Sheraton Kampala Hotel


Ternan Avenue, P. O. Box 7041, Kampala, Uganda   •  Weather:   

Local Time Phone +256 (0)31 2322 499


Tourist & Visa Information Uganda

Sheraton Kampala Hotel Gates and Entrance

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 USD 50.

The Government of Uganda has introduced online visa application system with effect from 01 July 2016, applicants can 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

Uganda National Day and Public Holidays (2018)


Day                     Date                          Holiday

Monday               January 1                    New year's day

Friday                  January 26                 NRM Liberation day

Friday                  February 16                Archbishop Janani Luwum Day

Thursday              March 08                    Women's Day

Friday                   March 30                    Good Friday 

Monday                 April 02                      Easter Monday

Tuesday                May 01                       Labor Day

Sunday                 June 03                       Martyr's Day 

Saturday               June 09                       National Heroes Day 

Friday                   June 15                       EID-Ul-Fitr

Wednesday           August 22                    EID Al-Adha 

Tuesday                October 09                  Independence Day

Tuesday                December 25               Christmas

Wednesday            December 26               Boxing Day