[September 20, 2020] I would like you to know by all means! Basics of Uganda

This is Sasaki, a member of RICCI EVERYDAY The Hill. Summer passed in no time, and it was time for autumn rain.
It's about time for hot coffee to feel more delicious. How are you doing, everyone?

Through RICCI EVERYDAY, I think that some of you may have been interested in Uganda, so this time I will introduce basic information about Uganda!
I would be happy if you could know a little about Uganda.

1. What is the Republic of Uganda?

2.History of Uganda

3,Tourism to Uganda


1. What is the Republic of Uganda?
A country located in Africa and the Middle East. The area is ㎢ 24.1 million yen, and about 43 million people live about the same size as the main state of Japan.

Speaking of Africa, many people may imagine deserts and savannahs, but because of the high altitude, the climate is relatively easy to spend even in summer.

Since it has been a British protector's territory in the past, the official language is English, but some people speak Luganda and Swahil.

2.History of Uganda
Around the 11th century, various ethnic groups formed kingdoms in Africa, but the "Kingdom of Buganda" had power among them.
It became a British protected territory at the end of the 19th century, but became independent as the Ugandan Federation in 1962. Since Mr. Museveni became president in 1986, much of the country has been stable.
However, the northern part of the north was in a state of civil war until 2006 due to the activities of an anti-government organization called LRA. It is said that there were many internally displaced persons.
Currently, the majority of the displaced have returned and are working on reconstruction.

3,Tourism to Uganda

Africa seems to be dangerous. As you may think, Uganda is a relatively safe and recommended destination for East Africa.
Here are some basic information to help you travel:

Flights from Japan: 17 hours by Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, etc. There are no direct flights, so we go via the Middle East and Europe.

Time difference: 6 hours, there is no summer time.

Currency: Ugandan shilling (1 yen to 0.0286 UGX, 1UGX to 34.89 yen) (as of September 12, 2020)

Matke (mashed with unsa sweet bananas) and
Poso (corn flour boiled in hot water),
Potatoes (sweet potatoes, potatoes, cassava, yams, etc.),
eat rice together with stewed meat, fish and beans

Tourist attractions:
Lake Victoria & The Nile
It is the largest lake in Africa surrounded by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The Nile flows towards the Mediterranean Sea, starting with Lake Victoria.

Queen Elizabeth N.P.
You can enjoy more than 500 species of flora and fauna.

East Africa Craft Market
A popular market for foreign tourists. You can buy various items such as clothes and miscellaneous goods.

If you wish that corona will end and you are now able to go abroad freely again, please go to Uganda!

・外務省HP https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/area/uganda/index.html

How to walk the earth East Africa 2016-2017ver.

・テラ・ルネッサンス http://www.terra-r.jp/activity_uganda.html

XE currency https://www.xe.com/ja/currencyconverter/convert/?Amount=1&From=UGX&To=JPY

Dosojin Co., Ltd.https://www.dososhin.com/know/park/00017_queen_elizabeth/

< we thoroughly take measures against corona, and we are operating! >
The staff will be greeted by the implementation of the temperature test and wearing a mask.
When you come to our store, please cooperate in disinfecting with alcohol gel near the door.

< advance reservation and online customer service for customers visiting the >
Currently, we provide online customer service through LINE video calls so that customers living far away can enjoy shopping at directly managed stores.
In addition, when you come directly to the store, we ask you to make a reservation in advance.

You can pre-book your visit or book an online customer service service from the link below.

Pre-booking and online customer service for your visitFrom here

Tokyu Toyoko Line Daikanyama Station 4 minutes' walk from the central ticket gate
24-1 ROOB2 2nd Floor C, Sarrakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo03-6455-2446

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