Uganda is a landlocked country in the eastern part of Africa. It welcomes travelers from various parts of the globe, including tourists who come in to soak up its amazing natural wonders.
Renowned as the pearl of Africa, this country share borders with Kenya in the east, Tanzania and Rwanda in the south, Sudan in the north and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west.
If you hope to visit Uganda for tourism, research or a business trip, don’t forget to sort out or plan for these points below in advance.
It is paramount to know the documents needed at Entebbe Airport for entry permission. Each nation has its own documentation you have to present. For Uganda, all travelers from abroad must have a valid passport, Visa, yellow fever and Covid-19 vaccination card. You show them at immigration.
Your passport must be valid for three months to its expiry date. Be sure to apply for the Uganda Visa in advance using the online platform or a consulate in your home nation. They no longer issue it on arrival.
If you miss one of the above mentioned documents, expect to be bounced back to your departure destination.
Several international airlines fly planes from different parts of the World to Uganda. Even if there is no direct flight from your home country, you can use connecting flights and reach the pearl of Africa in time.
Don’t forget to book your ticket in advance. Discounted offers exist for early bird customers and those who reserve a return ticket.
Transfer from the Airport
After landing at one of the Airports in Uganda, you need a transfer to your location. It may be Kampala city, Jinja, National parks, Fort portal, Mbale or any other place in the country. Some visitors don’t plan for this and get stuck at the Airport.
For safe travel, contact Airport transfer Uganda and arrange transport from EBB or Hoima airstrip. There is a private taxicab for you at reasonable fares. Make sure to reserve one in advance. It is cheap, safe, quick and operated by friendly local drivers.
You have to get somewhere to sleep and rest after your flight and the rest of other nights in Uganda. Cities like Kampala, Jinja, Gulu and more have accommodation facilities for you. Internet made it easy. You can make reservation without your physical appearance.
Use online platforms like Expedia, hotels, booking, viator and pre-book accommodation. Whether you are a budget, mid-range or luxury traveler, there is a room for you.
If you expect to move around, ground transport is necessary. Make arrangements with an operator and get around Uganda or a certain city. It is perfect when you rent a car with driver.
For those who need to save on transport, the taxicab that does the transfer from Entebbe Airport can also take you around Kampala or other parts in Uganda.
Mode of Payment
Most service providers prefer cash payment or use of Visa and Master card. Know the mode of payment used by your service providers. Try to ask.
Hotels in Uganda allow both cash and payment by card. If you desire buying local merchandise like souvenirs, make sure to have cash in the pocket. For public transport, it’s cash only.