Travel Information

Airport
most guests arrive by air, landing at Entebbe International Airport. The drive to/from Entebbe and Kampala City is approximately 45 minutes to 1hr. Transfers are organized to and from the airport for any size group.
Visas
Single -USD50 or East Africa tourist -USD100 Visa entry are available on arrival at Entebbe airport and at the land borders. You can choose to get them on arrival or online which attract a 3% surcharge htts://visas.immigration.go.ug
Also check with your airline or your travel agent if you require a visa.
Airlines
Several airlines service Uganda regularly including Kenya Airways (KQ), RwandAir, Air Tanzania, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, South African Airways and Brussels Airlines. The companies offering domestic include Aerolink Uganda, Fly Uganda, Eagles Air and Fly KEA
Roads
Main roads are generally good and recent road works have much improved the road network in and around Kampala. Be prepared for long and bumpy car drives known 'The African Massage'!
Climate
The average temperatures are between 21ºC and 31ºC all year round. There are two rainy seasons from March to May and October to November. Temperatures in mountainous areas can go down to 10°C in certain months.

Lodges and other facilities are open all year round. Any time of the year is good to visit Uganda
Security
Occasional security issues may arise as in any other developing country. Pride Nature Safaris maintains up to date information on all parts of the country and we will advise clients accordingly at the time of booking, if any risks appear to be present.
Basic precautions should be taken, as in all countries. It is not advised to show expensive jewelry, bags unattended. Most hotels have safe deposit boxes available
Health/Medical
Please bring all personal medications required, clients are fully responsible for securing adequate medical insurance. Pride Nature Safaris offers evacuation cover.
It is recommended that you drink bottled or boiled water only sodas and alcoholic drinks are considered safe coffee and teas, as well as fresh fruit juices, are prepared with boiled water.
Photography
it is only polite to ask people before taking photographs but note photographs of military buildings or soldiers is not allowed.
Currency
The currency in Uganda is the Uganda Shillings. US dollar, GB Pound and EURO are readily exchangeable. Large US dollar bills attract the best exchange rates. Currency exchange rates vary and are posted at all banks and forex bureaus around Kampala and in the local newspapers. The rate as of now US$1 = 3780 Uganda Shillings and 1GBP = 4930 Uganda Shillings 1EURO = 4400 Uganda
Clothing
Cotton clothing augmented by a cardigan/sweater or jacket should be adequate during your stay in Uganda. In the mountainous areas, waterproof jackets, waterproof walking boots and heavy sweaters will be essential.
Gorilla Tracking
this is a tiring activity therefore one should be physically fit to enjoy gorilla trekking. Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger/guides will lead the group; porters are also available to carry personal belongings at a small fee of USD15. Minimum trekking age is fifteen years. Anyone with signs of transmissible disease like flowing nose and sneezing or cough will not be allowed to trek.
Accommodation
Electricity and piped/mains water supply may not always be available, though clients will always find a hot shower waiting for them after a day’s activity. In some places have eco toilets. With food you are assured of fresh produce and a variety of tropical fruits which taste so much better than canned foods.

Season of Travel

The Game viewing Months in Uganda are during dry season June to August and December to February. Primate Walks are part of any safari in Uganda, the habitat of rainforests is by default, very wet and one cannot avoid rains completely.

Premier Months of Travel
June – August & December – February all the parks
High Season
The Dry season is the best time for Gorilla trekking, because these are the drier months. In the savannah reserves, Vegetation is less and animals gather around water sources, making wildlife easier to spot. As well during the high season the parks don’t feel crowded the skies are clear less rain and more sunshine.
June – September rarely crowded however you will need to buy your Gorilla and chimpanzee tickets/permits in advance
Low Season
The Wet season the scenery of the savannah are greener and its low season resulting in low rates i.e. for the months of March to May & October to November high rainfall areas the roads can be in poor states