General information to help you plan your training session.
Cost is 50$; Ugandan visas are issued –
- at their Missions/Embassies abroad.
- at the Entry/Exit Points e.g. Entebbe, Busia, Malaba etc.
Citizens of the following 33 countries can visit Uganda without a paying for a visa for up to 3 months: Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Burundi, Comoros, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Points of Contact
On the Ground
There is a wide array of banks and Forex bureaus to choose from, with several international banks represented including; Barclays, Standard Chartered, Stanbic, DFCU, City Bank.
Credit cards are not widely accepted (but it is improving). They can generally be used with tour companies, car rental companies, larger hotels and upper-end restaurants. You may be charged a 5% surcharge.
The US$ dollar is the most common foreign currency – but comes with a few conditions. Bills issued 2006 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)
Egypt Air, Emirates, Ethiad, Ethiopia Air, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Qatar Airways, SN Brussels, South African Airways, Turkish Airlines.
Accommodation (options outside the city centre)
- $50+ Range: Tandem Hotel, Roots Resort Uganda.
- $75 – $120 Range: Makindye County Club.
- $150 + Range: The Lake Victoria Serena Resort, Le Petit Village, Speke Resort.