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History:

"Uganda has a long history, but few records of early settlement, although the country seems to have been inhabited very early. Bantu peoples were engaged in agriculture from 1000 BCE and working in iron can be traced back to about CE 1000."

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Fun Facts and Trivia:

"It is impolite to simply say, “Hi.” When greeting a Ugandan, it is customary to ask, “How are you?”"

Customs and Culture:

"It is customary to give waiters and taxi drivers a 10 percent tip."

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  Quick Facts: Entry & Exit, Safety & Security  

Vaccinations: Routine vaccinations, Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Malaria, Yellow Fever

Visas: Uganda e-visa

What to Pack"It is hot here. You will be sweaty. You’ll get dirty. Jeans are not your friend."

 

When You Arrive

Water Safety: Drink bottled water

Currency: Ugandan shilling Exchange Rate

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Kampala

History:

"Situated in the country’s most prosperous agricultural section, Kampala exports coffee, cotton, tea, tobacco, and sugar. Although second industrially to Jinja (40 miles [64 km] east-northeast), the city has numerous food, metal-products, and furniture enterprises and a tractor-assembly plant. It is the headquarters for most of Uganda’s large firms and the chief market for the Lake Victoria region. "

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Kabale

History:

"Kabale itself means "a small stone" and was so named after a piece of local iron that was so heavy that people visited from far and wide to see and handle it. The town is located within an area inhabited mainly by the Bakiga (people of the highlands) of Rukiga (highlands), the Bahororo of Rujumbura and the Banyarwanda people of Bufumbria, home to the volcanic Muhavura Mountains and Bwindi National Forest."

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Jinja

History:

"Jinja, town located in southeastern Uganda where the Nile flows out of Lake Victoria, situated at an elevation of 3,740 feet (1,140 metres) above sea level. Jinja was founded in 1901 as a British administrative centre and grew to become one of the larger towns in Uganda."

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