General country information
239,000 km², of which 42,000 km² water.
In the heart of the African plateau, which extends from Ethiopia in to north to southern Africa.
Capital: Kampala; airport: Entebbe at Lake Victoria; famous lakes: notably Lake Victoria (at the border to Tanzania and Kenya) with its 84 Sese Islands; mountains: Ruwenzori Mountains ("Mountains of the Moon") with Ruwenzori oeak (5,000 m), the highest non-volcanic mountain in Africa, Kigezi Highlands ("Switzerland of Africa"), Mt. Elgon near the Kenyan border.
Thornbush savannah in the west, (rain)forest in the southwest, spring of the river nile in in Jinja; national parks: Muhavura Range, Bwindi Forest, Kibale Forest: home of about 3/4 of the remaining approx. 600 mountain gorillas, Semliki Forest: home of the Pygmies.
Customs & immigration
No visa required for EU citizens, valid passport is sufficient to enter the country; yellow fever and cholera vaccination required; limited import of cigarettes, 1 bottle of alcoholic beverage, 0.5 litres of perfume, camera etc. allowed, caution: it is prohibited to take pictures at the airport (Entebbe), of military facilities and power stations!!!
Bank opening hours: weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm.
English as official language; spoken languages: Kiswahili and Luganda.
East African Time (UTC +3 hours)
Generally sunny with temperatures between 15 and 29 degrees Celsius.
Rainy seasons: March-Mayi, October-November; at Lake Viktoria precipitation throughout the year.
240 Volt AC; 3-pin plugs (like UK).
Fixed dates: New Year (1.1.), Liberation Day (26.1.), Women's Day (8.3.), Labour Day (1.5.), Martyrs Day (3.6.), National Heroes Day (9.6.), Independence Day (9.10.), Christmas (25. and 26.12.)
Variable dates: Good Friday, Easter Monday, Idd-Al-Duha, Idd-el-Fitr
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kampala:
15 Philip Road, Kololo, P.O. Box 7016, Kampala
British High Commission Kampala:
4 Windsor Loop, P. O. Box 7070, Kampala
Embassy of Uganda in Berlin:
Axel-Springer-Str. 54a, 10117 Berlin
Uganda High Commission in London:
Uganda House, Plot 58-59 Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DX