Working in Uganda
Uganda is a land locked East African country. Countries that border it are: Southern Sudan to the North, Kenya to the East, Democratic Republic of Congo to the West, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi to the South.
Despite being located along the Equator (the equator passes through Uganda twice). Uganda has a mild equatorial climate mainly because of its high altitude. Temperatures range between 16°C to 32 °C depending on the country’s region.
The capital city of Uganda is Kampala and is located 40 km from the international airport in Entebbe town in central Uganda.
Jinja is mostly an industrial town with several factories manufacturing various kinds of products and is situated 80 km’s East of Kampala.
Jinja is also internationally renowned for being the host to the Source of The Nile, the longest river in the world which is a very popular tourist destination.
Furthermore, Jinja is also renowned for adventure sports such as white water rafting, horse riding, quad biking, bungee jumping etc. The town also hosts a casino, an 18 hole golf course and a health club.
Jinja also has several hotels of various standards and many restaurants that serve Indian, continental and Chinese food. There are also several super markets in Jinja owned by Indians which sell Indian food stuff and other commodities of day to day needs.
There are 2 hospitals in Jinja, one owned by the government and one private, and several pharmacies available in town are well stocked with medicine.
The cost of living in Jinja is less than that of Kampala.
Basic facilities e.g. Education, banking, communication are available although they are not the best and most advanced. There are also Hindu, Sikh temples , Mosques and Churches in town that are well maintained.
Overall it is a small quiet and safe town.