Essential Info for Uganda
Population: Over 45 million
Capital city: Kampala
Neighbouring countries: Uganda is a landlocked country surrounded by Kenya to the east, South Sudan to the north, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, Rwanda to the southwest and Tanzania to the south.
Geography: Uganda lies in the Nile basin and a substantial portion of Lake Victoria lies in the south of the country. Uganda has a varied but generally moderate equatorial climate.
Political system: Uganda is a semi-presidential republic
Major religion: Catholicism, Christianity, Islam
Main languages: English, Swahili
Money: The Ugandan Shilling (UGX) is the country's official currency. Some ATMs may be available in major urban centres, but expats in more rural areas will struggle to find these.
Tipping: It's customary to tip a guide, driver, porter or cook depending on the level of service.
Electricity: 240 volts, 50 Hz
Internet domain: .ug
International dialing code: +256
Emergency contacts: 999 or 112
Transport and driving: Ugandans drive on the left side of the road. Public transport is rudimentary in the form of minibus taxis.