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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

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      Also known as:Republic of Uganda
       
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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?

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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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          What are the numbers and averages?

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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

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              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
              DishAverage CostLocation Availability
              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
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              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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