Useful Information about Uganda

Uganda has 1 major airport Entebbe International Airport and a number of small airstrips situated in different destinations within the country.

Visa:  You must arrange this online before departure. Check out  for the e-visa. Your passport must be valid for another 6 months upon entry.

For the guidelines that apply with regard to corona to enter the country please check with your government since the restrictions regarding negative test and quarantine are different for every country and change all the time. 

Best time to travel: In general, Uganda can be visited all year round. It depends on your personal preference when you want/can travel. 

Uganda has two seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. The dry season is in the months of December to February, June to July with less rain then the wet season in the months of September to November and March to May. During the long rainy season, one should take into account difficult paths in the park.Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga is best done during the dry season when the forest paths are less slippery.

Payment: In Uganda you can pay with your credit card and withdraw money with your bank card (don’t forget to check if you can do worldwide withdrawals before departure). Both euros and dollars are accepted.

Taxis: There are reliable taxis in Uganda such as those from uber and taxify. Handy to download the uber app and book.

Photographing in Uganda: You can take the most beautiful pictures in Uganda. Capture photos with a mobile but you will need a camera with a zoom range at least ten times greater than a standard compact camera, or a 400mm lens on an SLR camera to get great photos. 

Think of spare batteries, a dust-free bag, keep in mind that it can take a lot of time to upload your photos with a USB cable in internet offices with often slow connections. Therefore, take enough memory cards with you. If you intend to take professional photos of the wildlife, please read carefully about using your camera to get the most out of it.

Traveling with children: Uganda is an ideal holiday destination with children. However, keep in mind that a long safari with children can be very tiring. After seeing a number of animals, boredom sets in. It is therefore advisable to book a private safari with your own family so that a schedule can be made according to your own wishes. Or join a specially organized family safari with other families. A beach holiday with a safari in between is also an option. There are many activities to do on the beach such as; boat trips, beach volleyball, etc. Excursions can be booked in advance or on site. An excursion that should not be missed is a visit to the zoo (Uganda wildlife education centre) where the children watch different animals and also get an opportunity to feed them.  


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