Enquiries
Current Translation:(English)
Frequently Asked Questions

» What is the best time to come to Uganda?

Uganda enjoys a tropical climate; rainy seasons are from March to May and September to November.

» How safe is it to come to Uganda?

The whole country is secure because LRA and ADF rebels which used to terrorise Northern Uganda and Western Uganda were defeated decisively by the current government of Uganda. Thus from the corners of West Nile to the shores of L .Victoria, from Kotido in the extreme North East to Kisoro in South West and from the shores of L .Albert in the West where they are drilling Oil up to Malaba on the Eastern border with Kenya, Uganda is a destination that a person who plans for a tour or holiday should yearn to come to. This is why Uganda was voted by Lonely Planet as the best tourist destination in 2012.

» What is the currency used in Uganda?

It is the Uganda shilling, though it cannot be exchanged outside the country. You only need purchase from local forex bureaus.

» Do i need a visa to come to Uganda?

Yes! With effect from March 1, 1999, the Government of Uganda introduced visa requirements for all visitors entering Uganda. However this is in exemption of the following countries: East African Community (EAC) Citizen Nationals of COMESA countries (Angola, Comoros, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe) Other countries e.g. Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Jamaica, Lesotho, Malta, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Tonga, Vanuatu, Italy (Only diplomatic passports) and Cyprus.

Most nationalities need visas and can be purchased on arrival at Entebbe International Airport at $50 or confirm with your Ugandan embassy or High commission?

» What is the food like?

Uganda boosts of a variety of food stuffs to choose from that are organically grown on the fertile soils of the pearl of Africa, therefore the choice is yours.

» How can I get Gorilla permits?

Gorilla tracking is limited to only 18 people per day and the permits are available only for people above 18 years. These can be obtained from the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

» Do you offer transport services?

We offer group, family and individual transport services. However, a person may opt to travel by public transport and there are daily taxis and buses in towns and those that ply upcountry routes where most preferred safari destinations are found.

» What vaccinations do i need?

A yellow fever vaccination is important, come with a certificate. Vaccinations against Hepatitis B amd A, Menengitis, Tetanus, Polio are also essential.

» How can i make a phone call

If your cell phone is compatible, you may be able to purchase an inexpensive sim card widely available throughout the country. The international dialling code for uganda is +256.

» Is internet readily available?

Internet cafes are common in Kampala and other major towns up country. Major hotels, restaurants and safari camps offer internet.