Answer: Ugandan shillings are a controlled currency and only available in East Africa.
You will not be able to get Ugandan shillings from outside this zone, a better choice is to bring:
- US dollars (notes $50 or larger dated 2009 and above)
- British pound sterling (GBP)
- EUROs (€)
These currencies are widely exchanged and accepted.
Alternatively, there are plenty of ATMs, at arrival in Entebbe and in all major towns.
Please note that for US dollars ‘small bills’, $1, $5, $10 & $20, get a much poorer exchange rate than their larger counterparts. Typically a few hundred shillings less per dollar.
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