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All About Uganda

Internet:
Internet access is available in some form or another in just about all of Uganda's major centres of population. Even the smallest of Internet cafes are able to boast a wireless connection or similar of some sort.

Major Health Risks:
Bilharzia, HIV/AIDS, trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), malaria, yellow fever.

When to Go:
December to late February, the weather at this time of year is generally dry (though hot).June to mid-August period.

Money Matters:
The Ugandan shilling is on a continuous slide against all major currencies. It is however a fully convertible currency but you may have difficulty in finding US$ cash to buy in Kampala at times especially large denomination bills.

Credit cards are accepted only at larger hotels and restaurants and certainly not outside of Kampala and Entebbe. Drawing money against your credit card is possible only through Barclays in Kampala.

Tipping:
You won't be expected to tip in Uganda. Bargaining is the norm when buying things from a market, street stall or craft shop.

Business hours:
Government offices are open from 08h00 to 16h30, Monday to Friday, closing for lunch from 13h00 to 14h00.

Bank hours vary from bank to bank but most are open from 08h30 - 14h30 Monday to Friday. Only some are open on Saturdays.

Shops are generally open from 08h00 to 17h00, Monday to Friday and 08h00 to 13h00 on Saturdays.

Rules of the Road:
In Uganda, you drive on the left hand side of the road. The general speed limit on national highways is 100km/h and 65 km/h in urban built up areas, unless otherwise indicated.

 


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