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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.
Gorilla tracking is strictly for those who are 15 years and above. It is always advisable to seek more information from theUganda Wildlife Authority when in need of a tracking permit.
Gorillas are available all year through, but tracking is suitable during fairly dry seasons of Febraury to March and July to September.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Uganda lies astride the equator in eastern africa between longitudes 29 east and 35east and between latitudes 4 north and south, at an average altitude of 1,100 meters above sea- level. the total area is 236,580sq.km.