Visa Requirements for Uganda:

If you do not have an embassy or consulate in your country and wish to apply for a visa on arrival please contact Frank Kibuule +256 776584273 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Immigration process

Visa on Arrival will be issued to delegates with the requirements listed below:

  • Have a valid passport
  • Invitation letter from host.
  • Hotel reservation.
  • Air Ticket
  • USD 50 for Uganda tourist Visa.
  • USD 100 for the tourist East African Visa

 Invitation Letter

You can receive your visa invitation letter by filling in the online form below.

https://form.myjotform.com/90842716464563  

The letter will be sent to you within 24 hr following your application. 

About Kampala, Uganda

Kampala is the capital and the largest city of Uganda.  Kampala is also known as the “City of Hills”.  Kampala was named after the graceful impala antelopes.  The city has numerous rolling hills and wetlands which was once the home of several antelope species. Kampala is almost situated to the equator and is about 3,900 feet in altitude which explains the mild and pleasant climate.

Read more about Kampala at https://www.britannica.com/place/Kampala

 

Tourism

Places of attractions in Kampala are:

  • The Bulange and Lubiri. Bulange is the Buganda Kingdom’s parliament and the Lubiri the King Kabaka’s residence
  • Kasubi Tombs, which are UNESCO World Heritage
  • Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater lake in the world
  • Uganda National Museum, the biggest and oldest museum in Kampala
  • Gadhafi Mosque, the national mosque in Uganda

Fun facts about Kampala:

  • The number of hills in Kampala is 7 and has since grown into many more
  • Kampala’s altitude is 1.2 Km above sea level
  • Don’t wear a Rolex in Kampala, but eat one! It is a chapatti rolled with onion omelette, tomatoes and cabbage
  • Hang out at a Kafunda! A small roadside bar.
  • Check the Owino Market where you can get second-hand bags, shoes and even clothes

More about the places of attractions at http://www.livinginkampala.com/tourism/tourism-in-kampala/tourist-attractions-in-kampala/

More about fun facts at https://roadsandkingdoms.com/2017/24-things-to-know-before-you-go-to-kampala/

 

Practical Info:

  • Currency: Uganda Shilling (UGX)
  • Exchange Rate: 1 USD= 3,688 UGX
  • Socket: Type G with standard voltage of 240 V and standard frequency is 50 Hz
  • Telephone Code: +256
  • Time zone: EAT (GMT +3)
  • Climate: Uganda has warm tropical climate ranging from 25°-29° C.  You can check for the weather forecast at https://www.accuweather.com/en/ug/kampala/318416/weather-forecast/318416

 

Culture Note: 

The official spoken languages in Uganda are English and Swahili.  Uganda is a multilingual country with forty native languages which can be grouped into 3 main languages, mostly Bantu, Central Sudanic and Nilotic.

Greetings Etiquette:

  • Handshakes are common
  • A handshake is usually appropriate between men and women but it’s best to wait for the woman to extend her hand first otherwise a bow or a nod of acknowledgement will suffice

Learn more about the etiquettes at http://guide.culturecrossing.net/basics_business_student_details.php?Id=7&CID=212

Some famous dialects:

  • “Oli Otya”- how are you?
  • “Gyendi” – I’m fine
  • “Webale”- Thank you

Getting around in Kampala:

  • Public buses
  • Mini buses called taxis or matatus
  • Car hire
  • Motor Bike (also known as "boda boda")

Disclaimer:  Caution must be exercised while using the means of transport above

More about transportations in Kampala at http://www.traveluganda.co.ug/businfo.php