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The east African country of Uganda was called the “Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill. That title is unsurprising if one looks at the sheer beauty of the country.
In Uganda is the world’s longest river, the Nile, snowy mountains, and wildlife reserves. The country has a diverse culture, comprised of more than 50 local tribes, each with their own traditions and history. There’s also a lively night life, particularly in Kampala, with tons of parties, bars, and dance floors around.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Uganda. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Uganda: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, and influenza.
Malaria spreads through infected mosquitoes. Travelers should also take steps to avoid mosquito bites and take antimalarials.
Chikungunya and dengue, two other mosquito-borne diseases are also present in the region.
There is a risk of yellow fever in Uganda. All travelers over the age of nine months must be vaccinated for entry.
The CDC recommends travelers planning on visiting certain parts of Uganda during the dry season (December – June) receive a meningitis vaccine.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
There is a risk of cholera in parts of the country. Cholera can be prevented by drinking only clean water, washing hands often, and by oral vaccination.
Passport Health’s travel clinics carry VaxChora, the only cholera vaccine approved for use in the United States. Book your cholera vaccination appointment today by calling or book online now.
American travelers to Uganda must have a valid passport and visa for entry. Proof of yellow fever vaccination is also required.
For more information, see our Uganda visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
The equator runs through Uganda making the climate is very warm. The average annual temperature is in the high 70’s. Nights can get chilly with temperatures reaching the mid-50’s.
There is a rainy season from March to May and from October to November. In November and December there is light rain.
The United States government rates Uganda as a medium threat for terrorism. Travelers are advised to stay away from large public gatherings.
Uganda has a large amount of crime. Petty crime, such as pick-pocketing and theft are common. Traveling alone after dark is not recommended. Food and drink should also not be left unattended as there have been cases of drinks being drugged. Travelers should maintain awareness and caution when traveling.
Both experienced and novice white water rafters can come and explore the Nile River on a floating raft. There a large number of experienced companies and individuals who serve as guides on these trips. There are waterfalls and gorgeous white rapids to experience. There’s also tandem kayaking or riverboarding available.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Uganda:
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
U.S. Embassy Kampala
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
Telephone: +(256)(0) 414-306-001 and +(256)(0)312-306-001
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(256)(0) 414-306-001 and +(256)(0)312-306-001
Fax: +(84) (4) 3850-5010
If you have any questions about traveling to Uganda or are wondering what shots you may need for your trip, schedule an appointment by calling or book online today.
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