Frequently asked questions

  • Where do I apply for a visa from?

    You can acquire a visa at Uganda's High Commission or embassy in your country of residence or on arrival at Entebbe International Airport.

    What immunisations are required when I'm travelling to Uganda?

    Yellow fever vaccine is essential.
    Hepatitis A and B, Mengitis, tetanus, polio and typhoid are also recommended.
    Expecting to get closer to wild animals, rabies vaccination should be prioritized.

    When is the dry season?

    Uganda's climatic seasons always change from year to year. However, it is always a little dry throughout the year apart from the rainy seasons between April - May and September - November.

    Are Ugandan gorillas dangerous?

    Uganda's Gorillas and primates are non-endangered, monitored and well tracked especially on the visitors' trip.
    Guides and security are always alert and ready to assist in case of adversary.

    Which age group is allowed for gorilla tracking?

    Gorilla tracking is strictly for those who are 18years and above. It is always advisable to seek more information from the Uganda Wildlife Authority when in need of a tracking permit.

    During which period are gorillas available?

    Gorillas are available all year through, but tracking is suitable during fairly dry seasons of Febraury to March and July to September.

    Where do I find Chimpanzees?

    Chimpanzees can be found almost where Mt. Gorillas exist, similarly, Monkeys. The Ngamba Island on L. Victoria have been reserved for Chimpanzees and visitors and tourists always storm the Island throughout the year to enjoy these playful creatures.

    Where do I find Mountain gorillas?

    Mountain Gorillas can be found in both Bwindi Impenetrable Forests and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, all found in the western part of Uganda.
    More information.

    How many gorillas are in Uganda?

    Among the few remaining Mt. gorillas worldwide, Uganda has the largest percentage of these. Over 60% of the world's Mt. gorillas are in Uganda including the famous Silverback and blackback.

    How can I get Gorilla permits?

    Gorilla tracking is limited to only 18 people per day and the permits are available only for people above 18 years. These can be obtained from the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

    How many cultures are in Uganda?

    Uganda has long been a cultural melting pot, as evidenced by the existence of 30-plus different indigenous languages belonging to five distinct linguistic groups, and an equally diverse cultural mosaic of music, art and handicrafts.
    More information.

    Do I need a visa to enter into Uganda?

    Yes! With effect from March 1, 1999, the Government of Uganda introduced visa requirements for all visitors entering Uganda. However this is in exemption of the following countries:

    East African Community (EAC) Citizens Nationals of COMESA countries( Angola, Comoros, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe) Other countries e.g. Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Fiji,Gambia, Grenada, Jamaica, Lesotho, Malta, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Tonga, Vanuatu, Italy (Only diplomatic passports) and Cyprus.

    Where is Uganda located?

    Uganda lies astride the Equator in Eastern Africa between longitudes 29 ½° East and 35° East and between latitudes 4 ½° North and ½° South, at an average altitude of 1,100 meters above sea- level. The total area is 236,580sq.Km.
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