General information to help you plan your training session.
Cost is 50$; Ugandan visas are issued –
- at their Missions/Embassies abroad.
- at the Entry/Exit Points e.g. Entebbe, Busia, Malaba etc.
Citizens of the following 33 countries can visit Uganda without a paying for a visa for up to 3 months: Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Burundi, Comoros, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Points of Contact
The Surgery: ICE numbers: +256 (0)414 256 003 /+256 (0)772 756 003.
The International Hospital Kampala: ICE numbers: +256772200400 / +256712200400.
On the Ground
A list of additional emergency numbers can be found here.
BBC weather forecast for Kampala.
Bank of Uganda exchange rates.
There is a wide array of banks and Forex bureaus to choose from, with several international banks represented including; Barclays, Standard Chartered, Stanbic, DFCU, City Bank.
Credit cards are generally accepted.
The US$ dollar is the most common foreign currency – but comes with a few conditions. Bills issued 2015 and earlier are generally not accepted in most shops and Forex bureaus. Also, bills that are not in crisp condition are sometimes rejected.
If possible and with the exception of buying an entry visa, bring only 50 /100$ bills. A denomination less than 50$ will get exchanged at a significantly lower rate. As of yet no other currency (Pounds, Euro, etc) has these problems.
Airlines (a short list)
Emirates, Ethiopia Air, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Qatar Airways, SN Brussels, Turkish Airlines.
Accommodation (options nearby)
- $50+ Range: Rehoboth Hotel.
- $150 + Range: The Lake Victoria Serena Resort.
- Visit Uganda: The Uganda Tourist Board Web site.
- The Eye: The insider’s guide to Uganda.