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Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. Uganda is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by South Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, which is also shared by Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala. The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country. Uganda gained independence from Britain on 9 October 1962. The official languages are English and Swahili, although multiple other languages are spoken in the country.
Capital KAMPALA
Currency Scellino Ugandese (UGS)
Country code 00256
Spoken languages ​​ English and African dialects
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necessary. For any changes related to the survival of the Passport you should request to be informed beforehand at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent.

Health

In Kampala primary health care is generally satisfactory: there are some clinics equipped (for example The Surgery: Tel. +256 (0) 414,256,003 or for emergencies 24/12:0 am +256. (0) 752,756,003) and at least a good Hospital (Kampala International Hospital: Tel. (0) +256, 414,309,800 (0) +256 ambulance 772,200,400.) The rest of the country, however, is very limited. In case of serious illness or accident may be preferable to transfer the patient by air to Nairobi, Johannesburg or to Europe. Emergency transfers are possible through local medical centers, including: The Surgery in Kampala: tel. +256. (0) 414,256,003 (24 hour emergency (+256.752,756,003, 0) or Flying Doctors in Nairobi: tel. + 5, + 254.20.315.454/254.20.600.090 mobile: + 254.733.628.422, + 254.733.639.088. (available 24 hours a day). We recommend that you take out before undertaking the journey, providing health insurance in addition to coverage of medical expenses, even if air emergency medical repatriation or transfer in any other Country. The most widespread are endemic diseases: malaria (also clorochino-resistant) TB, AIDS, bilharzia, meningitis, hepatitis and cholera. Periodically occurring outbreaks of ebola, but after the cases in the District of Bundibujjo in late 2007 and early 2008 and some suspected cases at the end of 2008, there would be at risk of infection. We do not however go in said district. In particular, during the period of rains, increases the risk of the spread of cholera. Although after the Dutch tourist, hit in the summer of 2008, from Marburg virus not other cases occurred, however the maximum attention in the area between the town of Fort Portal "and the Queen Elisabeth National Park. In particular, the who does not recommend absolutely to enter caves where bats may lurk potential carriers of the virus. It should be noted that the tourists had visited in June 2008 in a cave near the town of Fort Portal and Python cave in the Maramagambo forest. WARNINGS You should, after consulting a doctor, prophylaxis, vaccination antimeningococcica and the vaccine against yellow fever, hepatitis A and b. You should also: • drinking water and bottled drinks, without the addition of ice; • boil and filter water not potable; • avoid raw foods (salads, fresh fruit, etc.). The vegetables must be washed and sterilized with products such as amuchina and steridrolo; • avoid bathing in Lake Victoria, especially sottoriva, bilharzia;

Climate

The climate is hot and humid with moderate thermal excursions ranging from a minimum of 19-20 degrees to a maximum of 28-30 degrees. There are two rainy seasons: one that runs from March to may and from September to November. The dry and hot season is from December to March.

Viability

Italian: licence (valid up to 3 months of permanence in the country) Compulsory third party insurance. Customs documents: it is recommended the carnet customs passage for vehicles imported temporarily. Driving rules Drive on the left. Transportation: the availability of private transport to public transport is good but the means are unreliable and awkward (including the lack of reliability of the drivers). Caution is advised when travelling by car as the roads are not safe, have a poor maintenance, poor signage and lack of roadside assistance. The guide is unruly and there is a high percentage of fatal accidents. International airlines provide connections with Europe with regular frequency.

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