Public transport: We’ve just spent 3 wonderful weeks in Uganda, mostly in the west of the country, using public transport. Others have mentioned how full taxis are, and the lack of safety features. I’d like to add that it’s useful to ask a Ugandan to recommend/phone a taxi as the drivers we found through personal recommendations were always the best. Many drivers run on near-empty fuel tanks and will stop for petrol during your journey. They often ask you to pay for the fuel, so before you give them the money, ensure that it will be deducted from the price you agreed.
We used boda-bodas (motorbike taxis) a lot and they were fine.
The post bus running to and from Fort Portal to Entebbe (and everywhere in between)is cheap, comfortable, and reliable. Other buses don’t tend to depart until they are full, so if you are one of the first passengers on board, be prepared to wait.