Travel destinations in Uganda! Here you will find inspiration about places to visit in Uganda. Do you like adventurous travel, cultural encounters and exotic animals? Here are our top tips for travelling to Uganda!

Why travel to Uganda?

Uganda, or formally the Republic of Uganda, is a country in East Africa. It is bordered by Congo-Kinshasa to the west, South Sudan to the north, Kenya to the east, Tanzania to the south and Rwanda to the south-west. The country became a British colony in 1888, but has been independent since 1962.

Uganda offers everything from exciting cultural encounters to beautiful nature and exotic animals. Here you can see birds, monkeys, chimpanzees and elephants. It is also possible to see mountain gorillas. Below you will find reports on Uganda.

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Info and facts about Uganda

  • Capital city: Kampala
  • Residents: More than 44 million (2021)
  • Currency: Ugandan shilling (UGX)
  • National Day: 9 October
  • Language: English, Luganda and Swahili
  • Religion: Christianity (84 %) and Islam (14 %)
  • Flag: The flag has six bands in the colours black, yellow and red. In the centre is the national symbol East African crown crane against a white circle. 
  • National anthemOh Uganda, Land of Beauty

Highest, longest and biggest

  • Highest point: Margherita Peak (5109 metres above sea level) is the highest peak on Mount Stanley in the Rwenzori Mountains.
  • Longest river: Katonga River (220 km)
  • Second largest city: Gulu
  • Biggest lake: Lake Victoria
  • Highest building: Uganda Revenue Authority Headquarters (100 metres)

Good to know about Uganda

  • Emergency number: 112 / 999
  • Time difference: Uganda is 1 hour ahead of Sweden
  • El: You may need an adapter in Uganda to use Swedish plugs.
  • Visa: Swedish citizens need a visa for Uganda. A tourist visa is valid for up to 90 days.

Travelling to Uganda

  • Flight: You can fly from Sweden to Entebbe, Uganda, with different airlines and with one stopover.

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