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The Weather

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%.

Clothing

  • 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.
  • Health

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).

Travel

Please contact you nearest Uganda embassy for more accurate visa information and updates.

All visitors require a valid passports hold tickets for return or onward travel.

 

 

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