Thousands of travelers visit Uganda every year. Some enter through Entebbe Airport and others pass through the land borders like Malaba, Mutukula, Katuna, Cyanika, Elegu, Bunagana, and Busia border.
If you are coming to the pearl of Africa by plane, know that EBB Airport is the only entry point. This aviation facility sits on a large piece of land along the shores of Lake Victoria in the central region of the country.
It is about 45 kilometers southwest of Kampala, the capital of Uganda. A drive-by car takes no more than one hour. For every traveler who plans to go to Uganda, be sure to cater to these things listed below before you land at the Entebbe International Airport.
Prepare the required documents before you leave your home country. The paperwork you present at the immigration customs of EBB Airport includes a valid passport, national ID card, and travel visa.
You can buy an ordinary Visa for 50 USD. The East African tourist Visa is for those who hope to visit other nations in the East African Community (Rwanda, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo). It costs 100 USD. Apply for the Uganda Visa in advance either online or from a consulate in your home nation.
Don’t forget the yellow fever vaccination card and the Covid-19 certificate. They should all be valid and signed by a health officer from a recognized hospital. If you don’t have a Covid card, you come with a negative Covid-19 PCR test done within 72 hours before travel.
Arrange transport from Entebbe Airport. Travelers use taxicabs for Airport transfers to Entebbe, Kampala, or any other area in the country. They offer door-to-door service at a favorable price. Be sure to reserve one in advance. The driver will wait for you at the Airport arrivals area. When you exit the hall, look for a placard that exhibits your name.
Some travelers like to move only with their Visa or MasterCard (electronic money), but cash is also important because you may reach a place where payment by card isn’t possible. Keep yourself with cash in your pocket or suitcase.
Leisure time gadgets
Pack some gadgets you can use during your leisure time to kill boredom. These include mobile phone, tablets, MP3 music players, iPods, personal computer, novels, headphones, and a lot more.
Use online booking platforms and reserve accommodation in Entebbe, Kampala, Jinja, and other areas. Uganda has a budget, mid-range, and luxury facilities. After reserving, make sure to get confirmation from the hotel. Every corner of Uganda has good accommodation facilities for travelers.
If you need to get around Uganda or cities like Kampala, hire a transport service provider to be available for you. You can rent a car or get a special taxi with a driver to take you around as you carry out various activities.