Getting to Uganda

How to get to Uganda and what you need to know

Flights to Uganda

The following airlines fly into Entebbe International Airport, Uganda:

 

Insurance for Uganda

We require all of our guests to have valid travel insurance in place. We recommend you are covered for cancellation, loss or damage to personal possessions, international medical evacuation and any specialist activities such as white water rafting.

 

Health and travel documentation

Health advice for travellers can be obtained from your local travel clinic or from websites such as MASTA or the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

 

We recommend that you seek travel health advice 6-8 weeks before travelling so you have plenty of time for a programme of vaccinations and can start taking anti-malarials before departure, if necessary. You will need a Yellow Fever certificate to enter Uganda and you should carry this with your passport, in your hand luggage. All the hotels we use provide mosquito nets. Venture Uganda provides basic medical kits in all vehicles.

 

If you take any personal medication you should ensure you have sufficient supplies with you for the duration of your visit, as these may not be available in country. A change of diet sometimes causes tummy upsets so you may wish to bring some Immodium with you. Insect spray, sun tan lotion, sunglasses and a hat are all recommended. You may also wish to take condoms as the quality of those available in Uganda may be variable and they may not have been stored correctly.

 

There can be a lot of dust in the atmosphere in Uganda, especially on murram roads but also in towns. This can affect equipment such as cameras and contact lenses. You may want to consider bringing additional packing/protection and spares.

 

While most things are available to buy in Kampala, do not assume that this is the case, and certainly not up-country. For example, the range of ladies’ sanitary wear can be very limited.

 

Passports

In order to travel, please ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months after the end of your proposed visit. It can take some time to obtain a new passport so please apply early.

 

Visas for Uganda

Uganda Visa

All persons intending to come to Uganda are now required to apply and pay for a visa online. A decision will be communicated by email and, if your application is approved, an approval letter will be attached. This must be printed and presented, together with a valid passport / travel document upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport or any other port of entry. The Ugandan visa costs US dollars USD50 or its equivalent in Pounds (GBP) and Euros (EUR). Apply at least ONE MONTH prior to travel.

Further information about the supporting documents required for the application can be found here. Only PDF, JPEG, PNG and BMP files are accepted. The files you upload should not be bigger than 250 KB.

 

East African Tourist Visa

It is possible to buy a 90 day, multiple entry, East African Tourist Visa (for Uganda, Rwanda & Kenya). This costs USD100 and is available to buy online.

To buy from Uganda, see above.

To buy from Rwanda visit Rwanda Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration

 

International Student Identity card (ISIC)

An ISIC will entitle you to discounted rates in some places/attractions. Your University ID will not be accepted.