Travel Tips

Travel Tips
Uganda has mainly one gateway by air transport that is, Entebbe International Airport. It is served by several international carries, including Kenya Airways, Emirates, Air Tanzania, KLM, SNS Brussels and British Airways, Egypt air, Air Uganda, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Rwanda, Turkish Airline and others.

Visa & Passport

A valid passport is mandatory. Visa requirements keep on changing and before you travel inquires and at times you can get the visa upon arrival at the airport or land boarder crossing point.

Health Tips
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required before you enter and you are requested to take malaria preventive measures. Remember to drink bottled water throughout your safari.

Money Used
The unit of currency is a Uganda Shilling. While in big towns you can use US dollar, travelerscheques or change the foreign currencies to local Uganda shillings.

Language
Many Ugandans are fluent in English, the official language. Swahilli and Luganda are commonly spoken among the 30 plus different indigenous languages.

When to visit
Uganda is all year good weather country with rains, which usually peak over mid September to November and March to May. During this period, mountain hikes, gorilla tracking and forest walks are challenging.

What to put on
What to wear during safari depends on where you are and what time of the day. Light cotton shirts, T-shirts, jumpers, sweaters, jungle boots, soled walking shoes are needed. Do not forget to bring with you a hat, water proof jacket and sun glasses.

Viewing/photography
Come with good cameras, binoculars, zoom lenses for better wildlife viewing, 70/300 or similar. Print films and developing facilities are available in many of the towns.