Below are some of the important things you need to know while planning your trip to Uganda.
As you plan your travel to Uganda please ensure to upload all required documentation because only travelers with approved visas having applied online will be granted entry into the country. Online visa applications are made at https://visas.immigration.go.ug/ Single -USD50 or East Africa tourist – USD100
Our guests arriving by air, will enter through Arrival terminal at Entebbe International Airport. The drive to/from Entebbe and Kampala City is about 1hr or more depending on the routes taken, such as the Entebbe express highway the highway starts at Entebbe International Airport and continues to Mpala, goes through Akright City, Kajjansi, and Kabojja, and ends at Busega, where it joins the Kampala Northern Bypass Highway, a distance of approximately 37.23 kilometres (23 mi) and the old Entebbe highway Road. The road starts on Kampala Road, directly opposite the Kampala Road Branch of the Housing Finance Bank. It travels south through the Clock Tower neighborhood and on through Kibuye, Kajjansi, and Abayita Ababiri before ending at the airport, a distance of about 40 kilometers (25 mi).
while others arrive by Road through the borders of Malaba and Busia in the Eastern part of Uganda(from Kenya), Mutukula border in the SouthWestern part of Uganda(from Tanzania Via Masaka), borders of Rwanda via Gatuna -Kazinga-Rwempasha to Uganda, then from the norther borders via Elegu- Nimule while from South Sudan to Uganda, and those ones coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo bordering Uganda in the west from Bwera via Kasese.
Orogu Tours and travel maintains up to date information regarding security in the country. We advise clients accordingly when they are booking about the safety and security of the country. Like in any other country occasional security issues may arise. If any risks appear to be present, we advise the clients accordingly.
Uganda is blessed to have several airlines that land regularly and these include:- including Uganda Airlines, Kenya Airways (KQ), Rwanda Air, Air Tanzania, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, South African Airways, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Egypt Airlines, and Brussels Airlines. Etc we also have some domestic flights that include Aero link, Bar aviation, Kampala executive aviation, Eagle air etc. The companies offering domestic include Aero link Uganda, Eagle Air and Fly KEA.
Most of the roads in Uganda major towns are tarmacked and others have road works of maintenance going on which has improved the road network around the country.
One of the reasons Uganda is described as the pearl of Africa is because of its beautiful weather all year round the average temperatures are between 21ºC and 31ºC all year round. There are two rainy seasons from March to May and October to November. Temperatures in mountainous areas may go down to 10°C in certain months. Parks, Lodges and other facilities are open all year round. Any time of the year is good to visit Uganda
Health & Medical
Please bring all personal medications required, clients are fully responsible for securing adequate medical insurance. And its highly recommended that clients cover their own travel insurance to protect them from heavy costs and medical Just in case they may get sick during your safari.
please bring all personal medications required.Get a medication ‘passport‘ from your pharmacy to show that you are in need of the medications you are carrying.
However also check if you are allowed to carry certain medications.
Vaccination & Immunization
The vaccines to consider are Hepatitis B, Pneumococcal Meningitis, Rabies, Typhoid It is recommended that you drink bottled or boiled water only sodas and alcoholic drinks are considered safe, coffee and teas as well as fresh fruit juices, are prepared with boiled water.
The currency in Uganda is the Uganda Shillings. US dollar, GB Pound and EURO. We have various Forex bureaus where you can be able to change foreign currency into Uganda shillings. Large US dollar bills attract the best exchange rates. Currency exchange rates vary at all banks and Forex bureaus around Kampala.
You should, however, note that Uganda does not accept US dollars older than 2009, and torn or blemished notes of any currency are also not accepted in Uganda. Large denominations of hard currency bills attract a better exchange rate compared to denominations of hard currency bills of 20 or less.