exciting and enjoyable place to spend your trip.
Since 2016 when travelling to Uganda you are required to apply for an online visa prior to your visit to the country, and a single entry tourist visa will last between 30 and 90 days and will cost $50.
Upon entrance to the country you will find that English is widely spoken at varying levels of fluency, as well as lingua franca, making it easy to navigate your way around during your trip.