Currency &  Tipping


The UGX (Ugandan Shilling) is the national currency of the Republic of Uganda, although the symbol USh is used to represent the currency locally. 

Discover Corps recommends you exchange US Dollars for Shilling at the airport or ahead of time. For spending money you should bring only  $100 bill(s) to be changed in the country.  The issue date must not be before the year 2013 (so ask your bank for 2013, 2014 … or newer). You may carry smaller bills for international airports but in Uganda, they are exchanged at a very low rate.  Also, any US bill needs to be new and without ANY markings or tears.  

Visas credit cards are widely accepted, but you might also want to have some cash with you.

Suggested amount per person: ≈ $550 + tips


Please note that Discover Corps will take care of the tips for the Hotels, Chimp Tracking Guide, Kazinga Boat Cruise, Gorilla Trackers, and Gorilla Guide/Escorts, meaning you do not need to tip them since it will be already taken care of.