Money & Spending: Uganda's unit of currency is the Uganda Shilling and you'd be advised to get some on arrival as it is far easier to buy drinks, curios and meals in the local currency when travelling between destinations. US dollars are widely accepted through-out the country through note that cash is best: traveler's cheques and credit cards can be used at most lodges and in Kampala but attract transaction fees.

Tipping; A tip of around 10-15% is customary in Uganda for good service. Tips are usually given in Uganda shillings or US dollars. If you are doing a gorilla trek, tip-ping is at your discretion your porter (if you choose to take one) should usually receive the highest tip, with a second tip distributed between your guides, trackers and security personnel. For in-depth tipping guidelines, enquire with one of our Africa safari experts they'd be happy to share their knowledge with you.

Climate; Average year-round temperatures: 14°C to 27°C rainy seasons: March to May and September to December refer to “best time to visit Uganda" for climate charts and advice on the best times of year for gorilla trekking.

What to pack during day, temperatures in Uganda are generally warm so pack plenty of light weight clothing. if you are going gorilla trekking, pack long-sleeved tops, long socks to wear over your trousers as protection against ants, a pair of light gloves to protect against nettles, a hat and a raincoat. a pair of sturdies, comfortable hiking boots is most important try to break these in before your trip rather than wearing them brand new as you're likely to get blisters.

The mountains tend to be cold and damp so pack according to the altitude- a change of clothes and a warm fleece in your day pack, along with sunscreen and insect repellent are advised.

Flights & Getting Around; Did you know you can book your flights through us? For more information and frequently asked questions, please contact one of our travel advisors. Entebbe international airport: located 35km from Kampala, Entebbe is Uganda’s international gateway. Visitors usually arrive via Nairobi, flying by private charter air craft is usually on the high end in Uganda most travelers use road transfers with safaris vans or preferably, land cruiser- all 4x4 vehicles. Despite Uganda's small size, the road infrastructure has greatly improved; expect smooth long rides in vehicles when between destinations. Game drivers in the national parks are generally conducted in open-sided 4x4s

Visa & Passport Requirements; all visitors to Uganda require a visa and every visitor's passport must be valid for at least six months from their departure date. Visas for Uganda can be obtained at all major borders as well as at the inter-national airport at Entebbe. Single and double entry visas are valid for up to three months at cost of around US 50 Dollars and extensions are available at the immigration office in Kampala.

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