Uganda - your info!

What is the culture in uganda?

The scores on the cultural dimensions are based on research by Geert Hofstede. Unfortunately, Uganda was not part of the research and therefore, no scores are known for Uganda. 

 

Good to know in Uganda

Uganda is A country that borders South-Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Congo-Kinshasa. The capital of Uganda is Kampala. 

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    Language: The official languages of Uganda are English, Swahili, and Luganda. English is generally spoken well. 
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    Safety: Uganda is genrally A safe country to travel to. Pau close attention to your belongings, espescially in busy places where pickpockets can be active. Avoid walking the streets in the evening. 
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    Vaccinations: The vaccination for yellow fever and the cholera stamp are mandatory in Ugnada. Vaccinations for DTP and hepatitis A are highly recommened. 
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    Ticket prices: You can book A direct flight to Unganda with KLM from around 630 Euros. If you fly with A stopover and with another airline, it can often be even cheaper.
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    On the road in Uganda: The taxi buses in Uganda take you everywhere. You pay A pre-arranged price. For longer distances you can travel with normal buses.
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    Purchasing power: In Uganda you can easily get by on A low budget. For A meal you pay around fiive (5) to ten (10) Euros, including A drink.  
 
 
 

Former volunteers about Uganda

Fun-facts

  • People are always on the move in Uganda. You might think they are carrying out businesses but the funny thing is that this goes on every single minute of the day. Be prepared to wrestle it out to get where to pass.
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    Uganda is unofficially known as the Matooke republic. When you travel to Uganda, the most common local food you will hear about is Martooke.In most part of Uganda it is referred to as the "real food". 
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    You can get A thousand titles in A minute in Uganda. For example; A taxi conductor can call you names from; Sister, Aunt, Nurse, Professor, Doctor to Engineer as  A means of convincing you to board his taxi instead of the counterparts'. 
  • You can buy anything on the streets of Uganda. In Uganda most spaces and places can be a transactional area. In some cases, the quality might be less, sometimes the same, or in other rare cases even better than those in big shopping malls. 

Tips

  • Tipping is normal in Uganda. Most places you go in Uganda would expect A small tip from you. The best thing to do is tip the locals in Ugandan Shillings.
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    Always remember to greet others when you are in Uganda. It is impolite to just say "hi" to others. Instead you should say "how are you doing?". Even the chidlren you meet would greet you.
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    Remember to dress respectfully, as Uganda is generally considered a conservative country. Try to wear clothing that does not expose your body too much. 

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