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Top Descriptions

Uganda is one of the best countries in the region to have a varied, enjoyable and (moderately) affordable East African experience. The country is extremely green and quite beautifully mountainous in some parts, and there are a healthy enough array of national parks here – even if they are pretty poorly maintained. The people are friendly and welcoming, the food a mix of African, Indian and Swahili cultures, and there’s even some kind of backpacking scene here making it easier to reduce costs a little through group excursions. This is still East Africa of course, so poor value for money, low maintenance, safety and living standards, and a general lack of interesting things to do outside of the safari scene can all but be expected. Saying that, there are opportunities here for some excellent hiking, such as in the Rwenzori Mountains or perhaps a , and there’s even a solid white-water rafting scene centred around Jinja. If you travel extensively in the region, you might just find yourself dreaming of returning to Uganda more than any other. – Daniel
 
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Top Tips

There’s quite a lot to see and do in Uganda, so do consider giving yourself as much time as possible here. It’s also a little cheaper in Uganda than in neighbouring , and and offers up just as many (if not more) activities.
Boda-bodas (motorcycle taxis) are a cheap way of getting about the towns/cities of Uganda and shouldn’t cost you more than about UGX5,000 for every 10km. If you combine using these with a daily diet of street rolexes (chapatti wrapped up with egg and vegetable) for about UGX1,500 a pop, you should be able to reduce your costs while travelling here.
For the most part, the roads in Uganda are pretty good, but if you’re wanting to head to any national parks such as or , you would be wise to hire a 4×4, especially during the rainy season. Even with the high park and activity fees, these parks are not particularly well maintained and the staff working there are unfortunately paid quite poorly (and therefore expect tips).
 
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The Location

What should we know?

Name in local script:
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Also known as:Republic of Uganda
 
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Port(s):
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Environment type:field, forest, jungle, lake, mountain, volcano
Religion type:Christianity, Islam
 
Visa type:Cost:Nationality:On arrival:
90-Day East Africa Tourist VisaUSD100French, Spanish, UK, USA
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What can we see or do there?

Top activities:Top attractions:Top events:
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Animals:African elephant, buffalo, hippopotamus, Jackson’s hartebeest, lion, leopard, oribi, Rothschild’s giraffe, side-stripped jackal, Ugandan Kob, warthog,
Birds:African fish eagle, crested crane, maribou stork, pin-tailed waider

How much will it cost us?

Currency:Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
Average daily budget:UGX180,100

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:28 nights
High season:July, August
Low season:March, November

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):English, Kinyarwanda, Swahili
Timezone:UTC+03:00
Country calling code:256

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Geographical feature:Lake Albert, Lake Edward, Lake Victoria, Rwenzori Mountains, Victoria Nile, Virunga Mountains
 
Neighboring countries:DRC, , , Sout Sudan,
Land borders:,

The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Location:Time spent:Daily budget:
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6 nightsUGX75,900
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1/2 dayUGX140,000
3 nights
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5 nightsUGX72,500
5 nightsUGX86,600
2 nightsUGX115,000
1/2 dayUGX321,520
2 nightsUGX428,000
3 nightsUGX316,000
2 nightsUGX62,500
 
Size:241,038 km2
Altitude:621m to 5,110m

Local Availability

ItemSizeAverage Cost
Beer (multinational)500mlUGX6,000
Beer (national)500mlUGX5,167
Fizzy drink1 litre
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Fruit juice1 litreUGX7,333
Gin (multinational)1 litreUGX51,000
Gin (national)1 litreUGX23,333
Milk1 litreUGX4,400
Oil1 litreUGX8,000
Rum (multinational)1 litreUGX80,000
Rum (national)1 litre
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Vodka (multinational)1 litreUGX30,333
Vodka (national)1 litreUGX2,200
Water1 litreUGX1,188
Whisky (multinational)1 litreUGX68,000
Whisky (national)1 litreUGX21,667
Wine1 bottleUGX33,333
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Almonds100gUGX7,800
Apples1kgUGX4,000
Bananas1kgUGX1,333
Bell pepper1kg
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Bread1 loafUGX3,500
Carrots1kg
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Chillies1kg
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Chocolate (multinational)1 barUGX3,500
Chocolate (national)1 barUGX2,500
Coconut milk1 canUGX5,167
Cucumber1kg
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Eggs1 dozen
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Garlic1kgUGX500
Ginger1kg
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Honey1 jarUGX6,500
Ice cream1 unitUGX2,250
Jam1 jarUGX5,000
Onions1kg
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Oranges1kg
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Pasta1kgUGX10,333
Peanut butter1 jarUGX8,500
Peanuts100gUGX1,500
Potatoes1kg
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Raisins100gUGX3,750
Rice1kgUGX7,500
Sandwich1 unit
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Tomatoes1kg
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ItemSizeAverage Cost
Antifungal shampoo1 bottleUGX10,667
Conditioner1 bottleUGX18,000
Condoms1 packUGX6,150
Deodorant1 canUGX7,167
Floss1 packUGX15,000
Hand sanitizer1 bottleUGX12,000
Laundry soap1 barUGX1,750
Razors1 packUGX4,500
Sanitary towels1 packUGX3,267
Shampoo1 bottleUGX10,267
Soap1 barUGX2,833
Tampons1 box
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Toilet roll1 unitUGX967
Toothpaste1 tubeUGX3,333
Washing powder1 boxUGX4,167
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Antiseptic cream1 tube
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Bandages1 packUGX9,500
Chapstick1 unitUGX15,000
Contact lens solution1 bottle
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Headache tablets1 packUGX1,233
Ibuprofen1 packUGX1,267
Mosquito repellent1 bottleUGX4,000
Nail clippers1 setUGX5,000
Plasters1 packUGX650
Sun cream1 bottleUGX15,000
Sunglasses1 pair
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ItemSizeAverage Cost
Batteries4-packUGX6,000
Chilli powder100gUGX3,000
Cigarettes (multinational)20-packUGX7,500
Cigarettes (national)20-packUGX2,833
Coriander100gUGX6,000
Cumin100gUGX5,333
Fuel1 litreUGX3,468
Internet1 hourUGX3,000
Lighter1 unit
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Matches1 pack
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Paprika100gUGX5,000
Travel multiadapter1 unitUGX25,000
Travel plug1 unitUGX5,000
Turmeric100gUGX4,933
Stock1 packUGX2,750

Local Cuisine

DishAverage CostLocation Availability
Baked potato (meat)UGX13,000
Baked potato (vegetarian)UGX12,000
Biryani (meat)UGX17,333
Biryani (vegetarian)UGX12,500
Breakfast (continental)UGX16,000
Breakfast (cooked)UGX22,500
BuffetUGX18,000
BurgerUGX14,722
Burger (cheese)UGX17,250
Burger (vegetarian)UGX16,333
Burrito (meat)UGX20,500
Burrito (vegetarian)UGX17,000
Cake (slice)UGX5,667
Calzone (large)UGX28,000
CarbonaraUGX20,333
CerealUGX6,333
ChapattiUGX1,844
Chicken wingsUGX14,000
Chilli con (vegetarian)UGX9,000
Chilli con carneUGX15,000
Curry (generic – meat)UGX16,167
Curry (generic – vegetable)UGX12,806
Curry (South Asia – meat)UGX16,750
Curry (South Asia – vegetarian)UGX11,750
Curry (Southeast Asia – meat)UGX29,000
Cutlet (beef/chicken)UGX19,000
DalUGX8,000
Eggs (how you like)UGX4,189
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Fajitas (meat)UGX24,000
Fajitas (vegeteble)UGX22,000
Fillet (beef)UGX26,000
Fillet (fish)UGX18,500
Fish and chipsUGX18,500
Fish fingersUGX16,750
French friesUGX5,569
Fried (chicken)UGX15,514
Fried (fish)UGX17,000
Fried rice (meat)UGX13,250
Fried rice (vegetable)UGX10,000
Fruit saladUGX6,828
G/KatogoUGX8,278
Goulash (beef)UGX25,000
Goulash (chicken)UGX25,000
Grilled (chicken)UGX18,417
Grilled (fish)UGX20,750
GuacamoleUGX7,833
Ice cream (scoop)UGX7,000
LasagnaUGX25,000
Lasagna (vegetarian)UGX25,000
Liver and chipsUGX13,167
Meat ballsUGX12,250
Mixed grillUGX33,167
Noodle soup (meat)UGX6,500
Noodle soup (vegetable)UGX7,000
Noodles (meat)UGX17,000
Noodles (vegetable)UGX16,000
OmeletteUGX4,683
Pancake (loaded)UGX11,333
Pancake (simple)UGX5,778
Pasta (meat)UGX14,833
Pasta (vegetable)UGX13,778
Pizza (loaded)UGX22,083
Pizza (simple)UGX14,750
Pork chopsUGX20,750
Quesadilla (vegetables)UGX15,000
DishAverage CostLocation Availability
RibsUGX18,250
Rice (meat)UGX20,000
Rice (vegetable)UGX18,000
RolexUGX6,500
SaladUGX7,478
Salad (meat)UGX11,767
Samosas (meat)UGX6,778
Samosas (vegetable)UGX5,833
Sandwich (basic)UGX7,931
Sandwich (loaded)UGX12,458
Sausage and mashUGX10,000
Skewers (meat)UGX15,917
Soup (meat)UGX7,583
Soup (vegetarian)UGX8,483
SteakUGX20,542
Stew (meat)UGX14,278
Stir fry (meat)UGX16,889
Stir fry (vegetable)UGX10,167
Stroganoff (meat)UGX15,000
Sweet and sour (meat)UGX17,250
Whole (chicken)UGX50,500
Whole (fish)UGX23,333
BeverageAverage CostLocation Availability
Beer (multinational)UGX6,139
Beer (national)UGX4,392
CappuccinoUGX6,000
CoffeeUGX4,401
Fruit juice (concentrated)UGX3,333
Fruit juice (fresh)UGX5,128
Gin (bottle)UGX30,000
Gin (shot)UGX2,750
GuinnessUGX4,000
Hot chocolateUGX5,306
Malibu (bottle)UGX80,000
MilkUGX4,083
MilkshakeUGX7,222
Red BullUGX6,500
Rum (bottle)UGX70,000
Rum (shot)UGX4,000
SmoothieUGX8,000
Soft drinkUGX1,778
TeaUGX3,408
Tea (African)UGX4,142
Tea (herbal)UGX4,500
Vodka (bottle)UGX30,000
Vodka (shot)UGX3,250
Waragi (shot)UGX2,667
Water (2L)UGX2,583
Whisky (bottle)UGX85,000
Whisky (shot)UGX5,833
Wine (bottle)UGX45,000
Wine (glass)UGX6,917

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