We have had two recent emails about similar incidents of internet fraud whilst transferring money to Uganda. One of the victims has asked us to publicise what happened to him as a warning to other travellers. "We arranged our trip with an operator recommended in your guidebook. I had a lengthy email correspondence with the company's owner a year ago … Continue reading Internet fraud warning
Goran writes: Route travelled: Entebbe-Kampala-Fort Portal-Kasese-Kampala-Mbale-Sipi-Kampala-Murchison Falls NP-Kampala-Kabale-Kisoro-Buhoma-Butotoga-Kanunga-Kabale-Katuna-Kigali(Rwanda) Places visited: Entebbe, Fort Portal, Crater Lake Valley, Kibale NP, Rwenzori NP, Kampala, Sipi Falls, Mount Elgon NP, Murchinson Falls NP, Lake Bunyoni, Lake Chahafi, Mgahinga NP, Lake Mutanda and Bwindi NP NB: some practical info may be outdated as the report is more than a … Continue reading 2014 trip report
Valerie writes: We have just returned from a four week trip to Uganda. We ordered a VISA card before we left as we only had Mastercards and had read that they were not widely accepted. In the event, we only needed our bank cards for cash withdrawals, as the lodges and hotels that we stayed … Continue reading Bank cards and cash withdrawals
Catherine writes: Just back from Uganda and wanted to advise that NOBODY will accept US dollars dated before 2007. The only place they were accepted was at immigration.
Michael Reeves writes: I was in Uganda for three weeks in November 2012 travelling all around. In previous visits, I was able to withdraw Ush700,000 three times a day from Stanbic bank ATMs, but now, foreign debit, cash and credit cards are restricted to Ush250,000 per day. I received a reply from Stanbic bank when … Continue reading Withdrawal limit on ATMs