Travel Tips In Uganda


Entebbe International Airport is the main gateway from/to Uganda; it is 40KM from the capital city Kampala. British Airways, Kenya Airlines, Ethiopian Airways, Gulf Air, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Tanzania and Egypt Air fly direct to or from Entebbe. A departure tax of US$ 30 per person is payable by passengers on international flights at the airport.
For passengers on private charter flights from neighboring countries it is no longer necessary to clear immigrations at Entebbe Airport. It is now possible to arrange for advance clearance at your proposed destination, saving time by flying direct into the tourist region.


The unit of currency is the Uganda Shilling which is easily convertible to United States Dollar and British Pound. The exchange rates of both units fluctuate from time
For visitors to Uganda it is safe to carry sterling pounds or US $ (travelers cheques and cash).


January 1st, Islamic Holiday (moveable, towards the end of March), Good Friday, Easter Monday, May 1st (Labor Day), Islamic Holiday (moveable towards the beginning of June), June 3rd (Martyrs' Day), June 9th (Heroes' Day), October 9th (Independence Day), 25th December Christmas Day.


Visitors to Uganda are required to take vaccination shots against yellow fever and cholera. A dose of anti-malaria tablets is strongly advised. For those intending to go on camping trips, a mosquito repellent is highly recommended. Bilharzia is common in some lakes and swimming is not recommended except in designated areas. Only drink bottled or boiled water; in hotels/ lodges safe drinking waters is always provided. Medical facilities are easily available in all medical centers. Please note that insurance should be taken at place of origin before departure.


Clients intending to engage in gorilla tracking and mountaineering in Uganda must be aware of hash conditions. Gloves, Jackets, waterproof jeans, jumpers, sweaters, sunglasses, and strong working/hiking boots/shoes are recommended. While on any other safaris sports shirts, slacks, light cotton dresses, skirts and tops can be suitable.
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What you need to bring in order to enjoy your safari in Uganda and Africa at large
• Sun screen, hat and Sun glasses
• Camera and Binoculars
• Good Walking shoes
• Hand torch
• Personal spending Money

Please remember that traveling in Uganda and Africa at large; you need to consider local customs and culture plus dressing code. In our trip we hope you will dress accordingly and Respect the People.
Remember that running trips and safaris in Uganda and Africa sometimes it needs patience. We therefore cannot recommend for Weather conditions like rain, poor roads, hiding chimps, gorillas and other remember to meet such obstacles while traveling in Africa. Please speak to Great Apes Safaris ltd Tour Guides who will advise you.
Those wishing to participate in Apes and Primate tracking like gorilla tracking activities minimum age are 15years. For Chimpanzee tracking, the minimum age is 12 years.

Please inform Great Apes Safaris ltd at a time of booking these fantastic activities.
• Chimp tracking
• Gorilla tracking
• Climbing lions in Ishasha Queen Elizabeth NP.
• Mountaineering in Mt Rwenzori.

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