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About Uganda

Uganda as a country lies across the Equator right in the heart of Africa in East Africa.
It is bordered by Sudan in the north, Kenya in the East, Rwanda in the South West, Congo in the west and Tanzania in the South hence making it a land locked country in East Africa.
Uganda covers a total area of 236,040 sq km's with a population of about 27 million people thus making it a size of England.

Country facts and figures
Country: Uganda
Capital City: Kampala
Government: Democratic state.
President: Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
Independence Date: 9th of October 1962.
Population: 26 million people (2002)
Population growth: 2.5% (1980-91)
Life Expectancy: 46 years
Total Area: 236000 sq km's.
Area (land):199,710 sq km's.
Area under water: 36,330 sq km's.
National Languages: Over 56 dialects are spoken but English is the official followed by Swahili, Luganda, Bantu Languages and Nilotic languages.
Adult Literacy: 52% (1990)
Religions: Protestants 33%, Roman Catholics 33%, Moslems 16% and Others 17 (including Pentecostal)
Average Family Income; about US $200 per annum
Currency: Uganda shilling (USh)
Time: GMT/UTC plus three hours
Industry: Coffee, Sugar factories, Brewing, Cement, etc.
Agriculture: Vanilla, Millet, Fruits, Poultry, Coffee, Tea, Cotton, Milk, Goat Meat.
Minerals: Cobalt, Copper, Salt, Limestone.

Uganda Visa Requirements: (Effective June, 2007)
A single entry visa US$50-
Multiple entry visa 6 months US$100-
Multiple entry 1 yearUS$200-
Transit visa (good for 1 week) US$15-
Student Visa US$20
Please Note: British Nationals, American and all Commonwealth nationals and European nationals that make up the immense majority of visitors to Uganda do need a visa to travel to Uganda.
Countries exempted from Visa requirements to Uganda include;
COMESA countries: Kenya, Angola, Rwanda, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Comoros, Eritrea, Malawi, Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Others: Antigua, Jamaica, Cyprus, Bahamas, Barbados, Sierra Leone, Belize, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Malta, Tonga, Singapore, Lesotho, Solomon Islands, St.Vincent & The Grenadines, Vanuatu, Italy (Only Diplomatic Passports).
Transit visas are best for those trekking gorillas in Rwanda having arrived in Uganda from Kenya and returning to Kenya. If you need no more than a week in Uganda to transit back to Kenya the transit visa option is good for you.
CHECK LIST
All travelers to Uganda are required to strictly conform with the following requirements.
1. You must be in possession of a valid passport issued and recognized by your government.
2. You must have an International immunization Certificate against Yellow Fever.
Visa information for Rwanda
Nationals from Ugandan, Germany and USA do not require visas to travel to Rwanda. British and South African citizens do require a visa for Rwanda however is issued free of charge at the border. Other nationals have to get their visas before proceeding to the border.
Uganda’s climate
Uganda's weather conditions are perfect, ranging from the coolness of the highlands in the South West Kigezi to the warmth of the lowland.
Temperature
Uganda is sunny for the most of the year with temperatures rising over 29 degrees.
The average temperature is about 26 degrees C, with a maximum of 18-31 degrees and minimum of 15-23 degrees depending on the part of the country.

Seasons
The dry seasons are December to February & June to August. The rain season is March-May and light rain season is November and December. Wet seasons are March –May & October-November.
Rainfall varies between 500mm to 2500 mm & the relative humidity is 70% -100%
Terrain
About 34% of the country is covered in wetlands with an intense network of lakes, rivers, and swamps.
Uganda is gifted with fertile soils. It has Lake Victoria which is the 2nd largest fresh water lake in the world, Lake Albert and also the source of the Nile.
Uganda’s culture
Uganda has a very strong and rich culture tradition. Many districts in Uganda have kingdom including Buganda, Bunyoro, Busoga and Toro. Ugandans are exceptional, hospitable and hails from a range of rich cultures and life styles.  Each tribe has its own traditional dance such as the Imbalu for Bagisu dance during circumcision ceremonies, Kitaguriro for the Banyankole, the Alur people from the West Nile have the Agwal dance, the Banyoro have their Runyege and Acholi have the Bwila and Otole dances.

UGANDA DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS
ALGERIA
14 Acacia Avenue, Kololo
P.O. Box 4025, Kampala
Tel. No. 0312 265212/ 0312 265213
Fax: 0312 265214         
Telex 61184, Jazaira
E-mail: ambalgka@imul.com

Office hours:
Monday-Friday9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Closed.

Ambassador
H. E Aziria ABEDELKADER 

APOSTOLIC NUNCIATURE (VATICAN EMBASSY)
Chwa II Road, Mbuya Hill
P.O. Box 7177, Kampala
Tel. 041-505619
Fax: 041-221774
Email: nuntius@utlonline.co.ug

Working hours:
Monday to Saturday 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m; 3pm – 5pm.
Saturday: 9am – 1pm.
Sunday and public holidays Closed

Ambassador & Head of Mission

H. E. Archbishop Christopher PIERRE 

AUSTRIA
3 Portal Avenue
Crusader House, Annex 3rd Floor
3 Portal Avenue
P.O. Box 7457, Kampala.
Tel 256-312-235104/5
Fax.256-312- 235-160

Working Hours
Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Public Hours 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Head of Bureau: (Charge d’Affaires a.i.)
Mr. Franz BREITWIEZER                                                 

BELGIUM
Rwenzori House,
3rd Floor Lumumba Avenue Plot 1
P.O. Box 7043, Kampala
Tel. 00256-41-349559/569/570
Emergency No. 0772 704400
Fax. 00256-41-347212
Email: kampala@diplobel.org
Working Hours:
Monday to Thursday 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
2.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Saturday to Sunday and Public holidays Closed.
Visa hours:
Monday – Friday             10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m
Ambassador
H.E.  Jan DE BRUYNE    
BURUNDI
Hannington Road Plot No. 14
SM Chambers Building, 1st Floor
P.O.Box 29214
Kampala
Tel: 256-41 221697
Fax: 256-41-221281
Email: ambabukpl@utlonline.co.ug  

Working Hours:
Office hours:      Monday – Friday 8.30 a.m – 5.30 a.m
Visa hours:        Monday – Friday 8.30 a.m – 11.00 a.m
National Day
: 1st July|

Ambassador
H.E. Jean NGENDANGANYA

 

CANADA
IPS Building
Plot 14 Parliament Ave
Tel: 256-414-258141/348141
Fax: 256-414-349484
Email: canada.consulate@utlonline.co.ug

 

CHINA
Plot 37, Malcolm X Avenue,
Kololo, Kampala
P.O. Box 4106, Kampala
Tel. 256-414-231095/259881/234058
Fax: 256-414-235087/341463
E-mail: chinaemb_ug@mfa.gov.cn

Working hours
Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Consular Office hours:
08.30 – 12.30, Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Ambassador
H.E Fan GUIJIN           

CONGO
20, Philip Road, Kololo
P.O. Box 4972, Kampala
Tel.+256 41 233777/346605
Fax: 256-414-340140
Email: amba_rdc_kla@yahoo.fr

Working hours:
Monday to Friday 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Weekend and Public Holidays Closed
Emergency Tel:    256­-71-920 782/071-186 860

Minister Counselor/ Charge d’Affaires A.I.
Mr. Biselele WA MUTSHIPAYI                              

CUBA
Embassy of the Republic of Cuba
KAR Drive Plot 10 Lower Kololo Terrace

P.O. Box. 9226, Kampala
Tel. +256 41 233742
Fax. +256 41 233320
E-mail: ecuba@africaonline.co.ug

Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m.- 12.30 noon.
1.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Saturday 8.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon.

Ambassador
H.E. Ricardo Antonio Danza SIGAS                                            

CYPRUS
Athina Club House,
30 Windsor Close
Tel: 256-414-341428/236053
Fax: 256-414-236089
Email: Athina@infocom.co.ug

 

DENMARK
Plot. No. 3,
Lumumba Avenue, Nakasero
P.O. Box. 11243, Kampala
Tel. 256-31 2 263 211/ +256 41 250938
Fax:+256 41 254979
Email: denmark@imul.com

Working hours:
Monday- Thursday 8.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Friday 8.00 a.m.- 2.00 p.m
Visa hours 9.00 am -11.00 a.m.

Ambassador
H.E. Mr. Stig BARLYNG                  
                                             
EGYPT
33, Kololo Hill Drive
P.O. Box 4280, Kampala
Tel. 256-41-254525/245152
Telex No. 61122 EGYPT UGA
Fax. 256-41-232103
Email: egyembug@utlonline.co.ug

Working hours:
Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m.-3.00 p.m.

Visas
Monday to Thursday 9.30 a.m.-10.30 a.m.
National Day - 23rd July

Ambassador
H.E. Reda Abdel Rahman BEBARS

ETHIOPIA
Plot No. 3L, Off Kira Road, Kitante Close.
P.O. Box 7745, Kampala
Tel. No. +256-41-348340 /+256-41-341881
Fax. No. +256-41-341885
E-mail: ethiokam@utlonline.co.ug
Office hours:
Monday-Friday 8.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.
2.00 p.m.-5.30 p.m.
Weekend and public holidays Closed

National Day; May 28th

Ambassador
H.E. Terfa Mengesha REMCHIE                                                   
ERITREA
Opposite Reste Corner Hotel, Muyenga
Tel:+256 41 269830

ETHIOPIA
Plot 5 Nakayima Road,
Off Kira Rd, Kamwokya
Tel: 256-0414-348340
Fax: 256-0414-341885
Email: ethiokam@starcom.co.ug

EUROPEAN UNION
15th Floor, Crested Towers
Hanington Road
P.O.Box 5244, Kampala
Tel: 256-312-263303/4
Fax: 256-414-233708
Email: delegation-uganda@cec.eu.int

FINLAND
Standard Chartered Building,
Speke Road
P.O.Box 7111 Kampala
Tel: 256-414-258211/7
Fax: 256-414-231473
FRANCE
Plot 16, Lumumba Avenue,
Nakasero
P O Box 7212, Kampala
Tel. +256-41-342120 / 342176/342344/5
Fax: +256-41-341252
E-mail: ambafrance.kampala@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Emergency Tel: 256-77-777717
Working Hours
Monday to Thursday: 08:00am to 12:30pm
2:00pm to 5:45pm
Public Hours: 9.00am-12.00pm
Ambassador
H.E  Bernard GARANCHER  
GERMANY
Plot No. 15, Philip Road, Kololo, Kampala.
P.O. Box 7016, Kampala
Tel. 256-41-501111
Fax. 256-41-501115
Telefax: 343136
Emergency no.256-77-763 000
E-mail: germemb@africaonline.co.ug

National Day: October 3rd

Working hours
Monday-Friday 9.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m.
Weekend and Public Holidays Closed

Ambassador
H.E. Alexander MÜHLEN                                                             
GREECE
Plot 17/19, Diamond Trust Building
Kampala Road
Tel: 256-414-230953/230056
Fax: 256-414-230952
ICELAND
East African Development Bank Building
4 Nile Avenue
KAMPALA, Uganda
Tel: 256-414-230984/92
Fax: 256-414-341079
Counsellor/ Chargé d’Affaires a.i
Ms. Agusta GISLADOTTIR, Country Director ICEIDA Uganda
INDIA
11 Kyaddondo Road, Nakasero
P.O. Box 7040, Kampala
Tel. 256-41-259398/344631/342994
Telex. 61161
Fax. 256-41-254943
Gram: HICOMIND, KAMPALA

Working hours:
Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Saturday and public holidays Closed

National Day: 26th January(Republic Day)
Independence Day: 15th August

High Commissioner:
H.E Sibabrata TRIPATHI

IRAN
Plot 9 Bandali Rise, Bugolobi
Tel: 256-0414-221172
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Plot No. 9 Bandali Rise, Bugolobi, Kampala.
P.O. Box 24529, Kampala
Tel. +256 41 221172 221689
Mobile: 256-075-765-742
Fax. +256 41 223590

Working hours:
Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 12.45 p.m.
2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Visas
Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Weekends and public holidays Closed
Email: iranemb@infocom.co.ug
National Day      11 February

Ambassador
H.E Dr. Morteza ABOUTALEBI  

IRELAND
Plot No. 25, Yusuf Lule Road Nakasero
P.O. Box 7791, Kampala
Tel: 256-414-344 348/263104/5
344-344/347984, 340400
Fax: 256-414-344353
E-mail: ireland@ireland.co.ug

Working hours:
Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Visa hours:
Monday to Thursday 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
Friday   10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon
Weekends and Public holidays Closed

Chargé d ’Affaires  e.t.
H.E. Áine HEARNS                                                                     

 

ITALY
Plot 11 Lourdel Rd, Nakasero
Email: ambkamp@imul.com

P.O. Box 4646, Kampala
Tel. 256-414-250442/250450/341786
Fax: 256-414-250448/349526
Emergency; 256-75-750448
E-mail: ambkamp@imul.com
Website: www.imul.com/embitaly

Working hours:
Monday to Thursday 8.00am - 3:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 2:00pm

Visa hours:
Tuesday to Thursday 10.00am to 1.00pm

National Day: 2nd June

Ambassador
H.E. Umberto PLAJA

JAPAN
East African Development Bank Building,
Nile Avenue, Kampala.
P.O. Box 23553, Kampala
Tel. Nos. 256-41-349542/3/4/5
Fax. No. 256-41-349547

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.
1.30 p.m.-5.00 p.m.

Visa Section (3rd Floor EADB)
Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m.
2.00 p.m.- 4.00 p.m.

E-mail: jembassy@jembassy.or.ug

Ambassador
H. E. Ryuuzo KIKUCHI  
KENYA
Plot 41, Nakasero Road
P.O. Box 5220, Kampala
Tel. 256-41-258232/5/6
Fax. 256-41-258239
E-mail: kenhicom@africaonline.co.ug

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m.
2.00 p.m.-4.00 p.m.
Weekends and public holidays Closed

High Commissioner
H.E. Japheth R. GETUGI  
KOREA
10, Prince Charles Drive, Kololo, Kampala
P.O. Box. 5885, Kampala
Tel. 254-603 & 343-424
Telex: 61144 DPRK UG
Fax. 250-224

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 9.00 a.m.-12.30 p.m.
2.30 p.m.-4.30 p.m.
Weekends and public holidays Closed
Ambassador
HE Pak Hyon ZAE
LIBYA
Jamahiriya People’s Bureau, Kampala
Plot 26, Kololo Hill Drive
P.O. Box 6079, Kampala
Tel. +256-41-344-924-27/+256-31-344100
Telex. 61090 Allibya
Fax. 041 344-969, 031 344237
E-mail: l.a.p.b. @ utlonline.co.ug

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8.30 a.m.- 3.00 p.m.
Friday 8.30 a.m.- 12.00 p.m.
Weekends and public holidays Closed

National Day: 1st September (Al-Fateh)

First Counsellor
Mr. Salaah A. FARID     
MALTA
P.O.Box 2133, Kampala
Tel: +256 41 258516

NETHERLANDS
Royal Netherlands Embassy
4th Floor, Kisozi Complex, Nakasero Lane, Kampala
P.O. Box. 7728, Kampala
Tel. 256-41-346000 Fax. 256-41-231861
Email: KAM@minbuza.nl
Mob: 0752-731859 (after working hours)

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8.30 a.m. – 05:00pm
Friday: 08:30am - 1:45pm

Visa Hours
Monday-Friday 10:00am - 12:00pm
Weekends and public holidays Closed

National Day: 30th April

Ambassador
H.E. Yoka BRANDT       

NIGERIA
Plot 33 Nakesero Rd
Tel: 256-414-233691/2
Fax: 256-414-232543
Email: nighicom-sgu@africaonline.co.ug

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 9.00 a.m.- 5.00 p.m.
Weekends and public holidays Closed

National Day: 1st October

High Commissioner
H.E. Chukudi Dixon ORIKE

NORWAY
Plot 8A Acacia Ave
Tel: 256-414-343621/346733
Fax: 256-414-345936
email: emb.kampala@mfa.no

PAKISTAN
19 Baskerviller Ave

RUSSIA
Plot 28 Malcom X Ave, Kololo

P.O.Box 7022, Kampala

Tel:+256 41 345689/343808
Fax: +256 41 345798

RWANDA
Plot 2, Nakayima Rd
P.O.Box 2468, Kampala
Tel: 256-+256 41 344045/343662