“Uganda is a fairy-tale. You climb up a railway instead of a beanstalk, and at the end there is a wonderful new world,” wrote Sir Winston Churchill, who babtised the country as “The Pearl of Africa.”

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Geography

Uganda is landlocked. The south of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria. The center is dominated by Lake Kyoga.

Religion

Uganda has Eight Religions namely: Roman Catholic, Anglican, Islam, Adevntist, Jevohas Witness, Hindu, Baha’i, Buddhism, Abayudaya Jews, Sikh and Born Again Faith. Visit IRCU Website for more information

Political Structure

Uganda is a presidential republic, in which the President of Uganda is both head of State and head of Government; there is a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. For more information visit Government Website

Telephone Country Code

International Dialing Code: +256

Telephone Service Providers in Uganda:
MTN, Airtel, Africell, Uganda Telecome. For more visit Uganda Communication Commission Website

ICT

High Speed 4 GLTE wireless broadband

Time zone

Time zone in Uganda (GMT+3)

Language

Uganda is a multilingual country. The official language is English

Local currency

Climate

Tropical - rainy seasons March to May, Sept to November. Mean annual temperatures range from 16oC (61F) in the southwestern highlands to 25oC (77F) in the north-west; in the north-east temperatures exceed 30oC (86F) about 254 days per year.

Visas

The Ugandan entry visa for foreign nationals is $50 dollars at the airport upon arrival or Online. Travelers planning to visit the rest of East Africa can obtain an East African tourist visa in (Uganda, Kenya & Rwanda) at $100. For more information Visit East Africa Website.

Culture

Uganda has a very rich un-tapped culture and heritage with over 56 tribes and dialects. Buganda and Bunyoro kingdoms go back to over 600 years ago.

Getting Here

There are several International carriers servicing Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport. Uganda is also served with a comprehensive network of tarmacked and Marrum roads. Read More about transport in Uganda

Organising an Event? Call Uganda Convention Bureau (UCB) +256-414 342 196/7