The Essential Guide to Uganda
Welcome to www.visiting-uganda.com. The site is here to help you get the most from your visit to Uganda, whether you are back packing, on a Gap Year or visiting on business.
Shopping in Kampala
In Kampala, you have an interesting mix of old and new, African and
Western, sophisticated and basic when it comes to shopping. In parts of
the city there are markets that look as if they've not changed in 200
Shopping in Uganda can be a confusing, even unnerving, experience for
someone new to the task. You expect some of the products on display to
vary from those at home,...
Driving in Uganda
To be blunt, Ugandan roads are dangerous places. Uganda has a road
fatality rate almost 11 times greater than the UK, with one of the
highest accident rates in Africa....
The Climate and Weather
Uganda's equatorial climate provides plentiful sunshine, moderated by the relatively high altitude of most areas of the country. Mean annual temperatures range from about 16° C in the southwestern highlands to 25° C in the northwest; but in the northeast, temperatures exceed 30° C about 254 days per year.
Bungi Jumping the Nile
Just outside Jinja (a couple of hours drive by taxi from Kampala) is
the source of the River Nile, a location that spawned many an epic
voyage of discovery by 18th and 19th century explorers....
Schools, Health and Education
These pages look at a few of the many education projects that are helping Ugandans to get the vital education and health care that will enable them to break out of the poverty cycle and lead fulfilling and enjoyable lives.
History of Uganda
Uganda is very much a product of it's recent history, in particular the events since the country gained independence from Britain in 1962.The last 50 years have seen dramatic shifts and turns...
Going on a Gap Year?
As the name suggests, a Gap Year is time taken out between two events. Usually this means up to a year between leaving school and either starting work or going to university. The time is often spent as a volunteer working with a charitable organisation, at home or abroad.
When travelling in Uganda, or if you're travelling anywhere, it's a good idea to get your credit cards and try to compare car insurance to make sure you get the best deal for your trip. If you combine this with getting some pet insurance if you're taking a pet along with you, then it's bound to keep your savings accounts safe from any accidental costs your might incur.