Exploring the pearl of Africa is no doubt an exciting experience, knocking at your door. This is your chance to see the entire Africa crammed in a country so rich and a people so friendly. It is however wise to take some travel tips with you to ensure an enjoyable voyage.


Pack some comfy that is not too tight, as Uganda is in the tropics and the weather is generally hot and humid. Stay away from blues as they tend to attract tsetse flies especially when you are out on a boat ride or game drive. It is pretty sensible to pack long sleeved shirts as they will protect you from severe sun burn and insect bites. Some parts of Uganda can be really cold like in Bwindi, it is smart to pack some light jackets or sweaters but avoid camouflage because in Uganda it can get you arrested. One more essential to wear is a backpack to carry all your valuables and snacks you will need.


Good binoculars and a good camera with a great telephoto lens can cause for a spectacular holiday. Carrying with you a professional type of Camera enhances your experience of watching the pride of lions in the Savannah and can be an even greater experience for bird watchers. It  is also wise to carry a camera with bigger Memory size ; nothing ruins a great photo moment like the signal on your Camera going “No memory” But most importantly do not be so focused on taking pictures to totally miss the Safari.


The voltage in Uganda is 240 volts, so you will need a plug made in UK. Alternatively you can use a converter plug that you can manually fit. What would be even better is a laptop surge protector. Fluctuations in electrical services are common around Uganda known as blackouts. When power returns, it can come in a rush, rising significantly above the standard house hold voltage levels to burn wires, overwhelm circuits and potentially cause damage to laptops. A surge protector diverts the extra voltage from power surge to a ground wire; sparing harm to any connected electrical devices.


In case you are taking medication, bring it with you and also do not forget to carry with you or take your Malaria regiment. You will also need insect repellant especially in areas with tsetse flies; you can buy it online or outdoor specialty shops. I would also advise you carry some antibiotics and Imodium just in case; you do not want to miss your safari lying in the hotel room. However, consult your doctor or your local clinic about antibiotics and Imodium before taking any.


When travelling, it is much better to have unlocked international Quad cell phone. On arrival you will need to purchase a sim card as the telecommunication companies use sim cards you will have to register that sim card with a passport size photo and registration is free.


It is cost effective to bring a friend or friends. Solo Safaris cost higher while if you travelled with a friend expenses can be shared as well as experiences and laughter.


Welcome to the complete guide for Visas in Uganda, all the information, visa requirements, tourist visa, exempted countries, classes and entry permits as well as immigration tips.

It is not hard for you to get a visa on arrival since Uganda is increasing becoming a popular tourist destination. The visa processing is simple so as to encourage many visitors to this pearl of Africa. 


The easier way of getting a visa to Uganda is by applying for it online at https://www.visas.immigration.go.ug or purchasing it at the entry point, Entebbe Airport or any border station.


  • Diplomatic visa (for Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders) – USD 0.0
  • Uganda Ordinary/Tourist Visa – USD 50
  • East Africa Tourist Visa – USD 100
  • Transit Visa – USD 50
  • Multiple-Entry Visas for six Months – USD 100
  • Multiple-Entry Visas for twelve Months – USD 100
  • Multiple-Entry Visas for 24 Months – USD 150

You can also get a visa by applying online by visiting https://www.visas.immigration.go.ug if you a citizen of the following countries, USA, UK, South Africa, Russia, Japan, Italy, India, Germany, France, Denmark, China, Canada, and Belgium. All you need to do is to download the application from the embassy website of your country of origin. you will need to attach 2 passport photos. 

Visa requirements are subject to change

It is therefore advisable to take advice from the relevant embassies before traveling.

Entry permit.

A Single journey entry to Uganda is given and on arrival, visitor pass is issued for purposes of having a holiday, travelling, or doing business in Uganda. Multiple entry visas can be granted for business purposes.


All tourists to Uganda are kindly requested to comply with the requirements below before they can get a visa to Uganda. 

  1. Every traveler must have a valid passport of nationality or origin issued by their Government.
  2. It’s safer to have the International Inoculation Certificate against yellow fever.
  3. You may also be asked to show your return ticket. This is usually not asked.

Please note that individuals who are American or British citizens as well as almost all commonwealth nations and Europe do need a visa to get to Uganda. 


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