Sheraton Kampala Hotel

3.5 (130 reviews)

Ternan Avenue, P. O. Box 7041, Kampala, Uganda   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: +256 (0)31 2322 499  


Tourist & Visa Information Uganda


Sheraton Kampala, Hotel Entrance

Visa information

Citizens of most countries require visas to enter Uganda. Ugandan visas are available at all major land borders and the international airport at Entebbe at a cost of around $50.

The Government of Uganda has introduced online visa application system with effect from 01 July 2016, apply online here:

All nationalities require an International Health Certificate showing proof of a yellow fever vaccination within the past 10 years.

Quick Facts - Kampala

  • Population: over 30.9 million
  • Elevation extremes: Lowest point: Lake Albert 621 m
  • Highest Point: Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley 5,110 m
  • Average January Temperature: 22 degrees Celcius (72 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Average July Temperature: 20 degrees Celcius (68 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Major Industries: Agriculture, Cement, Copper Processing, Food Processing Metal Processing, Motor Vehicles, Mining, Textiles. 
  • Time Zone: UTC/GMT +3hours
  • Country Dialing Code: +256
  • Area Code Kampala: 0414

National Day and other important days

January 1 (New Year), January 26 (National Resistance Movement - Liberation Day), March 8 (Women's Day), Variables dates: Good Friday and Easter Sunday, May 1 (Labor Day), June 3 (Martyrs Day), June 9 (Hero's Day), and October 9 (Independence Day). Variable dates: Eid Al Fitr, December 25 (Christmas day, December 26 (Boxing Day).