I will arrivee in Entebbe Kampala airport @ 23 on saturday. However i would like to travel to Kampala the same night so that i can catch an early bus the next day to Kenya. What hotels in Kampala are close to where i can buy bus ticket to Nairobi Kenya and are there buses available as from 6.am in the morning to this route.
are they a prompt people, or laid back
Hi volunteering in Mitiyana. However, have been advised this could be dangerous and unsafe. So any advice about this ?
Any information about the country at this moment would be great
Can I buy malarone in Kampala if I have to?
Any idea if you they a place for left baggage at uganda Entebbe airport?
i dont know if anybody can help in this entry visa issue,
i am planning to enter Uganda for 4 days (20 st Jan 2014 till 24th)
and i want to travel kenya by bus by crossing the borders.
NOW the are asking for a return tickets for the entry visa upon arrival !!!!!???? can i show them the return ticket from Nairobi ?????will it work ?
another issue if my passport will expired in the middle of July ,hope it will not cause a problem...??
thanks so much
I am living in America but need a home to rent in Uganda. I am looking for a home with at least 3 bedrooms and at least 2 bathrooms. It must be in a fairly safe area. I'm looking at somewhere between Kampala and Entebbe. I am looking to pay under $400 a month. It does not need to be fancy, obviously, but it does need to have water and electricity available. An alternative to this, which I would actually prefer, is to buy a home in the same area. I'm just not sure about how to go about getting a mortgage loan for there since I live in America. I'm looking to do this in the next month, so I need some help please. I've tried working with Ugandan real estate agents lately and am not getting anywhere very quickly, so I need yall's help!
hi,would like to know what n how living is in Uganda for a family of 3 plus a new born..is it safe?? as i am planning to relocate..my base is Kampala!!pls suggest
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.