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Uganda is located East Africa and shares borders with Sudan in the north, Tanzania in the south, Democratic Republic of Congo in the west, Rwanda in the southwest and Kenya in the east. Despite being landlocked, Uganda still has access to fresh water via surrounding lakes (Lake Victoria, Lake Kyoga, Lake George, Lake Edward and Lake Albert). As a well-watered country with rich soil, much of Uganda’s land is used for agriculture and cash crops. Coffee, cotton, tea and tobacco plantations are common sights, as are farms of plantains, corn and cassava. The rest of the country is a combination of woodlands, swamp, forest and savanna, as well as pockets
Visa Requirements: Visas to Uganda can be obtained online at the immigration website. Alternatively, you can obtain the visa at Uganda Embassies, or High commissions. Its is also possible to obtain the visa upon arrival. East African visas are recommended for travelers intending to travel to more than one East African country
Time Zone: Uganda is +3GMT and does not observe daylight savings.
Electricity System: Uganda uses the UK standard system with 230V at the sockets. Primary sockets require three square pin plug. Check that your equipment is compartible with the electricity voltage, or you may need a power convertor to utilize your equipment. It's recommended to travel with a universal travel adaptor.
WIFI Availability: Most hotels, cafes and restaurants in major towns have Wi-Fi hotspots installed. There is good 3G and 4G coverage around the country and for the mobile traveler, you may need a Mi-Fi to connect all your gadgets on the go. Coverage may be limited in some rural places and some parts of the national parks.
Currency: Uganda uses the Uganda Shilling (UGX) as the official currency. US dollars, GB Pounds, Euros can be exchanged at local forex bureaus. Some facilities accept foreign currency directly.