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Wednesday, 08 May 2013 17:40

 

'Uganda climate information of the seasons for the informed travelers including what to pack and when to visit this African paradise'

Uganda enjoys ideal weather conditions ranging from the warmth of the lowland areas to the coolness of the Kigezi highlands.

Uganda is sunny most of the year with temperatures rarely rising above 29 degrees The average temperature is about 26 degrees centigrade, with a maximum of 18-35 degrees and minimum of 8-23 degrees depending on the part of the country.

The rain season is March - May, Light rain season is November - December, Wet seasons are March - May and October - November, Dry seasons are December - February and June - August. Rainfall ranges between 500mm to 2500 mm Humidity is between 70% -100%


Remembering that Uganda is a warm destination

* Light cotton tops and cotton trousers/shorts in summer, hat/ cap and light shoes
* Long-sleeved blouses/shirts for game drives/ boat cruises, which will protect you from mosquitoes and the sun
* Safari trousers, jeans or casual pants for evenings and cooler days. A fleece or sweater is required for those cool winter evening and mornings
* A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen (a tanning lotion and a high factor sunscreen for your face, neck, feet and hands
* Sandals, open shoes
* Comfortable walking shoes, sandals for when swimming in the Lake Victoria
* Camera film, extra memory cards and batteries, just in case, these are difficult to find in Uganda outside of city centers and should they be available they will cost you a arm and a leg. Remember it is not recommended to process film in Outside of South Africa, rather trust your holiday photos to your photo lab


Malaria is found in all areas of Uganda. Prophylaxis is recommended for all travelers.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONE MUST ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR, PHARMACIST, LOCAL MALARIA SPECIALIST BEFORE EMBARKING ON A TRIP TO A MALARIA AREA - THE CONTENTS BELOW ARE DESIGNED TO BE A GUIDE ONLY - CONDITIONS DO CHANGE
Malaria is very common in Sub-Saharan Africa. The predominant species is Plasmodium falciparum. Plasmodium falciparum is the most dangerous of the four species of human malaria (Plasmodium Falciparum, Plasmodium Vivax, Plasmodium Ovale, and Plasmodium Malaria). Malaria causes an estimated 2.7 million deaths per year, with most of these deaths occurring in Africa.


PLEASE NOTE THAT CHANGES ARE MADE ALMOST ON A DAILY BASIS, PLEASE CONTACT YOU NEAREST UGANDA EMBASSY FOR MORE ACCURATE VISA POSTING AND UPDATES

Africa Youth Ministries CANNOT AND WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR CHANGES IN GOVERNMENT POLICY, SHOULD CHANGES TO THE BELOW OCCUR!

All visitors require a valid passports hold tickets for return or onward travel, sufficient funds for stay.

Current Visa Fees are:-

  1. A single entry visa US$50
  2. Multiple entry 6 months US$200
  3. Transit visa (good for 1 week) US$50

For more information and details follow the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control Click


Crimes such as pick pocketing, purse snatching, and thefts from hotels and parked vehicles or vehicles stalled in traffic jams are common. Pick pocketing and the theft of purses and bags is also common on public transportation. Although some of these attacks are violent, victims are generally injured only if they resist. Volunteers are advised against using roads at night, especially in areas outside the limits of cities and large towns. Women traveling alone are particularly susceptible to crime.
Home burglaries do occur and sometimes turn violent. It is not uncommon for armed groups to invade homes.

Volunteers visiting Uganda are advised not to accept food or drink offered from a stranger, even a child, because such food may contain narcotics used to incapacitate a victim and facilitate a robbery. In 2006, there were a number of reports of such incidents in the city of Kampala.
Victims included the patrons of bars or entertainment centers. Similar crimes occurred on passenger buses.
There has been a recent, marked increase in financial crime, including fraud involving wire transfers, credit cards, checks, and advance fee fraud perpetrated via email. The Africa Youth Ministries recommends using money orders for all fund transfers for hotel bookings and protecting all bank account information.

 

 




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