in Mbarara District of Western Region, Uganda

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-0.605 and 30.649 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -0° 36' 16" and E 30° 38' 54"
Currency and Currency Code:
Shilling - UGX
Spoken languages:
English, Ganda, Swahili, Arabic
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 04:46 PM (Thursday)
Timezone: Africa/Kampala
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
7:01 am and 7:06 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
1.983 and -157.365 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Banana Village
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Current travel safety evaluation for Uganda in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,5 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Uganda.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Uganda. Last Update: 2024-07-18 08:18:14

Delve into Mbarara

Mbarara in Mbarara District (Western Region) with it's 97,500 habitants is a town located in Uganda about 148 mi (or 238 km) south-west of Kampala, the country's capital town.

Time in Mbarara is now 04:46 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named Africa / Kampala with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Mbarara. The closest airport in Uganda is Mbarara Airport in a distance of 5 mi (or 8 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Uganda is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in a distance of 72 mi (or 115 km), West.

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Kibingo, Isingiro, Nsika, Buhweju and Kiruhura. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 27°C / 81 °F

Morning Temperature 19°C / 66 °F
Evening Temperature 26°C / 80 °F
Night Temperature 22°C / 71 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 35%
Air Pressure 1013 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General Conditions Overcast clouds

Friday, 19th of July 2024

26°C (80 °F)
21°C (70 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.

Saturday, 20th of July 2024

29°C (84 °F)
24°C (75 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.

Sunday, 21st of July 2024

29°C (85 °F)
23°C (73 °F)
Scattered clouds, gentle breeze.

Videos from this area

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Amanya, MushRoom Biz Mbarara mpg 1

Published: November 21, 2014
Length: 47:53 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Junior Achievement Uganda

Amanya, mushroom Biz Mbarara mpg 1 Junior Achievement uganda.

GSoC 2015 Awareness

Published: February 27, 2015
Length: 28:57 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Kagimu Brian

Phyllis Ntananga, a member of the Google Student Ambassador Team at Mbarara University of Science and Technology 2014/15 explains the Google Summer of Code Program to interested students at ...

GSA Dance Challenge

Published: February 27, 2015
Length: 40:06 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Kagimu Brian

Googley Students @ Mbarara University of Science and Technology challenge the Google Student Ambassador to dance during the GSoC Awareness event. Phyllis, a GSA Core Team Member led the ...

Utilizzo di paranchi per il sollevamento di tappeti mobili

Published: November 08, 2012
Length: 44:31 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: italms scale e tappeti mobili

2012.10.04, a Mbarara in Uganda, installazione di 4 tappeti mobili ITALMS. Il video è una breve fase del sollevamento degli impianti tramite paranchi.

Jacob and Lucky man pucussion discussion

Published: January 01, 2014
Length: 26:02 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: hatim nasser

This video was uploaded from an Android phone.

Spendenaktion für Kinder in Uganda

Published: June 05, 2013
Length: 47:22 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: thomas170680

Vielen, vielen Dank an alle die mich bei der Spendenaktion unterstützt haben!

Traditional African Weaving in Uganda

Published: April 06, 2012
Length: 36:58 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Bjørn Johannessen

Justine shows and explains a traditional technique for weaving African carpets. She uses strips of dried banana leaves. The uncolored strips are dried by herself. She buyes the colored. When...

Oxford tours and travel

Published: June 14, 2018
Length: 28:55 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Bakera Irexy Katta

Oxford tours and travel brings you the best .come and discover the unknown and beautiful sceneries With us..

A ride along Mbarara's main thoroughfare

Published: July 13, 2018
Length: 03:31 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Julian Mwine

A ride along Mbarara town's main thoroughfare that starts off as Kampala road then becomes High street for short distance before becoming Mbarara-Kabale ...

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST), commonly known as Mbarara University, is a public university in Uganda. Mbarara University commenced student intake and instruction in 1989. It is one of the eight public universities and degree-awarding institutions in the country.

Located at -0.616944, 30.6567 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Mbarara District, Universities in Uganda, Educational institutions established in 1989, Association of Commonwealth Universities, Schools of medicine in Uganda, 1989 establishments in Uganda


Mbarara is a town in Western Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative and commercial center of Mbarara District and the location of the district headquarters. It is also the largest urban centre in Western Uganda.

Located at -0.613333, 30.6583 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mbarara, Mbarara District, Western Region, Uganda, Populated places in Uganda, Cities in the Great Rift Valley

Mbarara High School

Mbarara High School (MHS), is a boys-only boarding middle and high school located in the city of Mbarara, in Mbarara District in Western Uganda.

Located at -0.6155, 30.6335 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Schools in Uganda, Boarding schools in Uganda, Mbarara, Boys' schools in Uganda, Educational institutions established in 1911

Mbarara Hospital

Mbarara National Referral Hospital, commonly known as Mbarara Hospital is a hospital in Mbarara, Western Uganda. It is the referral hospital for the entire country and specifically for the districts of Mbarara, Bushenyi, Ntungamo, Kiruhura, Ibanda and Isingiro. The hospital also serves as the teaching hospital (facility) of Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

Located at -0.616389, 30.6589 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mbarara, Mbarara District, Hospitals in Uganda

Holy Innocents Children's Hospital

Holy Innocents Children's Hospital (HICH), is a pediatric general hospital in the Western Region in Uganda. Founded in 2009, it is the second pediatric hospital in the country, the other being CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda (CCHU), located in Mbale, in Eastern Uganda, which was founded in 2000.

Located at -0.623611, 30.64 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Hospitals in Uganda, Mbarara District, Hospitals established in 2009, 2009 establishments in Uganda


Bwizibwera is a city in the Western Region of Uganda. It is the country's sixth-largest city, with a population of 79,157.

Located at -0.592, 30.629 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Uganda

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Mbarara.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Mbarara, Μπαράρα, MBQ, მბარარა, 음바라라, Мбарара, مبارارا