Uganda, the pearl of Africa, is a country known worldwide for being the home of mountain gorillas and their great fauna, so you will already know that this country offers much more than just being able to see these incredible animals.

But today, we will not tell you about how beautiful this corner of Africa is, but rather, we will give you some tips to travel to it. So stay tuned and take note.

Visa and passport to visit Uganda

A passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in the country is required. An East African tourist visa entering through Kenya or Rwanda will give the passenger access to Uganda, if they have already entered the visa-issuing country; it is valid for 90 days for multiple entries.

Mandatory vaccinations

It is mandatory to have a yellow fever vaccination certificate (for travelers over one year of age) to enter the country.

In addition to this vaccine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends, in its advice to travel to Uganda, to be vaccinated against typhoid fever, hepatitis A and B, tetanus-diphtheria, polio and cholera, and to take prophylactic measures against malaria.

Some essential items

  • Money belt – Due to pickpockets, you need a money belt to store your cash and passport there.
  • Insect repellent – The climate in Uganda is hot and humid. There are many insects, including mosquitoes, that can transmit malaria.
  • Sweater – Although Uganda is generally very warm, it can get cold at night.
  • Sunscreen – Uganda is on the equator and has an abundance of direct sunlight.
    When to travel

To visit the country, to better enjoy safaris and trekking with gorillas and chimpanzees, it is better to choose one of the two dry seasons, preferably June to August, which is when it rains least.

Ugandan currency

It is the Ugandan shilling (UGX). The approximate change is € 1 = 4,000 UGX, or what is the same, 10,000 UGX = € 2.5. So it is relatively easy to make the change mentally.


Enjoy your trip, constantly inform yourself and tell us how it goes.