FAQ

For any questions that you may or may not have please refer to this FAQ - Freqently Asked Questions

  • Entry into Uganda +

    To enter Uganda one may need an entry visa. You may wish to contact the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in your respective country about visa requirements. Tourist visas can be obtained upon arrival at the Entebbe International Airport
  • Rainy Season +

    The rainy seasons in Uganda normally run from March to May and from October to November. You should pay close attention to local and international weather reports and follow the advice of local authorities.
  • Vehicle Hire +

    If you’re hiring a vehicle, we advise you not to hand over your passport as a form of security Check that you have adequate insurance and read the small print of the vehicle hire contract (particularly any waiver that will come into effect if the vehicle is damaged).
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Frequently Asked Questions

Vaccines and Medicines

All travelers should Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. For most travelers Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases (herpatitis A, Malaria, Typhoid and Yello Fever) in the country you are visiting. And for some travelers

You need a Healthy Parking List

It’s always good to park your own medicine while going on a trip It’s best to be prepared to prevent and treat common illnesses and injuries. Some supplies and medicines may be difficult to find at your destination, may have different names, or may have different ingredients than what you normally use. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/uganda/traveler/packing-list Ref: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/uganda

Emergency Assistance

The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems, try talking to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management also you can contact your appropriate Embassy in Kampala.

 

Regional Travel

Regional travel can be difficult and dangerous so don’t go outside the main towns unless you are well prepared. We recommend that you don’t travel outside of towns after dark. For the case of National parks Please contact the Ugandan Wildlife Authority for up to date security information before travelling to any of the National Parks like Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Murchison Falls National Park.

 

Kidnaping

Foreign nationals are potential targets for kidnapping so you should take particular care when travelling in Uganda: Get advice from your local contacts about staying safe, Avoid travelling at night, particularly inter-city, Avoid travelling alone, When driving, ensure all car doors are locked, Vary your routes and departure times – avoid patterns which could be tracked, Pay careful attention to local media for reports of kidnapping activities.

Stay Healthy and Safe

Vaccines cannot protect you from many diseases in Uganda, so Learn actions you can take to stay healthy and safe on your trip. For example eat and drink safely, prevent bug bites, stay safe outdoors, keep away from animals, Reduce your exposure to germs, avoid sharing bodily fluids, know how to get medical care while traveling, select safe transportation, and maintain personal security

Get Travel and Medical Insuarance

Before travelling, we strongly recommends that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance.You should be aware that many adventure sports operators in Uganda are unregulated, so only choose reputable tour companies.

Crime

Although the capital of Uganda, Kampala, is a relatively safe city, crime is on the increase and wherever you are in Uganda you are advised to take the usual sensible precautions like Don’t carry your credit card, travel tickets and money together – leave spare cash and valuables in a safe place, Don’t carry your passport unless absolutely necessary and leave a copy of your passport (and travel and insurance documents) with family or friends at home, Avoid showing large sums of money in public and don’t use ATMs after dark, especially if you are alone. Check no one has followed you after conducting your business, Keep a close eye on your personal belongings and hold on to them in public places such as internet cafes, train and bus stations, Avoid walking after dark and arrange to be picked up or dropped off as close to your hotel or apartment entrance as possible, Bag snatches by thieves on boda bodas are becoming more common; always remain aware of your surroundings, day and night.

 

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