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Uganda Travel Tips and Information

Uganda Travel Tips and Information

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Official NameRepublic of Uganda
Population41.49 million
Country CodeUG
LanguageEnglish, Swahili
Country Code (international calls)256

The flight time to Uganda is approximately 20 hours. Check the climate, currency, religion, manners, other information of Uganda below. Wishing you pleasant travels to Uganda.

Uganda is a landlocked nation in East Africa bordered by Kenya to the east, South Sudan to the north, Congo to the west and Tanzania to the south.

Visa and Immigration Procedures to Uganda

Most visitors must obtain a visa for their stay in Uganda. The visa will be valid for two weeks to three months depending on the purpose of your trip to Uganda. A visa to Uganda is valid for multiple re-entries for the period of the visa.s. All travelers must have a valid passport. Nationals of Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Burundi, Comoros, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, the Gambia, Grenada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe may enter Uganda visa-free for up to 3 months. All other nationals must obtain a visa, however, the application can be completed online prior to departure.

Things/Items Allowed into Uganda

All visitors to Uganda are allowed to bring personal effects. You cannot bring alcohol into Uganda. You can bring a small amount of tobacco products for personal use.

Things/Items Forbidden out of Uganda

•Drugs •Alcohol •Firearms •Protected Species

Things/Items Forbidden into Uganda

•Drugs •Alcohol •Plants and Animals •Seeds

Voice of Travelers to Uganda

Uganda's African Culture

As one of the largest countries in Africa, Uganda has long been seen as a center for African culture. Uganda is famous throughout Africa and beyond for the music, art and literature that speaks to an entire continent. I was very excited to be invited to one of their biggest music festivals. I flew into Uganda on an American Airlines ticket from New York. We had a transfer ticket to Amsterdam, which can be very stressful, but the friendly staff made it all very easy. I had a very comfortable flight on both legs of my trip to Uganda, which was nice for a long trip on an economy class ticket. Once I arrived in Uganda, the organizers had arranged for my bus ticket out to the festival area. The concert in Uganda was amazing, and we generated a lot of ticket sales from people who loved our music.

My Wedding in Uganda

I left Uganda on a work ticket to London when I was very young. Unfortunately I had to leave my family behind in Uganda, and I missed them all the time. When I met my boyfriend, my family really wanted us to go back to Uganda for our wedding, and they even offered to pay for my ticket to visit. The ticket was for a KLM flight from London with a stopover in Brussels. My family paid for a first class ticket, so the entire experience was very nice, with lots of space, good food and very friendly service. We had the wedding a few days after I landed in Uganda. Then my new husband and I bought a ticket for a tour of Uganda's biggest national park, which was my second favourite part of my Uganda trip!

Uganda was a lot of fun

My best friend is from Uganda, and she would always tell me about how beautiful her homeland was when we were growing up. When we became adults, she got a job in Uganda and took a ticket home to work and live. We still kept in touch, so I was very excited when she invited me down to Uganda to see her. She even sent me the money for a plane ticket. I bought a ticket on a British Airways flight with a stopover in Addis Ababa. I had never been to Africa, so it was all a little overwhelming, but the staff were very friendly and made sure I had a fun and safe trip with my ticket. When I saw my friend in Uganda again I was so happy. We spent a lot of time just driving around Uganda and enjoying all the things there are to see and do.

Uganda Travel FAQs

Q. What is the weather like in Uganda?

A. The weather in Uganda is tropical, so it is often very hot and humid. Uganda is next to a large lake, which means that the temperatures in Uganda are milder than its neighbors, but the rainfall is more frequent. The highland regions of Uganda are much cooler. The main rainy season is March to May, but there are regional differences, with more rain in the south year-round and semi-arid conditions in the north.

Q. What are the accommodation options in Uganda?

A. Uganda has a wide variety of accommodation. Most of the nicest hotels are limited to the capital city of Uganda. Beyond that, Uganda has many different types of hotels and hostels. Many of the hotels in Uganda are only one or two stars, but they are also very cheap. The hostels in Uganda are all around the same quality.

Q. What is there to do in Uganda?

A. Most of the tourism industry in Uganda is based on the cultural aspect of the capital city. There are many places for artists and musicians to gather and perform, which attracts a lot of visitors to Uganda. There is also a growing eco-tourism industry, where you can buy a tour or entry ticket to see many beautiful natural sites in Uganda.

Uganda - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights toEntebbe International Airport•Brussels Airport •Cairo International Airport •Dubai International •Amsterdam Airport Schiphol etc.

Flight Routes to Uganda

The Entebbe Airport is the main hub for Ugandan air travel. There are many flights available from various major cities in Western Europe and other African countries. South African Airways has daily flights direct to and from Johannesburg. Turkish Airlines has direct flights to and from Istanbul. Emirates and Flydubai offer direct flights from Entebbe to Dubai, the former with onward connections to Europe, North America, and Asia from Dubai. Etihad flies from Abu Dhabi to Entebbe. Ethiopian Airlines offers service to Entebbe from Addis Ababa, Juba and Kigali. Fastjet fly from Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro. Qatar Airways flies daily to Doha.