🙂 Gorillas, chimpanzees and shoebill storks. Wildlife and lovely smiley people.
🙁 Idi Amin who destroyed the country. Poverty – 44% live below the poverty line.
Currency: Ugandan Shilling
THREE things we did not know about Uganda:
- Ugandan time differs a lot from the typical international time in that when you’re setting an appointment with someone, you have to clarify whether you mean Ugandan time or international time. International or normal time as many call it is the real-time ( for example if the appointment is at 3 pm, normal time will be at 3 pm). Ugandan time can range from an hour to 2 hours from the set time. So if the appointment is at 3 pm, and you take Ugandan time, that will be anywhere between 4 pm to 5 pm! Shockingly on this same note, you might find everyone coming late because they thought the other person will show up late- and the magic, they all appear at the same ‘Ugandan time’.
- When you travel to Uganda, the most common local food you’ll hear about is Matooke – Bananas!
- The flag reflects a Crested Crane, which is the national bird of Uganda.