Travellers to Uganda have nothing specific to fear in terms of COVID-19 at the time of writing as not a single case of the virus has been reported there. However, our understanding, subject to confirmation, is that in order to prevent the importation of the virus, travellers arriving from high risk 'Category 1' countries will … Continue reading COVID-19 self-quarantine in Uganda
This is a summary of recent developments on the visa and immigration front: a) As of 22 July 2016, the cost of a single-entry visa to Uganda has been reduced from US$100 back to US$50. So far as we can ascertain, the cost of an East African visa issued in Uganda remains US$100. b) All visitors to … Continue reading Summary of recent visa-related news
Gavin writes: Having recently returned from two and a half weeks in Uganda, which went very well, I felt that I ought to provide something by way of an update. The Red Chilli Hideaway has indeed moved to Butabika, and does indeed have a pool, which I made good use of. The pizza is still … Continue reading Jan 2015 trip report
Samuel writes: I just came across a new website that may help visitors in looking for both domestic and international flights to various parts of East Africa such as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zanzibar. The service is FREE – http://www.tiketi.com
Jacques writes: A new daily shuttle service from Entebbe International Airport to Jinja via Kampala has started. It's called Pineapple Express. It's safe, swift, comfortable and affordable at US$22 Entebbe-Jinja, US$12 Kampala-Jinja or US$10 Entebbe-Kampala. To find out more or make a booking, visit or call 0787992277.
Arie van Oosterwijk writes: I visited Fort Portal last month and spent a month in Jinja teaching at the School for Ophthalmic Clinical Officers. I enjoyed using the 7th edition of your guidebook, but a few comments. Page 62. Piapiac. Page 104. Binoculars with a large diameter front lens let in more light and … Continue reading Fort Portal & Jinja trip report
Bashir writes: The Bradt guide was brilliant, very informative and useful (for me and plenty of others I met on my travels!). I genuinely don't know what I would have done without it. I have a few comments - pretty minor: Transit visas are $50 (not $15) and apparently have been so for a while … Continue reading Uganda trip report