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Murchinson Falls NP, Lake Bunyoni, Lake Chahafi, Mgahinga NP, Lake Mutanda and Bwindi NP NB: some practical info may be outdated as the report is more than a … Continue reading 2014 trip report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
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
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.
Anton Summerer writes: Please forgive my poor english Recommendation: Touroperator Road Trip Uganda Couple from the netherlands rents cars with/without driver Very good, they picked me up from the ariport; I only had to send my flight-dates; no money a priori; it’s a matter of trust! They are also driving to Ruanda and Kenia Prices: 7 … Continue reading January 2013 trip report
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