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Interesting facts about Uganda

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Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos. (Source: Wikipedia)

In addition, there are some interesting facts about Uganda that you may not have known;

  • Uganda is a perfect holiday for those loving to travel in areas with tropical climate
  • Uganda’s hospitable environment attracts many guests who are received by warmly welcome from children with joy when they see guests
  • Also the famous yellow bananas ‘’Amenvu’’ in local language, avocado, pineapples and potatoes also give guests a variety to enjoy when in Uganda.
  • Uganda being a tourist destination across the world has been a big factor to consider.
  • The rule in Uganda regarding the cutting of trees also shows that the country is a tree loving nation
  • The availability of mountain Gorillas in the parks of Uganda i.e.Bwindi and Mgahinga. These gorillas can’t be found in other game parks in the world other than Uganda and Rwanda
  • Uganda was called pearl of Africa by Winstone Church hill because of its magnificence.
  • Uganda being one of the poorest countries, the Economic condition of many people in the country is not stable. Many people survive on less than a dollar per day.
  • Uganda is ranked one of the biggest alcohol consuming nations in the world. Despite the high rates of poverty, people take alcohol in large quantities.
  • It should be noted that Uganda is the youngest country. The average age of Ugandans is just at 50 years.
  • In Uganda, most people use the famous phrase “short call” meaning going to the rest rooms.

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      AIR TICKETING AND RESERVATIONS

We recognize the importance of our clients having a pleasure filled flying experience and therefore, we have partnered with very many different airlines around the world to allow you make a desirable choice of what you would love to travel with.

 EAST AFRICA  & INTERNATIONAL SAFARIS

We plan and organize trips within Uganda and East Africa, offering breathtaking safaris, trekking adventures and holiday packages. We are here to help you create an unforgettable safari experience of a life time.

How the company operates

We establish a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship with our clients to ensure that their unique needs are carefully catered for before, during and after their adventure to East Africa and this is how we manage to keep everything personal, affordable and satisfying.

GORILLA PERMITS UGANDA AND RWANDA

We advise you to book and reserve your Safari 1 to 3months in advance, because Gorilla permits have limited availability especially in the high and peak seasons (January, February, June, July, August, September and December).

From 01 July 2020, the price for Gorilla permit in Uganda is at USD 700 Per Permit.

GORILLA PERMIT RATES

In Uganda Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga national park, the Gorilla permit is at USD 700, You can track from the following places and this depends on your energy:

1. BUHOMA

2. RUHIJA

3. RUSHAGA

4. NKURINGO

In Rwanda the permit for tracking the gorillas is at USD 1, 500 Per Person

Visa

The costs for a tourist single entry visa for Uganda is USD 50 per person

If you are planning to visit Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda, you need to request for an East African Tourist Visa. This special tourist visa costs USD 100 per person and allows 90 days multiple entries to Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya.

Money

The national currency in Uganda is the Ugandan shillings (UGX)

US dollar notes, Euros and British pound sterling are widely accepted and can be exchanged at the airport or any Forex bureau or bank.

For US dollars, older bills may be refused or attract a less favorable exchange rate. Smaller denominations (below 50 USD) may also attract lesser exchange value. Credit cards are usually accepted at the major hotels and other places.

Health

Every passenger must come with a NEGATIVE PCR COVID-19 test done within 72 hours before arrival in Uganda.  Visitors will not be allowed to enter the country without a Negative PCR COVID-19 test results from a laboratory approved by the country where the journey was initiated.