Viajar a Uganda

With a size of 241,000 square kilometres (half the size of Spain), Uganda is home to a number and variety of animal landscapes which is unique on the African continent. Therefore, to travel to Uganda is to travel to the “Pearl of Africa”, as the famous politician Winston Churchill once called it.The country in the Great Lakes region (bordering South Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo) proudly boasts a mild climate, with year-round temperatures of between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius. This is partly due to its location in East Africa, with the equator running through it.Travelling to Uganda also allows you to experience different landscapes: the savannah to enjoy the best safari you can visit, the rugged mountains, the rich wetlands and the great lakes or dense rainforests. And it is here that travelling to Uganda becomes more meaningful, with a unique setting where the world’s last mountain gorillas are tracked (along with Rwanda and Congo).The famous primates are not the only ones that inhabit Uganda. Chimpanzees, colobus or Golden Monkey are part of this peculiar list of ten or so members, complemented by more than a thousand birds and mammals of all kinds.Travelling to Uganda also means returning to a world of ancient explorers who travelled from the sources of the White Nile, in the heart of Lake Victoria, to the Murchinson Falls, via Lakes Albert and Edward. A world of anthropological richness, where we find the Karamajong pastoralists and the Ik (in the north), the Batwa of the equatorial forests or the Bakiga around Kabale.Uganda captures the traveller from the first moment they land in the residential Entebbe, crosses the populous capital of Kampala and travel through the country of a thousand faces. Uganda represents the essence of Africa.

mapa de Uganda

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Información práctica de Uganda

Mejor época para viajar a Uganda

Uganda's equatorial climate is very temperate due to its high median elevation, with contrasting exceptions on the plains, in the dry north, the hot region, and the cold peaks of Rwenzori, at the other extreme. The rainy season runs from, roughly, mid-September to November and from March to May, although patterns vary by region. July to September and December to February are the months with the least rainfall, making them better choices for safaris and camping. Highs range from 20 to 27 degrees, and lows from between 15 and 18 in much of the country.

Sanidad - Vacunas

The official yellow fever vaccination certificate is mandatory for entry into Uganda, and vaccination against typhoid, hepatitis A and B, tetanus-diphtheria, polio and, to a lesser extent, cholera, is recommended (but not mandatory). Taking measures to prevent malaria is highly advisable (at the vaccination centers treatment is prescribed depending on the area and the time of the trip), including important steps to avoid mosquito bites, since the Anopheles genus is that which transmits the disease: mosquito nets, repellents (containing DEET) and light clothing that covers the body, especially in the early hours of the day and at night, which is when the insects are most active. Likewise, you should avoid drinking unbottled water or liquids (as their origins are uncertain), raw vegetables, or undercooked foods (meats, for example). For more information: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.exterior.gob.es/portal/es/serviciosalciudadano/siviajasalextranjero/paginas/inicio.aspx Ministry of Health: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm Official vaccination centers: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/sanidadExterior/salud/centrosvacu.htm

Visados

Costing $50, Spanish citizens must enter with a visa that the Ugandan authorities process online prior to arrival in Entebbe: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/. Note that it has recently been impossible to obtain the visa upon arrival paying in cash (dollars). They may add a 3% commission for the online transaction. It is also helpful to know that there is a visa for East Africa that, for $100 USD, allows visitors entry into three countries: Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya (it is issued by the country to which you arrive on the international flight, but is valid to visit all three).

Moneda

The currency is the Ugandan Shilling (UGX). The approximate value of the currency in Euros can be viewed at https://www.xe.com/es, and may fluctuate depending on market variations and the location (bank or exchange agency) where one exchanges money. As a rule of thumb, 1 Euro is normally equivalent to about 4,400 UGX. Thus, 10,000 UGX is about €2.20, and 100,000 UGX is about €22.

Idioma

Uganda is an English-speaking country and almost everyone speaks, or at least gets by, in English. Among the more than 30 native languages, the main one, and that most spoken in the area of Entebbe and Kampala, is Luganda. Even so, upon arriving at Fort Portal we will hear much more Tooro than Luganda; and in the Kabale area, Kiga, or Rushiga, for example. Swahili is also quite widespread. The language of millions of East African speakers, it is used as a lingua franca in the Great Lakes region due to its proximity to Kenya and Tanzania, where it is a national language and typical of its Indian coast.

Electricidad

To plug in appliances you will need a three-pin adapter, as in the UK. The voltage is 220V - 240V, as in Spain. The adapter must have multiple slots if you plan to charge more than one device at a time. Link of interest: https://www.enchufesdelmundo.com/uganda/

Etnias de Uganda

Lugares de interés de Uganda

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Parques Nacionales de Uganda

Razones para viajar a Uganda

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