Am Edgar from Uganda.how many days does it to travel from Uganda to USA
Am called henry ssemaganda.Am a primary school teacher,and at the sametime,i have an orphanage in kyannamukaaka masaka district.and we care for over 350 children,we are operating on a rented land,and temporary structures,Right now we need to buy a land and build,Our permanent school,orphanage homes,and a healthy center.among the needs we have also are food,clothes,medicine,transport like a school van and an ambulance,what should i do to secure help in IKEA?
How much would I need to take to uganda for a 7 day stay jus for food drinking n shopping ..
Hi experts ;-) I'm planning a trip to the National Park from Kampala by public bus. I want to stay in the park, but for how many days? Is 4 nights OK to see the attractions ? (I have 3 weeks in Uganda) I'm a bit confused about the transportation in the park. Is it possible to stay there without a car ? Thank you! Best regards Jesper
May any one know the distance from the Entebbe airport to Kampala city and which affordable but clean environment / lodge/ hotel to stay at for a night.
We are planning a 9-days trip to Uganda (25 oct. to 03 nov.), we are a family of 2 adults and 2 kids (ages 9 & 7). We are thinking to spend three days at Murchison Falls park and then head for three days to a nice island in Lake Victoria to relax, before ending our trip in Kampala.
I would appreciate to receive ideas and suggestions on which island to select: we are interesting to beautiful beaches suitable for swiming, and something of good value for money.
Thanks in advance
I need some help for planning my 3 weeks next February please :-) I'm travelling alone and arrive late in the evening.
I’m used to travelling on my own, but have never been in Africa before. Will it be a good choice to start with 2 night at a guesthouse in Entebbe, and then go on an organised tour with for example Gorilla Tours. They have a ”Gorillas & Chimps” 5 days tour. And then after the tour travel on my own with public transport. Or do you experts have a better suggestion for a 3 weeks itinerary ? I guess the best way to go on a gorilla tracking tour is with a tour company, also for buying the permit ? Thank you. Best regards Jesper
Maybe with Jaguar transport ?
What's the cost, safety ?
I have seven days off work in early October and thought I'd use the time to visit and explore Uganda.
I know it's not a lot of time, so I'm asking for any highlights/recommendations/itinerary suggestions/routes that I can cover in this time. I'll be flying into Entebbe. My interests are varied (I'm a curious person!) - wildlife/nature, culture/anthropology/people, adventure, history. I don't mind roughing it.
Any ideas would be most welcome.
Again, there's nowhere obvious to post this, but given that it's a stonking USD150 saving on the usual permit rate (and I have no commerical interests whatsoever in this), I thought that I'd share the good news that Uganda Wildlife Authority is offering discount gorilla permits for the month of November 2013, at 'only' $350 USD (whilst permits last).
I will travelling with my friends to Kampala Uganda, we have got a workshop in the city center of Kampala BUT we wish to travel to Ngamba Island to see the chimps.. any one can help me?
Hi! I have the chance to travel 3 weeks next february. It's my first trip to Africa. I want to visit Bwindi Impenetrable N.P., Murchison Falls....In 3 weeks, is it possible to go to Serengeti for maybe 3 days, or is 3 weeks in Uganda OK ? Thank you :-)
arriving late at entebbe any suggestions? how to get to Kampala town or cheap hotels around the airport?
Hi, I am planning to move to Uganda by august last week. I just wanted to know how safe is Uganda for Indians ?
Does anyone know of an honest and reliable driver who could take me from Kampala to Kitgum? I need to go on about the 26th August and don't want the driver to wait for me. How much would this cost approximately and do you know how long it would take/
How mutch is it to fly from Entebbe to Kidepo Valley NP in the north of Uganda? Are there safe alternatives by bus ?
From what I have been reading on line, most of the people are very religious with the largest number being "Born Again" and Evangelical, and don't drink or smoke. Which brings up my question to you who know or have stayed with local people. Would it be appropriate to bring a deck of cards as a gift. This deck of cards is special as it has beautiful photos of where I live the Island of Kauai.
However, it might be an considered an insult if it was looked on as an item for gambling and is against their religion? Of course, some of our hosts could be Catholic, which would then be acceptable., unless it is against their culture as well.??
I would most appreciate hearing from some Ugandans
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I wil be visiting Uganda in June. I have a question, I hope you might be able to help me with. My husband and I are strict vegetarians. We will be staying with some local people who we will meet for the first time and I want to know how to tell them we do not eat meat without offending them. I am especially concerned if we were offered some and then had to refuse. We have the same situation with alcohol.
How much would it cost to stay in Kampala for six weeks?
I will arrive at 22.30 in Entebbe on Saturday. Is it safe to take a taxi to Kampala at that time or should I find a hotel near the airport? Is there a hotel near the airport.
I'm going to Kampala in June 2013 and I am researching the gorilla trek - I only want to be in and out of the country as part of a bigger Africa trip, so I am looking for a 3-day trek which includes a visit to the gorillas in Uganda (not Rwanda or the DRC). Rwanda has visa complications for me and the DRC is currently a no-go zone for most operators due to the civil situation.
In Uganda, I've found lots of tour operators offering a 3-day tour. These are the four best that I can find:
African Pearl Safaris - USD$1300
Gorilla Tours Uganda -USD1290
Enjoy Safaris Africa -USD1490
Insight Safari Holidays -USD1090pp for two (willing to advertise my tour dates to see if they can get another person to sign on)
I've gotten in touch with each of them by email and they reply quickly, in great English and have confirmed their prices. That passes my initial sanity check. However, there are zero reviews on the web about any of these companies. That makes me nervous, because I know there are stories going around of tour operators getting your payments for the gorilla permits in advance (all companies do this) then simply taking that money and running.
I need VT's help! Have any of you had dealings with any of these companies?
Thanks in advance.
Has anyone ever heard of a place to stay in or around Kampala named Jokes Hotel /Motel?
Can anybody recommend a venue for an early breakfast near the airport in Entebbe? We will arrive at 3:30am and do prefer to travel at daytime, therefore would like to have an early breakfast in Entebbe before moving on to our final destination in Jinja. Any suggestions?
we are a group of five indian families..we will be in Entebbe on the night of 22 Jun, staying at the Ndere Centre. Next day we intend doing a Kampala sight seeing and then moving to ssese islands for two nights. We will be arriving back at Ferry site on 25 Jun and have a half day to see around before taking a morning flight to Nairobi.
Request if some suggestions can be given regarding good and safe place to stay, places to see (there are ladies and children also in the group) and restaurants to eat in. We are looking at budget or mid range options.
Is the Entebbe Zoo a good option?
I WANTED TO BOOK ROOMS FOR APRIL. HOW DO I GO ABOUT IT. PHONE NUMBERS AND EMAIL ADDRESS PLEASE.
I am a Swedish agroecology student who is going to do field work in Uganda 8 weeks in feb-march next year. I will be based at Uganda Martyrs University in Nkozi, Mpigi district west of Kampala. I have never been to Uganda and have lots of questions!
First I was wondering if anyone out there has any experience of Nkozi and the area around? Been trying to find info but there's very little, not even about how big the town is etc.
I would also love to have some tips on what to see & do while there. I'm hoping to have some free time every now and then to explore the country, and am also planning to stay an extra week or so to travel with my boyfriend. The gorilla trekking seems to be no1 for most people but it'so expensive and I don't feel super interested in it for whatever reason. Have a soft spot for savannah type ecosystems & wildlife and Murchison Falls NP looks very tempting, will definitely try to get there. If anyone has advice on tour operators that are good & affordable please share!
And any other thoughts that come to mind, food, safety, etc are most welcome too!
At begin of december,coming by bus from Nairobi,i have 7 days to spend in Uganda before get Tanzania overland,i wonder if you can suggest a itinerary to follow.
thank a lot.
My husband will be traveling to Uganda shortly on work. Could you please suggest specific shops where we will find things for the house, like masks etc that are of good quality.
What else could one shop in Uganda?any suggestions welcome...
Me and my girlfriend are planning to go gorilla watching in November. Haven't pinned a date yet, so this is open for suggestion.
The sites I found on the internet all have very expensive arrangements but have found one agency that's more cost efficient.
Short outlines of the scheme
THREE DAYS GORILLA SAFARI (BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK)
Depart Kampala Backpackers at 7am to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, going through the rolling hills of kibale forest to stop over for lunch in Fortpotal.
After lunch you will continue through Queen Elizabeth National Park viewing some of the wildlife that could be in sight at the moment, to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Dinner and Over night Buhoma Community Rest Camp. FB
Early morning wake up to have breakfast at 5:30am, and with packed lunch at 6am exactly we start our driving to the starting point in Ruhija.
The trekking session starts at 8am or 9am according to UWA ranger guides and it goes between one and eight hours according to how far the Gorillas would be at the moment
Incase you come back early you will head on to an afternoon Nature walk through the villages of Bwindi and seeing how the local people lead their normal day to day lives.
Coming back in the evening for dinner and overnight at Buhoma community Rest camp. (FB)
Transfer to Kampala, stopping over in Mbarara for lunch after which we will head on to stop at the Equator for some pics and drum makers. Expected time of arrival is 6pm.
Gorilla safari (Bwindi Impenetrable National park) 3days
Prices per person in Euros Price in USD
1pax E 9901495
2pax E 7951165
3pax E 7301070
4pax E 7001025
5pax E 680995
6pax E 665980
Prices are inclusive of 4x4 safari car, one gorilla permit, nature walk, English speaking guide, Full board accommodation.
Price excludes flights to and from Uganda, visas, medical or travel insurance, drinks, laundry, tips and gratuities to porters, waiters, guides and safari guide.
The more the merrier :)