Practical information about traveling to Uganda. The tips and information here help you know the ins and outs of travel in Uganda, with tips on best times to travel, transportation, lodging and camping, even good-sense guides for adventure travel. Details here can help plan your trip, and tell you where to turn for more useful information and insider tips once you get here. Happy planning.
* You can either apply through the E-Visa system (www.visas.immigration.go.ug )
* Via the nearest Ugandan Embassy or High commission.
HOW MUCH DOES A VISA COST?
- Since 2015 Visa fees for entry into Uganda have been reduced from $ 100 to $ 50
- A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required.
- All visitors should take Malaria prophylactic drugs.
- It is advisable to drink bottled rather than tap water.
- The unit of currency is the Uganda shillings.
- The US Dollar is traditionally the hard currency of preference.
- The Euro and Pound sterling are also widely accepted.
- Hard currency cash can be changed for local currency at the banks and private
Forex bureaus in all large towns.
- Traveler’s cheques are not widely accepted outside Kampala.
WHAT TO BRING?
- A valid Passport for at least six months from the date of entry.
- Visa requirements also should be checked before you travel.
- Carry a pair of binoculars and field guides.
- Toiletries and others essentials can be bought in the cities.
- English is the officially spoken language.
- Luganda is widely used by many Ugandans.
- Our Tour Guides also speak :
- Day time temperatures are generally warm to hot, so bring, Lots of light clothing.
- Evenings are cooler, especially at high altitudes so bring, a couple of light sweaters too.
- Travelers who intend to hike on the mountains will be exposed to alpine temperatures and are advised to pack accordingly:
– solid walking shoes.
Both are ideal for forest walks, you can also bring along: a hat, sunglasses, water proof jacket, etc.
- Whoever wants to visit UGANDA is most welcome to visit at any time.
- Mountain hikes, gorilla tracking, forest walks, are more challenging during the rains, which generally peak over mid-September to November and march to May every year.