Uganda practical information

Uganda

Where to stay: Uganda offers a wide range of choice for accommodation: from luxury hotels in the capital and exclusive lodges in the parks, to economic camps for people who want to live a real adventure in nature.

Shopping: Very interesting all handmade items used in daily activities and are made of banana tree or other plants. It is very easy to find handmade items from Uganda and neighboring countries.

Getting to Uganda: Europe is very well connected with Uganda. Many airlines fly to the international airport in Entebbe, Uganda: SN Brussels Airlines, British Airways, KLM, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, Gulf Air, Egypt Air. The flight takes 9 hours from central Europe, the Airport to Entebbe is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, 35km from Kampala. O sole mio LTD. provides travel services to the airport.

Documents – Visas: Uganda to visit you must have a valid passport with at more than 6 months expiration date and 2 blank pages. Visas are generally available on the Entebbe Airport, normally costs $ 50, or also can get into the Ugandan Embassy in their country of origin. It also requeruido international certificate for yellow fever.

Currency, banks …: The local currency ee the Uganda shilling (UGX). 1 Dollar (USD) is about 1650 UGX and 1EUR is about 2150 UGX. Dolars Euros and in cash or traveler’s checks can be easily changed in the many local exchange offices at the headquarters of international banks such as Barclays, Standard Chartered, Stanbic, Cairo Bank, Citibank etc. Note that the check has a change travel lower. Visa credit cards can withdraw money from ATMs.

What clothes to wear: It is advisable to wear lightweight luggage pequenyo. Throughout the country, one light clothing and light jacket for use in colder nights is more than enough. Travelers more interested in trekking and climbing are required to bring appropriate ropras. Do not forget to also bring some creams to protect skin from the sun and insect repellent.

Water & Food: Cooking Udangesa is nice even though its lack of variety. Normally in international hotels and lodges you can choose between meat (beef, goat or lamb), fish lake, chicken, rice, vegetables. Of course it is very easy to find pinya tropical fruits like mango, passion fruit, papaya, watermelon, oranges … Mineral water and soft drinks, called sodas are very easy to find anywhere in the country. Local beer (Bell, Nile Special and others) also somo common but not always possible to find cold.

Phone and Internet: Mobile phones are very common in Uganda and coverage covers almost all Uganda. At present there are three communications networks MTN, the most used, Celtel and Uganda Telecom. You can call or send sms from Uganda to other countries using these Companyia sim cards that are easy to find, even at the international airport. Internet points are very common in the capital but not the rest of the country.

Travel Guides: Lonely Planet publishes a travel guide in East Africa with a section of Uganda. The Bradt is a guide devoted entirely to Uganda and remains the best at the moment. Maps can be purchased at bookstores in Kampala: Nelles maps (1:700.000). Another is the International Travel Maps (1:800.000) which is a very good map. Less detail is the McMillian Uganda Traveller’s map (1:350.000) but has some maps of national parks and Kampala.

Photography: Taking pictures is generally permitted except in some places considered sensitive for security reasons. It is forbidden to take pictures of military bases, bridges, airports. For more information contact us. We are two photojournalist with extensive experience traveling.

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