UGANDA TRAVEL INFORMATION
has several Airlines flying in and out of the country. Kampala's
international airport is Entebbe. Scheduled airlines flying
to Entebbe include: Air Burundi Air Rwanda (to/from Kigali),
Air Tanzania, British Airways, SN Brussels, EastAfrican Airlines,
Emirates, Gulf Air, South African Airways, Kenya Airways,
Rwandair Express, Egypt Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Eagle Air
and United Airlines both Direct flights from Europe and from
other African countries.
and taxis are available from the airport to the city. A wide
network of buses/taxis run throughout the country connecting
almost every town. Within Kampala, taxis, special hire taxis
and motor bikes provide transport within the city and its
suburbs. These are found on major roads in te city center,
as well as the 2 taxi parks. The journey time is approximately
30 minutes and fare is about 20$.
are land borders with Kenya, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zaire.
Bus services operate from all the capitals to Entebbe.
water: ferry services operate from Tanzania, Mwanza to Port
Bell, on Lake Victoria.
Normal caution is required by female travellers/visitors.
Women travellers should dress modestly and decently since
Uganda has a wide range of cultural differences and morals.
Day time temperatures are generally warm to hot so bring light
clothes. Evenings are cooler especially at high altitudes
so carry a couple of light sweaters. Donot move alone were
possible especially at night. Be cautious of unsolicited male
Visitors to Uganda should inform the Airlines in advance incase
they are travelling with a baby or toddler. There is plenty
to intrest children inUganda. Several activities will keep
children entertained like wildlife spotting in Wildlifeparks,
Ballet and Modern Music schools, Horse riding lessons, Jumping
jacks and squad Biking. Facilities should also be checked
when booking Airlines because these varry in each Aircraft.
Attention should be given to the risks of Malaria, Dysentry,
Uganda has few special facilities for disabled travellers.
Several places have special facilities for the disabled like
hospitals and some Hotels like Sheraton Hotel. Wheelchairs
are difficult to accommodate on public road transport, and
private hires will normally need to be made. However, this
should not discourage disabled travellers.
Student travellers get no special discounts on facilities
except students from international Air travel. The rates advertised
for Parks or Museums as student prices only apply to Local
students and not international students.
Gay and Lesbian travellers should exhibit extreme discretion,
since the act is illegal in Uganda and gay clubs and bars
are absent. There is general toleration by ordinary people
of discrete behaviour.
is better done during Daylight hours, since most thieves operate
during the night. Please avoid being driven by a drunk driver.
of financial or sentimental value should be left at the hotel/accommodation
facility, as most major hotels have safety boxes and safes.
you are venturing into the Bush, these have wildlife. Hippos
are dangerous if you happen to frighten them and other threatening
species are the big primates and wild buffalo.
casual thieves operate in Busy streets, Markets, Bus and Taxi
parks. Avoid having large amounts of money or valuables loose
in your daypack or pocket. Keep a close watch on your possessions.
all your valuables and money in a hidden money belt. Never
show your money belt in public. It is advisable to keep a
small amount of cash hidden away in your luggage, so that
should you loose your money belt,you have something to fall
A visa to Uganda is issued at Uganda missons abroad and entry
points. All countries that require visas for Uganda are also
visa prone in Uganda. A visa application form can be downloaded
at the following embassy website.http://www.ugandaembassy.com/visa.pdf
Student visa US$ 20
Single entry will cost USD 30
and multiple entry will go for USD 100.
Student visa costs $20 for single entry and $ 30 for multiple
Visa requirements are subject to change.
It is therefore advisable to take advice from the relevant
embassies before traveling.
A Single journey entry to Uganda is given and on arrival,
visitor pass is issued for purposes of having a holiday, travelling,or
doing business in Uganda. Multiple entry visas can be granted
for business purposes.
Entry permit Classes.
persons in Government services, UN organizations, OAU, COMESA,
and other institutions approved by the Minister of Internal
:contracting companies of the above organizations
Class B-F: Investors in various
Class G :Employees. Investors
and employees are required by law to execute a security bond
equivalent to the cost of a single economy class ticket to
their country of origin.
exempted from visa requirements to Uganda:
Countries, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Fiji, Gambia,
Grenada, Jamaica, Lesotho, Malta, Sierra Leone, Singapore,
Solomon Islands, St. Vincent, Tonga, Vanuatu, Cyprus
Uganda shilling is the legal currency in Uganda. There are
no restrictions on money transfer in and out of the country.
The Uganda shilling is devided into denominations of 1000,
5000, 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 for paper notes, while coins
are in the denominations of 100, 200, 500 for coins.
in hotels is made by cash, credit cards or travelers chequesdepending
on the hotel. Visa, diners, American Express & master
Cards are accepted. Hotels that accept credit cards levy US$
10 as processing charges. Some hotels levy a 5% on total bill.
Major hotels charge 18 % Vat on all transaction including
Most Hotels provide Airport transfer as a complimentary to
hotel guests, however some hotelsprovide airport pick up for
a nominal fee of $ 7 to $ 60.
Please note that Hotels dont accept
US $ bills of 1996 and prior to that.
Travellers are advised to contact
the Uganda Representative in their countries or regions to
determine whether vaccination is necessary before entry into
Uganda. A yellow fever vaccination is usually required. Malaria
is prevalent in Uganda and it is advisable to take anti-malarial
and mosquito repellents.
are fully responsible for arranging your own health insurance. Uganda
has several health facilities that provide quality health
care services like:
International Medical centre:0414-341291, 342608
For emergencies call ,
AAR Health Services Tel: 0414 261318/9 or email: email@example.com
Medical Services Tel:
0414-235546, 257594, Road 0414-320956
Tel: 0772 522681
Lugard Medical centre:0414-257329
May Medical Center :
Tel: 0772 403760